Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 29, 2013
    Laurie Asked

    Love the panel. Is it poss to use dinning plan for Hoop de doo cat 2 and then pay the difference to upgrade to cat 1 seating? Dont want to pay total out of pocket but really want cat 1 as have been before and DS 5th Bday.

    Hello, Laurie!  Welcome to the Moms Panel!

    What a great question!  In my past experiences, you were not able to upgrade your seating category on the Disney Dining Plan and pay the difference out-of-pocket.  With every call I made, this was never an option. However, Disney is always making changes and the best option at this time is to connect with a Dining Cast Member.  You can call (407)WDW-DINE and ask if securing a category 1 seat and paying the difference is an option.  Now, with all this being said, you may be in luck if you ask for the late show (9:30 p.m.).  Based on availability, you can use your same 2 dining credits for category 1 seating.  This may be late for a 5 year old, but the show is very entertaining!  Again, this is based on availability and this is also subject to change.  

    ~Have a MAGICAL day and "SEE YOU REAL SOON"!~
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Texas

Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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