Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Dec 6, 2011
    Candice 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 would like to book a Character Dining Experience for our stay, as we will be celebrating our Son's 5th birthday. Currently everything is booked up on the date we need. Is there any possible way that anything will open up?

    Hi Candice,

    Character dining is extremely popular and often fills up 180 days in advance. Sometimes you will luck out and find a cancellation. Your best bet is to keep calling and keep checking online. Even if you can't book it, don't give up yet. My family was just down at Disney World during Thanksgiving week and we were completely surprised to find several empty tables at all 3 of the character meals we had booked. People were able to be seated on a walk-up basis on those days. You can always go up to the podium and explain that it is your sons birthday and you'd love to get him in. With a little luck and pixie dust, you may just be able to be seated. I wouldn't make him any promises though, just in case.

    Hope it works out for you and that you have a wonderful vacation,


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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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