• On May 17, 2018
    Kelly 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 off site for part of our vacation, plan on staying a few nights at a disney resort, if we have a dining package, can we use it early before we check into our hotel (the night before?) we (will be) annual passholders when we visit)

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel and congratulations on joining the Annual Passholder family! You are going to LOVE not only having the ability to visit the parks whenever you'd like, but having access to all of the great perks and discounts as well! 

    I bet you're getting excited for your next visit! To answer your question, while you won't be able to use the Disney Dining Plan prior to your stay at a Disney Resort hotel, it will be good the morning that you check in through midnight on the day of your check-out. You'll receive all of your dining entitlements when you check in and will have the flexibility to use them however they work best for you during your stay; you won't need to space them out a day at a time. One tip for you: if you have any snack credits leftover at the end of your last day, they can be used on select prepackaged goodies, too, so be sure to grab some snacks or desserts to take home with you! My very favorite to-go snack is a Mickey krispie treat found at lots of retail locations all around the Walt Disney World Resort. Mmm...

    Enjoy celebrating traditions and making new memories with your Annual Pass, Kelly, and have a truly magical...and delicious...vacation! 

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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