• On Dec 20, 2017
    Carlotta from KS 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.

    How does the Character Dining works for those who stay or is staying at the Value Resorts in Walt Disney World(such as Art of Animation)? I purchased the quick dining plan, but i believe the Character Dining is out of pocket, which is okay with me.

    Hi, Carlotta!

    Character Dining is so  much fun. What a treat to be enjoying a delicious meal, and the next thing you know Donald Duck is peeking over your shoulder ready for big hug and a photo! Only at Walt Disney World!

    Your resort choice will not affect your dining plans in any way. Guests from any location, on or off property, are welcome to book dining reservations wherever they wish. However, since you have the Quick Service dining plan, you will need to pay out of pocket for any table service meals (including buffets or character dining). If you find you are planning at least 1 table service meal per day (including character dining) it might be a better value for you to upgrade to the regular Disney Dining Plan which includes 1 table service credit per night of your stay. Review your plans, and feel free to call a friendly Cast Member who will be happy to look over your reservation and give you pricing to make the Dining Plan upgrade. If you just have one reservation requiring a table service credit, then you might be better off just keeping your Quick Service plan. 

    However you plan to pay for your meals, make sure you have reservations booked! Character dining is very popular, so you want to have your plans made ahead of time. 

    Wishing you a magical visit to Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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