• On May 14, 2019
    Nicole from MN 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.

    I am on the dining plan (the middle one), and trying to book Cinderella Royal Table, and a few other character/shows for dining. How can I book this without paying upfront on my card. I know it can be done, just not sure how to do it. Help!!

    Hi, there!

     Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel again, Nicole. We just love helping you plan your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

     You are going to love the Disney Dining Plan. It's a must-have for my family's Walt Disney World Resort vacations because it's super flexible and convenient! We've found exceptional value in the Disney Dining Plan when using it for Character Dining Experiences and Special Dining Events. They're a great way to get the most bang for your buck! 

     There are only a few dining experiences that require prepayment at the time of booking. These include Cinderella's Royal TableHoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, and Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. If you already have the Disney Dining Plan as part of your Disney Resort Hotel Package, you don't need to worry about your credit card being charged the prepayment requirement if you make dining reservations at these restaurants! When you make your special dining reservations online, you'll still need to enter credit card information just like you would for any other dining reservations. The credit card information is simply used to "hold" the reservation, but your Disney Dining Plan entitlements will magically cover the prepayment requirement! If you'd prefer to make your dining reservations with the help of a friendly Cast Member, simply call (407) 939-1947. 

     I hope this was helpful, Nicole. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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