• On Feb 20, 2017
    Melissa from KY 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.

    How do I know which characters will be at the dining restaurant?

    Hi Melissa,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love that you are considering Character Dining at the Walt Disney World Resort. My family enjoys character meals because of the fabulous character interactions and fun dining options!

    Since characters are subject to change, they are often not officially listed. When we have dined at Chef Mickey's in the past, we have seen Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck and Goofy. At the Crystal Palace, we have seen Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet.

    At Cinderella's Royal Table, Cinderella greets guests as they enter and there are typically at least four other princesses rotating through the dining area. We have seen Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine, and Aurora. At Hollywood & Vine we have hugged Handy Manny, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins and Jake of the Never Land Pirates. At 1900 Park Fare, my girls have been stunned into silence by Prince Charming and danced with Cinderella's wicked stepmother.

    Disney has just announced that Trattoria al Forno will have characters at breakfast starting April 2, 2017. We are all hoping to see Rapunzel on our next visit!

    Whatever you decide, character experiences are amazing. Be sure to take an autograph book and pen!

    I hope this helps!

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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