Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Feb 22, 2016
    Nicole from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are we able to do character dining in a resort if we are staying outside of the park? And if all I want to do at a particular kingdom is the character dining, do I have to buy a ticket into that kingdom too or can I just go for the meal and leave?

    Hi there Nicole!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question regarding Character Dining! Guests do not have to stay on property in order to dine at restaurants located at a Disney Resort hotel. In fact, my family has dined at Chef Mickey's, located at Disney's Contemporary Resort, when staying off property. I believe you are also asking about Character Dining in the theme parks. If that is in fact what you are asking, you would need to purchase a ticket in order to dine at any restaurant located inside a theme park. 

    I hope this information is helpful to you. Please don't hesitate to stop by again with any additional questions that you may have. Best wishes for a magical trip, Nicole!

    Bon Appétit,
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Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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