Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Sep 12, 2011
    Katharine from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Should I book character dining before we go on our vacation, or should I wait until we actually reach Disney? I am not sure when we will be at certain parks because we are only going for 4 days. Thanks for any help you can provide.

    You should absolutely reserve any character meals you hope to do as early as possible, Katharine.  Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with Disney's most famous faces book up incredibly quickly, often times leaving walk-up diners out of luck.  My recommendation to you would be to choose one or two must do character meals and make arrangements in your schedule that will allow for you to make the reservation, assuming, of course, that character meals are an important part of your trip.  If, on the other hand, you can take or leave them, then you certainly can be more flexible and attempt a last minute reservation or walk-up seating.  I hope that helps!
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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