• On Sep 28, 2016
    Alyssa 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.

    How do you know which resturants to have to pay for when reserving at the 180 days out? Do you have to pay ahead for each reservation?

    Hi, Alyssa!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    There are only a few Advanced Dining Reservations that require full payment when making your reservation. Below are those dining experiences.

    Cinderella's Royal Table
    Mickey's Backyard BBQ
    Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
    Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
    Fantasmic! Dining packages
    All Dessert Parties

    When making Advanced Dining Reservations at all other restaurants, a credit card is only used to guarantee your reservation and is not charged. The only time you will be charged for one of these reservations is if you fail to show up for that reservation. 

    So, at the 180-day mark, feel free to make as many reservations as you choose, as no charge will be applied to your credit card unless it is one of the locations listed above. 

    Happy planning and dining!

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