Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 16, 2016
    Amy from CT 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.

    Hi! Going to WDW for the 1st time this fall with our 2 girls and my parents. We are getting a DDP, however my parents are not. Would we still be able as a party of 6 reserve dinner at the castle? If so, can we pay with DDP and they pay with cash? Thanks!

    Hey Amy-

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am so excited for your family's first trip to the place "where dreams come true." Your darling daughters will meet their favorite Disney princesses. They may ask them any question: ask Ariel about snarfblats or Elsa about her favorite snowman. Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit Walt Disney World Resort. Your family will have a blast and dining will be simple.

    When you arrive at a table service restaurant where you want to use Disney Dining Plan credits and your parents want to pay cash or credit, just let the server know at the beginning of the meal. Typically they ask, "Are you using a Disney Dining Plan?" You would say yes for four and the other two will pay separately.

    The real trick is getting a reservation at the highly acclaimed Cinderella's Royal Table. Advanced dining reservations open 180 days before your desired dining time. You may make reservations online beginning at 6:00 a.m. EST or by phone (407-WDW-DINE or 407-939-3463) beginning at 7:00 a.m. EST. Advance payment is required to reserve Cinderella's Royal Table which will be refunded to those who use a Disney Dining Plan. Since your parents are paying cash, I would recommend they place the reservation on their credit card. Reservations may only be made with one form of payment.

    Disney Dad Tip: While in the Grand Hall in Cinderella Castle get your camera out and take a moment to soak up all the beautiful details. Hidden surprises are everywhere with my favorite, Jacques and Gus, on the ledge over the fireplace.

    Amy, enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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