Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Nov 24, 2009
    Sanmati from NJ 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.

    Very glad to have come across this forum :) We are travelling to WDW in Dec. This is our first time. We have a daughter who is almost 5. What character dining is best recommended for breakfast and dinner? We will be visiting all the parks. Thanks!!

    Hello Sanmati!  I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it is going to be difficult to secure a character dining reservation this late in the game.  Most guests have had their reservations made for about 90 days now.  (Note: you can now make dining reservations 180 days in advance.)

    However, there is always hope.  I haven't had a bad character dining experience yet so I think whatever you can get a reservation for will be fine.  I recommend you visit the restaurants page on  You'll notice on the left there are filters that will allow you to filter on "Dining Experience" and then "Character Dining."  You can check availability (and book a reservation) online or call 407-WDW-DINE.  You may want to start with Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom as Pooh & Friends are there all day so you may have a better chance of finding a reservation.

    Good luck!!  Diane 
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

Hello! I’m Diane from Connecticut. I am a retired project manager and I'm married with three grown children.  My family enjoys traveling to Walt Disney World and believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes in the Northeast, no two are the same! Learn More About Diane

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