Top 5 Uses For Your Disney Dining Plan Snack Credits At Walt Disney World

Disney Dining Plan allows two snack credits per person for each night of your stay. Planning how you and your family will use these credits is more difficult than table or quick service credits, but with some planning you can get some great values!

First of all, be wise about what you use a snack credit on. You may be tempted to get a soda or maybe a bag of chips, but trust me there are better options and values out there. Free ice water is available at all locations that have a beverage fountain, so if you see people walking away with cups rather than bottles there is free water available there. You can also get a bottle of water in place of your dessert.

So what are these better values? The basic rule to follow here is anything that normally costs $4 or more is worth getting, but there’s no need to stick to this all the time. Get snacks your family likes and don’t stress out over finding the best value for your snack credit. If you find yourself with extra snack credits to use on the last day of your visit I suggest getting souvenirs to bring home. Candy from around World Showcase makes a cool gift anyone would enjoy Below are five ways to use your snack credit. Some items are a great value for your money, some are unique eats worth trying, and all are delicious!

5. Bakery Items

I recommend hitting up Kusafiri and Karamel Kuche for bakery items. Kusafiri at Animal Kingdom has irresistible specialty cupcakes. Karamel Kuche in Germany at Epcot meets all your caramel cravings and more! Great deals can be found on many items in the bakeries around Disney, just remember that any item above $4 is a good value for your snack credit.

4. Funnel Cake 

Funnel cakes are offered throughout Disney World and coming in at $6.50 are an attractive use of a snack credit. Note that only the powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar variety are snack credit eligible.

3. Ice Cream

One of the best ways to beat the Florida heat is to enjoy some ice cream! All ice cream at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Magic Kingdom is a snack credit. This is great news from both a nostalgic and monetary point of view. Chowing down on a sundae while waiting for a parade is just a quintessential Disney experience! As far as getting the most bang for your snack-credit-buck, sundaes at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor are near the top of the list coming in a little under $6 a pop. The Ice cream cookie sandwiches at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor  are on the menu for around the same. This delicious treat is also available at Sleepy Hollow near the entrance to Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom.

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2. Pretzels

Pretzels are available throughout Disney World and are an excellent use for your snack credit as they cost between $4 and $5 depending on where you get them. Pretzels at Disney World come in several varieties including salted, Mickey shaped, cream cheese filled, or jalapeno cheese flavored. I know from personal experience that these pretzels can definitely hold you over if you have a long time between meals, or if you aren’t super hungry can act as a meal.

1. Small Meals

With some planning you can conserve precious table service credits by making meals out of snack credits. I’ve found the best way to do this is to use table service credits at unconventional times so that they can act as two meals (i.e. early dinner/ late lunch), and a snack credit can be used as a lighter meal before the larger table service meal. Try having soup at Sunshine Seasons or Be Our Guest, or maybe a baked potato at Liberty Square Market. I’ll admit that I’ve made chili cheese fries a meal a few times before too.

About MichelleB

A lifelong Disney fan, Michelle has been frequenting Disney World since she was three. She currently lives in the suburbs of Tampa and is studying mathematics at Florida Southern College. She aspires to be an industrial engineer for the Walt Disney Company and to visit every Disney park across the globe.