• On Feb 13, 2020
    Eileen from NJ 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’re staying on property one day before we plan to use our 4-day park hopper passes to enter parks. Got the meal plan . Q: Can we use our meal plan as soon as we land? Or does it not “activate” until we enter a park? TIA!

    Hello, dear Eileen! 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    I'm thrilled to share that your Disney Dining Plan credits will be available to you from the moment you check-in at your Disney Resort hotel. You will be able to use them as soon as you check-in, even if your room is not ready yet. Many Disney Resort hotels have fantastic dining options, so I'm sure you'll find a few excellent meals around! 

    Disney's Art of Animation Resort, for example, has one of the best food courts I've ever seen: Landscape of Flavors. Disney's Polynesian Village Resort also offers excellent food options at Kona Cafe and Capt. Cook's. If you start researching menus, you will actually think of extending your trip to stay a few days more!

    I hope you have an unforgettable (and delicious) vacation ahead, Eileen! If you have more questions before your trip is here, please, come back! We will be here to help!

    May the magic be with you, 

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist, and amateur cook. I grew up in Brazil, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now I love to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events, and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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