Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On May 6, 2015
    Tracey from TN 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.

    I wanted to know if there is a list of restaurants that require payment at the time of reservations. Example:Cinderella Royal Table makes you pay with credit card when making reservations and will refund you if you decide to use a table service credit.

    Hi there, Tracey,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  Food is one of my favorite Walt Disney World topics, so I'm happy you stopped by with your question today!

    When you make your dining reservations, most restaurants will require a credit card just as a guarantee.  You won't be charged unless you don't show up for your reservation (and haven't canceled at least a day in advance).  There are just a few locations that are exceptions to this rule and I've listed those for you below.

    Cinderella’s Royal Table
    Hoop Dee Doo Revue
    Mickey’s Backyard BBQ
    Spirit of Aloha Luau

    Some of the special events that are offered during the year are often also included on this list, such as the Tommorowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party, IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party and the Feel the Force Premium Package (just to name a few of the more popular ones).

    If you have a vacation package reserved that includes the Disney Dining Plan, I've heard that it might be possible to avoid this payment at the time you make your dining reservation.  If it doesn't give you this option on the Dining page when you go to make your reservations online, just call (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463) to ask about that.  Alternately, you can go ahead and make the payment at the time you book, and then get that refunded at the restaurant when you arrive for your reservation.

    Wishing you delicious dining and a pixie-dusted trip, Tracey!  Please write back anytime if you have any other questions we can help answer as you finalize your plans.

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Missouri

My love of Walt Disney World Resort may have started when I was a child, but I've grown to love it even more as a parent vacationing with my own kids. If you have questions about traveling with toddlers, tweens or teens, "Disney Dining" or in-park special events, ask away! Learn More About Beth

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