• On Jun 23, 2016
    Karina from PA 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.

    Hello, My family and I will be visiting WDW in October 2016, if we are not staying at a Disney hotel can we still dine with Characters? And if so how do I go about that? Thanks.

    Hi Karina!

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel and for sending us your great questions about Disney Character Dining!

    You can absolutely enjoy Character Dining even if you are not staying within Walt Disney World Resort property. There are Character Dining experiences offered at Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and at Disney Resort hotels.

    It is highly recommended that you make dining reservations for Character Dining experiences. You will be able to access the Character Dining restaurants within the Disney Resort hotels by providing the security guards located at the security booths outside of the parking lots with your reservation number and/or name. Doing so will allow you to park for free and access the Resort hotel. If you choose to experience Character Dining within the theme parks, you will need a valid theme park ticket in order to access the park and the Restaurant.

    Quick Tip: In order to make advance dining reservations for the Character Dining experience of your choice, please log into your My Disney Experience account of dial (407) WDW-DINE, (407) 939-3463. For a full list of Disney Character Dining venues, please click on the link.

    Karina, I wish you an unforgettable vacation! Please visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel again if you have any more questions.

    With Lots of Pixie Dust,

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