• On Oct 24, 2019
    Fleur from kent 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 we’re very excited for our trip in November! We are on the DDP and are trying to be more relaxed about are meal times. I have seen that some restaurants have lounges that serve full menu, so is the DDP accepted in the lounges? Thanks

    Hi Fleur, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question!

    I completely understand trying to be more relaxed about your dining plans during your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort. After all, it’s a vacation! I’m happy to say that several lounges located at Disney Resort Hotels, including the California Grill Lounge at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa do accept the Disney Dining Plan to pay for any meals that you may consume there. 

    It’s difficult however to say that all of the lounges accept the Disney Dining Plan as this information is always subject to change. My recommendation would be to ask your Lobby Concierge whether the lounge that you’d like to visit that night accepts the Disney Dining Plan, before you visit it. They’ll be happy to give you the most up-to-date information about that location. And, don’t forget, most Disney lounges seat Guests on a first come, first serve basis, so you might have to wait a bit for a table. 

    As an alternative, I’ve found that several Disney dining reservations for extremely popular restaurants, including Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park, often pop up the day beforehand. If you can be flexible about your dining times, perhaps checking what’s available the day before might be a great way to maximize your vacation flexibility and maximize the value of your Disney Dining Plan, too! 

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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