• On Jan 24, 2011
    Melanie from TN 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.

    This is our first trip to Disney. I'm a little confused about the Character Meals. We have the 2 meals and a Snack Plan. To reserve a meal, say with Chef Mickey....will that take one of our meals or do we pay extra for that?

    Hi Melanie! We love helping first-time visitors to Walt Disney World with their questions! Since you're planning to book a character meal, I can tell you've already done your Disney research and are planning a wonderful vacation! 

    The answer to your question depends on which Dining Plan you've purchased. The regular Disney Dining Plan includes one table-service meal, one quick-service meal, and one snack per person per night of your trip. You can pay for most character meals at Disney, including Chef Mickey's, with one table-service credit. (Cinderella's Royal Table, however, will cost two table-service credits.) You don't have to pay extra for character meals such as Chef Mickey's; they cost one table-service credit just like other sit-down meals, such as those at Boma or Whispering Canyon.You might want to take a look at the Disney Dining Plan brochure, which gives you all the details, including a list of all the restaurants and the number of credits they cost. 

    The Quick Service Dining Plan includes two counter-service meals and two snacks each day. These credits pay for meals at the Quick Service restaurants, where you don't need a reservation; you just walk up to the counter and place your order. If you have the Quick Service plan and want to dine at a sit-down restaurant like Chef Mickey's, you will need to pay out-of-pocket for your meal. 

    If you're not sure which plan you booked, call 407-939-7675,and the reservation agent can tell you.

    I hope this helps! Please come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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