So you have the Disney Dining Plan (DDP), and you’re wondering “What do I use these snack credits on?” The possibilities are endless. First of all, you can look for the “DDP” snack credit icon indicating that an item qualifies as a snack. A rule of thumb is that items under $5.00 usually qualify as a snack credit.
But, as with most rules, there are exceptions. One of the sweetest exceptions is the homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich. Listed at a whopping $6.09, this titan of Walt Disney World snacks is eligible as a snack credit on the DDP. Exclusively at The Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom, you can choose between homemade chocolate chip, sugar, or oatmeal raisin cookies. All other locations that serve the Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich only serve chocolate chip cookies.
If you are visiting during Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival (F&W), you have even more options. Even though many items at the individual country booths exceed $5, they are still eligible as a snack credit. If you have extra snack credits and you are visiting during F&W, using your snack credits at the booths can be such a tasty trip around the world.
Certain candy shops such as The Main Street Confectionery at Magic Kingdom, Karamell Kuche in the Germany Pavilion at Epcot, and Goofy’s Candy Company at Downtown Disney serve yummy candies, fudge, and dipped treats that can be snack options. As mentioned earlier, look for the DDP icon next to the price to indicate whether the treat is a snack credit on the DDP.
If you are of a healthier mind, you certainly are in luck with snack credits. Most fresh fruit, bottles of water, even baked potatoes are great options if you are looking to spend your snack credits without any guilt. Each park has at least one dedicated cart or stand with healthy options.
Pretzels and popcorn are also wonderful options for a snack credit, especially if you are looking for something to eat before a parade or your favorite fireworks show to end the night. And nothing beats a nice, big, salty pretzel at the end of the day while you watch Wishes!
Breakfast can be a fantastic way to spend snack credits. If you want to get to a park early for Rope Drop or you simply do not like a large, sit-down meal early in the day, spending a snack credit on a muffin or a bagel is a wonderful option. All of the resort food courts as well as counter service locations in the park have delicious pastries that are snack credit eligible.
If all else fails and you find yourself still having extra snack credits, sodas and candies sold in gift shops are eligible for snack credits. You may hear DDP veterans talk about loading up at The Emporium on their last day with bagged candies and cookies to spend their final snack credits to pack into their carry-on luggage as souvenirs for the trip home. Having a sweet treat from the happiest place on Earth does make the transition back into our real lives a little easier.
No matter your taste or time of day, choosing the right snack can make a magical Disney day even better. Arm yourself with as much information as you can and maybe you will have a little taste of heaven, one snack at a time.Share