• On May 4, 2017
    Daniele from MD 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.

    We are so excited to have just booked our trip for the end of August. We are staying for 7 nights, but only got a 3 day pass. My question is, can we plan a character meal at a Disney Resort for a day we aren't going to one of the parks? TY!

    Hi Daniele!

    I think it's a fantastic plan to have some non-park days during your Walt Disney World vacation!  There is so much to see and do outside of the parks, you'll be glad you took the time off.  We often said years ago that we never spent enough time exploring our Walt Disney World Resort hotel, so we started adding resort days to our schedules.  It's also a great way to relax in-between hitting the parks.

    You are more than welcome to enjoy a character meal on a day you are not visiting a theme park.  Any restaurant located at a Resort hotel or Disney Springs does not require a park ticket, so planning a character meal on your off day is a great idea.  Advance dining reservations are highly recommended for Table-Service meals, especially character meals.  You can make reservations up to 180 days in advance.

    My favorite character meal is Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort for brunch.  I love visiting with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto and brunch offers the best of both worlds between breakfast and lunch

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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