• On May 30, 2018
    Lynne from OH 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.

    character dining cost extra if I purchased the deluxe meal plan? which restaurants is by Disney's Art of Animation Resort? do you have to make a reservation for restaurant near hotel? what if we made a reservation and dont show, how does that work?

    Hello again, Lynne! Thanks for bringing more great questions to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You've got exciting things in store for you since you're staying at Disney's Art of Animation Resort and using the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. There are so many tasty treats to enjoy!

    Dining at Disney's Art of Animation Resort is some of the best Quick-Service eats on Walt Disney World Resort property. Landscape of Flavors offers a wide range of choices and is sure to not only satisfy the taste buds of each person in your family, but also keep you coming back to try more options! You do not need a reservation at this location since it is Quick-Service. Should you decide to dine in Table-Service restaurants in the theme parks or other Disney Resort hotels, you will need reservations.

    Character Dining is included as one Table-Service entitlement on the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. There are a few exceptions to this, like Cinderella's Royal Table where you need two Table-Service entitlements. You can check how many dining plan entitlements are required for each meal by going to each restaurant's page on the Walt Disney World website and clicking "Some Dining Plans Accepted" on the right side of the page. 

    Each Walt Disney World restaurant has its own cancellation policy, but they all require advance notice. You have to use a credit card to reserve your table, but it is not charged unless you do not show up for the reservation. In most cases, you must cancel at least one day prior to avoid the cancellation fee.

    I hope this helps!

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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