wdw planning seasons 14
  • On May 22, 2019
    Dina from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Good Morning! Can I make an advance reservation for my kids to meet Santa in Hollywood Studios for our upcoming trip in Nov?

    Hi, Dina!  Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    November is a wonderful time for a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  With an early November arrival, you will be able to experience one of my favorite fall activities, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, as well as the start of the holiday season.  That sounds practically perfect in every way!

    Unfortunately, there is no reservation system for special holiday character appearances.  In fact, there is simply a standby queue for most character experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort.  There are a few exceptions to this rule in that some character experiences do utilize the FastPass+ system.  If you wish to use some of your FastPass+ selections to visit with some of your Disney pals, FastPass+ is currently available for the following character experiences:

    Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot
    Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
    Meet Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse at Town Square Theater
    Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater
    Meet Cinderella and Elena at Princess Fairytale Hall

    If you wish to meet a character, like Santa, and FastPass+ is not offered, I recommend visiting them earlier in the day when crowds are at their lowest.  Character dining is another great way to spend some time with your Disney friends without having to wait in a line.

    Wishing you a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
    Samantha

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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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