• On Sep 17, 2018
    Jnnifer from NJ 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, When dining at a Table Service restaurant on the dining plan can we order an appetizer along with our main-course and just pay for the appetizer out of pocket?

    Hi, there!

     Jennifer, I'm so excited to hear you have an upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort planned. You're sure to have a magical stay!

     My family LOVES the Disney Dining Plan. It's super convenient and flexible! You'll be pleased to know that yes, you certainly may order an appetizer at a Table-Service restaurant and pay for it out-of-pocket while using your meal entitlements to pay for your entrée. Just let your server know your intention, and they'll be sure your bill is processed appropriately. My family and I have ordered our meals in this way many times, especially at Sanaa. This hidden gem is located at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village, and it's our absolute favorite restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort. Sanaa has incredible food, but the star of the show is the Indian-style Bread Service. With five different types of Naan and up to nine unique accompaniments, this delectable appetizer is a must-order. We always use our Disney Dining Plan meal entitlements to pay for our entrées at Sanaa, and then simply pay out-of-pocket for the Indian-style Bread Service. Easy AND delicious!

     Are you prepared to snack your way through the Walt Disney World Resort during your stay? I love using my snack entitlements at the Starbucks locations (this mama runs on pixie dust and caffeine). Most Venti sizes are eligible Snack items on the Disney Dining Plan, so don't hold back!

     Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jennifer. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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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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