Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 6, 2012
    Jennifer from TN 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.

    When I booked my ADR for CRT was my cc charged or did it just hold my reservation? Will I be able to use my DDP for it? Or would it be better to use my 2 TS credits for additional reservations? Thanks!

    Hi, Jennifer!  How awesome that you were able to get into one of the most sought after character meals in all of Walt Disney World!

    A full payment is required when you make your reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table.  When you check in with your dining plan, the payment will be refunded to your credit card and then your dining credits will be used.

    I've always preferred to pay out of pocket for the signature dining experiences that require two table service credits, but that really depends on how you intend to use your credits.  If you haven't booked table service meals for every day and may end up with extra credits at the end of the trip, then it's obviously better to use the credits.  I prefer making sure my whole vacation is covered, and if I end up with one or two extra table service credits because I've paid for a signature meal, we'll do a nice sit down breakfast somewhere or add an extra lunch in to our plans.  I always look at it as a buy one, get two deal - if I pay for Cinderella's Royal Table, I can use those two credits for two meals somewhere else.

    I hope that helps while you're planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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