• On Jul 16, 2017
    Erica from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be staying at the Art of Animation resort, but will be arriving earlier than the 3pm check in time. Will we be able to use our Disney Dining Plan if we have arrived by Disney's Magical Express, but haven't checked in yet?

    Hello Erica!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We stayed at Disney's Art of Animation Resort(and arrived early) for our first Walt Disney World Resort vacation as a family. I'm sure you'll love the Big Blue Pool and being immersed in the magic of Disney animation.

    We also used the Disney Dining Plan during that vacation and if you're anything like us, most of your Quick-Service Credits will be used at Landscape of Flavors. The good news is that if you follow the correct planning steps, you do not even need to speak with Guest Services at Disney's Art of Animation Resort or have your Resort Hotel Room in order to begin redeeming your Disney Dining Plan credits.

    On your My Disney Experience Account, you will need to Check-In Online up to 60 days in advance of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  Once you have Checked-In, your Disney Dining Plan will be activated and you may begin using your credits at dining locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort beginning on your Check-In day.  This applies even if you do not yet have your Resort Room.

    Just be sure to Check-In Online before you leave for your Magical Vacation!

    Be sure to speak with Guest Services at Disney's Art of Animation Resort about participating in the complimentary Animation Classes on site. It is a wonderful experience that provides you with a personal souvenir of your stay. 

    Bon Appétit!

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