Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Nov 29, 2011
    Karen 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.

    Hi Jill! Thank you for your response! I was only 16 when I went last time and that was my 1st so I think I am more excited than anyone :) So with the dining plans you can choose where you eat? They don't pick for you? Id love to have an adult nite too

    Welcome back Karen! 

    I share in your excitement.  You're going to have so much fun exploring Walt Disney World. No matter how many times I visit, I always find something new to discover.

    Now, as for your question, you most certainly may choose where you dine when you have the Disney Dining Plan.  Most restaurants on Walt Disney World property do accept the Plan.  You can see a comprehensive list of the participating restaurants by clicking on any of the plans listed under "Related Resources" at this page.  Restaurants that are classified as quick service restaurants do not require advance dining reservations.  However, it is advisable to call (407) WDW-DINE up to 180 days in advance of your arrival to make reservations at any of the table service restaurants where you'd like to dine.  This is especially true for character dining experiences.  These are incredibly popular and fill up fast.  Do plan to include at least one character dining experience in your vacation plans.  If you would like some suggestions as to which ones to choose, just click here and drop me another question.  (I love Disney dining questions!)

    As for a lovely place to dine for adults, consider The California Grill atop Disney's Contemporary Resort, The Grand Floridian Cafe at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, or any of the sophisticated dining options at Downtown Disney.  If there's a particular kind of cuisine you seek, just let me know and I can help you by suggesting some options.

    Thanks again for a great question!

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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