• On Nov 25, 2018
    Vrginia 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.

    Hi, we are planning our first trip to Disney World next year. I will be making ADRs in a couple of days and wanted to know if there is a way to link my reservation to our Disney Dining plan when I make it or if I have to use my credit card. Thank you!

    Hi Virginia!

    I know you are getting so excited about your first pixie-dusted trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!  Being able to start making all of your plans, including dining reservations, makes the magic feel like it is getting even closer, and using one of the Dining Plans is a fantastic way to experience many of the delectable dining options the Walt Disney World Resort has to offer!  Luckily, your Dining Plan is already linked to your Resort Reservation, which should also be linked to your My Disney Experience account!

    Although you will be using a Dining Plan during your magical vacation, you will still need to have a credit card on file to be able to make your dining reservations.  The credit card is required to hold your reservation, but you will only be charged if you don't attend your reservation or if you cancel your reservation after the allowable cancellation window has ended.  In either of these cases, you will be charged a cancellation fee.

    The exception to this rule is that there are a few dining experiences, like Cinderella's Royal Table, that require advanced payment.  In this case, you will need to pay the full price of your meal when you book your reservation.  When you arrive at the dining location, just let the server know that you will be using a Dining Plan, and they will be able to refund your payment and use your Table-Service Dining Entitlements to pay for your meal instead!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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