• On Oct 10, 2019
    Elen from Pembrokeshire 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. We have made reservations for some Disney Springs restaurants for our stay in March. The confirmation emails state they are not on the Dining plan. If they are subsequently added, do we need to cancel the existing reservations and rebook?

    Hi Elen!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm glad to see you are using the Disney Dining Plan on your visit in March - I use it every time I visit as it gives us so much value across the whole Resort.  I also love dining at Disney Springs.  Many restaurants at Disney Springs will accept the Disney Dining Plan, and this list could increase before next year.  You'll be pleased to know that you will not have to change any dining reservations you have already made, as payment for these only occurs at the time of dining.  This means that you can decide nearer the time f you are using your Dining Plan or paying cash for your meal (or room charge, or credit card etc).  I am hoping that more restaurants will be included by the time the Disney Dining Plan for 2020 begins, but you need to do nothing with your current dining reservations.  You can also use your Snack credits and Quick-Service credits if you wish to enjoy something delicious to eat at these Quick-Service restaurants at Disney Springs if you prefer not to make many reservations.

    It's worth noting that there are a few dining locations that do require pre-payment - namely Cinderella's Royal Table in Magic Kingdom Park, and select dinner shows including Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney's Polynesian Resort.  If you want to pay for these using your Disney Dining Plan you would make the initial reservation with payment using your credit card, then when you speak with your server at the restaurant explain that you are using your Dining Plan and they will credit the amount you have pre-paid back to your card.

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions.  We will be happy to help you plan your magical holiday to Walt Disney World Resort.

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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