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  • On Feb 14, 2014
    Rachel from MO 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 purchased the Disney dining plan in our package. I started making dining reservations and it is wanting a credit card. I'm just a little confused since I just purchased the dining plan- is it going to charge my card when I make the reservation?

    Hello Rachel,

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I'm glad to hear you're already making dining plans for your upcoming trip.  Getting those reservations as close to the 180 day mark as possible is the best way to ensure you get just the right locations and times for your family.  

    In almost all cases, the credit card is required only to guarantee your reservation.  Your credit card will not be charged unless your party does not show up for your reservation, so if your plans change, just be sure to cancel in advance.  There is a very short list of exceptions to this rule, as the dining locations listed below require payment in full at the time you make your reservation.  
    • Cinderella’s Royal Table
    • Hoop Dee Doo Revue
    • Spirit of Aloha Luau
    • Mickey’s Backyard BBQ
    If you have a vacation package reserved that includes the Disney Dining Plan, I've heard that it might be possible to avoid this payment at the time you make your dining reservation.  If it doesn't give you this option online, just call (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463) to inquire.  Alternately, you can go ahead and make the payment at the time you book, and then get that refunded at the restaurant when you arrive for your reservation.  

    I hope that helps answer your question, Rachel.  Please let us know if we can help with anything else as you make your vacation plans.

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Missouri

My love of Walt Disney World Resort may have started when I was a child, but I've grown to love it even more as a parent vacationing with my own kids. If you have questions about traveling with toddlers, tweens or teens, "Disney Dining" or in-park special events, ask away! Learn More About Beth

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