Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 8, 2013
    Jackie 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.

    Last minute...Going to WDW during my son's 6th bday 12/10. Already scheduled pirates league and no hopper, but wanted a character dinner. Everything seems booked. Do any restaurants have waiting lists in case of cancellation? Hoping for Chef Mickeys. THX!

    Hi Jackie!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting your son will be celebrating his 6th birthday during your Walt Disney World vacation! I personally think the "Most Magical Place on Earth" is the perfect vacation destination for a birthday celebration! It sounds like you are off to a great start with the planning of his special day! I'm so sorry you are having difficulty with securing an Advanced DIning Reservation for his birthday dinner. Chef Mickey's is one of the most popular Character Dining Experiences and often books up months in advance.Unfortunately, there are not waiting lists for the Character Dining Experiences. I would recommend that you keep trying since availability may open at any time, should someone cancel their Advanced Dining Reservation.

    You may also want to consider booking a breakfast at one of the Character DIning Experiences in the meantime, and then cancel if you find availability at dinner. If Chef Mickey's is unavailable at breakfast, consider dining at 'Ohana's Best Friends Breakfast, which is located at DIsney's Polynesian Resort. I have three boys myself ranging in age from eight to twelve and can honestly say that they enjoy both 'Ohana's Best Friends Breakfast and Chef Mickey's equally. At 'Ohana's Best Friends Breakfast, guests are served a breakfast feast family-style.You can expect delicious breakfast offerings such as Mickey waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, pork sausage links, fried potatoes, plus much more. Guests are also greeted table-side by Lilo, Stitch, Mickey and Pluto.Please know that Characters are subject to change at any time. Guests may make Advanced DIning Reservations by calling (407) WDW-DINE or by going online here. Sending pixie-dusted wishes that you're able to secure an Advanced Dining Reservation at Chef Mickey's for your son's 6th birthday! Best wishes for a magical trip!

    Happy Celebrating,
thumbnail image for Jodie

Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.