Journey Into Imagineering
  • On Mar 21, 2021
    Scott from NC Asked

    Is The Brown Derby still offering dining with an Imagineer? Our children our interested in this career and would love to learn more. We are visiting in November and any help/tips you can offer is greatly appreciated.

    Hi Scott,

    Welcome back to planDisney! I am delighted to greet a fellow North Carolinian!

    The Hollywood Brown Derby Dine with a Disney Imagineer Experience is temporarily paused. We had just scored a reservation when all reservations had to be cancelled last year. Keep your eyes on the dining updates and the updates to the Enchanting Extras Collection. As dining experiences return, those reopened locations will be noted. I understand your excitement for this experience. We were so looking forward to it!

    As you continue to plan, there are a few must-do's. Be sure to make Disney Park Pass system reservations for each day that you have valid theme park admission. Make those reservations as soon as possible if you have not done so already. And, as soon as your dining reservation window opens, make advanced dining reservations. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, be sure to link your resort hotel to your My Disney Experience account. With a resort hotel linked, you should be able to make all of your dining reservations for the length of your stay once your dining reservation window opens.

    My girls are also interested in Imagineering! Last year, they did some of the Imagineering In A Box activities and LOVED them. And, if you have not done so already, follow the Disney Parks Blog to learn more about the fascinating work Imagineers have done with Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. We are also are huge Disney+ Fans and loved every minute of The Imagineering Story. 

    So, keep watching! If Dine with a Disney Imagineer at Hollywood Brown Derby returns, you will need to make those reservations as soon as your reservation window opens. Remember that you can make dining reservations for the length of stay up to 10 days. So the one time I was able to get a reservation, I had a 10 day stay booked, logged on early on the first day our reservation window opened and was able to make a reservation for a day late in our trip.

    Scott, may the Force be with you as you plan!

    Magic and memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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