Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 15, 2009
    Amy from PA 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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    we booked a trip through AAA they told us to book a meal with some of the characters.And to do it in advance how do we do this and I'm so afraid with all the fun of us being there for the first time we may miss the appointment what can you suggest

    Hi, Amy!  Don't feel any pressure to schedule a character meal!  My brother and his family have only ever done a character meal when we took them once to Chef Mickey's, and he still talks about how they would have rather stayed in the park on the rides! 

    If you decide you would like to do a character meal while on your vacation at Walt Disney World, you just need to call 1-407-WDW-DINE.  There are character meals all over Walt Disney World, in both the theme parks and the resort hotels, so you will have to decide which meals you want to go to or which characters you would like to see.  The character meals book very quickly during peak times - especially Cinderella's Royal Table and Chef Mickey's - so you may want to call right at your 90 day window to book the more popular meals.

    To get an overview of the character meals that are available, I recommend visiting .  If you click the dining tab, you'll see on the left side of the page a link to tell you where the character meals are.

    I try to book meals at the parks we'll be visiting, which lessens the chance we'll miss our reservation!  That may help you as well!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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