• On Apr 30, 2018
    Kaprina from OK 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're coming to Disney for the first time and want to get the most out of our experience. we want to have 1 character dining meal with Mickey and Minnie but don`t understand the dining plans, I read it takes 2 table services credits per person.

    Hi Kaprina,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting to plan your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    It sounds like you may have purchased one of the Disney Dining Plans. Each plan is different, so be sure to verify which one you have purchased and check the plan details. My family has used the Disney Dining Plan and the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. We prefer the Deluxe Dining Plan because of the flexibility it offers. 

    Chef Mickey's is one of our favorite character dining experiences with Mickey Mouse although we have also seen Mickey Mouse at Tusker House Restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom. To verify how many meal entitlements a restaurant requires, check the homepage for the restaurant, click on the icon for "Some Dining Plans Accepted" if that icon is visible. A pop-up chart will appear that shows how many meal entitlements the restaurant requires. Currently, both Check Mickey's and Tusker House Restaurants require one meal entitlement per person 3-years and older.

    Kaprina, my family loves to dine at a few signature restaurants. Those typically require two meal entitlements per person. California Grill, STK Orlando and Cinderella's Royal Table are all fabulous dining experiences! Just remember that characters at certain dining experiences are subject to change.

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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