One of the most iconic things to do during a vacation in Walt Disney World is to sign up for a character meal. You can participate in a character meal whether you are staying at one of the resorts or hotels or not—it all depends on you making the reservation. However, if you are staying at one of the resorts, be sure to check if you get a price discount for going to a character meal at your hotel.
A character meal is exactly what it sounds like—a time when kids of all ages can sit around and enjoy a meal with some of Walt Disney’s most beloved characters. The cast of characters at your particular meal will be random, and the price of the meal itself will depend on the location of the meal and the time of year you’re at the park. The prices do tend to flux, so be sure to call ahead and ask.
Another good reason to call ahead and ask is the fact that these meals do have quotas, and they tend to fill up early. It’s a good idea to stay on top of things and have reservations well in advance—there’s nothing worse than having your heart set on a character meal and then being unable to go to one due to space constraints! Some of the more popular meals can fill up more than 60 days in advance, so be sure that your plans are set in stone before you make promises to the kids!