• On Oct 26, 2017
    Sara from MN 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.

    Planning our 1st trip in 2018! Am wondering if we purchase the standard dining plan, could we use each table credit for a character meal? Meaning a daily character meal? Also, how many snacks in standard?

    Hi Sara,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Hooray for your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort! I am confident that Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be delighted to greet you when you arrive.

    It sounds like you have purchased the Disney Dining Plan which includes two snacks and two meals (one quick-service and one table-service) per night of stay. The happy news is that YES! You can certainly use your table-service meal credits to have character meals. Just be sure to double-check the number of meal credits required for each restaurant. To check, simply click on the link for the restaurant, then click on the link that says "Some Dining Plans Accepted." Once you click on that link, a chart should appear that lets you know how many meal credits the restaurant requires. You may have to scroll down to see the information for the 2018 dining plans.

    When my family has used the Disney Dining Plan, we have typically dined at Chef Mickey's, The Crystal Palace, Hollywood & Vine, 1900 Park Fare, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and 'Ohana. The character interactions are fantastic. Our girls love getting their autograph books signed. Cinderella's Royal Table, however, requires two table-service credits per guest 3-years old and over on the dining plan.

    Remember to make dining reservations well in advance. We always make reservations 180 days in advance and make changes as needed. 

    Sara, get your camera, autograph books and royal attire ready and make those reservations! 

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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