Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Apr 29, 2013
    Laurie 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.

    Love the panel. Is it poss to use dinning plan for Hoop de doo cat 2 and then pay the difference to upgrade to cat 1 seating? Dont want to pay total out of pocket but really want cat 1 as have been before and DS 5th Bday.

    Hello, Laurie!  Welcome to the Moms Panel!

    What a great question!  In my past experiences, you were not able to upgrade your seating category on the Disney Dining Plan and pay the difference out-of-pocket.  With every call I made, this was never an option. However, Disney is always making changes and the best option at this time is to connect with a Dining Cast Member.  You can call (407)WDW-DINE and ask if securing a category 1 seat and paying the difference is an option.  Now, with all this being said, you may be in luck if you ask for the late show (9:30 p.m.).  Based on availability, you can use your same 2 dining credits for category 1 seating.  This may be late for a 5 year old, but the show is very entertaining!  Again, this is based on availability and this is also subject to change.  

    ~Have a MAGICAL day and "SEE YOU REAL SOON"!~
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Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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