by Military Diva
Throughout the year, Disney World offers several discounts to entice travelers to their magical destination. However, savvy travelers are aware that many of these discounts are more of an advertising technique than a true discount. Disney, as a company, is an excellent marketer, entertainer and leader of hospitality. They offer such an amazing product that they do not need to offer many add-ons or mark downs. But there are a few places on Disney property where you can stretch your dollar and receive more than you paid for.
Hollywood Studios on Disney World Property offers a dining experience known as the Fantasmic! Dinner Package. This is an amazing “Buy one, get one” type of experience! Essentially, guests enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at one of three Hollywood Studios restaurants and receive a complimentary pass for VIP seating to that evening’s Fantasmic! show. The beauty of this package is that guests pay the regular cost for their meal, nothing extra. But the VIP Fantasmic! pass minimizes in-line wait time for the evening’s show and guarantees seating in the center of the amphitheater. Premium seats without extra cost or using a beloved FP+…score for guests that are aware of this extra benefit!
Now, if you really want to stretch your dining budget or dining plan credits, the following news is for you!
The Fantasmic! Dinner Package can be utilized at Hollywood & Vine for a lunch time Character Meal featuring Stars from Disney Junior. Lunch with Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Jake & the Neverland Pirates and Handy Manny plus Fantasmic! VIP seating make for an incredible package value.
For one price or one table service credit you can receive this lunchtime character meal and “reserved” Fantasmic! seating. Not many places in Disney offer such a value!
Again, Hollywood & Vine and lunchtime only for characters and Fantasmic! seating combined.
Let’s take a deeper look into the three restaurants offering the Fantasmic! Dinner Package.
The Hollywood Brown Derby: Fine, signature dining for lunch or dinner offering appetizer, entrée, dessert, non-alcoholic beverage and VIP Fantasmic! seating voucher.
$56.99 for adults, 16.99 for children or two Table Service Credits per guest.
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano: Casual dining for lunch or dinner offering appetizer, entrée, dessert, non-alcoholic beverage and VIP Fantasmic! seating voucher.
$37.99 for adults, $12.99 for children or one Table Service Credit per guest.
Hollywood & Vine: All you care to enjoy buffet for lunch or dinner and VIP Fantasmic! seating voucher
Playhouse Junior characters are available for lunch only.
(This option is currently not noted online. Book online via Fantasmic! Dinner Package for H & V lunch. I personally had to call in to request “Lunchtime Fantasmic! Dinner Package with Characters for H&V”. The cast member originally said it was not available. But, as he searched he shockingly explained “Well there it is! Who knew!” If you call to book, be persistent!)
$39.99 for adults, $20.99 for children or one Table Service Credit
Important information to note
- A credit card guarantee is required to hold this reservation.
- Cancellation fee of $10 per guest will be charged for no shows or guests failing to cancel 48 hours prior to their reserved time.
- Admission to Hollywood Studios is required and is separate from the price of the Dinner Package.
- Guests should arrive at their chosen restaurant 30 minutes prior to reservations and request their Fantasmic! vouchers when seated.
- Tax is included in the cost of this package, but gratuity is not.
- Guests should arrive at the entrance to the Fantasmic! Amphitheater 20-30 minutes prior to the start of the show. (No more waiting 60-90 minutes and hoping to gain access to Fantasmic!)
- Seating is first come, first serve within the reserved seating area. You are guaranteed a seat only . Get there early if you have a specific seat in mind!
- The Fantasmic! Dinner Package is only available on nights the show is performed and for the first evening show only.
- If the show is cancelled due to inclement weather you will not be issued a new pass or receive any compensation.
- Reservations must be made specifically for the Fantasmic! Dinner Package either online or by calling 1-407-WDW-DINE. A reservation for one of these three restaurants alone does not qualify.
If you are anything like our family, you hold a special place in your heart for the Fantasmic! live action show at Hollywood Studios. Now you can enjoy a fabulous meal, possibly dine with characters and receive great seats for this wonderfully entertaining experience, without any extra cost or use of FP+. Be sure to book the Disney Fantasmic! Dinner Package for your next trip to Walt Disney World. It will surely be an experience to remember!
And if you want to skip all of the hassle of booking the package yourself, we recommend contacting our travel agent-Patricia, aka Military Diva, with All for Dreams Travel.
All for Dreams Travel is an Independent Agency with Gateway to Magic Travel, an Authorized Disney Travel Planner.