• On May 10, 2016
    Meredith from MA 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.

    We're heading to WDW in October, and just booked out trip this past weekend. It seems all the character dining experiences are booked solid already. Do more reservations typically open up as the date gets closer (perhaps with cancellations)?

    Hi there Meredith!

    How exciting to be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in October! I know you must be super excited to have your trip officially booked so that you can start planning all of those important details like Advanced Dining Reservations.  I'm so sorry to hEAR that you have been unsuccessful in finding a Character Dining experience for your dates of travel. Unfortunately, Character Dining is very popular and can book up several months in advance. That being said, I have been able to find availability for Character Dining experiences closer to our date of arrival. You never know when someone else may change their plans and cancel their Advanced Dining Reservation in order to avoid losing their deposit. I would definitely recommend that you check back periodically to see if anything becomes available. 

    I hope this information helps. Please don't hesitate to reach out again with any additional questions that you may have. Best wishes for a magical trip, Meredith!

    Bon Appétit,
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Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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