• On Dec 28, 2016
    Alicia from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    When purchasing the Disney dining plan, are you able to start using the credits the day you arrive or after your first nights stay?

    Hi Alicia!

    The Disney Dining Plan is a great addition to any Walt Disney World vacation!  We often add the plan because it's simple and convenient to have all our meals take care of ahead of time.  Your Disney Dining Plan credits are available to you on your arrival day.  They will be active and ready to use after you check-in to your Walt Disney World Resort or immediately if you have the option for expedited (skip the front desk) check-in.  You will use your credits by paying for your meals using your MagicBands.  Your receipt will show the remaining balance of credits.  Your credits will expire at midnight on the day you check-out, so you can use them on your departure day as well.

    If you have the plan that includes table-service meals, be sure to make your Advance Dining Reservations as the more popular restaurants fill up quickly.  You can make your dining reservations 180 days in advance.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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