If you’re utilizing any of the Disney dining plans for your next trip, here are a few tips to maximize your snack credits!
Sure there are plenty of options in all the parks for snacks. You can grab a Dole Whip in Adventureland or a candy apple at the Main Street Confectionery. You can pick up a snack anywhere you see this Disney Dining Plan icon:
There are some healthier options like a piece of fruit or a scoop of popcorn. However, if you’re like my family and visit Downtown Disney at all, try to make that a stop before you start visiting the parks and you can hit the jackpot.
At World of Disney, there is an entire section of foods from around the parks. They have Chip & Dale Snack Company Snack Mix in larger bags. Your snack credits are good for these bags! There are at least a couple servings in these bags!
There are several different options to choose from!
- The “Mountain Mix” is in a green colored bag and has different kinds of nuts, raisins and M&Ms.
- The “Granola Mix” is in a lighter purple colored bag and has granola, cranberries, almonds and raisins.
- My family’s personal favorite is the “Party Mix” in the light blue bag. It has Mickey Pretzels, Mickey crackers, bread sticks, rye chips and pretzel sticks.
Don’t get me wrong. Our family does love to get in as many Dole Whips as we can while we’re there simply because there isn’t anything like them! But we are also interested in maximizing value as much as possible.
Be sure to make all of your dining reservations online as soon as possible! You can make reservations as far as 180 days out! You can also see the 2014 Disney Dining Locations pamphlet here. This shows where you can get everything including snacks!
Make sure you know where you can go so that you don’t have to go out of your way to get the snacks you want!
Check out MORE Snack Hints from our writing staff:
Terri: If you’ve got extra snack credits at the end of your stay, don’t let them go to waste! Head to DTD and spend those credits at Goofy’s Candy Co! You can get many packaged treats to take home with you. Try the bag of cotton candy! (It’s at least 3x the size of the little snack-sized tub you’ll find at the resorts.)
Danielle: Did you know you can use a Snack Credit at many quick services in the resorts? This is a great way to get yourself a quick breakfast on-the-go, including crossiants and doughnuts. Something you can grab and eat on the bus to the park!
Also, a fun way to snack around WDW is to “Snack Around the World.” Get a snack at each country in Epcot to experience different cultures. It doesn’t even have to be something from a Quick Service stand. Try the shops and get some candy to take home. I love Pocky from Japan!
Darleen: Don’t use your snack credit for a bottle of water. All the Quick Serve restaurants will give you a glass of ice water at no charge. During the Epcot Food and Wine Festival be sure to look for the DDP logo for many of the items offered at the special food booths. You can really maximize your snack credit value here! (Rather than a $2-$4 Mickey bar (while yummy) you can use your credit for a $7 lobster roll sandwich or various other more expensive wonderful options!)
Catie: We like to use our resort mugs if we eat at any resort quick services and use our drink credit on a bottled beverage for later. So typically we will get chocolate milk (save it in our room refrigerator) and then split something from Starring Rolls for breakfast with our milk. There are a LOT of large choices at Starring Rolls that only use a snack credit!
Amy: Don’t waste your snack credits on anything less than $3. They also work at Starbucks!