Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Mar 18, 2008
    Kristin from VA 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 WDW on 3/25/08. I decided at the last minute to try character dining but was unable to get reservations. What are the chances that we could squeeze in on a cancellation after we arrive or show up and wait it out? Thanks.

    It really depends which character dining you wanted to try.  I'm sorry to tell you, but some of the popular ones you may never get into without an advanced reservations.

    The ones I have had the best luck getting into at the last minute are Cape May Cafe, and PlayHouse Disney's Play 'n' Dine at Hollywood and Vine

    Any castmember at a restaurant podium can help you with reservations throughout WDW.  The best bet will be to try at off hours.  I often have lunch at 2:30 or dinner at 7:30.  If you try to go to Crystal Palace for example, they will tell you how long you can expect to wait or if they are just too booked and have nothing available.

    Good luck
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