EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Sep 9, 2015
    Laryssa from OK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have read that we can redeem snack credits for Starbucks drinks and bakery items throughout the parks, cinnamon rolls at Gaston's Tavern, and sundaes at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor; however those locations state they don't accept the DDP, I am confused.

    Hi, Laryssa! I have wonderful news for you! You will be able to use your Disney Dining Plan snack credits at all of the Walt Disney World Resort dining locations you mentioned. The "Dining Plans Not Accepted" notation that you see on the WaltDisneyWorld.com pages for Gaston's Tavern and Plaza Ice Cream Parlor refers to the inability to use a quick-service or table-service dining credit to put together a meal. However, there are plenty of delicious ways to use your snack credits at these locations!

    My favorite way to use a Disney Dining Plan snack credit is at any of the Starbucks locations across the Resort. To me, there is no more magical way to start my day at Magic Kingdom Park than at Main Street Bakery, where you can purchase any (ANY!) size hand-crafted beverage. Who needs pixie dust when you can have a Venti Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino? Well, the kids need that pixie dust to keep up with Mom when I am fully caffeinated! There is one notable dining plan exception at this location. You will be able to use a Quick-Service credit here at breakfast to purchase any bakery item or breakfast sandwich along with a beverage, including coffee beverages.

    At Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, you will be able to enjoy any ice cream concoction that is made with up to two scoops of ice cream with your snack credit. Feel like a Plaza Ice Cream Sundae, complete with hot fudge and waffle bowl? Want to try the most delicious cookie ice cream sandwich in Magic Kingdom Park? You can, with one little snack credit! Want to go all out and dive into Mickey's Kitchen Sink Sundae? Sorry, you are going to need cash for that cute little bowl.

    I hope this information helps you plan your day at Magic Kingdom Park. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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