Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 3, 2012
    Colin 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 have a DDP booked for our holiday next month but do not know the code required to use our DDP to book restaurants. If we book without linking to our dining plan can we still use the dining plan to pay for the meal when we arrive at the restaurant?

    Hello, Colin!

    You may absolutely book your Advanced Dining Reservations at this time, without liking them to your hotel reservation. If this were still well in advance of your check-in, your room confirmation # would enable to book those reservations early. At this point, however, you're good to go!

    Because Disney Dining Plans are very popular, Table-Service reservations book up rather quickly at some locations.  As such, I recommend that you either call Disney Dining directly, or go online and make advance online dining reservations as soon as possible.  Once at the restaurants, your server will ask if you are on the Dining Plan; you can show him or her your Key to the World card, which will list which Dining Plan you're on, so that your server can best advise you of what's included at that venue.  Your Table-Service entitlements will be removed from the total linked to your Key to the World card.  It's that simple!

    Should you use the online advance dining reservation system, you'll also get email reminders about your reservation, including location, confirmation number, party size, date and time.  We found this very helpful while at the park, since I could check each reservation using my smart phone, without having to write anything down.

    Please send me any additional questions you may have about your dining options or anything else regarding your upcoming trip! I'd love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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