Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jan 18, 2013
    Randi 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.

    We have a a dining plan and I have been making restaurant reservations online. I used my credit card to guarantee the restaurant. Shouldn't the reservation use my dining plan credits instead of my credit card?

    Hi Randi!
    One of my favorite aspects of planning a vacation to Walt Disney World is booking my dining reservations!  With such a variety of cuisines and dining experiences available, choosing between restaurants has become quite the tough decision!
    Disney instituted credit card guarantees for those dining experiences which are most popular at the resorts and theme parks.  Signature dining locations such as California Grill, Citricos and Le Cellier, to name a few, as well as the oft sought reservation of Fairytale Dining at Cinderella's Royal Table require a guarantee of $10 per person dining, regardless of whether or not the guests are participating in the dining plan.  As these restaurants are quite popular, many guests book and due to circumstances, or perhaps a change in plans, do not arrive for their reservation.  This was implemented to reduce the amount of "no-shows" and late minute cancellations at these venues.  Keep in mind that cancellations for these restaurants must be done 24 hours prior to scheduled dining time, or you will be charged the cancellation fee.
    Your dining plan credits will be used to "charge" your meals upon arrival, but cannot be used as a credit card guarantee.
    Dining FAQ

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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