Mom And Son On Run
  • On Sep 6, 2012
    Michelle 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.

    Visiting during Christmas time this year and have made candlelight dining reservations. Not thrilled about having to use 2 dining credits for a 1 credit dining location. Do you highly reccommend the dining res w/candlelight, or can we get good seats w/o?

    Hi, Michelle!  If you are going during a really busy time, like Thanksgiving weekend or Christmas week, I cannot recommend enough that you keep your dinner package reservation.  The shows are wildly popular, and you will find that after seating the guests with dinner packages, the seating in the theater will be very limited.  You'll also notice that stand-by guests begin lining up well in advance of the shows, so you'll lose quite a bit of park time if you stand in the line.

    If you have chosen to go at a less busy time - say, after Thanksgiving and up to the weekend before Christmas - you may find you will have decent options for seating after package guests have been seated.  I still see people lining up well in advance, but you are more likely to find seats if you go during a less busy time.

    As an alternative, you can pay out of pocket for your Candlelight Processional dinner package, instead of using your dining credits.  This will give you an extra meal to use somewhere else, and you won't feel that you've used credits that you needed for somewhere else.

    Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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