• On Jan 14, 2017
    Casey from LA 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 do you use dining credits, which would be 2 table service credits, if you have to "advance pay" for the dinner shows and some signature dining restaurants?

    Hi Casey, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for bringing us this great question about the Disney Dining Plan!
    In my experience with dinner shows that are included on the Disney Dining Plan, such as The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, I was able to make Advanced Dining Reservations by leaving a credit card for the hold only without having to pay in advance. To be able to do so, you will have to be logged-in to your My Disney Experience account and have already booked your Magic Your Way Vacation Package with Disney Dining. You can also make the reservation over the phone. The only caveat I have experienced is that in most cases, the Disney Dining plan can only be used for certain seating categories. Therefore, even if you are logged-in to your My Disney Experience account and have purchased the Disney Dining Plan but you try to make a reservation for the seating category closest to the stage, you would have to pre-pay as it is not included in the Disney Dining Plan. Also, as there are different Disney Dining Plans and you have to ensure that yours includes Table-Service meals. Alternatively, you can contact Disney Dining Reservations and speak with a helpful Cast Member. 

    Bon appetit and enjoy the show!

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Ontario

Hi! I’m Jen from Ottawa, Canada! I am a high school librarian and French teacher who also happens to be a Walt Disney World Resort enthusiast! My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was during my honeymoon. Now, a wife and mom of two girls, my family has since been on many memorable Disney vacations together! Learn More About Jennifer

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