• On Dec 13, 2015
    Elizabeth from MT 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.

    When looking at menus for our upcoming reservations, I noticed that some of the appetizers look delicious. We have the Disney Dining Plan, and I am wondering if I can order an appetizer in place of my entrée on the plan. Thanks for your help!

    Hi, Elizabeth! Thanks so much for stopping by with your question. I am a huge fan of the Disney Dining Plans for the convenience and savings they can afford us while on vacation. The last thing I want to worry about while at my Happy Place is making dinner for my family. I just leave the cooking up to Mickey and we always find a practically perfect meal awaiting us!

    Over the years, I have personally had several different responses from Cast Member when we attempted to substitute an appetizer for the entree while at a Table-Service dining location. Sometimes, we were easily able to do this, while a few other times, we were able to substitute it after the Cast Member checked with Mickey on it. Rarely have we not been able to do it at all. I called just now to speak with a lovely Disney Dining Cast Member and was told that the official policy is to not allow most substitutions. She did note, however, that this can possibly change with a magical sprinkling of pixie dust from the wonderful dining location Cast Members. So, while you are dining at your favorite restaurant, feel free to ask about substitutions. It never hurts to ask!

    I hope you have a magical day, Elizabeth, and please stop by again if you have any further questions as you continue to plan your trip.

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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