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  • On Apr 29, 2012
    Amie 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 thinking about booking a package at the new Arts of Animation Hotel with the basic dining plan. Would we still be able to do character dinners? Are the dining options a lot more limited with the value hotels in comparison with mod/deluxe hotels?

    Hi Amie!

    If you take advantage of the free dining promotion being offered (see special offers for details), then yes, you are correct, since you are staying at Art of Animation (AOA) resort, it will include the Quick Service Disney Dining Plan (DDP).

    The Quick Service (QS) DDP allows you to have two QS meals per person, per night of your stay, plus one snack and one refillable resort mug. The character meals are require a Table Service (TS) credit, therefore you would not be able to use the QS DDP credits towards a character meal.

    You have two options, you can upgrade your plan for a small fee and have the regular DDP. This opens up the doors to many more options, including being able to enjoy character meals and signature dining experiences. My family has often stayed at the Value resorts and upgrade our DDP so we could enjoy the wonderful Disney Table Service options. I think that is the best way to go.

    You can review the options for the DDP on the Disney Dining Plan site.

    I hope you have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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