• On May 18, 2019
    Felicia from KY 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.

    I have reservations at the Kona Cafe in July. I have been reading on some forums that the sides that are offered when you order a steak are not included in the Disney Dining Plan is that correct?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Felicia!

    I really think that a meal at Kona Café is one of the best ways you can use a Table-Service credit on the Disney Dining Plan. A visit to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is magical enough when all you're doing is exploring the gorgeous grounds, but adding a meal at one of the incredible restaurants there is the perfect way to spend a day.

    Though menus are often subject to change to include new flavors and seasonal ingredients, at the moment, most of the steaks at Kona Café come with a side of arugula and braised cippolini. There are additional steakhouse-style sides you can order, like the Creamy Mashed Potatoes or some divine Lobster and Crab Macaroni and Cheese, but those sides are not included when you redeem your Disney Dining Plan credit. You are welcome to order those sides if you want them though, and then you can just tap your MagicBand when the check comes to deduct a Table-Service credit and charge your additional sides to your Resort Hotel room.

    One of the best parts of visiting Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is that it is home to my all-time favorite cocktail at Walt Disney World Resort: the Lapu Lapu. You can find it at 'Ohana, Kona Café, and even Tambu Lounge, so grab one for yourself and think of me when you try it!

    Have a magical day, Felicia!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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