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    wdwgirl Earning my ears

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    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!
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    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
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    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:
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    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?
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    great tip!!

    thanks! :)
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    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.
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    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:
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    Sorry just realised that this is an old thread - it is now called Tables In Wonderland anyway. :)
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    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

    BoardWalk
    Belle Vue Lounge
    ESPN Club
    Flying Fish Cafe
    Spoodles

    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
    CĂ­tricos
    Garden View Lounge
    Grand Floridian Cafe
    Mizner's Lounge
    Narcoossee's
    Victoria & Albert's (excluding Chef's Table)

    Old Key West Resort
    Olivia's Cafe

    Polynesian Resort
    'Ohana
    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
    Riverside:
    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

    DOWNTOWN DISNEY Marketplace
    Cap'n Jack's Restaurant

    DOWNTOWN DISNEY Pleasure Island
    Raglan Road

    DOWNTOWN DISNEY West Side
    Planet Hollywood

    Epcot
    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
    Pizzafari
    Flame Tree Barbecue
    Restaurantosaurus

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

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