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  • On Jun 8, 2022
    Cory from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, Our baby girl will be one next month and we would like to make a reservation so that she can have breakfast with a Disney Character, I am trying to make a reservation online and it said unavailable, what can I do?

    Hi Cory! 

    How sweet that your baby girl will be one next month! Celebrating a birthday in Walt Disney World is "practically perfect in every way." I see that you are visiting on July 30, so you are within the window for booking your advanced dining reservations.

    As you may know, some of the character dining experiences have been modified. Currently, you can book character dining experiences at the following restaurants:

    Chef Mickey's
    Garden Grill Restaurant
    Hollywood & Vine
    Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White
    Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
    Tusker House Restaurant

    I think that your little princess will love dining at Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort. She will get to enjoy seeing Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto while eating! Tusker House was another one of my kids' favorites! 

    I did a quick search, and while subject to change, I see an advanced dining reservation available for the evening of July 30. Of course, reservation availability can change quickly, but this can work to your advantage because if there is a specific dining experience that you want to book and it's not available now, it could become available prior to your trip.

    To make your advanced dining reservation, simply:
    1. Visit the dining reservation page
    2. Filter by "character dining"
    3. Enter the date, time, and number of guests in your party and click "search times"
    4. Find the restaurant you desire and click on "reserve a table at" while selecting the time.

    When you book, make sure to notate that you are celebrating your daughter's birthday! She may even receive a special birthday cupcake to celebrate the occasion.

    You can also pick up a complimentary "Happy Birthday" button at Guest Services when you arrive. Your little princess will love hearing "happy birthday" salutations all day long.

    And I'm so excited to share with you that beginning on June 28, you can book an appointment at Harmony Barber Shop in Disney's Magic Kingdom! It's a tradition for many families to have their child's first haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop. You can book the "First Haircut Package" to get your child's haircut, a keepsake bag to keep a lock of their hair, and Mickey Mouse ears that are embroidered with "First Haircut."

    Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help you plan a magical first birthday for your daughter! 


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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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