Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 28, 2014
    Valerie from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I will be staying at a Disney resort for 5 nights, we plan on getting the deluxe dining plan for everyone in our party. However the first night we arrive late(8pm), when booking can we request only getting the dining plan for the 4 full days we are there?

    Hi Valerie!

         The way that the Disney Dining Plans work at Walt Disney World is that you have to purchase a Disney Dining Plan for every member of your traveling party (those people in the room with you) for every night of your stay in the Walt Disney World Resort. For example, if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort for 5 nights, then every one staying in the room with you will have to have the same Disney Dining Plan for the 5 nights (you are not permitted to just pick and choose to have the Disney Dining Plan for only 4 of the 5 nights). You receive a set amount of Dining Plan Credits per person per night depending on which Disney Dining Plan that you purchase and you have the entire time of your stay at your Walt Disney World Resort to use them until midnight on the day that you check out of your Resort. So for example if you had a 5 night stay at a Walt Disney World Resort and you purchased a Standard Disney Dining Plan, then each Guest in your room would have one Table Service Credit, one Quick Service Credit, and one Snack Credit per night of your stay (which would be 5 Table Service Credits, 5 Quick Service Credits, and 5 Snack Credits per person). You can use these Dining Credits on any of your vacation days in any order that you want. So if you are coming in late to Walt Disney World on the first night of your vacation, then you can use using the Dining Credits for extra meals on the remaining days of your vacation. 

    I hope that your next Walt Disney World vacation is truly magical in every way!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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