Epcot and monorail at night
  • On Apr 25, 2019
    Nadine from NS Asked

    If you order food with mobile app in parks, can you pay using the dining plan? Also, in Epcot is there a friendship boat you can take from the beginning of WSC to the middle of WSC? and how far of a walk is it to Beach Club from Int Gateway? Thanks!!!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Nadine!

    My family loves using the Disney Dining Plan when we're on vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. We really like how it fits into our budget and also how easy and convenient it is to use while we're there. Recently, it's become even more convenient to use the Dining Plan because it has been integrated with Mobile Ordering and you can now use your credits to pay for Quick-Service meals and Snacks when you order through the My Disney Experience app. The app even tells you which items qualify as a Snack credit, so it makes it so much easier to get your Dole Whip fix in!

    One of my favorite ways to use my Snack credits to try different dishes around World Showcase at Epcot. You'll be visiting during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and using my credits to try a whole bunch of delicious things at the Global Marketplaces is one of the best ways to spend a day. When you're at Epcot and your feet need a break, you can use a Friendship Boat to get from the Germany Pavilion area to the Morocco Pavilion area and back again! It's not the quickest way to get from one side to the other, but it's certainly a breezy, relaxing ride.

    To answer the final part of your question, when you're ready to leave Epcot and head out from the International Gateway entrance, it's a pretty short walk back to Disney's Beach Club Resort. Anytime I've made that walk, it's never taken me longer than 10 minutes walking at a very leisurely pace. Since you'll be downloading the My Disney Experience app anyway to take advantage of Mobile Ordering, you can also use it to get convenient step-by-step directions to wherever you want to go. When you search for a location using an app, tap on "Get Directions" to be shown the quickest way to walk there and how long it should take you.

    I hope this answers your questions, Nadine, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation.

    Jessica
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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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