• On Oct 14, 2017
    Amy from TX 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.

    I am new to the dining to plan. We have planned a lot of Characher dining and I know how that applies to the credits but how do Table Service non buffet restaurants work? Can you choose any entire and desert from the menu?

    Hi Amy!

    I am happy to welcome you to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    You are going to love your Disney Dining Plan! I am so glad that you have decided to add one to your Magic Your Way Vacation Package. They are so convenient and really make your vacation all-inclusive.

    I always suggest purchasing a Disney Dining Plan especially if you are planning character dining experiences, because you really get a very good deal for your entitlement. Amy, every Table-Service meal on the Disney Dining Plan includes 1 (one) entrée and 1 (one) non-alcoholic beverage if you are using your entitlement for breakfast. If you are redeeming your Table-Service meal for lunch or dinner you get 1 (one) entrée, 1 (one) non-alcoholic beverage and 1 (one) dessert for lunch or dinner. If you are planning on using your credit at a restaurant that offers a buffet, then your entitlement will cover the buffet and 1 non-alcoholic beverage. Beginning 2018, Guests 21 and older will also be able to choose alcoholic beverages.

    Don’t forget that character dining experiences are very popular, so make advance dining reservations 180 days in advance. Book your favorite restaurants online, using the My Disney Experience mobile app or call (407) 939-3463.

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please, come back to visit us real soon!

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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