Chef Mickey
  • On May 22, 2023
    Shannon from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will I still have a long wait even with Disney character dinner reservations?

    Hi Shannon! Character Dining at the Walt Disney World Resort is an amazing experience! Not only will you have a delicious meal, but you are going to have the opportunity to meet some of your favorite Disney characters! Some of my favorite Character Dining experiences are Chef Mickey's, Tusker House Restaurant, and Topolino's Terrace!

    Character Dining reservations work just the same as any dining reservation. You’ll be seated as soon as your table is ready. I can’t recall ever having an unreasonable wait time for a Character Dining experience! Sometimes, I’ve even been seated immediately upon check-in for my reservation (if not a few minutes early).

    What I like most about Character Dining is that Guests can meet their favorite characters with little or no wait at all! While it is still fun to meet characters in Disney Parks, there is usually a longer wait in the parks. Make sure you have your camera ready! You’re going to be able to get some great photos! 

    Happy Planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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