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  • On Dec 1, 2009
    Kim from ON 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.

    I am just in the beginning phase of planning a trip for my family in April. We have two girls 5 and 3. I have heard quite a bit about character do I go about booking them or checking on availability before I plan the trip dates? Any schedules

    You can book character meals (and all table service dining at WDW) up to 180 days in advance. You can even book character meals before you have your hotel reservation.

    You can make reservations for meals via phone at 407-WDW-DINE or online via the WDW website. To use the website, run your mouse over the large tab at the top of the page that says "Book" then mouse over to the link that says "Dining Reservations."

    There are character meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the parks and in the resorts, featuring a wide range of Disney characters. My suggestion would be to start your planning at the wonderful independent website Search there for "character dining" and you will find good overviews of the character dining locations.

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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