Character Dining in Orlando

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  1. Does an evening dining with an astronaut sound appealing to you and your family? What about sharing an exquisite breakfast with Cinderella? These are only a few of the exciting ways you can feast as favorite characters join in the dining experience. Character dining is the perfect option for any family who looking to add a little something special to their vacation.
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    Cat in the Hat by Kristen Manieri
    Get ready to blast off as you share lunch with some of the greatest astronauts of all time. Located at the Kennedy Space Center, this dining experience allows visitors to enjoy an appetizing meal followed by the chance to ask questions and have photographs taken with a real-life space hero. Best of all, at a cost of only $22.99 for adults and $15.99 for children ages 3-11, this memorable meal won’t break your budget
    Allow the princess in you to shine as you eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table inside the iconic Cinderella Castle at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Disney’s favorite princesses mingle amongst every table in this medieval, storybook setting. Pssst… they’ll even help you arrange a fairytale wedding proposal.
    Dine with Mickey and friends at Disney’s Contemporary Resort where the fare is just as good as the company. Enjoy delectable food choices such as roast beef and chicken, and as always, a menu for the little ones. While you’re eating, Mickey and various other characters will stop by for a visit at your table to make sure your dining experience is, of course, magical.
    Finally, head to Confisco Grille, located at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where visits from The Cat in the Hat and Spider-Man are common occurrences Thursday through Sunday. Plus, the food, a mix of Greek, Italian, and American cuisine, is top notch.
    By Kristen Manieri and Elise Gennrich


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  2. baglady
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    Akershus Royal Banquet Hall for the perfect princess evening.
     
  3. Flews
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    Securing character dining at WDW can be very difficult, in some cases seemingly impossible. I, for example, have not had much luck at all. We have 2-year-old twins, turning 3 during our next WDW visit in April. So it would be great if some seasoned 'character diners' could post the 'secrets to their success' in getting those elusive reservations.

    Cheers,
     
  4. Mary2e
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    The best chance you have to get your choice is to make the reservation the day they open up as close to 7am as possible.. 180 days out.

    The most popular meals are:
    Princess Meal - Cinderella's Royal Table - breakfast, lunch, and dinner - breakfast is the hardest to get
    Chef Mickey's - breakfast and dinner. Both meals hard to get.

    The easiest to get is the Princess Meal in the Norway Pavillion in Epcot (Akershus). They also serve B, L, & D.

    That said, I managed to get both 1900 Park Fare ( Grand Floridian) and Chef Mickeys (Contemporary Resort) for breakfast less than 1 month out for a holiday weekend.

    It wasn't easy - and I had to check as soon as they open - but I was able to get both. Akershus was available for all meals.

    Your best shot at getting their actual birthday is to be on the phone 180 days out at 7am EST.
     
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    Disney resort guests can book 180 + 10 days on dining reservations. The best way to get Cinderella's Royal Table is to call on your first day of availability. You can also book it on the Disney website. You need to give them your credit card information to hold the reservation. You also need a credit card to book the Princess meal at Akershus.

     

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