Mom And Son On Run
  • On Sep 9, 2012
    Erin 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.

    1st timers! changed our dp from qs to plus dining so we could get our kids a character dining and eat at the fun restaurants like ohana and rainforest cafe but it was all booked including any mickey cd. so my question is, what am i paying the extra$$$ for?

    Hi Erin!

    Congratulations on your upcoming, First Trip to Walt Disney World!

    The Disney Dining Plan is a fantastic savings and a better option, in my opinion, than the Quick Service Plan. Reservations tend to begin filling up as soon as dates are 180 days out, particularly for Character Dining and the most popular locations such as 'Ohana, Le Cellier, California Grill and the Dinner Shows.

    Availability constantly changes, so please don't give up! Just because you're unable to find what you want right now, doesn't mean it won't come available for you. If your travel date is relatively soon, you'll just want to be flexible with your daily plans and keep checking back on the Disney Dining Online site or calling in to Disney Dining at 407-WDW-DINE as often as you can.

    Availability can change 24-hour priors to reservations or even on the day of, so you can also check with Guest Services at your resort or in the parks to grab last-minute spots. In the meantime, be sure to reserve yourself other Table Service Meals to ensure that you get the great value out of your plan. If you'd like additional dining recommendations, please write me back with your arrival date and child's age(s) and I'd be happy to give you some additional suggestions.

    Thanks for visiting the Moms Panel Erin.
    I hope to hear from you soon!

    Wishing you a simply Magical time at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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