• On Mar 14, 2018
    Krystal 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.

    How can I get a reservation for character dining? Do we have to stay in a WD resort?

    Hi Krystal!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am thrilled to receive your great question about Walt Disney World Resort character dining!

    Krystal, you will be happy to know that you do not need to stay in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel to experience Disney character dining! All Guests, even those not staying at a Disney Resort hotel, can make reservations for Disney character dining.

    You can make and manage reservations online with My Disney Experience. You can also call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463. Online reservation availability typically begins each day at approximately 5:45 a.m. ET. The Disney Dining Reservation Center is available by phone from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday-Friday, and 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the weekends.

    You can start making advance dining reservations up to 180 days in advance of your vacation. I highly recommend you start making advance dining reservations as soon as your reservation “window” opens. Character dining is especially popular and the earlier you make reservations, the more likely you are to grab a reservation for the character dining experience you are most excited to try!

    Krystal, if you have any additional questions or want to know our favorite Disney character dining experiences, please visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel again. We are always here to help you plan the “practically perfect” Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    With a Sprinkling of Pixie Dust,

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Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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