Chef Mickey
  • On Dec 31, 2021
    Rhonda from IL Asked

    I have been unable to book any character dining for our trip, bringing our kids and grands. Feb 27-March 5 Any suggestions?

    Hi Rhonda! Welcome to planDisney! 

    I'm so sorry you've been unable to book any character dining experiences. Character dining is one of the most popular activities at Walt Disney World Resort and since some character dining locations have not yet reopened, the reservations are a little tough to come by. Tusker House and Chef Mickey's are both great options. In fact, these are two of my kids' favorites! There are a few additional restaurants that offer character dining as well, so make sure to put them on your radar when searching for reservations. 

    Rhonda, I do find that if you check back frequently for reservations, you may be able to find what you're looking for. I find that if I can stay flexible and keep looking closer to my arrival date, I can often score some of the harder-to-get reservations. Personally, I will check for reservations in the morning, afternoon and at night to see if anything becomes available. Reservations are often cancelled when a Guests' day takes them in a different direction. I always try to refresh the search and click around to different time slots to see if anything pops up. 

    I also find it useful to switch back and forth between searching for dining reservations online and on the My Disney Experience app. The advantage to searching online is that you can single out a particular restaurant to try to find available times.  

    Rhonda, I do have one final suggestion. There is a Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and his Pals offered at Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. For this character meal, you will need to call the restaurant directly to check for availability during your visit. 

    I hope that my tips and tricks can help you secure one of these elusive character dining reservations! 

    Ta ta for now, 

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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