Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 31, 2012
    Danielle from MA Asked

    When I arrive at Disney would I be able to book a character dinner or lunch or is this something that needs to book way in advance? If I'm already too late is there cancellations by others available that we could find out about when we get there?

    Hi, Danielle! If at all possible, I would book you Advance Dining Reservations before your arrival.  The sooner you do this, the better your chances of getting a reservation for the meals and times you want.  If your trip is soon, I would check the website everyday for cancellations.  As Guests' plans change, so do their dining reservations.  You never know when an opening might occur.  I would be especially vigilant in the days right before your trip.  With the new credit card guarantee, there will probably be some openings in the day or two before the day you want to dine.  Let me explain.  To ensure consistent Guest service, a one-day cancellation policy—the credit card guarantee policy—applies to reservations at many of the  dining venues. If Guests' plans change, there will be cancellations to avoid this fee. If you're still needing reservations when you arrive, seek help from the Guest Services at your resort.  If all else fails, you can always try to get a walk-up reservation, too.  I'm sending pixie-dusted wishes that you get the reservations you want.  Happy planning and have a Magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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