• On Jun 13, 2021
    Samantha from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How far in advance can you reserve character dining?

    Hi there, Samantha! Welcome to planDisney. I'm so glad that you are ready to start planning your Walt Disney World vacation. Planning is half of the fun! 

    Currently, Samantha, you are able to make advanced dining reservations 60 days prior to the check-in day of your vacation. Because you aren't vacationing until next spring, I would keep an eye on this though as things are quickly changing back to their pre-covid status. If a change is made to the dining reservation making time frame, you would be able to find that announcement over on the Disney Parks Blog. If things stay the same, the day you would be able to make advanced dining reservations is Wednesday, March 9th, 2022. You can make dining reservations online starting at 6:00 a.m. Mickey Mouse's time or over the phone by calling 407-WDW-DINE starting at 7:00 a.m. 

    Hopefully, by the time your vacation rolls around next spring all of the character dining locations will have opened back up for you to book. Currently, there are only a few taking reservations. The character dining locations that are currently open are Chef Mickey's, Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera, Garden Grill, Hollywood & Vine and the newly reopened Tusker House. Out of these options, my favorite one is Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera. Mickey and the gang will join you for a delicious breakfast. What a lot of people don't realize about this character meal is it is actually all-you-care-to-enjoy even though you order an entree off of a menu. I really enjoy the quiche on their breakfast menu but who can say no to Mickey and Minnie waffles? Certainly not I and they are more than happy to oblige. 

    Samantha, I hope this helps. If you have any other planning questions along the way, please feel free to come back and ask me. I'm happy to help! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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