• On Apr 22, 2020
    Hannah 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.

    I was hoping to get a list of the character dining locations. Also if I book a breakfast in the park around opening will we be able to get in early to make our reservation without having to wait in line?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Hannah! Character Dining is a must-do experience for so many families who are on vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. There are lots of amazing restaurants to choose from with a really big selection of Disney Characters to meet, so let's jump right in and find one that you're going to love!

    Hannah, here is a list of all of the Character Dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort. This is a really great list because it shows you which restaurants are inside the Theme Parks and which ones are located at Resort Hotels so you can plan your meals around where you're going to be each day. It sounds like you're trying to get a magical jumpstart to your morning with a breakfast inside a Theme Park before it opens for the day! If that's the case and you want that meal to be a Character Dining experience, you'll be able to choose from The Crystal Palace and Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom Park, Garden Grill Restaurant and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at EPCOT, Hollywood & Vine at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Tusker House Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

    If you have a breakfast reservation inside a Theme Park before it officially opens for the day, there will be a separate line at the front gate for you to enter in the morning. Be on the lookout for a Cast Member with a tablet or a sign who will be able to scan your MagicBands to check your reservation. When I book a meal inside a Theme Park before it opens, I like to arrive around 30 minutes in advance in order to give myself plenty of time to have a leisurely walk to the restaurant I'm dining at. It's a great opportunity to snap a few photos before the Theme Parks fill up with guests for the day!

    Have a magical day, Hannah!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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