• On Nov 24, 2017
    Lisa from CA 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 waited too long to make reservations for Character Dining at Disney World and we are also going to Mickey's Christmas party, can you get a reservation at the park? Or is it strictly online and nothing available there?

    Hello Lisa!

    It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We are honored to answer your first question.

    Character dining experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort are extremely popular. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance and I highly recommend doing so if you have the opportunity. In case you miss a coveted spot at a popular venue, you can always try to check for availability directly at the restaurant on the day of your visit. It is not guaranteed that you will get a table, and if you are lucky you might have to wait for some time before you are seated.

    I also suggest constantly checking the My Disney Experience mobile app or online for availability. Guests change plans all the time, especially as travel dates get closer. I have already had to cancel a very hard to get reservation the day before arriving because our flights were changed and we would actually not make the reservation anymore. Don’t give up! If you would like to dine during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, please call (407) 939-3463 or (407) WDW-DINE for availability at participating restaurants.

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Lisa. Please come back to visit us real soon!

    Best magical wishes,
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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