• On Oct 16, 2017
    Michelle from Victoria 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 visiting next summer from Australia. We won’t arrive at our Resort until 9pm; with the dining plan does that mean we’d waste a whole day of food or will the credits carry over to another day? Thank you!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Michelle! 

    I love the Disney Dining Plan! It's such a great way to budget for your vacation - most of your food costs are already covered. And with several Dining Plans available, there's something to meet every family's needs and budget.

    One of the amazing benefits of having a Disney Dining Plan is the flexibility to use your "credits," or entitlements, as you'd like. Want to use an extra snack credit one day? You can! Want to have two sit down dinners one day and no sit down dinners the next? You can! You are able to allocate your credits however you'd like. You just need to use them all up by midnight on your departure day. So if you have a later flight, you can reserve a breakfast, lunch, or dinner based on how many credits you have left at the time.

    My family likes to visit our Resort hotel gift shop before we head home to stock up on Mickey Rice Crispy Treats with our remaining snack credits. We have even gotten Counter Service meals to-go on the way out to eat in the car on our drive home. As you can see, your arrival day credits definitely carry over! I'd love to know which Disney Dining Plan you'll be utilizing - I'll be more than happy to help you understand how to use your entitlements. 

    I hope this helps, Michelle! Please let me know if you should have any additional questions. Hope to hear from you again. 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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