Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 23, 2012
    Marcia 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 booking a restaurant, which does not require a pre-payment, do I have to inform that I have a dining plan? Or I only give this information when I get to the restaurant?

    Hello, Marcia!

    What a great question!

    I've often waited to add on my Dining Plan until closer to our check-in, just to hold off on the expense a little bit. As such, I've booked those reservations prior to being on the Dining Plan, then just told my server at the restaurant that we are now on the Dining Plan. We've never had a problem.

    Thus, you can certainly tell Disney Dining that you're on the Dining Plan, should you wish to do so, but can certainly inform them once you get to the restaurant, too. The most important part of this is for your server to see your Key to the World Card, so that he or she can determine which plan you're on, explain to you how your entitlements can be used at that particular restaurant, and can enter your bill correctly.

    Enjoy your vacation to Walt Disney World, which will be even more memorable since you'll be dining around the World, too! Come back with any additional questions you may have; 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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