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  • On May 30, 2010
    Peter from LA 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.

    how do you make reservation at a dinner with a dining plan?

    Thanks for writing, Peter!

    It is basically the exact same to make an Advanced Dining Reservation with or without the dining plan. 

    To make reservations, you can either call by phone (407-WDW-DINE  /  407 -939-3463 ) or you can do it via the internet at

    If you call by phone, the operator will sometimes ask if you will be using the dining plan, but this is mostly just for their planning purposes.  In my experience, there is really no difference if you mention that you are going to use the dining plan for your meal or not.  If you already have the dining plan, by all means, let them know.  If you add the dining plan later, feel free to call back to update your reservation, but I personally don't think this is absolutely necessary.

    The most important difference with having the dining plan is that once you are at the restaurant, you should tell the host and your server as soon as possible that you will be using the dining plan, so they bill you correctly.

    I should also mention that it is a very smart idea to make your dining reservations BEFORE you get the dining plan.  If you can't get the dining reservations that you want (or suitable substitutes), then you probably should reconsider getting the dining plan.

    Hope that helps.
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