Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 13, 2014
    Jaime 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.

    When making dining reservations under the meal plan, are you still required to enter your credit card info? I heard of people having the meal charged to the credit card and not to their meal plan credits. How do you make sure it goes against the credits?

    Hi, Jaime! You have to enter your credit card information for a couple of reasons. First, most meals have a credit card guarantee policy.  If your party is a no-show, you will be charged a fee for each person, and it will be charged to that credit card.  If you attend the meal and use your Disney Dining Plan entitlements, there will be no charges to your card.

    Second, there are a few meals at Walt Disney World that require Guests to pre-pay for the entire meal, even if you have a Disney Dining Plan. When you arrive for the meal, you can pay for it using any method you prefer.  You can leave it on the card with which you originally booked the experience, or you could choose to pay cash, use a different credit card, pay with traveler's checks, redeem Disney Dollars or Disney Gift Cards, or, as in your case, utilize Disney Dining Plan credits. Simply tell the Cast Member serving you how you'd like to make your payment.  Since you have a Dining Plan and want to use it instead of your credit card, the Cast Member will deduct the Disney Dining Plan credits from your entitlements and refund your credit card. Make sure to bring that original credit card with you to the meal.  Happy planning and have a Magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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