Character Dining with Donald Duck
  • On Aug 5, 2023
    Candra from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a 6:50 dining reservation at Tusker House on a day the park closes at 7:00. Will the characters still be there for our reservation and will the full buffet still be open since it's after the park closes?

    Hey there, Candra! It's great to see you here again at planDisney.

    Candra, Tusker House Restaurant is one of my favorite character dining locations and I'm excited to hear this is on your itinerary for September. Booking a reservation at park closing time is a great way to extend your day and still enjoy all this restaurant has to offer. I'm happy to report that even with a late reservation you will have a full buffet of choices plus Mickey and the gang in their safari finest. Make sure to have your camera or phone at the ready because you won't want to miss any of these pictures! 

    Speaking of pictures... Candra, with a late dining reservation, you might notice lower crowds when exiting Disney's Animal Kingdom. This is the perfect opportunity to snap some family photos with the Tree of Life in the background. As you're taking some pictures, make sure to wander around the tree and notice all of the intricate carvings. No matter how many times I stare at this icon, I find something new on every visit! 

    Candra, I'll be wishing you a delicious and memorable visit to Disney's Animal Kingdom. If you have any additional questions, just remember that my fellow panelists and I love to channel our inner Rafiki and offer up some advice! 

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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