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Editor’s Note: This article was written prior to the parks closing due to COVID-19 and the temporary removal of the Disney Dining Plan.
If you’re on the Disney Dining Plan, it’s important to be aware that there are SO MANY snack options! It’s easy to use your credits on things like Mickey Bars, Popcorn, and bottled water, but these snacks are not the best use of your snack credits.
I almost always travel with a Disney Dining Plan on my package, and I like to get the most bang for my buck. Using your snacks credits on those more expensive snack options, is a great way to do just that.
Dining Plan Snack Credit Tips
As a rule of thumb, I try not to use my snack credits on anything under $4-$5. For items that fall into that category, I usually pay out of pocket.
Another great snack credit tip – is take home snacks. Your resort hotel, and most of the stores on property, have snacks that you can take home for yourself, or as souvenirs for family. You can enjoy gummy candy, rice krispy treats, shortbread cookies & so much more. Sometimes, this contradicts my $5 rule. However, personally, I love having treats to take home for myself & others. So to me, this is a great use of a snack credit.
Make sure you do your research & compile a list before you go. What I love about some of these snack credits, is that they can often be used as a meal! We’ll get into those options in just a minute.
My final snack credit tip, is trading in a quick service credit for 3 snack credits. Again, this is not a great use of your quick service credit, but sometimes it’s unavoidable if you are a solo traveler, or had a dining plan that was just too much for your family. You can use a quick service credit for 3 snacks, but it must be redeemed at one location. I end up doing this a lot at the Epcot festivals, and with my take home snacks.
As mentioned previously, you can redeem snack credits & quick service credits at most of these booths! Given that these dishes often range in cost from $4-$9, it is a PERFECT use of your credits!
For more details on how to use your dining plan at these festivals, check out my article about Food & Wine, on the Dining Plan!
Now let’s dive into a list of the most expensive snacks! I’ve included a price where I was able, so you could see the real value in your credit. Keep in mind, these snacks are subject to change any time, as Disney regularly changes their menu, replacing old items.
Mickey Beignets (Pack of 3) – Port Orleans French Quarter
That’s a list of just a few of the most expensive snacks on the Disney Dining Plan! Make sure to add them to your list next trip. For more tips on how to use your dining plan, you can check out my article here. Or, if you’re looking to determine if the Disney Dining Plan is a good option for your family, check this out!
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Disney lover & photographer, living in Newfoundland, Canada. My first trip to Disney World was at age 15 & I have been more times than I can count since! When I see Cinderella's castle, or the fireworks, my heart skips a beat. If you know what I’m talking about, then you’re a Disney lover too! I can't wait for my next trip home & hope these blogs help you plan your next trip to the world!