• On Feb 15, 2017
    Joni from IN 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 visiting and using Disney Dining for the first time. We have the plan that includes one quick service and one table service meal. Can we use the table service for character dining?

    Hi Joni,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am actually delighted that you purchased the Disney Dining Plan. My family has used the Disney Dining Plan and we always find it to be a great value.

    Yes, you can certainly use a Table-Service credit for Character Dining. Some of my family's favorites are Chef Mickey's, 1900 Park Fare, Crystal Palace, Hollywood & Vine, and Cinderella's Royal Table. Of those, Cinderella's Royal Table requires two Table-Service credits per guest age 3-years old and over on the dining plan. To double-check the number of meal credits required at each venue, go to the Dining List and select a restaurant. If the restaurant accepts dining plans, you should see a link that says "Some Dining Plans Accepted." If you click on that link, a chart will appear that indicates how many meal credits are required.

    Remember to make advanced dining reservations. Reservations can be made 180 days in advance and restaurants do fill quickly, especially for character meals!

    Have a magical time planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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