• On Sep 21, 2017
    Richard from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    do I have to have my package (w/dinning) paid in full before I can start booking my dinning reservations with my meal plan?

    Hi, Richard!

    The only thing you need to do to book your dining reservations in Walt Disney World is be 180 days out from your visit. Dining reservations are not linked to your resort reservation, so feel free to book your favorite restaurants when you hit the magical 180 day window. Remember that dining reservations must be secured with a credit card to hold your date and time. 

    Before you start booking your dining plans, you might want to begin making your trip itinerary so you know which park you plan to visit each day. This way, you can coordinate your dining locations with your parks. Valid park admission is required to enter a theme park even just for dining, so plan accordingly.  

    Some fun dining locations in each theme park that you might want to reserve:

    Crystal Palace (buffet dining with Pooh and Friends) in the Magic Kingdom
    Via Napoli (delicious pizza in Italy Pavilion) in Epcot
    Tusker House (character buffet with Donald and Pals) in Disney's Animal Kingdom
    Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater (dine in your own "convertible") in Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Have fun dining all around Walt Disney World!


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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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