• On May 27, 2021
    Erika from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    It is my sons birthday and would love for him to have lunch with a Disney character. How do I set that up?

    Hello Erika! You're a great mom! A Disney Character Dining experience sounds like a great way to celebrate your son’s birthday! 

    Character Dining is currently available at locations such as Chef Mickey’s, Topolino’s Terrace, Hollywood and Vine, and Garden Grill Restaurant! Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will soon offer character dining as well! 

    Character dining is extremely popular! You will want to be sure to make reservations as soon as possible! Disney Dining reservations can be made 60-days prior to your vacation arrival date. It appears that you are arriving in July. I recommend that you check daily, if not multiple times a day to see if you are able to secure a reservation for any of those character dining locations. Also, keep an eye on the Walt Disney World Resort website to see when summer reservations are expected to open for Tusker House! This might be your best chance to snag a character dining reservation! The website will post information as soon as a date is announced for when reservations will be accepted for this restaurant!

    When enjoying the birthday meal, be sure to have your camera ready! You’ll want to get some photos of your son with the characters in the background! The characters spend plenty of time giving individualized attention to each table (from a distance) so that you can capture some great photos!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan 
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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