Buffet, Character, Shows, AYCTE Pricing

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  1. monique5

    monique5 DVC - BLT & VGF

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    This thread is a great help when planning trips. We are going on a Disney YES trip in March. We plan on purchasing Dining Cards in advance, 2 of our reservations could not be made through WDW groups. So I've seen a price increase since we booked our March trip, TH and CP.

    Post 1 indicates next price increase, February 2017. Will that be closer to the beginning of month or mid-month? Thanks!
     
  2. Brian Noble

    Brian Noble His Curmudgeonly Highness

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    Is this your first visit? If so, maybe pick *one* character meal to focus on. I found that for a seven-day trip, two was about the right number---one "fur" and one "face". (Fur are the characters that wear heads: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, etc. Face characters do not: Princesses, etc.)
     
  3. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Seeing isn't Believing, Believing is Seeing.

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    Sounds like an Ice Capade act,
    . . . Frick and Frack
    . . . Fur and Face

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  5. Kagoguen

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    Not sure where to ask this question. We are doing ddp plan for the 1st time and I made reservations at place's that offered buffet style meals. I was looking closer to the fine print just the other day and It said that the family style and buffet were not all you care to eat on the ddp plan. So do they actually monitor to see how many times you go up. We are going as a family of six and I have an ok appetite, but my 15y/o son and 20y/o daughter have hollow legs. Can anyone advise me on this ???
     
  6. alex9179

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    Can you take a screen shot or write a direct quote? This would be a new rule and one that's not enforceable at a buffet.
     
  7. Kagoguen

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    Booking Information
    - Most Walt Disney World Resort table service restaurants that accept reservations can accommodate Kosher needs if requested at least 2 Days in advance by 407-WDW-DINE.

    At Family Style or Buffet locations Guest will only receive one meal, this will not be all-you-care-to-eat. Guests will be charged the regular buffet or all-you-care-to-eat price.

    Guests using their package entitlements for dining will be able to mirror those entitlements for Kosher Meals (ex. if the package entitlements are 1 appetizer, 1 entree, 1 dessert, then the Guest may order 1 Kosher appetizer, 1 Kosher entree, and 1 Kosher dessert.
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    At the Restaurant
    Inform the server, chef, or manager on duty of any dietary restrictions when arriving at the restaurant.
    Please note that Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will use reasonable efforts to prevent the introduction of the allergen of concern into the food through close attention during our sourcing, preparation and handling processes. However, it is ultimately the Guest's individual discretion to make an informed choice regarding whether to order any particular items. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts cannot guarantee that allergens may not have been introduced during another stage of the food chain process or, even inadvertently, during preparation. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts does not have separate kitchens to prepare allergen-free items or separate dining areas for Guests with allergies or intolerances.
     
  8. preemiemama

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    I am pretty sure that this refers to only Kosher meals. These meals are specially prepared, and therefore not part of the actual buffet. That is why it says the guest will only receive one meal- the chef will prepare one full Kosher meal for the person to eat at the restaurant instead of them eating from the buffet.
     
  9. Kagoguen

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    I really appreciate your response....Thank you :)
     
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    I agree- there is no way the server can "police" this. Plus it would be a discrimination issue, too, I would think. If you look at the part Kagoguen pasted, it all seems to refer to Kosher meals. That makes a lot more sense than having it apply to anyone on the dining plan. I would be helpful if they indicated that it was only for Kosher, but it does seem to be implied since the rest of that section is all about Kosher meals.

    @TheRustyScupper any thoughts?
     
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  13. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Seeing isn't Believing, Believing is Seeing.

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    1) I do not understand the reply.
    2) If we let people in without paying, who is to say they are not eating?
    3) It would discriminate against those who ARE paying.
     
  14. wishicouldgomoreofte

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    I have read that many times, and each time wondered what it meant, as I know you are not limited in your visits to the buffet. For it to be referring to Kosher meals makes the most sense, despite the paragraph break. Because of needing to order Kosher meals at least 2 days before and needing a Rabbi to oversee the preparation, they couldn't just make seconds if you wanted more, like they can with gluten-free or vegetarian, etc. (I would guess they would make a good size serving, though.)
     
  15. preemiemama

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    The original question came up to see if being on the DDP limited your ability to eat all you care to at an AYCTE restaurant. So the discrimination I referred to was DDP being limited vs. cash customers receiving AYCTE. I cannot see how that would make sense.

    My conclusion was that it was not directed at DDP customers but at people receiving Kosher meals, and is not discriminatory due to the reasons the pp said- meal prep and needing a rabbi. So this was a disclaimer statement.

    Just wondered if you agreed or if something different was occurring that I missed?
     
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  17. DisBuckMan

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    Dang folks, the quote above is from AllEars, not Disney. It's STRICTLY pertaining to kosher meals....

    http://allears.net/din/guestkosher.htm

    I'm not saying that it's not re-quoted from a Disney source, but it's very clear and apparent that it only pertains to special order kosher meals at aycte places....not the standard buffet meals themselves.
     
  18. wishicouldgomoreofte

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    Actually that is in every dining reservation confirmation email you get from Walt Disney World Dining, an official Disney source.
     
  19. DisBuckMan

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    Went back and looked at one of my ADR confirmation emails, and you're correct, it's there.

    However, point is still valid. The quoted information is CLEARLY under the Kosher meal bullet point.
     
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  20. mombrontrent

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    Quick question, not sure if it's already been answered somewhere. We are dining at 'Ohana tonight, does the price include non-alcoholic beverages?
     
  21. alex9179

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    It includes "standard" beverages. Water, tea, soda, and coffee.
     
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