Monday, March 20, 2017

Disney World will soon allow you to pre-order and pre-pay for your meals at some restaurants

Fast casual and quick service restaurants at Disney World will soon let you pre-order and pre-pay for your meals, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

Using the My Disney Experience, guests will be able to place a Mobile Order and just show up at a restaurant and pick up their order.
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A variation of this called Advanced Ordering is now done for breakfast and lunch at The Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. The difference is that you pay when you arrive. The new version will take credit card payments beforehand.

This new feature will kick of with the opening of the Satu’li Canteen in Pandora—The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, the blog reports.

Later in the year, "additional fast-casual and quick-service restaurants will begin to offer Mobile Order," the blog reports.

Here's how Disney explains it will work:

"My Disney Experience app, allowing guests to bypass the queue to order when they arrive at the restaurant. Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they will tap an “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window."

Now, here's a catch. While the Disney Dining Plan is accepted at Satu’li Canteen, Mobile Order will only accept credit cards.

We also don't know if the app will be able to use discounts for Disney Vacation Club Members, Annual Passholders, Tables in Wonderland and such.

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