AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Jun 26, 2013
    Glorian 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.

    Does the Candlelight Process dinner pkg requires advance payment? Since it's 2 credits of the dining plan, is it better to pay it and use our credits somewhere else? What is your feedback regarding meals that cost 2 credits? Trying to decide best value.

    Hi, Glorian!

    Great question!

    We absolutely loved our Candlelight Processional Dinner Package, as it ensured us a delicious, leisurely meal AND great seating at the stunning Processional. (VIP viewing area for Epcot's Illuminations, too.) I wouldn't attend a Candlelight Processional any other way...it was that good!

    Regarding payment, in the past it's been the typical $10 per person "Credit Card Guarantee." This means that you're credit card will only be charged ($10 per person on the reservation) if you don't show up for your reservation or don't cancel at least 24 hours in advance. No advance payment required.

    Regarding the 2 credits from your Disney Dining Plan, I have a very strict personal policy on that. We only spend 2 credits on a Table Service meal in very specific circumstances. First, if we'll be arriving so late or leaving early enough that either our first or our last day just can't easily accommodate a TS meal, then I'll use the extra TS credit to double up on a 2 credit location. If that's not the case, I'll allow us to use 2 credits just once during the trip for something special, such as Candlelight Processional, a meal at Cinderella's Royal Table (esp. if we are there with a family who has never dined in the Castle) or for a special meal at a Signature Restaurant, such as  Yachtsman Steakhouse or Flying Fish Cafe.

    To balance out the missing TS meal one day, we'll pay cash for an extra Quick service meal or grab a heavy snack during the day in place of that added TS meal. When possible, we'll use a QS credit at Sunshine Seasons at Epcot and at Downtown Disney's Wolfgang Puck Express, the latter feeling much like a TS location. Yum!

    Send more questions as you plan your trip, Glorian! 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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