• On Nov 4, 2019
    Jerome from OH 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.

    Two families traveling together. They arrive Thursday and us on Friday. We will eat together. We are on the dining plan, they are not. Are they able to make dining reservations for all of us on their 180 day mark or will we need to wait one more day?

    Hi Jerome!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Yes - the other family can make all the dining reservations at their 180 day mark, as long as they are included in the reservation, and one of them is the Reservation Contact (and can provide a phone number and a credit card to guarantee the reservation).  It is not necessary to name every person on the reservation, nor are you required to state in advance who will/will not be using the Disney Dining Plan at each particular meal.  If you are all intending to eat together, it is very wise for your other family to make reservations for all of you.  Dining reservations can be made online, or by using your My Disney Experience account.  It is worth noting that your dining plan credits may only be used by anyone on your Disney Resort hotel reservation.  However, at all meals, you can choose to pay with your dining plan credits, and everyone else can pay by another method - just tell your server at the start of the meal how you each intend to pay.  It's worth noting that a credit card will be required at the time of booking, but no charge will be made to that card unless you are a no-show.  Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance, otherwise a $10 charge per person will be incurred.  

    There are a few dining experiences that require advance payment.  Cinderella's Royal Table in Magic Kingdom Park, and some dinner shows such as Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort.  If you wish to use your Disney Dining Plan for these, payment will still be made in advance, but when you advise your server that you are using your dining plan, the advance payment will be credited back to the card used at the time of booking.

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions.  We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort.


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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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