Mickey at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • On Oct 21, 2022
    Calvin from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    With fantasmic dining packages returning, will I have to cancel and rebook my ADR, or will there be an option to upgrade into the dining package option?

    Hiya Calvin - welcome back to planDisney!

    Everyone here at planDisney is so excited that Fantasmic! is making its triumphant return to Disney's Hollywood Studios! So many Guests and Cast Members have waited patiently for this epic show's return, and for that reason, it's certainly going to be a very popular experience.

    That's where the Fantasmic! Dining Packages come into play! You'll get a great meal at one of several available dining locations, and will also receive guaranteed seating in a reserved area for Fantasmic! that evening. The great news is that these are not just dinner packages - there are also breakfast and lunch options available as well! If the recent popularity of the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages is any indication, these will also be very popular, so if you're interested in one, I suggest checking the Fantasmic! Dining Packages page on October 26th for additional information.

    While we will learn more on October 26th, historically, existing reservations are not able to be upgraded to a Dining Package. There's an important reason for this, specifically, that there are a limited number of reserved seats for Fantasmic! and thus a limited number of Dining Packages available. If everyone who currently has a reservation at the dining locations was offered the upgrade, it could easily fill the entire Hollywood Hills Amphitheater!

    I recommend keeping your existing reservation (just in case), and then trying to make a new Fantasmic! Dining Package reservation when they become available. You won't be able to hold two reservations within two hours of one another, so keep that in mind. If you have another person in your crew with a My Disney Experience account, and they aren't listed as a Guest on your existing reservation, that's the person who should attempt to make the new reservation.

    If everyone in your crew is on that existing reservation, you can either find a Dining Package for a different time of day, or you can modify your existing reservation using Update Party to change one person to a generic Guest. This would then free them up to make a reservation that conflicts time-wise with your current one. Once everything is sorted and you've canceled the unwanted reservation, you can make sure everyone is listed as a Guest in the new reservation so they'll all see it in their My Disney Experience Mobile App.

    I know this isn't the answer you were hoping for, but I hope it helps you better understand your options and the "why" in this situation. Please swing by any time with additional questions!

    Ryan J.
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