• On Mar 8, 2016
    Emily from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    With regards to the new 2016 Dining plan...Can I opt out of a drink and dessert for a Quick Service and earn 2 snack credits or just one per meal? And just so I'm clear, 3 snack credits can now be traded for a quick service meal?

    Hi, Emily!

    The Disney Dining Plan can get a bit confusing!  Basically Mickey Mouse wants to make sure you get the most value as possible, so YES, you can exchange a Quick Service Credit for 3 snack items. 

    As far as exchanging items within a meal, you can make some exchanges such as no dessert in lieu of an additional beverage, or a soup instead of a dessert (exchanges based on menu availability). If you opt out of a drink or dessert, you cannot "earn" Snack Credits onto your account. The exchange needs to be made at the time of purchase. If find this "exchange" option particularly beneficial if dining at your resort. Since you will have a refillable mug for a beverage, getting to choose an extra side or snack is a real bonus.

    If you ever have any questions, simply ask the friendly Cast Member when ordering your meal or purchasing snacks. The Cast Members know the plan inside and out and will explain the limitations of exchanges at that particular location.

    I hope you have some great meals on the Disney Dining Plan!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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