• On Dec 3, 2020
    Andrea from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When do you expect the Disney Princess and other Character Dining to re-open?

    Hello Andrea! Thank you for bringing a great question to planDisney! The opportunity to meet our favorite Disney Princesses and other favorite characters is a special part of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Many special family memories are made during those magical moments!

    Like you, we are all excited for the eventual return of some of the character experiences that we love most! There isn't a specific timeline for when to expect a return to these traditional experiences, but there are some hopeful signs and helpful resources!

    It was recently announced that Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort will soon resume hosting Character Dining! In fact, that date is just around the corner! Mickey and his pals will resume their daily breakfast celebrations on December 16th! Like you, we at planDisney are hoping that this is a positive sign of the possible return of other Character Dining experiences!

    In addition to Chef Mickey's, keep in mind that Character Dining is also available at Topolino's Terrace located in Disney's Riviera Resort and at Garden Grill Restaurant located in EPCOT! In addition to these official Disney Character Dining experiences, characters have also been known to still make appearances at both Be Our Guest Restaurant and Cinderella's Royal Table. These are not official Character Dining locations as it can't be guaranteed that characters will always make an appearance, but they have been spotted!

    Andrea, don't forget that you can make your Disney Dining reservations 60-days prior to your arrival date! Making a Character Dining reservation as soon as your booking window opens is the best way to secure that special moment! For your timeline it looks like your booking window will open on Wednesday, January 6, 2021! Be ready to make those reservations that day!

    As we continue to await news of further Character Dining opportunities, keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog! This is where announcements will most likely be made regarding the return to more Character Dining!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan G.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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