• On Apr 27, 2018
    Patricia from NJ 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.

    How does booking a meal work? With a character and without please? we are coming May 11-May 16.

    Greetings, Patricia! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for your question!

    Dining at the Walt Disney World Resort is one of my favorite things to do because there are so many fabulously diverse options! For the majority of table service restaurants, advanced reservations are a must, so you have come to the right place to learn how to book some great meals for your trip. Advanced dining reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance online or by calling (407) 939-5277. You can also make reservations using your My Disney Experience app. 

    If find it easiest to make reservations online, so you will first want to start on the dining page and filter by "Reservations Accepted." Next, at the top of the list, select the date and the time you want to dine and click "Search Times." This will show you the list of available reservations at restaurants located at all four theme parks, all the Disney World Resort Hotels, and Disney Springs. Once you find a restaurant at which you would like to dine, select an available time, log in to your My Disney Experience account, and follow the prompts to secure the reservation. The process is the same whether you are reserving a table at a regular table service restaurant or for one that offers character dining

    Keep in mind that you will need a credit card on file to hold the reservation and if you need any special accommodations like wheel chair access or if you have any food allergies, you can note them when you make your reservation. Once your reservation is confirmed, you will get an email confirmation and it will appear in your plans on your My Disney Experience account. 

    I hope this helps clarify things for you. Have a marvelous visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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