• On Jun 5, 2021
    Carole from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there a list of special character lunch or dinners or different dining options that need special advance reservations?

    Welcome to planDisney, Carole!

    Thank you for visiting us today with a great question! It is a pleasure to assist you as you plan summer adventures at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    One of my favorite things to do while planning a visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth is deciding where to eat! There are so many options to choose from and I always like to try something different each time I visit. Guests are encouraged to make dining reservations ahead of their visit because capacity is currently limited due to the current situation to promote physical distancing. Some restaurants are very popular, especially those offering unique experiences and character dining. You can currently dine with Disney pals at the following locations: Chef Mickey’s, Garden Grill Restaurant, Hollywood & Vine, and Topolino’s Terrace – Flavours of the Riviera. Please note that Tusker House Restaurant is reopening on June 20!

    A few restaurants that I really enjoy and that are very popular and require reservations are ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park, and Teppan Edo at EPCOT. Guests can make dining reservations up to 60 days in advance online or using the My Disney Experience mobile app. If you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you can make reservations up to 60 days in advance plus the length of your stay (up to 10 days).

    planDisney tip: If you are planning to make reservations at a table-service restaurant located inside a theme park, remember that you will need valid theme park tickets and a Disney Park Pass reservation.

    I hope this information is helpful, Carole! Come back to visit us if you need more dining tips and be sure to check our Panel Extras for more magical advice!

    Best Disney wishes,
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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