Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Visit Orlando's Magical Dining®?
A: Participating restaurants feature options from their regular dinner menu including an appetizer, entrée and dessert, to create a three-course, prix-fixe dinner at the exceptional value of $35 per person. Plus, through Visit Orlando, $1 from each meal supports one or more deserving charities.
Q: When does the program take place?
A: The program runs for five weeks, typically starting the last week in August, during the restaurants' normal dinner hours. Call the restaurants directly for days and hours of operation or review this information on the Restaurants & Menus pages.
Q: Which restaurants are participating?
A: For a complete list of participating restaurants and their special menus, visit this page: Restaurants & Menus. Note: Additional restaurants may be added throughout the program.
Q: Will participating restaurants offer outdoor seating?
A: When available space and weather permits, participating restaurants will offer outdoor seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact your preferred participating restaurants for details, or refer to their menu listing for Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining.
Q: Will participating restaurants offer takeout and/or delivery?
A: Many restaurants will have takeout and delivery service. Please contact your preferred participating restaurants for details, or refer to their menu listing for Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining.
Q: What is included in the $35 prix-fixe meal?
A: The three-course dinner includes the choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert from the restaurant's Visit Orlando's Magical Dining menu. Tax and gratuity are not included. Please tip based on the total meal value.
Q: Can I search for restaurants based on cuisine (e.g., Italian or Seafood) or diet options (e.g., vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free)?
A: Yes. However, please note that filters for diet options apply only to Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining entrees. Other courses such as appetizers and desserts may also be available with diet options and are noted on the individual menu, but only entrees are filterable.
Q: Where can I find safety information about restaurants participating in Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining?
A: Check participating restaurants’ websites for the latest information about their enhanced health and safety measures.
Q: How do I make reservations?
A: Go to the Restaurants & Menus page to select your favorite restaurant, then click on the restaurant's OpenTable reservations button. Most restaurants offer OpenTable reservations. If they do not, we suggest you reserve a table directly with the restaurant. Advance reservations are encouraged, as restaurants fill up quickly
Q: How do I get the Visit Orlando's Magical Dining menu at a restaurant?
A: Whether you arrive at the restaurant as a walk-in guest or with advance reservations, you will be eligible to participate in Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining. You should be provided with a copy of the menu upon your arrival to the restaurant. If you are not, simply ask the host or your server for the Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining menu. No vouchers, coupons or flyers are needed.
Q: Can I use coupons, promotionally purchased gift certificates/cards, discounts or other offers in combination with Visit Orlando's Magical Dining?
A: No. Other discounts or offers cannot be used in combination with Visit Orlando's Magical Dining promotion.
Q: Can I share/split the three-course Visit Orlando's Magical Dining dinner with another person?
A: No. The three-course Visit Orlando's Magical Dining dinner is per person.
Q: How does the charity donation work?
A: At the end of the program, restaurants donate $1 of each Visit Orlando's Magical Dining dinner to Visit Orlando, who presents 100% of these charitable dollars to the current year’s charity or charities.
Q: My question is not here/I have a comment to share.
A: Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Q: I represent an Orlando-area restaurant that wants to participate in Visit Orlando's Magical Dining. How can we get involved?
A: Click here for a complete list of restaurant criteria, as well as contact information to learn more about becoming a participating restaurant in Visit Orlando's Magical Dining.