• On Jan 26, 2015
    Diane from TN 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.

    Hello! I have booked a few character dining reservations, including 2 at Star Wars Weekends in May 2015. How much time should we allot for these character meals?


    Character Dining at Disney allows your child--or you--to interact with Disney and even Star Wars characters at Disney's Hollywood Studios without the long lines. I usually give myself about 1.5 hours to enjoy a Character Meal. This allows for a few minutes to get seated along with photos. I have found that at the restaurants that serve a buffet, like Crystal Palace, Hollywood & Vine, and Chef Mickey's, I'm more in control of my time and the meal takes less time. However, at busy times, you may have a wait, so allowing an extra 15 minutes would be prudent.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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