• On May 19, 2021
    Elaine from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello I think my family might be planning a trip to Disney in oct. Will you still have to wear a mask and can you have dinner with the Characters

    Hi Elaine! Welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks for bringing your question to me! I love visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in the fall with all the festive decorations on display. My favorite is walking down Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom Park and seeing the Mickey-shaped pumpkins. They are the cutest!

    Currently, the face covering guidelines state that all Guests ages 2 and up must wear them indoors, including all attractions and queues, merchandise locations, dining locations (unless actively eating or drinking), etc, but they are optional in outdoor common areas. This may change between now and October, however, so make sure to keep an eye on the face covering guidelines that I linked for you above, as well as on the Disney Parks Blog for the most up-to-date information.

    Character dining has been returning to the Most Magical Place on Earth over the past few months and I am loving it! Dining with Characters is available now at Garden Grill Restaurant, Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera, Chef Mickey's, and Hollywood & Vine. I have my fingers crossed that there will be more Character dining experiences that return over the next few months. Again, keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog is the best way to see the announcements during the phased reopening of our happy place!

    I hope you have the BEST vacation, Elaine! Please return with any planning questions you have as you prepare for your October visit.

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Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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