• On Nov 8, 2021
    John from MS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am having a really hard time finding reservations for any dinner character event. Our trip is in 46 days and i'm not sure what to do. Is all hope lost ?

    Howdy John!

    Welcome to planDisney!  I love to chat about all the dining options throughout the Walt Disney World Resort!  Thank you for sharing your question with us!

    Enjoying a character dining experience during your Walt Disney World Resort visit is always fun for everyone!  As Mickey and his pals continue to welcome guests "Returning to a World of Magic," things may look a bit different.  Due to proper physical distancing advanced dining reservations can be challenging to obtain!  Since guests' plans are constantly changing, I recommend checking the dining availability on your My Disney Experience every day and at different times of the day.  I had found availability for specific restaurants I wanted to experience until a couple of days before my vacation began!  Also, once in the theme parks, you can check the "Tip Board" on your My Disney Experience and look at reservations and walk-up times in real-time!  With your vacation over a month away, you still have time to score a "Practically Perfect" character dining experience!

    On our visit to the Walt Disney World Resort last month, we were able to see a few characters playing around in the grass and photobombing pictures outside The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Most of the guests enjoying a meal at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge had a great seat to enjoy some character fun!  You will find that many of the outside seating areas throughout all four theme parks will have characters pass by from time to time.  I recommend checking some of the quick-service locations that offer outdoor seating in hopes that you may be able to enjoy some character interactions during your visit!

    To stay informed of everything to see and do during your vacation, check the Disney Parks Blog!  If you have any more questions, please come back to planDisney!  We look forward to hEARing from you again, John!

    See Ya Real Soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Tamela, Alabama

Howdy, y'all! I'm Tamela from Alabama and Walt Disney World has been my home away from home for over 40 years. My husband and our two sons love our Walt Disney World vacations and we love helping others with theirs. I have experienced the Walt Disney World resort as a child, teen, single adult, couple with and without babies, and beyond! I love to help plan multi-generational and large group vacations. I look forward to helping you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation. Learn More About Tamela

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