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  • On Apr 16, 2012
    Jessica from PA 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.

    We are visiting WDW the week after Thanksgiving 2012 with 2 small children. I would like to do a character meal one of the days that we are not planning on going to the parks. Do I need to have tickets to the park to enjoy a character meal?

    Hello, Jessica!

    You're going to love how even more magical Walt Disney World becomes around the holidays!

    Not to worry, either. You can easily enjoy a fantastic character dining experience without going into a park by booking a Character Dining experience at one of the Walt Disney World resorts that offer them too.  Take a look at the link I've embedded here, and take note of the location of the restaurants listed right on that first page.  Click on any that look intriguing and are listed as being located in a WDW resort. (FYI, restaurants which are located within any WDW park DO require you to use a ticket to enter the park to get there.)

    Some of our absolute favorite character meals are not located in a park, so have fun trying to decide which one is right for your family!

    Be sure to send more questions as you decide, too.  I'd love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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