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Disney Dining Plan Frequently Asked Questions


Can I use my Disney Dining Plan to redeem meals for friends or family members who are not included in my reservation and have not purchased this plan.

No, you may not use your Disney Dining Plan to redeem meals for friends or family members who are not included in your reservation and have not purchased this plan.

Are reservations required?

Due to the popularity of our restaurants, the restaurant and seating of your choice may be limited or may not be available. Please call 407-WDW-DINE to make reservations up to 180 days prior to your visit for the best options. Reservations are accepted at most Walt Disney World® Table Service restaurants, Signature Restaurants, and Character Dining locations. Advance reservations are required for Dinner Shows and Grand Gathering Experiences.

How do I make reservations?

Just call Disney Dining at 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463). An accepted major credit card guarantee is required for reservations at certain locations. Reservations must be cancelled at least 48 hours (6 days for Grand Gathering Experiences) before the scheduled seating time or a cancellation charge may be incurred (charge varies by location). Please indicate any food allergies or other health-related dietary restrictions at the time of booking. We are happy to discuss with you and attempt to accommodate your special dietary requests.

Can Guests ages 3-9 order anything off the menu?

No, Guests ages 3-9 must order from a children’s menu, where available. Many children’s menus offer healthy options in addition to kid favorites. The Disney Dining Plan is unavailable for Guests under the age of 3, but they may share from an adult plate at no charge or a meal may be purchased from the menu. The price of the meal will be added to your bill.

Can Guests ages 10+ use Guests ages 3-9 meal entitlements?

No, meal entitlements can not be shared between Guests ages 10+ and Guests ages 3-9.

Must I use exactly 1 Table Service, 1 Quick Service and 1 Snack each night of my package stay?

No, for maximum flexibility, meal entitlements can be used whenever you like during your package stay. For example, one night you may wish to hold off using a Table Service meal and then the following night use 2 Table Service meals to dine at a Signature Restaurant or Dinner Show.

Are gratuities included?

No, gratuities are not included unless otherwise indicated. An 18% gratuity will be added automatically for parties of 6 or more. A gratuity may also be added automatically for ordered items that are not included in the Disney Dining Plan (e.g. alcoholic beverages).

How will I be able to keep track of the number of meals used?

After you dine, your party’s remaining meals for that meal type (Table Service, Quick Service or Snack) will be printed on the receipt. You can also stop by the Concierge of your hotel for a complete printout of meals used/available.

Do any restaurants have a dress code?

Yes, the following Signature Restaurants have a business casual dress code:
- Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Flying Fish Cafe at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
- Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts

Men: Dress slacks, jeans, trousers, or dress shorts, short- or long-sleeved shirt with a collar or t-shirt required. Jackets are optional.
Ladies: Jeans, skirt, or dress shorts with blouse, sweater or t-shirt, or a dress required.
Not permitted: tank tops, swimsuits or swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut offs, or torn clothing of any kind.  



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