Ohanas Best Friend Breakfast
  • On Sep 27, 2022
    Jana from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Coming for daughter's 18 BDay. Last time she was 13 and thought she was too old for characters so now she wants to do lots of character dining. Is it possible to do more than a few character meals or will we have no chance of grabbing that many?

    Hi Jana! Welcome to planDisney!

    The early bird gets the worm, and in your case, planning early just might get you every Theme Park Ticket, reservation from the Enchanting Extras Collection, and Character Dining Experience you may be looking for on your next trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth.  Your question made me smile, as I'm currently living life with an almost 13-year-old.  While she currently loves Walt Disney World Resort I hope she's never "too cool" for Mickey Mouse!  I'm glad to hEAR that your daughter is ready to dive back into the magic of the Resort! 

    I'm sure your daughter's 18th birthday will be an incredible and magical celebration no matter what, but you can certainly make it extra special for her! Make sure to stop by the Front Desk of your Disney Resorts Collection hotel or any Guest Relations desk at the Theme Parks to grab her a "Happy Birthday" button.  Cast Members, other Park Guests, and even her favorite character pals might notice it and shout out a happy birthday as she strolls by.  

    If Character Dining Experiences are what the birthday girl wants then I would say try for as many Advance Dining Reservations that include character friends as you can.  As you probably know, all Guests are able to start making their Advance Dining Reservations 60 days before arrival.  If you're staying at a Disney Resort you can book for the length of your stay (up to 10 days) all at the same time.  I suggest hopping on to the Walt Disney World website or your My Disney Experience mobile app around 5:45 a.m. on that special day so that you're able to grab as many Character Dining Experiences as will fit into your vacation!

    Some of my favorite Character Dining Experiences include Garden Grill Restaurant in EPCOT, Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera at Disney's Riviera Resort and Cape May Cafe at Disney's Beach Club Resort.  Remember that if you don't initially get every reservation you're looking for, you're welcome to keep checking even once you've arrived at the Resort! Many times, Guests cancel at the very last minute, opening these reservations up again for you to grab. 

    Don't forget to add a Mickey Mouse Celebration Cake to one of your dinners so that your daughter can make a birthday wish!
    Ashley M
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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