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22-06-2008, 05:14 PM
This is one that we used last time.

There is a card you can buy called the Disney Dining Experience (DDE) Card which will give you 20% off all meals and alcohol (except on special days like christmas day).

You have to either have an Annual Pass or be a florida resident to buy one and it costs $75 but you easily make that up on savings!

They do now add a tip 18% usually but can be 20% at v&a for example to your bill. Even if you think of it as just paying for all your tips, $75 is a bargain!

27-06-2008, 12:46 PM
we saved a fortune at disney restaurants with this tip!!! :cool:

some more info for people
You need to be either a Florida resident or Disney Annual Pass holder to order one.
General Membership (Florida Residents ONLY): $85.00
Annual/Seasonal Passholders' Rate: $65.00
Florida Resident (non-Passholder) Renewals: $70.00 (for existing memberships received within 30 days of expiration date)
Add a second membership for your spouse or partner for only $25 more.

To order call Disney Dining Experience office at (407) 566-5858, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Membership is not available on property. Membership is only available by mail or phone.

BY MAIL: Disney's Dining Experience, Post Office Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Allow a few weeks for the card to be delivered

27-06-2008, 01:08 PM
Just another few tips on this GREAT card. If you order your card past the middle of the month, you actually get a more time out of it. If you order on say Feb 1 08 you tend to get a card valid till end of feb 09, but if you order at feb 20th it tends to be valid till end of march 09. So you can get a few more days out of it :)

Also if you're going to Disney within a few weeks, there may not be time for the card to arrive! Let the DDE people know and they'll try and arrange for a card or letter to be at the Epcot guest services :cool:

14-07-2009, 05:44 PM
Now is this card good on all food, even the smaller places that you just walk up to a window? and what about places that simply offer desserts? the ones that sell the mickey head ice creams?

14-07-2009, 06:39 PM
great tip!!

thanks! :)

14-07-2009, 09:15 PM
Now is this card good on all food, even the smaller places that you just walk up to a window? and what about places that simply offer desserts? the ones that sell the mickey head ice creams?

I'd like to know this too :yes:
Are there lots of blackout dates on this offer....we go over the Christmas and New Year so it may not be such a good deal for us.

14-07-2009, 09:29 PM
When I called to try to book it over the phone they said to wait until I get there and buy guest services at DTD :unsure:

14-07-2009, 09:30 PM
Sorry just realised that this is an old thread - it is now called Tables In Wonderland anyway. :)

14-07-2009, 09:50 PM
Sorry just realised that this is an old thread - it is now called Tables In Wonderland anyway. :)

That's ok! It's still a good thread and tip to talk about :yes:

I love the Tables in Wonderland card (old DDE card). It's 20% off everything, even alcoholic drinks (hic!) which is unusual for Disney. The downside is that enforced 18% gratuity (boo) which means that nowadays, the card is almost just a prepaid tip card. Nevertheless, it's good value.

For example, at Victoria & Albert at the Grand Floridian you'll almost certainly save the entire cost of the card in one meal!

There ARE restrictions which apply during holidays and special events, please check with the restaurant when you make your reservation. Blackout dates include major holidays such as Mother's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day.

You also can't combine it with other offers so fantastic dinner packages can't be used with the card and so on.

You get a list of places that take the card but basically the following are on it:

All-Star Music Resort
Intermission Food Court

All-Star Sports Resort

All-Star Movies Resort
World Premiere Food Court

Animal Kingdom Lodge
Boma-Flavors of Africa
Jiko-The Cooking Place
Victoria Falls

Beach Club Resort
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop (eat in only)
Cape May Cafe
Martha's Vineyard Lounge
Rip Tide Lounge

Belle Vue Lounge
Flying Fish Cafe

Eagle Pines and Osprey Ridge Golf Club
Sand Trap Bar & Grill

Caribbean Beach Resort
Shutters at Old Port Royale

Contemporary Resort
California Grill
Chef Mickey's
Outer Rim Lounge
The Wave

Coronado Springs Resort
Maya Grill

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Crockett's Tavern
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue (9:30 p.m. show only, offered seasonally)
Trail's End Restaurant

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
1900 Park Fare
Garden View Lounge
Grand Floridian Cafe
Mizner's Lounge
Victoria & Albert's (excluding Chef's Table)

Old Key West Resort
Olivia's Cafe

Polynesian Resort
Kona Cafe
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show (late show only)
Tambu Lounge

Pop Century Resort
Everything Pop Dining (excluding merchandise)
Classic Concoctions

Port Orleans Resort
Boatwright's Dining Hall
River Roost

French Quarter:
Scat Cat's Club
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Turf Club Bar and Grill
The Turf Club Lounge
Artist's Palette

Wilderness Lodge
Artist Point
Territory Lounge
Whispering Canyon Cafe

Yacht Club Resort
Ale and Compass Lounge
Crew's Cup Lounge
Captain's Grille
Yachtsman Steakhouse

Cap'n Jack's Restaurant

Raglan Road

Planet Hollywood

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Biergarten Restaurant
Bistro de Paris Restaurant
Chefs de France Restaurant
Coral Reef Restaurant
Tutto Italia Ristorante
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Nine Dragons Restaurant
Restaurant Marrakesh
Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
San Angel Inn Restaurante
The Garden Grill Restaurant

Disney's HollywoodStudios
50's Prime Time Cafe
Hollywood & Vine
Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
The Hollywood Brown Derby
Tune-In Lounge

Magic Kingdom
Cinderella's Royal Table
Liberty Tree Tavern
The Crystal Palace
The Plaza Restaurant
Tony's Town Square Restaurant

Animal Kingdom
Tusker House Restaurant
Flame Tree Barbecue

Disney's Vero Beach Resort
The Green Cabin Room
Shutters Restaurant
Sonya's Fine Steaks & Chops (Sunday Brunch not included)

14-07-2009, 11:54 PM
We love TIW far more than DDP. :yes:

You can't use it at counter services in the parks, nor the walkup kiosks, that sort of thing. Essentially, it's for full service and buffet meals, or at All Star and Pop food courts (no full service restaurants there).

Just to be safe, double check the automatic gratuity. We don't add to it any longer (unless it's exceptional service like you get from Ricardo at YSH!!!! :9: ) so weren't paying that close attention. We used it for pre dinner drinks at Martha's Vineyard and the barkeep didn't add the 18% gratuity. She nearly lost out on her tip, but fortunately we noticed when we ordered a second round! So, double check to be sure they've added the gratuity. :yes: