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First 5 days for us are at AKL with DDP. Flight leaves Gatwick at 10.35 so arrival at MCO roughly 1pm their time. Guessing arrival AKL 3-5pm ish worst case.
Does the DDP start on check in? Never used it before. Any recommendations where to book to eat for 2 adults 2 children?
Would love to get across to Avatar land for fast pass FOP but maybe wishing too much lol
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Yes it does but generally we wouldnt book a table service for arrival day as its too unpredictable. Id stick with QS at either the resort or the park.
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DDP is valid from check in until midnight on day you checkout. You can use as and when you want its not per day. We eat off site some evenings so end up with QS left over and swap them for snacks on last day 😬
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ahh ok I need some DDP training I don't know anything about credits etc.
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Have a read of this thread https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/sho... php?t=1011133
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Originally Posted by jstephens View Post
Hey everyone,


First 5 days for us are at AKL with DDP. Flight leaves Gatwick at 10.35 so arrival at MCO roughly 1pm their time. Guessing arrival AKL 3-5pm ish worst case.
Does the DDP start on check in? Never used it before. Any recommendations where to book to eat for 2 adults 2 children?
Would love to get across to Avatar land for fast pass FOP but maybe wishing too much lol
Thanks Jon
You probably wouldnt get a FP for Flight of Passage on your first day of the trip, but if you can you might as well book it and see how you feel upon arrival.

For dining, I wouldnt book anything on the first day after an international flight. I would also, in your position really only consider the QS (Mara) at AKL or a QS in Animal Kingdom Park if you do decide to go over. I wouldnt venture any further.
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As others have suggested, we don't use a TS arrival day, we actually found that we were too tired to enjoy them IYKWIM, the Mara has a good selection of QS. Not sure if you have been before but just because they both have Animal in there name, they're not close together
On a 1:00pm arrival you could be in your Hotel lobby by 3:00pm but it could be just as easily be the latter - We landed about 10 mins after Virgin (London) to only 2 immigration officials, manning desks (plenty standing about doing Hee Haw) further exacerbated by an unfortunate couple who had a problem- not sure what it was but there were tears & they were still there after we had queued & leaving the arrival hall & we were in there 90 mins at least!
You won't have a problem securing FOP later in your holiday, probably from day 4-5 onwards
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ahh ok I need some DDP training I don't know anything about credits etc.

I will assume you didnt upgrade the dining plan to deluxe dining plan. Each person receives one table service credit, one quick service credit and two snack credits for each night of the stay.

Table service meals typically need to be booked in advance and are secured by credit card. Most people do not make a TS booking in their arrival day as if you miss it or feel too tired for it, there is a $10 charge to the card.

Quick service meals cannot be pre-booked, other than for a few exceptions. This is why everybody has suggested it us better to use your QS credits on arrival day.

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