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  • On Aug 26, 2009
    Manon from NB 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.

    Hi!! LOVE your panel!! Very helpfull helping to plan our oct WDW vacation. We wanted to know if for Character dining(ex: Crystal Palace for breakfast)one absolutely need a reservation? Is there any slight chance of going early & maybe still get in?Thx

    Hi, Manon!  I will tell you that I am a never say never kind of girl.  There is always a chance you could walk up to a character meal and get a table.  However, if you really want to make it to a character meal, I can't recommend highly enough that you book an advanced dining reservation.  Especially if you are going during a free dining period, the Walt Disney World restaurants can be booked solid, and while you might luck into a last minute cancellation, there is a better chance that there won't be a table available.

    I will say, my husband has the best luck with the last minute character meal, and the Crystal Palace is one of his favorites.  I estimate he's about 50-50 with his last minute table there.

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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