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  • On Jan 18, 2016
    Tiffany from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    About how long does character dining last at Crystal Palace and Donald's Dining Safari Breakfast at Tusker House Restaurant? I don't want to make fastpass times that will conflict.

    Hi Tiffany,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    As a general rule, I find that character dining usually lasts a solid hour, sometimes more, sometimes less depending on the number of people in your party and whether the rotation of Disney characters in the restaurant has allowed you to get all of the hugs, pictures and autographs that the people in your party may want. I would therefore recommend that your first FastPass+ selection take place about an hour after your dining reservation. 

    One tip: please don't panic if you don't get seated immediately when you check-in for your character breakfasts! It can sometimes take a bit of time for them to assign a table to your party, especially if you're a large group. Don't forget that each of your FastPass+ selections has a one hour "window", so, even if your breakfast takes a little bit more than an hour, you'll still have plenty of time to make it to your first attraction of the day. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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