• On May 24, 2021
    Sheila 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.

    Hi.. I am thinking of booking the character dining for my family. However, I see that it says it has been "modified" what exactly does that mean? Do the Characters still go to your table where you can take pictures with them?

    Welcome to planDisney, Sheila! You brought such a great question to us! I love Disney Dining! I am happy to share what the “modified” Character Dining experiences are like at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Just a few days ago, I had the privilege of “dining with” Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto at Chef Mickey’s located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort! All of the characters will visit your seating area throughout the meal period. In fact, all of the characters came through our area twice during our meal! When the characters visit, Guests are asked to stay seated and not approach the characters. The characters at Chef Mickey’s are very attentive to each individual family and table. They will interact with you and others seated at your table. This includes posing for photographs if you want to take selfies with the characters behind you. All of this is done from a few feet away. I was pleasantly surprised by how special the interactions were with the characters. Please note that characters are always subject to change when booking a Character Dining experience.

    As a special touch, at the end of the meal, we were presented with a special card containing the autographs of all of the characters we saw at the restaurant that night. The card now hangs in my office as a happy memory of a fantastic experience at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    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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