• On Jan 26, 2020
    Lily from MI 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.

    We are staying this fall at a Disney Deluxe hotel. We were able to get the free dining plan. My question is does your dining credits start the day of check in? When do they expire at check out or later that day?

    Hi, Lily!

    Thanks so much for sending your question to us at Disney Parks Moms Panel! It's a great one.

    Staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort Hotel? Fabulous! Plus Free dining? What a score!

    When visiting Walt Disney World, my family and I love utilizing one of the fantastic Disney Dining Plans for so many reasons. On our most recent trip, our Disney Deluxe Dining Plan ensured that we visited one of our favorite Walt Disney World restaurants each day, allowing us to enjoy some truly spectacular meals while relaxing and chatting about the fun that we had and the fun that's to come. You're going to love your Disney Dining Plan!

    Once you are checked into your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you'll be able access those Disney Dining Plan entitlements immediately. In addition, all of your unused Disney Dining Plan entitlements--much like Cinderella's night at the ball--will last until midnight after your checkout. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy just a little more magic prior to departure.

    If you utilize Online Check-In, you don't even have to stop by your resort before enjoying a magical meal on your Dining Plan. Download the super-useful My Disney Experience mobile app, and you'll be able to view and keep track of all of those entitlements right there on your smartphone. In the app, just click on "Resort Hotel" and everything from your resort room number, once assigned (even directions to get there), to the number of remaining Dining Plan entitlements will be available. So convenient!

    Enjoy dining around The Most Magical Place on Earth, Lily! Be sure to send us more questions as you plan, too. We love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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