Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 1, 2013
    Karen 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.

    Wanted an expert opinion on our dining plans before final booking. Arrive early Dec. Wed plan on Chef Mickeys dinner,Thurs BF @ Castle,Thurs Be our guest dinner,Fri Garden Grill dinner,Sat Hollywood &Vine, Mon Tusker House BF Have 2 QS 1 TS dining plan

    Hi Karen,

    I think your Advanced Dining Reservations sound wonderful but be sure to know when your 180-days booking window opens up to lock in several of the highly sought after Advanced Dining Reservations mentioned. You can do so by calling 407-WDW-DINE as early as 7am EST, but online reservations open up an hour earlier. If you are staying at a Disney owned Resort Hotel, you'll have the benefit of making 10 days worth of Advanced Dining Reservations on this 180-day "booking window." Googling "Disney 180 day calculator" will pull up several independent sites willing to calculate the dates for you. 

    Also, you'll want to review your Disney Dining Plan purchased, as a Magic Your Way Package Plus Dining includes 1 Quick-Service meal, 1 Table-Service meal, and 1 snack for each night of your package (ages 3 and up). If you've purchased the Deluxe Dining Plan, you'll have your choice of Quick-Service or Table-Service for all 3 meals.

    Another suggestion for you is to book a grocery delivery service prior to arrival if you've purchased the Magic Your Way Plus Dining. In the past, this service has saved us time and money bypassing an out of pocket Quick-Service breakfast at the Disney Resort Hotels when participating on the Disney Dining Plan. We've used both and for fresh produce, yogurts, cereal and milk ...healthy, easy and convenient!

    Have a MAGICAL vacation, Karen, and thank you for the question!

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