Grandfather with grandson eating Mickey Rice Krispy Treats; glasses; Magic Kingdom
  • On Jan 10, 2024
    Joanie from QC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When using the quick service plan, is it possible to use a quick service meal to buy a snack? I am scared that if I pay for the quick service plan I will have meals left since we have very small appetites and my 11yrs old definitely doesnt eat as an adult!

    Hello Joanie! 

    Welcome to planDisney! Dining plans are the hottest topic right now and I'm here for all of it. I loved using the dining plan in the past during my trips, especially when I got it for free! I'm strongly considering modifying one of my existing Resort stays this year to get the Disney+ Subscriber special offer which includes a free dining plan! 

    The Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan provides you with 2- Quick-Service Meals and 1 Snack/Nonalcoholic Drink per night of your stay. Since you are visiting with your newly minted "Disney Adult" who probably is not eating very large portions this is probably very intimidating. (A "Disney Adult" is what I unofficially call anyone 10 years old and up as that is when they are priced as adults) The dining plans provided by Walt Disney World Resort, while convenient, are for hearty eaters. Now, I'm not discouraging you but I want to encourage you to think creatively. Quick-Service Meals cannot be broken or redeemed for snacks. However, consider sharing some of these meals if one each is too much. Since only two meals and one snack is provided a day then consider using one of your Quick-Service meals to buy breakfast to share.  The meals cannot be transferred between each other on your accounts but consider taking turns to purchase a meal. I would then have each of you buy your own lunch and then share a dinner. (or vice versa) Snacks can be redeemed for beverages or snacks which you can also share. Just keep a count on your balance as you want to make sure you finish your allotment before you leave. Whatever you don't use rolls over to the next day but it will all expire by midnight on the day you checkout. One year I had a few snacks left over on my last day that I knew I wasn't going to finish and I used them to buy packaged candy that was marked as snacks to take home as souvenirs or airport snacks. All eligible snacks are marked with a square purple and white "DDP" logo. Another tip for the dining plan is to use it for a lovely beverage. One of my favorite snacks was a giant coffee from Starbucks with all the extras. This mom needs all the caffeine and sugar to make the magic happen! 

    I hope this helps and you have a delicious time! Let me know if you have any more questions!

    Happy Planning!
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Hey, it's Nimmy from New York! Just like my guy Jiminy Cricket I am your wisecracking and helpful guide to making the best decisions for your Disney vacation! My husband and I work very hard to journey to our favorite place on Earth, Walt Disney World Resort, as much as we can. We have traveled as just adults, with babies, kids, teenagers, and senior citizens. We have seen so many characters, eaten at amazing places, and consumed a ton of Dole Whips. So "give a little whistle" and let me be your guide! Learn More About Nimmy

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