Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 18, 2009
    Natalie from MN 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 are going to reserve several Character Breakfasts for spring - we are using the DDP and want to know how to make these reservations. I keeping reading that you need to use a credit card when reserving and I don't want to pay twice.

    A few meals at WDW do require you to pre-pay or make a deposit using a credit card. However, once you're at the restaurant, you can change your method of payment if something else suits you better.

    For example. my family dined at Cinderella's Royal Table last fall. My husband made the reservation and gave Disney Dining his credit card number. While we were at Disney World, we decided that we would rather pay for the meal with a Disney gift card. We simply told the server at the restaurant what we wanted. Hubby was issued a refund on his credit card and we were able to pay using the gift card. This is a VERY common situation, particularly with guests who are on the Disney Dining Plan. If you are on the Dining Plan, you must reserve with a credit card, but then this will be refunded when you go to pay with your dining credits. Just tell your server what you'd like to do and he or she will process your transaction with what ever method you prefer. You will not be paying twice for the same meal.

    Also, FYI, not all of the character meals require a credit card to hold the reservation, most do not.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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