• On Jul 26, 2019
    Katherine from Northamptonshire 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! My question is when booking a character breakfast do you have to pay in advance or is it possible to pay on the day with a Disney gift card? As we had a $200 gift card included in our booking and thought it would be a good use of it, thanks!

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Katherine. I'm so glad you stopped by!

     Character Dining Experiences are a must-do during my family's Walt Disney World Resort vacations. I love these unique meals because I know my family will enjoy incredible food AND the fabulous company of our favorite Disney Characters, all in one place! What could be better than that?

     When booking a Character Dining Experience, you need only include credit card information in order to hold the reservation. The credit card listed on file will not be charged unless you do not show up for the reservation. When you are presented your bill after enjoying your meal, you may pay in cash, charge the total to your Disney Resort hotel room with your MagicBand, or pay with a credit card or Disney Gift Card

     The only exception to this process is Cinderella's Royal Table. When you book a meal at this popular Character Dining Experience, you are required to pay the total in full at the time you confirm the reservation. You cannot use a Disney Gift Card for the pre-payment requirement, but you may ask your Server to refund your credit card at the time of the meal and use your Disney Gift Card instead to pay the bill. 

     Do you need a few breakfast recommendations? My family's favorites include Chef Mickey's, Tusker House Restaurant, and the Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch at 'Ohana

     I hope this was helpful, Katherine. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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