Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 24, 2012
    Nicola Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    on the disney stnd dining plan. can we order anything off the menu at chef mickeys, auskshers, hollywood and vine, tonys, mama melrose, planet hollywood and rainforest cafe. or is there ristrictions. know kids have to order of kids menu. 26 days EXCITED

    Hello, Nicola!

    26 days until your trip to Walt Disney World? No WONDER you're excited! :-)  Woo hoo!

    Regarding the fantastic Dining Plan, YES, you can order any entree, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage (that's not in a souvenir-type container.)  So, when we head to our favorite restaurants, such as Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano, we order the most delectable-looking entree on the menu, without ever worrying about price! Some favorites are the Charred Strip Steak, Seafood Cioppino and Shrimp Campanelle. YUM! Incidentally, IF there is a Fantasmic! Dining Package available for the date you'll be there (late notice, but you might grab another Guest's cancellation) and you book that Fantasmic! Dining Package using your Dining Plan, you are each also entitled to a complimentary appetizer at Mama Melrose's! Double YUM!

    Your server will let you know about restrictions where the menu is a little more complicated, such as at Rainforest Cafe. Keep in mind, too, that you can pay out of pocket for anything that you'd really like to try, but isn't included on the Dining Plan. For example, we sometimes order an appetizer for the table and will pay for it on a separate receipt along with the gratuity.  A plate of nachos can go a long way when the kids (and Dad) are hungry, without breaking the bank or stuffing everyone with too much food.

    Have a great trip! Be sure to send more questions as you think of them, too!
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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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