• On Sep 12, 2018
    Nicole from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I have 2 character dinners scheduled. At Garden Grill and at HollywoodVine. We have photopass. Will there be photographers at the restaurants? or do I need to take a camera?

    Hi Nicole, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Character dining at Walt Disney World is so much fun! Make sure to bring your autograph book and be ready to get some great pictures with your favorite Disney friends.

    My family has dined at both Hollywood & Vine and at Garden Grill Restaurant, and not only are you in for some great food, but also some of the cutest characters you’ll find! I can’t get enough of Mickey in his overalls, and Minnie and friends in their Hollywood finest are just divine. 

    When I visited Hollywood & Vine, there was a photographer right at the entrance who captured a great family shot for us, but you won’t find PhotoPass photographers circulating with the characters during your meal. At Garden Grill Restaurant, I don’t believe there is a PhotoPass photographer on site. I would definitely recommend bringing your camera (or at least your phone) so you can be sure to capture all of those special moments. I’ve always found the characters more than happy to pose for a couple of different shots after signing autographs. My daughter loves Pluto, and we got some of my favorite pictures with him at Garden Grill, where he gave my daughter so much attention. It was a magical moment!

    Nicole, whenever you stop at a PhotoPass photographer, be sure to ask if they have any Magic Shots available. In these shots, a little Disney magic is sprinkled on the photos, and you never know what you’ll find in the final shot. My family loves the anticipation of waiting to see what magic might appear in the picture!

    Enjoy your meals, and have a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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