Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Mar 24, 2013
    Katherine Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Kirsten! We had to change our vacation date from April to May due to my daughter breaking her arm :( I had several character dinners booked and now I can't get any reservations for the new May date. What can I do?

    Hi Katherine.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's arm. How upsetting for her and for your family. That's great that you were able to change your vacation dates and that you'll all be able to enjoy some Magical times together very soon, once she's all healed up!

    How unfortunate that you're having trouble securing new Character Dining Reservations after needing to change dates. I wish I had a magical way of assuring you some new ones! Keep checking the Disney Dining Reservations system literally daily. I'd check each morning and each night since Guests like yourself are always needing to make changes to vacation plans. Perseverance is key and you may find that you'll get just what you wanted. If you've been unlucky right up until arrival date at Walt Disney World, don't despair. You can often still secure a booking 24 hours prior, since those reservations requiring a credit card hold will have been given up by then if necessary, or even on the day of. Visit the Guest Services desk in the parks or a Concierge in a Disney Resort Hotel for assistance with last minute bookings.

    Another tip would be to try for 'off' hours. A mid-afternoon late lunch or early dinner, an early breakfast or a late breakfast or 'brunch' are easier to secure than traditional meal times. Try such locations as 1900 Park Fare and Akershus rather than Cinderella's Royal Table. Other great spots for the whole family to enjoy Characters may include The Garden Grill for dinner and Cape May Cafe for breakfast. I hope you have some luck with one of those Katherine!

    If you would like additional recommendations or assistance, please don't hesitate to write me back. It would be my pleasure to assist you in any way that I can.

    Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery. I hope that you have a simply Magical time together at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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