• On Mar 1, 2017
    Kayla 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.

    We are planning a trip to WDW during the free dining promotion and are planning to stay at the Art of Animation resort. We will need a suite as well a standard room. How will booking work since the standard rooms are not included in the promotion?

    Hi, Kayla!

    You are going to enjoy Disney's Art of Animation. The Big Blue Pool is a great way to relax during your vacation. The thought of lounging around the pool right now sounds pretty good to me!

    When booking multiple rooms, each room will have it's own reservation number and details. In your case, the Family Suite will have the Disney Dining Plan, and it sounds like you booked with a Free Dining promotion. All guests who are on the reservation for that room will have those entitlements. You then have a second room that you are booking, a Standard Room. The guests in this room can add the Disney Dining Plan, but will have to pay based on the special offer  or price it is booked at. Maybe this room will be able to take advantage of another offer, such as a room only discount. Without knowing the specifics of your reservation, I cannot tell what offers might be available.

    Your best option will be to book this vacation by calling a cast member at (407)934-7639. He/she can give you details of each room and pricing.

    Regardless of which rooms are on which plan or promotion, you should book one dining reservation for your entire party. Once at the restaurant, you can decide how to split the check, so each party's dining credits can be used while others may pay out of pocket. Your server will be happy to divide the check however you wish.

    One other item to note: The Standard Rooms at Art of Animation are not located in the same buildings as the Family Suites, so your party will not be that close to each other. The Lion King Family Suite buildings will be the closest in proximity to the Little Mermaid Standard Rooms. You can take a look at this map to see the resort's layout.

    Have a great stay at the Art of Animation!


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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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