Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 22, 2009
    Kathy from IN 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 I make online reservations for the Cinderella character dining, it states that I have to pay the whole amount. I am on the dining plan and was wondering how that works. Do I pay for the meal now and then will I be refunded when I get to WDW?

    Yes, that's exactly right. All guests are required to use a credit card to prepay for reservations at Cinderella's Royal Table. This prevents guest from no-showing at this very popular meal. However, once you're actually at the Royal Table, you are welcome to pay with any other method you prefer. Simply tell your server that you'd like to use your Disney Dining Plan credit to pay for your meal and your credit card refund will be put through right away.

    Was in a similar situation a few months ago. My family dined at Cinderella's Royal Table. We prepaid with a credit card, but wanted to use a Disney gift card to actually pay for the meal. Our server was very helpful and immediately refunded our credit card and deducted the cost of the meal from our gift card instead.

    Changing the payment method will be no problem once you get to the restaurant.

    Enjoy your stay at Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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