• On Mar 19, 2021
    Rachel from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have our first trip planned for May. We had to reschedule due to COVID and now I am not sure what to plan in terms of dining reservations. What are the "must eats" in terms of character dining during COVID? I have two girls, 8 and 5. I

    Welcome to planDisney, Rachel! 

    Oh! I am SO excited to hear that you’ll be visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth for the very first time! You’re going to love every pixie-dusted moment! You’ll be eating Mickey-shaped everything in just a few weeks! Hooray! Don’t forget to visit any of the gift shops at the theme parks to get your complimentary “1st Visit” buttons! 

    While Character Dining Experiences are limited and look a little different than before, they are still an incredible experience! I had the opportunity to see some of my favorite Characters while dining at the theme parks in January, and I can’t wait to enjoy them again! 

    I’ll list below all of the currently available Character Dining Experiences so you know what you have to choose from!

    -Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
    -Garden Grill Restaurant at EPCOT.
    -Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
    -Breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Riviera Resort.

    My personal favorite is the Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends at Topolino’s Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera! This is a really unique restaurant, and the Character Experience is so special! I also love lunch at Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park! (Beast is known to be seen roaming the castle, and you might just get a lucky visit!) 

    I love Character Dining Experiences as they are a nice break and provide entertainment for the whole family! Be sure to make those Dining Reservations 60 days before your arrival to secure your tables! Watch the Disney Parks Blog as additional Character Dining Experiences may become available before your adventure! 

    We hope to hear from you again, Rachel! We’d be delighted to help you again here at planDisney! 

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Meet the Panelist: Allyn, Wyoming

Howdy Partners, I'm Allyn! My home has been, and will always be, the Walt Disney World Resort. But, when I'm not "home," I live in the heart of Wyoming. I'm living my fairy tale as a professional fine jewelry designer, fitness instructor, wife, and an extreme Disney enthusiast! Dreams do come true, and I cannot wait to share all of my magical Main Street, U.S.A smarts with you! Learn More About Allyn

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