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  • On Sep 11, 2015
    Shauna from NY 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.

    Hi there. My trip is in March 2016. ADRs have to be paid for at the time of reservation? After paying hotel/tickets, I don't think I'll be able to pay for ADRs until about a month in advance. I probably won't get anything at that point, huh?

    Hi there, Shauna, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I'm so glad you stopped by today to ask us your question. Part of the fun of a Walt Disney World vacation is the food, and I don't want you to think you'll have to miss out on any of it. There are just a few dining experiences that you'd have to pay for ahead of time, like Cinderella's Royal Table and the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue. Otherwise, the vast majority of Walt Disney World restaurants only require a credit card to hold your reservation. That card will only be charged if you don't show up for your reservation, or if you cancel with less than 24 hours' notice. Then, it works just like any other restaurant you might enjoy at home. You'll order your meal, eat to your heart's (or your stomach's) content, and pay the check at the end.

    It looks like you're coming up on your 180-day window, so go ahead and have fun making plans for all the wonderful dining you want to enjoy, Shauna. And be sure to save some room for dessert!

    Please feel free to stop by and see us again if you have any more questions. Wishing you a magical Walt Disney World vacation!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.

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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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