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10 Do's and Don'ts for Disney's Magic Kingdom

2 - Do - Make Reservations for Character Dining

Disney World table service restaurants are a great way to take a break and refuel at lunch or dinner, especially when combined with meeting characters. There are a number of character dining experiences at Magic Kingdom. They allow you to sit down with your family or friends and enjoy a meal, all while meeting and interacting with characters without having to wait in line or use a FastPass+.  Restaurants with character dining experiences fill up very quickly so a reservation is a must. You can meet Winnie the Pooh and friends at The Crystal Palace, the Beast appears at Be Our Guest, and the princesses are at Cinderella’s Royal Table.

Most of the characters will come to you, stop for a photo, a little chat and they’ll sign autographs too, making for a very memorable dining experience at Magic Kingdom. Character dining is the perfect way to combine two terrific Disney experiences into one: meeting characters and having a delicious meal! The table service restaurants are very popular and book up quickly, so you can’t expect to walk up and get seated. Dining reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance, and it is highly recommended to make those reservations as early as you can. Having a reservation will also help you make a plan for your day at Magic Kingdom