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  • On Oct 30, 2022
    Sarah from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I know character dining at Vero Beach Resort still hasn’t returned since before COVID, but are there plans for it to come back? Are there any characters back (in any capacity) at Disney’s Vero Beach?

    Hey there, hi there, Sarah! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney! I'm so glad that you've stopped by with such a great question. 

    While I am a Walt Disney World Resort fanatic, I must admit that Disney's Vero Beach Resort is one of my very favorite Disney Vacation Club Resorts. With the beautiful beach and gorgeous grounds, amazing rooms, great dining options and endless recreation offerings and Resort activities, you can relax as much or as little as you want. I always describe it as "beach ... but make it Disney." The only thing that could possibly make it more Disney would be a visit from some of our favorite Disney pals, so I completely understand your questions and am more than happy to answer them.

    I just spoke with a super helpful Cast Member at Disney's Vero Beach Resort (seriously, the Cast Members here are amazing), and she informed me that no information about if or when character dining will return has been announced yet. However, she did say that she is hopeful that it will return, and I know I'll continue wishing upon a star that it returns very soon!

    The Cast Member did let me know Goofy has been known to pop in for a visit with Guests recently, but he is very spontaneous and there is no set schedule for his visits. When you arrive at the Resort, just be sure to stop by the front desk for a schedule of the week's activities, and while you are there, go ahead and ask if they know if Goofy or any other characters will be visiting during your stay. Also, keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for the news on character dining returning as soon as it drops. I'll be watching with you, Sarah!

    While character dining may not be back at Vero Beach Resort yet, did you know that you can get Mickey pretzels, churros, Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, DOLE Whip and more magical treats at Wind and Waves Market?! I am slightly embarrassed to admit how many Mickey-shaped whoopie pies I enjoyed during my vacation. YUM!

    I hope this was helpful, Sarah, and I hope you stop by again with any questions you may have along the way. You've got a friend in planDisney!

    Blue skies and sunshine,

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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