Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 27, 2010
    Michelle from AP Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have heard that it is best to avoid the "peak" times for Character meals. What is considered the "peak" times? Thanks

    Great question Michelle!  Planning ahead in order to avoid those peak dining times is a wise move indeed.  Here are those times:

    Peak breakfast hour: 8:30 to 9:30.

    Peak lunch hours: 12:00 to 1:45.

    Peak dinner hours: 6:00 to 8:00.

    When you're traveling with little ones, typically the earlier in the day you book your reservations, the better.  If you are west coast family, though, (dealing with a three-hour time difference) you may find that booking those late reservations works better for your group.  Whichever you choose, just do your best to avoid those peak hours and you'll be saving yourself a lengthy wait!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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