• On Jun 13, 2021
    Eric from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    trying to make charatcer reservations - tried on the 60 day mark - cannot make anything - i could use some help

    Hello Eric! I’m so glad to hear that you have a summer vacation planned to the Most Magical Place on Earth! While you weren’t able to secure character dining reservations (yet) you’re still going to have a great time! Let’s see what we can do about trying to get you a character dining reservation!

    My first tip is...don’t give up! Guests change and cancel reservations all of the time! If you check frequently for reservations you might get lucky and pick up one that becomes available! Continue checking even up to the “day of” as reservations might become available! 

    Next, try to be flexible with your times! Like you, my family is visiting in August. I couldn’t get a dinner reservation for Be Our Guest Restaurant but I was able to get a 4:45 lunch reservation. So we’ll be eating an early dinner!

    Eric, there are several restaurants with character dining! These include Chef Mickey’s, Tusker House, Topolino’s Terrace, Hollywood and Vine, and Garden Grill Restaurant! Check all of them for possible reservations! While not considered “official” character dining, even Be Our Guest Restaurant and Cinderella’s Royal Table have occasional character appearances!

    Finally, I actually find that using the My Disney Experience app seems to be more convenient when making dining reservations. For whatever reason (and it might just be me) the app seems to “find” reservations a bit faster than using the website.

    Good luck, Eric! I hope you find some character dining reservations!

    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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