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  • On Mar 12, 2017
    Nina from MI Asked

    We are taking our 1st trip with our girls (ages 2 & 3)! We made reservations at 3 different restaurants. We will have the Disney Dining Plan. How can we make sure to use them with the reservations?

    Hello Nina! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    It is so exciting that your little Mouseketeers will be taking their first trip to Walt Disney World Resort. I do not remember my first visit over 35 years ago, but I live each experience anew with my kids whenever we visit.

    It's good to hear that you are taking advantage of the 2017 Disney Dining Dining Plan by making Advanced Dining Reservations. When I first used the Disney Dining Plan, I was adamant to ensure that I was getting a solid value for each credit we used.

    When you first speak with a server at a Walt Disney World Resort location, one of the first questions they usually ask is: "Are you on a Disney Dining Plan?". Even if you get through your entire meal and receive a bill for the cost of your meal, simply inform the server that you are on the 2017 Disney Dining Plan and they will take the necessary steps to credit your plan.

    In waiting until you are at the restaurant for your Advanced Dining Reservations, you are granted the freedom to change your mind about using your credits. I have changed my mind after a meal or after we ordered when I realized that the cost of the meal was not a valuable use of a Disney Dining Plan credit and paid out of pocket, instead.

    Since you are in the midst of planning for your vacation, be sure to use your My Disney Experience account to book your FastPass+ selections and Check-in Online up to 60 days in advance.

    Bon Appétit!

    ~Todd
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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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