Are Disney Dining Plan Enhancements Coming?

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Hiya Disney Addicts. I have some very exciting gossip. Many of you have said that you would love to be able to change your dining plan credits in for snacks. Well that might be a possibility here very soon, but of course with that come some not so magical changes. You can’t have it all right? So, the pixie dust gods have listened and you may now have more flexibility on how to use your entitlements on the Disney Dining Plan.

Check it out and let me know what you think?

As of May 31, the changes are as follows:

Expanded Snack entitlements; Meal entitlements may be used as Snack entitlements (in select locations only).

The following will be included as of May 31, 2015, as eligible Snack entitlements for Guests with DDP:

  • All single-serve non-alcoholic beverages that are not in a souvenir container (single serve is equal to or less than one liter and excluding beverages sold at recreation counters)
  • All ice cream novelties; All hand-scooped ice cream offerings, including sundaes that do not exceed two (2) scoops or are not served in souvenir container
  • Additional items considered single-serve previously excluded are now included, such as Caramel or Candy Apple (with or without peanuts, excludes character-inspired apples), large Mickey Cookie, Tin Mints (1.5 oz), fresh-popped, scooped popcorn (only applies to Big Top Souvenir and Karamell-Kuche locations). Note: Pre-bagged popcorn of any kind is no longer included in the Dining Plan.

Effective May 31 at quick service restaurants and select merchandise locations (listed below), You may substitute one Meal entitlement for up to three (3) eligible Snack plan items within the same transaction.

Example 1: Guest chooses to substitute one (1) QSR Meal entitlement for an apple, bottle of soda, and bag of potato chips (within the same transaction).

Example 2: Guest chooses to substitute one (1) DDP Table-service Meal entitlement for three candy bars (within the same transaction).

Resort locations where the meal entitlement conversion will be available starting May 31, 2015:

  • Artist’s Palette
  • BayView Gifts
  • Beach Club Market Place
  • Calypso Trading Co.
  • Conch Flat
  • Donald’s Double Feature
  • Dundy’s Sundries
  • Everything Pop
  • Fittings and Fairings
  • Fulton’s General Store
  • Ink and Paint
  • Jackson Square
  • Johari Treasures
  • M. Mouse Mercantile
  • Maestro Mickey
  • Moana Mercantile
  • On the Boardwalk
  • Panchito’s Gifts and Sundries
  • Sandy Cove
  • Seashore Sweets
  • Settlement Trading Post
  • Sport Goofy Gifts and sundries
  • Wilderness Mercantile
  • Zawadi Marketplace

Park locations where the meal entitlement conversion will be available starting May 31, 2015:

  • Big Top Souvenir (Magic Kingdom)
  • Confectionary (Magic Kingdom)
  • Prairie Outpost (Magic Kingdom)
  • Karamell-Küche (Epcot)
  • Beverly Sunset (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Writer’s Stop (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Mombasa Marketplace (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Candy Cauldron (Downtown Disney)
  • Goofy’s Candy Co. (Downtown Disney)


The price of a Mickey cookie exceeds five dollars—is that still considered a Snack?

Yes. If the item falls within the guidelines stated within the updated business rules, then it is considered a Snack, regardless of the price.

1) Is the pre-bagged Kettle Korn still considered a Snack?

No. The only popcorn considered a Snack is fresh-popped and scooped by the location.

2) Can I exchange my Meal entitlement for two Snack options now and one later?

No. If Guests choose to exchange their Meal entitlements for Snack entitlements, the exchange must be completed in the same transaction.

3) Can I exchange my Meal entitlement for two snack options?

Yes. Guests may exchange the Meal entitlement for one, two, or three Snack-eligible items.

4) Can I exchange my table-service Meal entitlement on the Dining Plan for the snack option?

Yes. Guests may exchange any Meal entitlement on any plan for one, two, or three Snack-eligible
items (the maximum number of snack is still three).

Updated signage to reflect some of these changes will be in place starting June 4, 2015.

Overall the changes are good. Right?

Keep in mind this is gossip till Chippy delivers the final word.

Any who this all the Disney gossip I have for now. For my past gossip articles be sure to check them out here. Got any good gossip/rumors please email me at or on my Facebook page.


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