Crystal Palace
  • On Dec 21, 2023
    Beth from Essex Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, Can we use cash to pay at disneyworld restaurants? Can we pre-pay for any of our dinner reservations before arrival as is done at Disneyland Paris? Many thanks

    Hi there, Beth. Welcome to planDisney!

    Yes! You can certainly use cash for dining at Walt Disney World. I prefer not to hold too much cash, and if you feel the same, I suggest using your cash to buy a Disney Gift Card once at the Parks. You can use the Gift Card whenever required throughout the Parks, and it may even be added to your mobile wallet. 

    If you are a Disney Resort Hotel Guest, you could add a dining plan to your holiday package, meaning you would prepay for your meals at Walt Disney World. You can choose from the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan or the Disney Dining Plan. Both take the guesswork out of food budgeting, and you can holiday safe in the knowledge that the delicacies on offer at Walt Disney World are covered. 

    The Disney Dining Plan includes Character Dining and Table-Service meals. If you opt for this, I highly recommend making advanced dining reservations. You can book your reservations 60 days before your arrival, and if you're a Disney Resort hotel Guest, you can book for up to 10 days of your adventure. Our family's favourite character dining experience is at The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom Park. Winnie the Pooh and his friends make for the perfect companions to a delicious meal!

    Beth, I hope the information I provided is helpful for your upcoming visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth! If you need anything else, don't hesitate to reach out. We're always here to help. Have a magical day! Louise 
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Welcome to planDisney! I'm happiest in perpetual planning mode for our next Walt Disney World trip - it's my chance to catch a bit of Disney magic in-between visits.

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