Infant and toddler with Chef Mickey
  • On Jul 21, 2022
    Nicola from England Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi do you stand more of a chance booking a charter meal staying in a Disney hotel instead of a hotel of site . Also is there more chance to by going October half term week thanks

    Hiya Nicola and welcome to planDisney!

    One of the greatest ways to create a little extra pixie dust for yourself is to add character dining to your experience at the Walt Disney World Resort. When Mickey and his friends bring the artist out of you at Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera or Minnie makes you feel like a star at Hollywood & Vine you feel the magic in the air. And when our beloved gang from the Hundred-Acre Wood make their return to The Crystal Palace on September 20th of this year, I'm sure there will be many happy tears for all involved. 

    Guests are able to start booking their Advanced Dining Reservations as early as 60 days in advance.  If y'all are choosing to stay at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel you'll be able to make those reservations for up to 10 days of your vacation. For example for my upcoming stay at Disney's Beach Club Resort, I was able to book not only meals for the first day of my stay but the entire vacation. 

    The best way to try to be among the number of Guests who score one of those coveted character dining experience reservations is to be prepared! Character meals can sell out quickly no matter the time of year so you'll not want to be playing around. Reservations go live at 6 AM EST so I'm usually up on reservation day ready to roll at about 5:45 AM. I definitely recommend being logged in to your My Disney Experience account on your computer and going to your restaurant of choice and setting up your date and party. From there you'll be ready to roll the second those reservations drop. I'll never stop being jealous that with the time difference your booking window begins at noon!

    Nicola, I hope I've been able to help you today. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back for another chat! 

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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