• On Jun 13, 2021
    Barbara from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    are the characters dining available

    Hi there, Barbara! Welcome to planDisney!

    Dining with our Disney friends is such a fun part of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! It's a great way to get a little one-on-one time with them, and you get an amazing meal to boot! What could be better than that?

    Right now, Disney is offering a modified Character Dining experience at select restaurants. Here's a list of places where you can currently pull up a seat at the table and see your pals:

     - Chef Mickey's

     - Garden Grill Restaurant

     - Hollywood & Vine

     - Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera

     - Tusker House Restaurant

    When you visit one of these restaurants for a Character Dining meal, the characters will come around to each individual table and say hello while remaining distanced. While we can't give them a big hug and kiss right now, you will have some personal interaction and an opportunity to take a distanced photo.

    You can make reservations for Character Dining meals up to 60 days in advance of your visit. If you'll be at Walt Disney World very soon, you may be finding it hard to get a reservation now, since these experiences are very popular. If you still can't manage to grab a reservation before your vacation begins, you can try the Mobile Dine Walk-up List in the My Disney Experience app on your phone. If a restaurant has availability on the day you were hoping to dine there, you may be able to join the wait list by scanning a code outside the restaurant with your phone. You'll find all the details on the Mobile Dine Walk-up Availability page on the Walt Disney World website.

    Barbara, I hope you found this information helpful. I'm wishing on a star that you're able to have a memorable meal with your favorite Disney characters. Please be sure to stop by and see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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