Belle at Disney Princess Breakfast
  • On Jun 3, 2022
    Jessica from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Dining with the characters open? I being trying to reserve and I’m not available to do it.

    Hi there, Jessica! Welcome to planDisney!

    Oh boy! In just a few weeks, you'll be frolicking around Fantasyland with your favorite Mickey-shaped treat, banking core memories that will last a lifetime! Be sure to cap off your evening with the Nighttime Spectacular of your choice! With the return of many favorites, including Fantasmic! and World of Color, you can take your pick and enjoy a dazzling evening show at The Happiest Place on Earth!

    Jessica, I do love delivering magical news.. and I have some for you! Character Dining is open at the Disneyland Resort. Hugs, high-fives, fist-bumps and autographs are all back, so get those Olaf arms ready for a big warm hug from your favorite characters. You have quite a few options when it comes to Character Dining. My personal favorites are Goofy's Kitchen and Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures, but your happiness level will certainly soar once you're singing and dancing and chowing down with your favorite characters at any location!

    Advance dining reservations can be made 60 days in advance, so that may be why you're having trouble finding something available right now. However, you still have a few options. First, stay diligent! Keep checking the Disneyland Mobile App for available dining reservations, especially closer to the date of your arrival. As Guests' plans change, they may modify or cancel their existing dining reservations, opening that slot up for another Guest to book. I'll keep my fingers crossed that that could be you!

    A second option.. have you heard of the Mobile Dine Walk-Up List? Many restaurants use this list to fill tables the day of. Here's how it works. On the day you'd like to dine and when nearby of the restaurant of your choice, open your Disneyland Mobile App and search for the restaurant you'd like to dine at. Click "Join Walk-Up List" and input your party's information. You'll be given an approximate wait time and will be notified via the app when your table is ready. These lists do open and close throughout the day, as crowds ebb and flow. Storytellers Cafe is one of the restaurants that offers this option.

    Finally, if you arrive at the restaurant of your choice right as they open, the friendly Cast Member at the podium may be able to accommodate your party. I've had luck with this method before and hey, it can't hurt to ask, right? You never know when your wish may be granted!

    Jessica, I sure do hope all your Character Dining dreams come true!

    Have a magical day,

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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