Dine with an Imagineer

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  1. ArielsMommy

    ArielsMommy DIS Veteran

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    Does this take place year round? If so, how far in advance can you book? Is it about 60 days out like the Wishes Dessert Party? Any help would be appreciated. DD (10) wants to be an Imagineer, so this would be a fantastic birthday present for her. TIA
     
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  3. Kimann

    Kimann Mouseketeer

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    I did this in May. I can't answer if it is year round. But I booked mine online. You can go to dining reservations and search for Dining Events. It will pull up Dining with an Imagineer and you can select the venue and the calendar will show you what dates it is offered. I did HBD for lunch. (it was great by the way!)
     
  4. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    1) Yes, year round for the Brown Derby lunch.

    2) I am pretty sure it's 180 days.

    3) You can book it Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays, They take a total of 10-12 guests so book ASAP. If it's 180 days you only have 4 months until your trip, those spaces may well be gone, so you should check.

    4) No age limit, but with children younger than teens you need to ask yourself if your child is up to spending about 2.5 to 3 hours sitting at a table while adults talk. You can't pick the imagineer, they sign up for it on a rotating basis, so there's no telling what area your Imagineer will work in.

    5) This event is not on the dining plan.
     
  5. goofyshell

    goofyshell DIS Veteran

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    I just did this two weeks ago. It was amazing. If your dd is fairly mature I would say she'll enjoy it. The food was really delicious but I almost didn't notice because our imagineer was so engaging.
     
  6. TinkerbellinLouisian

    TinkerbellinLouisian I think I'm going on my 21st visit in 47 years...

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  7. ArielsMommy

    ArielsMommy DIS Veteran

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    I had been trying since the 180 day mark, but there were never any reservations available. I'll keep trying and see if maybe something opens up for my dates. Thanks for all the help!
     
  8. sweeteypie1118

    sweeteypie1118 DIS Veteran

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    I was just looking into this also. My 13 year old son wants to be an Imagineer. We are going in November and it doesnt show any availability online. I was hoping it was because it was like the dessert party and couldnt be booked that far in advance. I dont suppose you can get Fantasmic passes from this? We already have Brown Derby booked for lunch one day for Fantasmic package.
     
  9. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    No, Dine with an Imagineer and the Fantasmic package are separate things.
     
  10. sweeteypie1118

    sweeteypie1118 DIS Veteran

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    LOL...yeah I figured that. Would be nice if they included those too. I already have BD booked for lunch for Fantasmic and would have to cancel something else I have reserved to do BD again for the Imagineer lunch. I dont really want to eat at BD twice, but I'm really not a fan of Mama Melrose for Fantasmic. I dont know why, but I just never really have a great experience there. The food isnt bad, just not great to me and something about the atmosphere turns me off too. I could never place why though!
     
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  12. Zim

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    Well just to give everyone hope, I've been watching the reservations for the week we're there and after a month of watching and only 10 days before we leave, 2 spots opened up for one of the days.

    So if you're thinking you missed out just keep plugging in your dates of travel - cancellations happen all the time. In fact, even though I got us reserved, I'll probably have to turn around and cancel it because I really don't think we'll get there in time. Our plane lands at 8:30am - that's just a 3-hour window (if there are no delays) to get to the Magical Express, to the AoA hotel and then to HS!!

    Ugh...

    UPDATE: I did cancel - I don't know WHAT pixie dust I thought would get me from MCO to HS in 3 hours!! Not gambling $140 on that! So FWIW, if you're in HS on Sept 21st I can tell you at this moment there are at least two seats available at the Dine with an Imagineer for this day (maybe more depending on the size of the party that opened it back up in the first place!)
     
  13. twinmom1107

    twinmom1107 Earning My Ears

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    Does this mean that they are not taking reservations yet or that it's full?

    "This dining event is not currently scheduled to take place on the date selected. However, it may be scheduled to take place on this date in the coming months. Please check back later or select another date."
    (this is the reply I got online every time I check for availability, even at the 60 day mark)

    Trying to get ressies for Nov., told to call at 60 days by Disney and have not had any luck, those answering the phone seem to be unsure of how to book ? Keep getting put on hold and then told it must not be available. Hoping someone can shed some light, my 15 yr old nephew realllly wants to go!
     
  14. DisneyGeek1010

    DisneyGeek1010 WANTtoBEfutureIMAGINEER

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    This defiantly sounds like something i would want to do when my family goes sometime. I'm probably young for this site (I don't know how old you have to be) but in about 7-10 years I hope to be an Imagineer. I think that it would be so cool to go to WDW or DL with my future kids and show them the attraction that I helped design.
     

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