• On Nov 13, 2016
    Hayley from Hampshire 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.

    I was wandering with the DDP does it start from the day you check in - so we are arriving at 9.00 AM - can I start using my dining plan from then - or will it not work until I check in at 4? And if I check out the next day will it expire at midnight?

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Hayley!

    You must be so excited for your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World!

    I highly recommend completing online check-in prior to departure; this will streamline the process once you arrive at your resort. Once there, head to the check-in area to pick up your welcome packet; this can be at any time on the day of your arrival. While your room may not be ready until 4:00 p.m., you will be able to access everything else that comes with your package, including your Disney Dining Plan.

    All entitlements in your Dining Plan are available for use right away, so head to any dining location and enjoy as early as you can! Much like Cinderella's coach, the magic expires at midnight after you check out.

    Have so much fun planning your stay, Hayley!

    Send more questions as you think of them, too; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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