Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Feb 21, 2013
    Dana 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, I purchased the dining plan with our vacation package. I was making reservations at dining places that take the dining plan, but it says I have to pay for it up front with my credit card. Is that just to hold reservations ?

    Hi Dana,

    Thanks for checking with the Moms Panel on this one. The prepayment and credit card hold policies can be a little confusing.

    Many of the most popular Disney restaurants require a credit card to hold the reservation and you won't be charged unless you are a no-show.

    However, a few of the special dining events -- including Cinderella's Royal Table -- require prepayment, but there is a way to use your dining plan credits. My Moms Panel colleague Amanda recently explained how that works very well, so I am going to refer you to her expertise.

    I hope that helps. Please let us know if we can be of more assistance. Enjoy your time with your family at Walt Disney World.


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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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