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  • On Sep 6, 2012
    Michael 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 are visiting in april 2013, but staying in lake buena vista. Do you have to be a hotel guest to take character dining in the resort hotels

    Hi, Michael!  You absolutely do NOT have to be a Walt Disney World resort guest to enjoy dining at any of the resort or theme park restaurants - not even the character meals!  You can book your dining experiences 180 days in advance of your chosen date either online at Walt Disney World Dining and Reservations or by calling 407-939-3463.

    I will also mention that the character dining experiences are very popular, so as soon as you know you'd like to do a character meal, book right away!  The most popular ones include Cinderella's Royal Table and Chef Mickey's, and you may find that they book up completely well in advance.

    Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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