• On Oct 27, 2018
    Lori from MI 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.

    We are going to get the reg dining plan. We arrive August 19th and leave on the 31st. Would we get any credits the day we check in and the day we check out. Trying to figure out if we will need to budget for out of pocket dinner the night of the 19th

    Hi Lori,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I always say that adding a Dining Plan option to your Walt Disney World Resort reservation is a convenient and flexible way to enjoy all the fabulous and delicious Walt Disney World food experiences.  

    For me, the best way to think about the Dining Plan options and what you get is to think in terms of "per night." If you are arriving on the 19th, you will have Dining Plan components to use for the night of the 19th. You may hear terms like "entitlements," or "credits," or "meals." With the Disney Dining Plan (not the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan nor the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan), you'll have 1 Quick-Service Meal, 1 Table-Service Meal, and 2 Snacks for the night of the 19th that you can use as soon as you arrive. So if you arrive on the 19th, you can apply your entitlements to your dinner on the night of the 19th as well as any other dining experiences you choose that day. The other important note to keep in mind is that your Dining Plan entitlements are valid until midnight of the day you check-out. This means that while you won't have Dining Plan credits allocated for the night of the 31st because you're not staying that night, you can still dine on the 31st using any remaining available Dining Plan credits.

    Lori, I hope this information is helpful to you as you plan your Walt Disney World vacation. If you have additional questions as you plan your Walt Disney World stay, please let us know here at Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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