• On Sep 19, 2016
    Gemma from PA 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.

    Do the character dining places such as Chef Mickey's accept walk ups?

    Hi Gemma!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Character Dining is one of my family's favorite dining experiences to enjoy during our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. We love to eat fabulous food while meeting Disney characters right at our tables. Due to the popularity of Character Dining experiences, there is usually no availability for Guests to get walk-up reservations. You can always stop in and ask, but favorites such as Chef Mickey's are full with reservations for most meals.

    Don't worry if you haven't found the perfect reservation for your vacation yet. In my experience, Guests often modify and cancel reservations as their vacation approaches. So I recommend that you continue to check for availability as you countdown the "sleeps" until your trip to see what opens up. I have often had the best luck checking for reservations 24-48 hours in advance of our meal as Guests are finalizing their plans for the next day! I like to use the My Disney Experience Mobile App to search for dining reservations both when I am planning my trip and during my vacation. In fact, just a few days ago I scored a reservation at The Crystal Palace for breakfast with Winnie The Pooh and friends for our vacation in just a few weeks! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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