Mom And Son On Run
  • On Aug 15, 2012
    Eric from RI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, Heading WDW 9/1/12 for 6 nights. Have the Disney Dining Plan Plus (1 Counter, 1 Table, 1 Snack). For reservation at Paradiso 37, can we use the Dining Plan to order the prix fixe menu (Called Prime 3 "Course Experience")?

    Paradiso 37 is a relatively new favorite of mine, Eric.  My husband and I dined there three times during our last trip. Coming from the southwest, I find it to be the finest Mexican food available at WDW!  Not having dined at Paradiso 37 on the dining plan myself, I didn't know the answer to your question offhand.  I wanted to get the answer for you, though, so I first called Disney dining and was told that dining plan guests are restricted to ordering a la carte items and that the Prime 3 Course Experience was excluded.  The person I spoke with wasn't entirely convincing, though, so I followed up by calling the restaurant directly.  There, I spoke with a delightful young lady who assured me that dining plan guests can indeed order the Prime 3 Course Experience, with a bit of a catch.  Because the salad is considered an appetizer, guests will be billed (right around $3) for that portion of the meal.  I asked if guests could opt not to have the salad and she told me that doing so was not an option; the only option when ordering that particular menu item on the dining plan is to pay out of pocket for the salad. 

    I know I'm delivering conflicting information, but it seems to me that the individual on site at the restaurant would be more informed with regard to your question, Eric.  I hope that helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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