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Old 01-26-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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2013 Dining Plan Fantasmic Dinner Package

Hi everyone! I did a couple searches on this and did not find anything about it for the 2013 dining package. We usually do the FDP at HS when we go to WDW. Last year we ate at Mama Melrose, and it was fantastic. When I booked it for our trip in April 2013, I noticed it said on the confirmation sheet "Select Disney Dining Plans not accepted". I was hoping that it didn't mean the regular dining plan. I am going to call about it tomorrow, but I thought I would see if anyone has done the package in 2013 with the dining plan before I call. Was it covered under the regular plan still? We were able to do it in September of 2012. Thank you!
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I assume it's referring to the fact that you cannot use credits from the CS plan. You can use credits from the DDP and the DxDDP.
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You can still use DDP for Mama Melrose as long as you have TS credits to cover it. I noticed in your title though, you mention the Fantasmic! pkg, you cannot use any DDP with the package to mt knowledge. Hope this helps
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:19 AM   #4
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I assume it's referring to the fact that you cannot use credits from the CS plan. You can use credits from the DDP and the DxDDP.
Cool! Thanks! I was thinking (and hoping) the same thing! I had never seen it before and I've made tons of reservations in the past, so I was afraid they changed it!

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You can still use DDP for Mama Melrose as long as you have TS credits to cover it. I noticed in your title though, you mention the Fantasmic! pkg, you cannot use any DDP with the package to mt knowledge. Hope this helps
Ok, I am confused again b/c Purple Figment just said it is covered. Did you have any knowledge of it being covered in years past? It was, so I just wondered if you had never used DDP for it before. I have used it twice. I guess I can clear it all up by calling, but I hope PF is correct!!! We love the convenience!!!

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I just booked a fantasmic dining package for hollywood and vine in May. It's covered as a TS credit, but I did have to leave a credit card as a guarantee.
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Hi everyone! I did a couple searches on this and did not find anything about it for the 2013 dining package. We usually do the FDP at HS when we go to WDW. Last year we ate at Mama Melrose, and it was fantastic. When I booked it for our trip in April 2013, I noticed it said on the confirmation sheet "Select Disney Dining Plans not accepted". I was hoping that it didn't mean the regular dining plan. I am going to call about it tomorrow, but I thought I would see if anyone has done the package in 2013 with the dining plan before I call. Was it covered under the regular plan still? We were able to do it in September of 2012. Thank you!
I got this info for you from allears.net:

What is the Fantasmic! Dining Experience?

The Fantasmic! Dining Experience includes dinner at one of the participating Disney's Hollywood Studios restaurants and reserved seating in the Fantasmic! amphitheater. As of this writing, only Brown Derby, Mama Melrose, and Hollywood & Vine are participating.

This means that instead of waiting in line for 60-90 minutes outside the theater, you can walk right up to the theater 30-45 minutes before show time, (no waiting in a long line!) and still have a seat.

Is there a charge for the package?

There is no additional charge for the package itself. However, the package, which includes the Fantasmic! seating pass, MUST be guaranteed at the time of booking with a credit card, and a $10 cancellation fee applies if not cancelled at least 48 hours beforehand.

As of June 2009, you may order from the Brown Derby a la carte menu.

Mama Melrose $32.99 adult/$11.99 child (3-9) not including admission, tax, and gratuity -- Dinner package is price fixe: appetizer, dinner, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage.

Hollywood & Vine $26.99 adult/$13.99 child (3-9) not including admission, tax, and gratuity (no characters). All you care to eat buffet. Choose from a number of selections including; oven-roasted Prime Rib, Citrus Baked Chicken, Pan-seared Salmon, and Stir-Fry Noodles with Sesame. Also includes fresh salads and build your own ice cream/dessert bar. Adult beverages NOT included. Child's meal includes beverage.

All packages include a special pass for seating at that night's Fantasmic! and dinner at the restaurant chosen.

Report to your restaurant 10 minutes before your Fantasmic! Dining Experience Reservation, and you'll receive your special Fantasmic! seating pass at that time. Theme park admission is NOT included.

Can I Use the Magic Your Way Dining Plan with the Fantasmic Dining Experience?

Yes, the Magic Your Way Dining Plan can be used to purchase a Fantasmic Dining Experience. You can also get the Fantasmic Dining Experience if you have the Magic Your Way Premium Package or the Platinum Package.

Hollywood & Vine and Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano both count as one Table Service meal for the Dining Plan, while the Brown Derby counts as a Signature experience, or two Table Service meals.

When you call to make a reservation, your credit card number will be taken, but the charge won't be put through (unless you are a no-show, or do not cancel at least 48 hours before your dining date). You will pay with your Magic Your Way Dining Plan when you dine, just as you would for any meal.
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Cool! Thanks! I was thinking (and hoping) the same thing! I had never seen it before and I've made tons of reservations in the past, so I was afraid they changed it!

Ok, I am confused again b/c Purple Figment just said it is covered. Did you have any knowledge of it being covered in years past? It was, so I just wondered if you had never used DDP for it before. I have used it twice. I guess I can clear it all up by calling, but I hope PF is correct!!! We love the convenience!!!

Thanks for the answers!!
You can do the Fantasmic package with the dining plan. If you couldn't there would be no use mentioning that it costs 1 TS credit

I booked the package at MM for February using the DXDP.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:59 AM   #8
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I just booked a fantasmic dining package for hollywood and vine in May. It's covered as a TS credit, but I did have to leave a credit card as a guarantee.
Chuckers...I think we have talked in the past on the tips forum! Long time no "see"! Yeah, I booked it and had to leave a guarantee as well! I will explain below why my confusion has been present!

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I got this info for you from allears.net:

What is the Fantasmic! Dining Experience?

The Fantasmic! Dining Experience includes dinner at one of the participating Disney's Hollywood Studios restaurants and reserved seating in the Fantasmic! amphitheater. As of this writing, only Brown Derby, Mama Melrose, and Hollywood & Vine are participating.

This means that instead of waiting in line for 60-90 minutes outside the theater, you can walk right up to the theater 30-45 minutes before show time, (no waiting in a long line!) and still have a seat.

Is there a charge for the package?

There is no additional charge for the package itself. However, the package, which includes the Fantasmic! seating pass, MUST be guaranteed at the time of booking with a credit card, and a $10 cancellation fee applies if not cancelled at least 48 hours beforehand.

As of June 2009, you may order from the Brown Derby a la carte menu.

Mama Melrose $32.99 adult/$11.99 child (3-9) not including admission, tax, and gratuity -- Dinner package is price fixe: appetizer, dinner, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage.

Hollywood & Vine $26.99 adult/$13.99 child (3-9) not including admission, tax, and gratuity (no characters). All you care to eat buffet. Choose from a number of selections including; oven-roasted Prime Rib, Citrus Baked Chicken, Pan-seared Salmon, and Stir-Fry Noodles with Sesame. Also includes fresh salads and build your own ice cream/dessert bar. Adult beverages NOT included. Child's meal includes beverage.

All packages include a special pass for seating at that night's Fantasmic! and dinner at the restaurant chosen.

Report to your restaurant 10 minutes before your Fantasmic! Dining Experience Reservation, and you'll receive your special Fantasmic! seating pass at that time. Theme park admission is NOT included.

Can I Use the Magic Your Way Dining Plan with the Fantasmic Dining Experience?

Yes, the Magic Your Way Dining Plan can be used to purchase a Fantasmic Dining Experience. You can also get the Fantasmic Dining Experience if you have the Magic Your Way Premium Package or the Platinum Package.

Hollywood & Vine and Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano both count as one Table Service meal for the Dining Plan, while the Brown Derby counts as a Signature experience, or two Table Service meals.

When you call to make a reservation, your credit card number will be taken, but the charge won't be put through (unless you are a no-show, or do not cancel at least 48 hours before your dining date). You will pay with your Magic Your Way Dining Plan when you dine, just as you would for any meal.
Thanks for that! I saw this too as I use Allears for a lot of information. My only problem with it was that it hadn't been updated since 2010!!! I used the DDP on the FDP in 2011 and 2012, but now the wording is so weird on the website, so it is making me question it!

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You can do the Fantasmic package with the dining plan. If you couldn't there would be no use mentioning that it costs 1 TS credit

I booked the package at MM for February using the DXDP.
Here's a little bit more information about why it is making me question it: Even though it does mention in the guest policies section that if it is applicable it would be one TS, every other confirmation sheet I have has the words: "Select Disney Dining Plans Accepted" on the righthand side, whereas for the Fantasmic Dinner Pkg one says: "Select Disney Dining Plans Not Accepted." I find that weird. The other thing that made me question it was that when I put the filter into the reservations page that says: "2013 Dining plan" (so it should only show the restaurants that accept the dining plan), the FDP disappears. If I take that filter out, it comes back.

Hopefully you all see why it is making me wonder if it is covered! This page is just so different than all my other ones. Then there is the filter thing to consider too. I have just been too lazy to call Disney and deal with the automated system, plus I was sick today. Boo.

I appreciate all of you weighing in. I am going to assume it is covered under the dining plan and keep my reservation. I will call them soon to confirm and let you all know for sure. The whole website is a pain in my rear.

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The fact that adding or removing a filter changes the information on the website is probably just another one of the glitches on the new website.

If the F!DP is no longer included this year someone would have reported it to the disboards.
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Yeah let us know when you find out because I'm planning on using the DxDP for a Fantasmic dinner package at Hollywood and Vine.
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Chuckers...I think we have talked in the past on the tips forum! Long time no "see"! Yeah, I booked it and had to leave a guarantee as well! I will explain below why my confusion has been present!

Thanks for that! I saw this too as I use Allears for a lot of information. My only problem with it was that it hadn't been updated since 2010!!! I used the DDP on the FDP in 2011 and 2012, but now the wording is so weird on the website, so it is making me question it!

Here's a little bit more information about why it is making me question it: Even though it does mention in the guest policies section that if it is applicable it would be one TS, every other confirmation sheet I have has the words: "Select Disney Dining Plans Accepted" on the righthand side, whereas for the Fantasmic Dinner Pkg one says: "Select Disney Dining Plans Not Accepted." I find that weird. The other thing that made me question it was that when I put the filter into the reservations page that says: "2013 Dining plan" (so it should only show the restaurants that accept the dining plan), the FDP disappears. If I take that filter out, it comes back.

Hopefully you all see why it is making me wonder if it is covered! This page is just so different than all my other ones. Then there is the filter thing to consider too. I have just been too lazy to call Disney and deal with the automated system, plus I was sick today. Boo.

I appreciate all of you weighing in. I am going to assume it is covered under the dining plan and keep my reservation. I will call them soon to confirm and let you all know for sure. The whole website is a pain in my rear.
I'd assume that's because the QSDP doesn't have any TS credits that can be applied to that reservation.

But that website is nutty anyway Just go with the actual brochure on the DDP for what is covered and what isn't. The website was showing 2QS credits on the regular DP for awhile and got everyone excited!!
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Chuckers...I think we have talked in the past on the tips forum! Long time no "see"! Yeah, I booked it and had to leave a guarantee as well! I will explain below why my confusion has been present!
Yes we have I am one of those people who's only on the boards when I have a vacation coming up and then I am off them when I get back because it's too depressing to see everyone else planning their's when mine is over
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I booked my FDP online and saw the quote about not accepted by all dining plans so I called Disney to see what was up. They confirmed it is on the DDP.

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The fact that adding or removing a filter changes the information on the website is probably just another one of the glitches on the new website.

If the F!DP is no longer included this year someone would have reported it to the disboards.
The new site is very quirky. Drives me crazy. I am getting used to it, but it is so darn SLOW!!!!

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Yeah let us know when you find out because I'm planning on using the DxDP for a Fantasmic dinner package at Hollywood and Vine.
Looks like I don't have to call! Someone else did the work for me!!

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I'd assume that's because the QSDP doesn't have any TS credits that can be applied to that reservation.

But that website is nutty anyway Just go with the actual brochure on the DDP for what is covered and what isn't. The website was showing 2QS credits on the regular DP for awhile and got everyone excited!!
Right!??! I think that deserves another: !!! I did hear something about the 2 QS thing at one time. I always go with the regular DDP, so I wasn't one of the ones who got excited, but I could see how that would be good news! I always think I am going to get QS on the next trip to cut down on reservations, but then I plan a new trip and immediately want the TS meals again!

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Thought that was you! I think we talked about Sketchers! They were a terrible mistake for me, but I am glad some people have gotten relief from them. Glad you're back on the dis though! I was off for a while b/c I got flamed hardcore for standing up for someone in a thread. It was brutal. But...I can't let them beat me, so here I am again! We are going to POR in April! I see you will be there a little bit after us! Awesome! I love POR!!!!!

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I booked my FDP online and saw the quote about not accepted by all dining plans so I called Disney to see what was up. They confirmed it is on the DDP.
This is just what I was hoping to hear!!! Yay!! Thank you! I am so glad someone else thought it was odd and called. I usually don't mind calling, but really just did not want to do it.

Thanks everyone! You all rock!!!
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Thought that was you! I think we talked about Sketchers! They were a terrible mistake for me, but I am glad some people have gotten relief from them. Glad you're back on the dis though! I was off for a while b/c I got flamed hardcore for standing up for someone in a thread. It was brutal. But...I can't let them beat me, so here I am again! We are going to POR in April! I see you will be there a little bit after us! Awesome! I love POR!!!!!
I am SO sorry about the Sketchers.. I still love and wear mine.. all 10 pairs. I look forward to your trip report.. it will be my first stay at POR and I am really looking forward to it.
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