Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jul 6, 2009
    Erika from KS 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.

    We are planning our first trip to Walt Disney World in October and I am overwhelmed. Do we have to purchase park tickets before we make character meal reservations? What is the best way to make the reservation, online or over the phone?

    Don't feel overwhemed Erika, you've come to the right place! No, you do not have to purchase park tickets prior to making your dining reservations, and I highly recommend making them as soon as your 90-day mark hits. I must say I'm loving the new on-line dining reservation system, and suggest you start there. It allows you to book at 6 am 90 days from your reservation date, which is an hour earlier than the telephone (407 939-DINE) lines open. It is straightforward and easy to use, and offers alternate times and locations if your request isn't available.

    Please write us back if you have any other questions - we're here to help make your Disney vacation a magical one!
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Meet the Panelist: Joanne, Ontario

Hi! I'm Joanne from Ottawa, Canada. By day I work for the Canadian government. I'm a single mom to my amazing, 15 year-old daughter and am thrilled to be on the Moms Panel. I absolutely love helping you plan your vacation and create your own magical memories! Learn More About Joanne

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