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Old 05-12-2018, 11:49 PM   #1
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Question about buffet restaurants and dining plan

Hi, all. It's my first trip to WDW since 2004 or so, when there was yet no dining plan, so this is all new to me.

As today (5/12) is exactly 180 days prior to my arrival day of 11/8, I went online and made a dinner reservation for that evening at 1900 Park Fare (Cinderella's Happily Ever After Dinner), which is a character dinner buffet.

Everything seemed fine, but then I noticed this odd item in the fine print:

At Family Style or Buffet locations Guest will only receive one meal, this will not be all-you-care-to-eat.

What does this mean? I'm only allowed one trip to the buffet? I don't understand -- I simply assumed that using a table service credit was equivalent to buying the buffet meal, which typically would be all you care to eat. I mean, I don't intend to pig out, but would normally make one trip to the buffet for soups/salads/appetizers, one for main and side dishes, and one for desserts. Is this not permitted if I'm paying with the dining plan?

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance and have a Disney Day!

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Old 05-13-2018, 02:30 AM   #2
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No worries. You probably overlooked the prior paragraph indicating this refers to special single plate meals such as kosher, halal or those made by a chef for someone with allergies. The kosher or halal meals are prepared in dedicated kitchens to assure no violation of these religious laws and are packaged as a single meal.

I lifted the following from the ADR fine print:

Most Walt Disney World Resort table service restaurants that accept reservations can accommodate Kosher needs if requested at least 1 Day in advance by 407-WDW-DINE. See information sheet for details.

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-enjoy price.
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I agree with Dot. In all my years of going to the buffets at Disney, the years I needed a special diet made, I only received the one dish and was never offered more.
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