• On Dec 18, 2016
    Lindsay from OH 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.

    I'm visiting WDW with extended family and am giving them a character breakfast for Christmas. We are all dining together at Tusker House. Can I use my DDP credits to pay for their meals or do I need to pay cash for them?

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Lindsay!

    What a wonderful Walt Disney World gift for your extended family!

    Breakfast at Tusker House Restaurant is sure to be a hit with one and all. Truly, we have enjoyed every item we have sampled at this great restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park (and now, I am dreaming of their banana-cinnamon bread pudding...mmm...). Your entire group will likely find new favorites while you dine with Safari Donald and friends that morning. Yum!

    Disney Dining Plans were designed to afford guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels the convenience of prepaying for most meals and snacks. This takes the worry out of keeping track of your dining dollars, giving you peace of mind as you dine your way around the world.

    As soon as you are seated at Tusker House Restaurant, your server will ask you if you will be utilizing a Dining Plan. At that time, you may tell your server how many in your party will be using Disney Dining Plan entitlements. You may also pay cash for some or all in your party, should you wish to do so. (There are times when we opt to charge a Table Service meal to our room account using a MagicBand, simply because we'd like to save a Dining Plan entitlement for a pricier restaurant, or may need an extra one to enjoy a Signature Dining reservation which takes 2 entitlements per person. For such reasons, servers know that Dining Plan usage will vary from party to party.)

    Enjoy your Walt Disney World vacation making magical memories with extended family, Lindsay!

    Be sure to send more questions as you plan, too; we love to help!

    Andrea H

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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