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  • On Jun 18, 2012
    Lesley from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I purchased my package with the dining plan. Since we do not check into the hotel until 3:00pm, I was wondering if I would be able to use a 'Quick Service' meal prior to check in? If so, how would we use it without a room key? Hoping to use it for lunch.

    Hello, Lesley,

    Once you arrive at WDW, I'd go straight to your resort and check-in.  Even though your room may not be ready before 3:00 pm, you'll get all the goodies attached to your reservation, including the ability to begin to use your dining plan credits. In fact, you'll need to check-in to gain access to your dining plan.  And you may be pleasantly surprised to discover that your room may already be available.  We just had that last week when we checked into our Disney resort around 9:30 am and were able to go directly to our room.  It was a great surprise!  By the way, you can check-in beforehand on-line if you'd like to speed up the process (look under My Disney Vacation at the top of the Walt Disney World home page).

    Have a magical vacation; please let us know if you have any further questions. 

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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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