Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Mar 20, 2012
    Amy from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My family and I are wanting to go to the Character Dining on the last day that we are visiting Disney World. Do I have to be rooming at a resort to go? Do we have to have park passes to get into the Character Dining event? I'm confused...Please help! :)

    Hi, Amy! Guests do NOT have to stay on-site to make dining reservations.  All meals, including character dining, are open to anyone.  I suggest you make your Advance Dining Reservations as soon as you can.  As you get closer to your travel time, there will be fewer and fewer open spots.  You can make your reservations online on the Where to Eat page, or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.  You will only need park tickets if the character dining you choose is inside a park.  You can dine at any of the resorts without having theme park tickets.   Happy planning and have a Magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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