Disney Character meals are a fantastic way for your children to get autographs and have photos taken with some of their favorite characters. Do a little research to find out what characters appear at the different character meal restaurants then plan accordingly. If your child has been dreaming of meeting a specific Disney friend, finding the right character meal is crucial.
Scheduling a Disney Character Meal is a great way for your family to get up close and personal with your favorite
The lines for the character meet and greet sessions in the theme parks can be long and time consuming so you might want to consider making a reservation for a character meal instead. But, keep in mind that your child's favorite character might not appear at any of the character meals. If this is the case, I would recommend scouting out the different parks to see if you can find that particular character appearing instead of booking a character meal and having your child disappointed that their favorite wasn't there.
Disney theme park
has at least one character meal available. There are also several
with character meals available too. My advice? Do a little research, talk with your children and together figure out which restaurant offers the best chance for them to meet their favorite characters. I hope the information we offer helps you in your decision.
Disney's Character meals has grown so much in popularity in recent years that Disney now offers the opportunity to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with the characters. As a rule, you need to make Advance Reservations for these special meals. However, during slow seasons it is sometimes possible to attend a Character Meal without an Advance Reservation but don't count on that happening. Advance Reservations are available for all character meals and can be arranged by calling 407-WDW-DINE (939-3463) or by logging online to Disney's new
advanced reservation system.
Character meals are served several different ways so you can choose which style is best for you and your family. Most options are all-you-care-to-eat and have one fixed price for the meal. The different ways that meals are served are listed below.
The traditional buffet-style is where guests serve themselves from the selections offered on the hot and cold buffet stations.
Family-style is where the server brings large bowls/plates/skillets of food that you serve yourself and pass around the table. These meals are also all you care to eat only the food is brought out to your table instead of you going to get it off of a buffet. If you want seconds of anything, just ask your server.
Pre-plated meals are meals that are served to each guest and each plate includes the same meal.
The way in which guests meet the characters are the same for all of the different types of Character Meals. The characters make their way around the room, stopping at each table. You don't have to run after the character or wait in a special line. In fact, the characters generally will not stop for you if you chase them. So just sit back, relax and enjoy your meal until the character approaches your table. Make sure you pick up an autograph book for the characters to sign before you get to the restaurant because they will not be available at the restaurants themselves. And don't forget to take your camera with you for those prized pictures. You might even want to take a small disposable camera along so that the kids can take their own pictures too.
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