• On Mar 12, 2019
    Lichelle from WI 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.

    Are there any character dining experiences that DO NOT require a park ticket? I am flying in on April 15 and will not start using my hopper pass until the 16th. I still want to have something fun planned for us to do and look forward to when we arrive.

    Hi Lichelle, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    It is a very wise move to book a great dinner to start your vacation with a magical night! Congratulations for being such a dedicated planner!

    I have just browsed the My Disney Experience app for available reservations on the night of April 15 and your best bet is the amazing 1900 Park Fare Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner. There are a few spots available for your arrival night, and because availability may change, I'd advise you to book it as soon as you can through the My Disney Experience app. If there aren't any spots available when you are able to make your reservations, keep checking, as many families change their plans and cancel reservations.

    I'd also advise you to be on the lookout for openings at the Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White and Chef Mickey's, as they're both great experiences, too!

    If you need any more help or advice before April is here, please, come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. We will always be here for you!

    May the magic be with you,

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist, and amateur cook. I grew up in Brazil, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now I love to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events, and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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