We use hoppers, but we go like crazy people, and it doesn’t sound like they are in a position to go with a hard, fast plan like I like to have. If I think of anything, I will suggest, but like you, I don’t consider myself an expert–we’re just a family with an addiction to Disney! :laugh:If they want reservations for a character meal with little time to book, I suggest trying at an “off” time–not the typical meal time–if they can.
I hope and pray that this family will have a wonderful, magical trip! They really deserve a special time together.