• On Jul 2, 2013
    Jennifer Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I saw u mentioned an extra perk for using dining plan a T fantastic...can u share please Thank u so much

    Hi, Jennifer!

    So glad you asked, Jennifer!

    If Guests on the Disney Dining Plan are lucky enough to be able to grab the very popular Fantasmic! Dinner Package and select Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano for their reservation (lunch or dinner, same menu) then each Guest on that reservation is given an appetizer as well. When you take a look at their menu, you'll see why I think that this is such an incredible thing. Yum.

    We learned about this many years ago, when we first arrived with the combination of the above things. Our server informed us of the perk and, although dubious, we ordered those apps. (And boy, were they delicious. Their calamari is so tender and beautifully presented, and the fresh mozzarella and vine-ripened tomatoes are mouthwateringly good.) Each time we return under the same set of circumstances, I ask our server if this offer is still valid, and it has been, right through this year.

    If you call Disney Dining and ask, they won't be able to confirm, as this is a perk that the operators of the restaurant have chosen to offer. I've  spoken with staff at the restaurant recently, both in person and over the phone, and, yes, this offer still stands.

    As we love Mama Melrose's and are fans of appetizers far more than of dessert, this will always be our first choice when using our Dining Plan to pay for a Fantasmic! Dinner Package.

    Quite a cool perk, isn't it?

    Send more questions as you think of them, Jennifer; I love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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