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  • On Feb 21, 2024
    Marlana from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    In regards to the Disney Dining Plans, I understand the start date of them is when you arrive, but at what time of the arrival date (e.g. check-in time, 8AM of day of check-in, etc)?

    Well hello there, Marlana. I'm so glad you found us here at planDisney.

    As you've pointed out, the dining plan that you've purchased for your Walt Disney World Resort package begins on the day of check-in. While there isn't a specific time on the day of check-in that it starts, your meals and snacks are credited to your account once you've checked in. So as long as you've checked in, you can begin to redeem those meals and snacks at participating locations. There is a time at which it expires, however, and that's at midnight on the day of your check-out.

    It's important to note that even if you have the Disney Dining Plan, which includes 1 table-service meal per night of your stay, you should still make advanced dining reservations for these locations. You can begin to make these reservations starting 60 days before your arrival date at 6 a.m. EST. And since you're staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, you can book them for your entire vacation at that time (up to 14 days). I would recommend making hard-to-get reservations for later on in your vacation as fewer people will have had access to those dates.

    Marlana, I wish you many magical adventures and delectable culinary delights. If you have any other questions, I'm happy to help!

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