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  • On Mar 2, 2022
    Kay from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When will more character dining return now that the pandemic is basically gone?

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Kay.

    You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney! In less than two months you'll be standing right in the middle of Main Street, U.S.A. with a Mickey Pretzel in hand gazing upon Cinderella Castle adorned in her 50th Anniversary Celebration finest. I bet you can't wait!

    I'm so glad you stopped by with this excellent question, because Character Dining is one of my favorite ways to dine at Walt Disney World Resort. Many of the locations that offered Character Dining experiences prior to COVID-19 now offer a modified version with the same lovable characters. A few locations have yet to open altogether or are open but still have not returned to the Character Dining experience they had before. I wish I had more details to share as to when we can expect these locations to offer Character Dining again, but there have been no announcements made at this time. While I know that's not what you were hoping to hear, I am optimistic we won't have to wait too long to see all Character Dining experiences return. Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Walt Disney World Resort website, as they will likely be the first sources to announce any updates.

    Kay, be sure to check out all of the festive fun at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival on your trip. There are so many delectable sips and eats to sample at the Outdoor Kitchens. My personal favorite is the Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade at the Pineapple Promenade and the Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake at The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board. I daydream of the next time I'll have these treats more often than I care to admit! You also need to stop by Bambi's Butterfly House. There's something truly magical about being surrounded by flittering, fluttering butterflies!

    Enjoy every moment on your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Please stop back by planDisney if you have further questions along the way.

    Happy planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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