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  • On Jul 27, 2014
    Tara from NC 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 much time should be allotted for counter service, table service and character dining?

    Hi Tara!

         I just love eating meals in Walt Disney World!  I just got home from a Walt Disney World vacation where I ate at Counter Service, Table Service and Character Dining so I have a fresh take on the answer to your question!  Based on my experience, I have found that Counter Service (Quick Service) meals typically take 20 to 30 minutes depending on how fast you eat.  For Table Service and Character Dining, I have experienced that they take on average of 90 minutes to 120 minutes.  Character Dining maybe a bit quicker than a Table Service meal if the Character Dining is buffet style because the food is already made and all you have to do is get it.  If you plan for 2 hours for Table Service meals, then you will have allotted enough time in your schedule or plan.

    I hope that your next Walt Disney WOrld vacation is truly magical in every way!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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