• On Dec 14, 2016
    Irma from CT 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.

    Do you need to stay at a Disney Resort to have lunch with a Disney character?

    Hi Irma!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Character dining is one of my favorite types of meals to enjoy during a Walt Disney World Resort vacation because you can enjoy a fantastic meal while you have the opportunity to meet and interact with some of your favorite Disney Characters! Character dining is available at select restaurants in the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and hotels. You do not need to be a Guest at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel to enjoy it's wonderful restaurants, even for character dining experiences. In fact, some of my favorite Character dining experiences are in Walt Disney World Resort hotels, such as Chef Mickey's and breakfast at 'Ohana.

    So feel free to "resort hop" during your trip and enjoy the theming and restaurants of all of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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