Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 4, 2012
    Dawn from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Andrea, I was looking at the questions and saw that you had a secret to tell another guest if he was on the dining plan and going to Mama Melrose! I'm all booked with the ddp, can you share the the secret? Thanks

    Hello, Dawn!

    Of course I'll share this "secret" with anyone who wants to hear it!

    A few years ago, we accidentally discovered that, because we had booked the Fantasmic! Meal Experience for dinner at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano, and were using our Dining Plan to pay for it, we were each entitled to an appetizer along with our usual non-alcoholic beverage, entree and dessert.  We've used this package / Dining Plan combination exclusively as often as possible, because we much prefer appetizers to dessert; our most recent visit was this past October, and the appetizers were still included in the deal.

    While I'm sure this information is "out there," it's just one of those things that I think many folks don't know about.  If there is a Fantasmic! Meal Experience available during your trip, you might want to rebook that dinner for Mama Melrose as the Fantasmic! Meal Experience.  Booking that Meal Experience as a dinner won't cost you anything extra, you'll gain those great appetizers and your VIP vouchers for reserved seating at Fantasmic! It's a win-win-win!

    Hope this helps! Be sure to send any additional questions as you think of them! I love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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