• On Oct 4, 2023
    Ricki from AB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We plan to have the disney dining plan added to our trip. Can you use credits from the dining plan to do a Fanstasmic Dining Package? We are looking at Mama Melrose. Thanks.

    Hiya, Ricki!

    Welcome back to planDisney and thanks for returning with another wonderful Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. I'm thrilled to hear you're planning another exciting visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth! Ricki, I'm here to help you understand what's included in the Disney Dining Plan and prepare for a vacation beyond your wildest imagination.

    Fantasmic! is my family's favorite nighttime spectacular at the Walt Disney World Resort. This dazzling evening show at Disney's Hollywood Studios features stunning visual effects, a rousing chorus, and a memorable finale! Not to mention, it offers amphitheater seating - a welcome respite at the end of an exciting day in the theme parks! Ricki, a Fantasmic! Dining Package is the perfect way to enjoy a delicious meal at Disney's Hollywood Studios while guaranteeing reserved seating at that evening's show. Unfortunately, dining plan credits are not accepted for dining events like the Fantasmic! Dining Package. However, the Disney Dining Plan is accepted at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano, so you could redeem one table-service credit for one entree, one dessert, and one nonalcoholic (or alcoholic, for Guests age 21 and older) beverage at that location. After your meal, you could head to Fantasmic! to journey into Mickey Mouse's imagination!

    Ricki, if you'd prefer to guarantee seating at the nighttime spectacular, you can't go wrong with a Fantasmic! Dining Package. You're welcome to purchase the dining package separately while still using the Disney Dining Plan! Doing so would allow you to enjoy your 'extra' table-service credit elsewhere. If you'd be interested in two table-service meals during your day at Disney's Hollywood Studios, an abundance of great options are available to you. For example, my family recently enjoyed lunch at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant and had an awesome time! The ambiance and atmosphere inside the restaurant were completely immersive, and we loved our meals. The Hollywood Brown Derby is another popular, but slightly more upscale, option.

    I hope you've found this information helpful, Ricki. I'd like to wish you a magical vacation filled with fantastic dreams!  If you have any additional planning questions, feel free to return to planDisney again anytime. We're here to help you have a Fantasmic! time at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Some imagination, huh?

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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