Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 4, 2011
    Emily from KY 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 waited until the October free dining plan was released & called today to book our trip. Cinderella's Royal Table is booked & it looks like Chef Mickey also. Any other character dining recommendations? I am pretty upset right now

    Hi Emily,

    I'm so sorry to hear you can't get into the restaurants you had hoped to visit, but keep in mind that people change reservations frequently -- don't give up; keep trying.  I know personally we had been trying to get into a favorite restaurant and just two weeks ago an opening showed up, so I was delighted and hope you have the same luck (the online reservations makes it easy to check availability). 

    In case you can't, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at Epcot's Norway is quite similar to dining at Cinderella's Royal Table. 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian is another opportunity to dine with Cinderella during dinner. 

    While it isn't Mickey and friends, Winnie the Pooh and his friends can be found at the Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom. If your heart is set on Mickey, Mickey's Backyard BBQ at Ft. Wilderness is a hoot (but it does take two dining credits). And at the Beach Club's Cape May Cafe you can find Minnie, Donald, & Goofy at breakfast. 

    I hope this helps. Please let us know if you have further questions. 
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I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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