• On Apr 18, 2019
    Ashley from MO 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.

    Can you use your Disney Dining Package meal credits to book a Dining Show like Fantasmic! or are the Dining Show Reservations something you have to pay out of pocket for?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Ashley! We are thrilled to hear you are considering both the Disney Dining Plan and Fantasmic! You will have lots of fun! 

    You can certainly use your dining credits on one of the three Fantasmic! Dinner Packages at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano, Hollywood & Vine, or The Brown Derby. You will not have to pay out of pocket; however, keep in mind that gratuity is not included in most table-service restaurants, so that amount will have to be covered with a credit card, cash, or by charging it to your room.  

    One of our favorite Fantasmic! Dinner Packages is the one at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano. Their food is delectable and the ambiance is just fabulous. It is a very popular location so it should be at the top of your bookings list. The package at Hollywood & Vine is also a fantastic option as you will be able to see Minnie and Friends in their special attire at Minnie's Seasonal Dine. In this location, you will find the most tempting buffet with an immense array of options for every palate. 

    After enjoying your meal (or sometimes at the very beginning of it), your server will bring a voucher for the special reserved seating area in the theater. Remember that seats are not assigned but they are to be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance reservations for Fantasmic! Dining Packages are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your vacation.

    I hope this information has been useful. I wish you and your family a memorable experience!

    Buon appetito!
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Meet the Panelist: Desiree, Peru

Hi! I'm Desiree from Lima, Peru. My family will never ever tire of visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth, even if means traveling almost 3,000 miles to do so! My husband and I love to watch the fireworks with our kids, but the best magic happens when the grandparents come along and we all feel the same age in front of Cinderella Castle! I love giving tips about different types of resorts and traveling with multigenerational groups.
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