Chef Mickey
  • On Sep 19, 2022
    Susan from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you know any character dining available Oct 19,20 or 21 at the Animal Kingdom Park or Magic Kingdom Park in Florida?

    Hi Susan! Welcome to planDisney!

    The vacation of your dreams is right around the corner and it sounds like you're busy putting the finishing touches on your daily itineraries! You're heading down at such a spooktacular time of year! I wonder if you're planning to trick-or-treat through Magic Kingdom or taste and sip all the incredible, edible concoctions you can find throughout the Global Marketplaces at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

    Advance Dining Reservations are so fun to have, especially if they're one-of-a-kind experiences like you'll find at most Walt Disney World Resort dining locations. Putting a dinner time on your schedule or knowing you have brunch the next morning is a great way to make definite plans, but sometimes, especially at The Most Magical Place on Earth, flexibility is key! 

    If you're having trouble finding a reservation for a Character Dining Experience during your stay don't worry just yet! Since Guests are able to start reserving their Advance Dining Reservations 60 days before their stay (up to a 10-day stay) many hard-to-get dining locations fill up quickly.  However, if you continue to check these locations in the days before your stay and even on the very same day as you're hoping for your reservation, I think you might just get lucky! Many times, Guests reserve table-service dining and cancel just a day or two ahead of time.  This is the sweet spot when you might find exactly what you're looking for!

    Because I don't know your party size or what time of day you're looking for I can't guarantee there are reservations available, but I was able to see that there are a few reservations available at Tusker House Restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom, where you can pal around with Donald Duck and friends.  Keep your eye on the prize and I hope you'll find what you're looking for!

    In the meantime, if you're wishing upon a star for more time with your Character pals, I would highly suggest looking at Character Dining outside of the Parks at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, such as Cape May Café at Disney's Beach Club Resort (characters return October 4th!) or Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Both locations are easily accessed within a few minutes by walking from EPCOT or Magic Kingdom, respectfully.  

    Keep checking your My Disney Experience mobile app for your upcoming trip and hopefully all your dining dreams will come true!
    Ashley M
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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