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  • On Aug 29, 2011
    Mary 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.

    What options do I have if the character meals we wanted are already booked?

    Hi Mary, My advice to you is not to give up, keep calling or trying online until your arrival date. The popular Dining Experiences are filled up very quickly and extremely far in advance (which is why it is strongly recommended to make your reservations up to 180 days prior to your arrival date). It is a possibility to secure the Dining Experiences you would like (or most of them hopefully) and more space is released as time goes by as well as when other guests make cancellations, etc.. I have even been lucky enough to get walk-in reservations while on vacation for some of these top spots although that is quite rare, but if you don't try, you'll never know. Just don't give up and one more suggestion is to make some back-up reservations at your second, third and maybe fourth choices just in case you are not lucky in getting your first choices then at least you have reservations made for your trip at other locations you would like to dine at that may fill up closer to your trip. You can always cancel your back-up reservations if you end up getting the ones you really want. Hope this helps! Best wishes, Brigitta
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Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been thereĀ now more thanĀ 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

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