Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 16, 2013
    Lacey from LA 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.

    I am trying to book for the week of Thanksgiving. When I look for Disney character meals or any dinner, it says they are unavailable. If that is the fact.. would I be better off skipping on the dinning plan. This will be my kids first trip to Disney.

    Hi Lacey,

    This must be an exciting time for your kids as they anticipate their first trip to Walt Disney World. My children always enjoy counting down to the trip and the closer it gets, the more animated they become with their excitement.

    Unfortunately, many table service restaurants book up as early as 180 days out, and with Thanksgiving being a very popular time to visit, this is probably the case. I definitely suggest you keep trying, especially if there is a location you really want to try. You never know when there might be a cancellation. However, this is never a guarantee.

    In regards to the Disney Dining Plans, you could still consider the Quick Service Dining Plan. This plan offers (2) Quick-service meals and (1) snack per person, per night of your package stay. Quick-service locations do not require reservations, so you would still be able to get the value and convenience of a dining plan without having to worry about securing reservations.

    I hope this helps. Have a magical trip filled with treasured memories that last a lifetime.
    ~Allison L 
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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