Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 15, 2014
    Maria from MB 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.

    This is our first time to Disney we didn't realize that to get a character dinning time we had to book 180 days ago, is there a way to get this option now? we know our little princess would love it.

    Greetings, Maria.  I'm so happy you've stopped by the Disney Parks Moms Panel to ask your question. Getting dining reservations at Walt Disney World can be tricky, the reservations do fill up early and quickly. 

    I would say that getting a character meal reservation is not impossible for you, you just have to be consistent about checking to see if there is any availability.  You can call 407-WDW-DINE to see about a reservation or check on the Walt Disney World website.  I would suggest downloading the MyDisneyExperience App on your mobile phone.  The app allows you to search for available tables at all of the Walt Disney World restaurants very quickly.  You can search for a table by your current location, by the restaurant name or by experience/cuisine.  You can also book the dining reservation right then as well.  It is a great app, I use it a lot!

    If you aren't able to book a character dining reservation, there are still plenty of opportunities to meet characters throughout each of the parks.  One of my favorite character meet and greets is the Character Spot at Epcot.    I love the way this meet and greet is set up, you wait once and get to meet several characters right in a row.  It is great. 

    I have my fingers crossed that you'll be able to get a reservation for a character meal.  If you have any other questions before your vacation, please come back and ask.  Have a magical day! 
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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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