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  • On Aug 29, 2015
    Susan from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, We are going to WDW 10/13-10/17. I think I've waited too late to make char. meal reservations, online and by phone. Disappointed little princesses. Any other ways? How does the wishlist work exactly?

    Hello, Susan!

    The Wish List feature on the My Disney Experience app and website is a great tool for planning your family's most anticipated attractions for your next Walt Disney World vacation. I use it often to keep track of my family's can't-miss attractions and dining locations. It can be very helpful when planning a daily itinerary for your family, but it is not tied to FastPass+ or dining reservations in any way.

    The Walt Disney World Resort offers many great opportunities to dine with favorite characters, including our favorite Disney Princess friends. Cinderella's Royal Table, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, and Cinderella's Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare are 3 of the very best places to meet with a wide selection of princesses at one sitting. Reservations for these 3 popular dining experiences -- and many other character dining meals -- open up 180 days in advance, and can fill to capacity quickly.

    I am sad to hear that you were unable to secure a character dining reservation for your upcoming vacation, but I'd like to encourage you to keep trying back if this type of experience is important to you. Many guests do change their plans on the days leading up to a Disney vacation, and you may be able to snag a last-minute reservation if you keep checking. Please keep in mind that many of these experiences have a 1-day cancellation policy in place, so even if you are unable to secure a reservation in the next few weeks, you may still want to check back the day before you hope to dine at a character dining restaurant.

    Wishing you lots of pixie dust for your upcoming vacation, Susan! Please stop back by the Moms Panel if you have any additional questions. Hope to see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Autumn, Georgia

Hi, I’m Autumn! I’m a social media consultant, web content writer and homeschool teacher to my daughter. I enjoy learning languages as a hobby and can speak a bit of French, German and Spanish. My family and I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort many times over the years and I’ve become quite skilled at putting together fun and exciting family vacations to the various Disney properties! Learn More About Autumn

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