• On Aug 31, 2017
    Catherine from NH 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 understand that the dining plan starts the day you check in but when do the credit expire? Is it the day you checkout or when you check out? We are planing a trip and our plane doesn't leave until later in the day.

    Welcome Home, Catherine!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your excellent question about Disney Dining Plans.

    You are correct, you can begin using dining credits as soon as you check-in to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel. You will be happy to know that all unused meals, snacks and the ability to use your refillable mug expire at midnight on your package Disney Resort hotel reservation checkout date. In other words, if you check out and still have credits left, you can continue to use those credits until midnight. This is great news for you because you are not leaving until later in the day. Hip hip hooray!

    I find this Disney Dining Plan page to be the best source of easy-to-comprehend information on the different Disney Dining Plan options. On this page you will also find information on how to keep track of dining credits, how to make reservations, gratuities, and additional charges.

    Catherine, if you have any additional questions please visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel again. We are always here to help you eat your way around “the World”!

    With a Sprinkling of Pixie Dust,

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Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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