• On Sep 14, 2016
    Marnie from AL Asked

    Love Mom's Panel! WDW Thanksgiving, staying at POR. Several reservations made, but unable to book character dining. Can you attend w/o a reservation? EX:Tuskers House at AK for breakfast on Sun. Can you get into park early w/o dining reservation?

    Hi Marnie! Heading to Walt Disney World during the holidays means guests must plan well ahead to not be disappointed with dining reservations as well as FastPass selections.

    Disney offers many Dining Options and that means quite a few character selections. But these are also the most popular and will fill up fast at the 180 day mark. You cannot enter a park early unless you have a dining reservation inside the park for that day. Walk ups are not taken unless it is an unusual circumstance. 

    I suggest you keep watching and trying for a reservation. Even at the last minute spots will open up at restaurants when guests realize they cannot attend or choose to do something else. Don't forget the character dining outside the parks in the resorts as sometimes they are more apt to open a spot or two. If there is a special character they want to meet book a FastPass if possible to meet that character during your stay.

    Good luck and keep checking and hopefully something magical will open up for you!
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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