• On Sep 16, 2019
    Doreen from TX 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.

    Planning a lunch with an Imagineer at the Brown Derby. Do you know how long the experience is? Also, how many people are present during this event? Thanks for teh assistance!

    Hello, Doreen! Walt Disney World Resort describes their Dine with an Imagineer experience as a way to "satisfy your appetite and your curiosity!" To me, this sounds like the perfect pixie-dusted day for any Disney fan. I have yet to cross this off my bucket list, but my sister-in-law has done it twice, and I'd be happy to relay her experiences.

    Dine with an Imagineer at The Hollywood Brown Derby is only offered three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with very limited seating (she said there are typically 10-12 Guests at lunch). Consequently, this can be a tough reservation to get, and it is recommended that you book 180 days before your trip (if it's not available, try Citricos Dining with an Imagineer, which is offered on the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM). 

    The price includes a four-course meal in the restaurant's private Bamboo Room. Although the menu changes seasonally, you can be certain that the signature (and delicious) Famous Cobb Salad and Grapefruit Cake will be among the offerings. However, the most exciting part of this meal is talking to the Imagineer! You never know who you'll meet, but the Imagineers all have their areas of expertise and have worked on projects ranging from the Cinderella Castle Suite, Toy Story Land, and even Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge! No matter what, you'll hear some mind-blowing information on the creative process at Imagineering during your meal. Although Disney Dining says it's about 90 minutes from start to finish, my sister-in-law said to allow upwards of two and a half hours. 

    I hope you have a delectable time during your lunch, Doreen! Please feel free to visit us again if you have any more questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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