• On Mar 10, 2017
    Haleigh from WV 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.

    Can I only use a credit card to make a dinner reservation? I've tried to use my debit card and it won't accept it. I have a dining plan but it says I have to put in a card to hold the reservation and I do not have a credit card just debit.

    Hi Haleigh,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you for bringing this question to us!

    You can certainly use a debit card to hold your dining reservations. When I checked my profile for the credit or debit card options, the following cards were accepted - Disney Visa Card, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB (Japan Credit Bureau). As long as your debit card falls into one of these categories, it should be accepted. If you continue to have problems, feel free to call and speak with a Guest Services Cast Member at 407-939-5277.

    I will offer one word of advice. Remember that there may be a penalty if you do not show up for a dining reservation and do not cancel. I forgot to cancel a reservation during one trip and was charged $10 per person. Fortunately, I called a Cast Member in Guest Services and she was kind enough to refund me the charge, but that is not a guarantee. Since I had my VISA debit card saved to My Disney Experience profile, I was especially grateful to get my $40 returned.

    Have fun making your dining reservations! 

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