• On Jan 14, 2019
    Angela from TX 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.

    we are bringing a group of 35 to Disney and we have the dining plan but when I tried to book Cinderella it wants us to pay upfront. One group of us it didn't require this? Can you help

    Hi Angela, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I LOVE that you’ll be traveling to The Most Magical Place on Earth with a group of 35. It’s always so much fun when a big group gets together at Walt Disney World – I hope you’ll having matching t-shirts!

    While Cinderella’s Royal Table does require pre-payment for dining reservations, Guests on the Disney Dining Plan receive a special wave of the wand from Fairy Godmother and are able to magically waive pre-payment by indicating that they will be paying using Disney Dining Plan entitlements. (Though note that a credit card guarantee is still required, as with all Disney Dining reservations.) When booking online, be sure you are logged in to your My Disney Experience account, and that your Disney Vacation Package reservation is also linked to the account. You should see a question about using the Disney Dining Plan in the upper right corner of the booking window; when you click that, your prepayment should be waived. If you don’t see this option, my advice is to call (407) WDW-DINE and make the reservation with a Cast Member.

    If you or others in your party have already prepaid, please call the same number. A Cast Member will verify that you have the Disney Dining Plan, and should be able to provide a refund. You also have the option of requesting the refund upon arrival at the restaurant if that’s easier.

    Angela, have the best time during your fairytale meal with Cinderella and her friends. Enjoy the special storybook moments and really take in the gorgeous details inside the Castle; it’s a truly moving and magical experience.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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