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  • On Mar 4, 2011
    Aeron from MO 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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    We are going to Disney in May? As of right now the whole week is booked at Chef Mickeys for dinner. There is one opening at The Garden Grill but I see that is in Epcot and we were not planning on going to Epcot this trip. Can we still eat dinner there?

    Hi Aeron! I know it's frustrating when you've got your heart set on dining at a particular restaurant and it's booked up during your trip. Don't give up hope on dining at Chef Mickey's. Reservations may come available as you get closer to your trip; people do sometimes cancel their dining reservations as they firm up their plans. 

    To dine at a restaurant located inside one of the Disney parks, you do need park admission. If you're family doesn't want to visit Epcot, you won't be able to eat at the Garden Grill unfortunately. However, if you're looking for a character meal, there are other options outside of theme parks. The Cape May Cafe in the Beach Club offers a character breakfast that's similar to Chef Mickey's. If you prefer to have a character dinner, 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian hosts Cinderella's Happily Ever After dinner. If you're visiting the Magic Kingdom, the Crystal Palace has a character dinner with Pooh and friends; the food is really tasty here. 

    Hope you have a magical vacation! Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We're happy to help!
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I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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