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  • On Jun 26, 2013
    Glorian Asked

    Does the Candlelight Process dinner pkg requires advance payment? Since it's 2 credits of the dining plan, is it better to pay it and use our credits somewhere else? What is your feedback regarding meals that cost 2 credits? Trying to decide best value.

    Hi, Glorian!

    Great question!

    We absolutely loved our Candlelight Processional Dinner Package, as it ensured us a delicious, leisurely meal AND great seating at the stunning Processional. (VIP viewing area for Epcot's Illuminations, too.) I wouldn't attend a Candlelight Processional any other way...it was that good!

    Regarding payment, in the past it's been the typical $10 per person "Credit Card Guarantee." This means that you're credit card will only be charged ($10 per person on the reservation) if you don't show up for your reservation or don't cancel at least 24 hours in advance. No advance payment required.

    Regarding the 2 credits from your Disney Dining Plan, I have a very strict personal policy on that. We only spend 2 credits on a Table Service meal in very specific circumstances. First, if we'll be arriving so late or leaving early enough that either our first or our last day just can't easily accommodate a TS meal, then I'll use the extra TS credit to double up on a 2 credit location. If that's not the case, I'll allow us to use 2 credits just once during the trip for something special, such as Candlelight Processional, a meal at Cinderella's Royal Table (esp. if we are there with a family who has never dined in the Castle) or for a special meal at a Signature Restaurant, such as  Yachtsman Steakhouse or Flying Fish Cafe.

    To balance out the missing TS meal one day, we'll pay cash for an extra Quick service meal or grab a heavy snack during the day in place of that added TS meal. When possible, we'll use a QS credit at Sunshine Seasons at Epcot and at Downtown Disney's Wolfgang Puck Express, the latter feeling much like a TS location. Yum!

    Send more questions as you plan your trip, Glorian! I love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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