• On Aug 15, 2011
    Laurie from NS 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.

    My family will be going to Disney in April 2012. We want to book a character dinner at Crystal Palace and need help deciding on the reservation time. We would like to have our dinner and then watch the parade and fireworks. What time would you suggest?

    Hi Laurie!

    The Crystal Palace Restaurant at Magic Kingdom with Pooh & Friends is a timeless, tried & true character dining event.  And, the location is great for finishing up just in time for the parade and fireworks.

    I would suggest that you plan you Advanced Dining Reservation for two hours prior to the time of the parade and fireworks.  That way, you will have plenty of time to enjoy your dinner, visit with the characters, make your pit stops, and then find the perfect location for viewing.

    The calendar and park hours for April 2012 have not been published on the Disney website yet.  I would suggest you ask the Disney Cast Member who assists you with your Advanced Dining Reservation for this information when you make your reservation.

    I hope this is helpful, and that you enjoy your vacation at Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Teronya, Tennessee

I'm Teronya from Tennessee, but friends call me "Tron!" From experience with Disney Vacation Club, Disney Dining, special diets, Grand Gatherings and more, it would be an honor to help you create your own Walt Disney World vacation magical memories! Learn More About Teronya

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