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  • On Feb 27, 2013
    Lori Asked

    Need to know which is more cost effective, paying for our Mama Mel Fantasmic lunch out of pocket, or using DDP? I can't seem to find the info.for the cost. Also, what it includes (choices food wise). We'll be there the end of May, please help!?! Thank you!

    Hi, Lori! Thanks for visiting us again here on the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano is my family's favorite dining location at Disney's Hollywood Studios. We have always experienced great meals and excellent service at Mama Melrose. We are big fans of the vegetarian minestrone soup, flatbread pizzas and penne alla vodka. And my daughter loves ordering the "spaghetti and meatball" cupcake for dessert!

    The Fantasmic! Dining Package pricing varies depending on the season, but the price range for adults is $35-38 (plus tax & gratuity) and includes an entree (and possibly an appetizer), dessert and non-alcoholic beverage in addition to your VIP Seating Voucher. Several years ago the Fantasmic! Dining Package involved a fixed-price menu (with limited choices), but now you can simply order from the regular menu. Here is a link to the menus for Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano

    To determine the cost effectiveness of paying out-of-pocket versus using your Disney Dining Plan (DDP) for the Fantasmic! Dining Package, you would need to consider the value of one adult table-service meal credit compared with the actual cost you would pay out-of-pocket. The dinner entree prices at Mama Melrose range from $14-30 and desserts average $6.00. The approximate cost of the 2013 Standard Dining Plan (which includes one table-service meal, one quick-service meal and one snack per person per day) is $55 per adult per day. 

    Wishing you a magical vacation, Lori! Please write back if I can assist you further. 
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, New Jersey

I'm a Disneyphile and Type A planner! I'm also a writer and editor, wife and mom to an amazing daughter, age 7. I love helping guests of all ages and abilities plan their "Disney time" and make magical vacation memories at Walt Disney World!
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