• On Jul 20, 2008
    Josee from QC 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.

    Hi moms & dad. Thks for all the great info.? is, if you book a Fantasmic Dining Exp and you are on DDP does meal count for 1 table service credit and are you charged extra for show. Also, which offers more Disney magic Mama Melrose or Hollywood?

    You certainly can use dining plan credits to pay for the Fantasmic Dinner Package, we did so last September during our visit.  If you dine at Mama Melrose or Hollywood and Vine you will be charged one meal credit.  If you dine at Hollywood Brown Derby, you will be charged two credits because this location is one of Disney's Signature restaurants.  You will not be charged anything over and above what the dinner package costs but these reservations do require a credit card deposit.  There is a fee if you don't cancel at least 48 hours before the reservation.

    Mama Melrose sometimes gets bad reviews, but every single person in our party of ten thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there last year.  The food was very good, the atmosphere was charming and festive, and our service was right on par with what you'd expect from at Disney.  Toward the end of the meal costumed performers (one of whom we presumed was Mama Melrose herself) meandered through the dining room and made conversation with guests.  It was very fun!

    I can't speak to Hollywood and Vine because we've yet to try that location.  The Hollywood Brown Derby, though, has delicious food.  I don't find the atmosphere to be quite as intimate as what we experienced at Mama Melrose, but that's not to say that it wasn't equally enjoyable. 

    Happy dining and enjoy Fantasmic!
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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