• On May 3, 2022
    Nicole from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does character dining and dessert party experiences require the full pre payment at time of booking?

    Hiya, Nicole! Welcome back to planDisney!

    Oh boy! You asked about two of my favorite things at Walt Disney World Resort - characters and fireworks! These are great ways to add a little extra magic to an already pixie-dusted vacation. I'd love to help you put the finishing touches on your trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth, starting with character dining!

    Nicole, at the time of this writing, the available character dining experiences do not require a full prepayment at the time of booking. And there are so many incredible experiences to choose from! My personal favorites are Garden Grill Restaurant in EPCOT and Tusker House Restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. However, you have multiple options available to you that will be practically perfect in every way! If other character dining experiences open up or are modified and require prepayment, you'll see "Credit Card Advance Payment" when making that reservation. Remember, advance dining reservations can be made up to 60 days prior to your check-in date! 

    The Magic Kingdom 50th Fireworks Dessert Parties are some of the experiences available as part of the Enchanting Extras Collection offered at Walt Disney World Resort! These dessert parties do require a full prepayment at the time of booking. When viewing the dessert party you're interested in, you'll be able to click the "View Important Details" link, including the cancellation window.

    Be sure that you've also made your Theme Park Reservations using the Disney Park Pass system! This is an important step to reserve the parks you wish to visit on each day of your trip. And take some time to download and explore the My Disney Experience app before you arrive! A little like holding a magic wand in your hand, you'll be able to check wait times for attractions, view park maps, and even mobile order food. This is a great way to minimize waits and maximize the fun!

    I hope I was able to help you with your reservations, Nicole. If you have any other questions, please visit us again! After all, you've got a friend in me.

    Faith, trust, and pixie dust - 
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Pennsylvania

Hello from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, also known as Pittsburgh! My husband and I live in a little town that we affectionately call Main Street, U.S.A. where we often find ourselves seeking out ice cream, finding new adventures, and having lightsaber battles in our backyard. While we love to travel to galaxies far, far away, we consider Walt Disney World Resort our second home and I can't wait to help you add even more magic to your Disney vacations! Learn More About Michelle

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