• On Dec 2, 2018
    Ann marie from NY 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.

    With the snack credits on the dining plan - what's the best way to take advantage of it? Should we make sure the item is a certain price before using a snack point?

    Welcome Back, Ann Marie!

    In talking to my DisNerd friends about Disney Dining Plans, I find that there are quite a few different schools of thought when it comes to redeeming snack entitlements. One of the Disney fan-run blogs I love to read is dedicated just to Disney food. They've done a lot of resEARch and calculations, and by their standards a good value is the $5 and above mark. While you can find a lot of awesome snack-eligible items in this range, be careful not to get too swept up in only ordering items for their value as you'll miss out on a lot of other delicious Disney delicacies.

    While I like to use snack entitlements on between-meal-treats, I really love finding Dining Locations with single snack credit items that can count as breakfast or a lighter lunch on days when I have an early dinner reservation. A warm cinnamon roll from Gaston's Tavern, a large Mickey waffle from Sleepy Hallow, assorted jumbo pastries from Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery, gourmet macaroni and cheese from Eight Spoon Cafe, the pulled pork & cheese topped fries at Flame Tree Barbecue, and the croissant jambon fromage (a ham and cheese croissant sandwich that yes, you do want it warmed up) from Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie are some of my favorites. And snack entitlements can even be redeemed for any size of any hand crafted, specialty coffee beverage from the in-park Starbucks locations, so be sure to get the venti!

    My new favorite snack researching site is the Disney Parks Blog. Their 'Best Bites' and 'Sweet Treats' posts regularly feature Dining Plan Snacks!

    We'll See You Real Soon, Ann Marie!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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