• On May 13, 2016
    Barb from MN 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.

    Is Fantasmic Dinner Package included in the Dining Plan? Also, would you recommend California Grill or Jiko even tho they use 2 dinner credits? We are traveling with all adulta. If you recommend California Grill what time would you recommend we make re

    Greetings, Barb, welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, your dining selections are very exciting!

    Disney's Fantasmic! Dinner Package can be redeemed through the current Disney Dining Plan packages (subject to change). Please keep in mind that The Hollywood Brown Derby is two (2) Table-Service Meal Credits while Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano and Hollywood and Vine are one (1) Table-Service Meal Credit. Book the Fantasmic! Dinner Package by calling 1-407-WDW-DINE up to 90 days in advance.

    Dining at California Grill and Jiko-The Cooking Place are must-do dining experiences and tops on the list of Walt Disney World Resort dining choices. Since each of these restaurants currently use two (2) Table-Service Meal Credits each, you may wish to save your Disney Dining Meal Credits towards other restaurants and pay out-of-pocket for these instead. The choice is yours, Barb, based on your budgetary preferences and needs.

    Optimize your dining experience at California Grill by selecting at a time close to the beginning of Wishes nighttime spectacular fireworks. The views are phenomenal and music is piped into California Grill for your enjoyment. You may also observe the fireworks before or after your meal, remember to bring your receipt to the check-in desk on the 2nd floor for entry where you can enjoy them from the California Grill Lounge or outside on the Observation Deck.

    Remember to customize and control your vacation through My Disney Experience.

    Wishing you a most magical dining experience, Barb.

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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