• On Jul 13, 2018
    Travis from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does everyone have to eat when making a reservation? My mom would like to see the kids reaction to the character breakfasts but will not eat. She eats at 430 every morning lol. Just wondering if she would have to miss out by not ordering food.

    Hi Travis, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question! My mom is an extremely early riser too, so I totally understand where your question is coming from!

    From what I understand, all character dining locations are buffet or family style meals. What that means is, while your mother can definitely join your party for your dining reservation, she will be charged the full price for the experience, regardless of how much she does (or doesn’t) eat during her meal. 

    What I would recommend: either make a reservation for a dinner or lunch character meal OR book a very late breakfast for a time after 10:00 am (or thereabouts, depending on the dining location). Even if your Mom was up before the roosters, she’ll likely be hungry by then and then everyone can enjoy a great meal filled with Disney magic!

    I hope my answer helps you plan your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort. Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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