Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On May 21, 2011
    Clarissa from IL 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.

    Im wondering in Walt Disney Orlando, Fl whats the difference between Signature Dining, Casual Dining, Character Dining, Special and Unique Dining?

    Hi Clarissa! I'll be happy to describe the similarities and differences of Disney Dining options.
    1. Disney Character Dining experiences offer unique opportunities to enjoy great restaurants while meeting, greeting, and interacting with beloved Disney Characters. For example, during the 'Ohana Best Friends Breakfast with Lilo & Stitch you would have the opportunity of meeting Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Lilo & Stitch. Disney Character Dining typically requires Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR).
    2. Quick Service dining locations do not require ADR. As the name implies these restaurants typically serve food that, while delicious and nutritious, is served relatively quickly.
    3. Signature Dining will have you experiencing some of the more upscale fine dining restaurants throughout the theme parks. Several of these locations offer delectable gourmet cuisines from around the World. If using the Disney Dining Plan, these restaurants will generally require the use of two credit entitlements per person. The dress code for most Signature restaurants is resort casual. ADR are required.
    4. Dinner Shows and Dining Events are specialized and uniquely themed dining experiences. ADR are required.
    5. Several restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort are categorized as Casual Dining, including Quick Service locations, Disney Character Dining experiences and other table service restaurants, with the exception of most Signature Dining locations.

    Be sure to book any Advanced Dining Reservations by calling (407) WDW-DINE or booking online. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you. Hope to see you real soon!

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