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  • On Mar 14, 2010
    Cara from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What is the best character meal to do with a 5 year old boy and a 2 year old girl?

    Hi Cara! I have two kids almost the same age as your two. There are so many awesome options for character dining. I'll give you our family's top three. 

    1. Akershus. I think the best place for both of your kids to get treated like royalty is at Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus (Norway) in Epcot. Granted, your little two year old can live it up as a princess. The hidden secret is that your five year old boy will be treated like a prince. On our last visit there, Ariel, Jasmine, Cinderella and Aurora were amazing with both my kids, especially my five year old son who could interact with them more fully. He still talks about his experience with them weekly, and it's been a year since we last dined there.

    2. Donald's Safari Breakfast. If you're looking for a character meal with the classic characters, our absolute favorite is Donald's Safari Breakfast at Animal Kingdom. 

    3. Crystal Palace. We also always make a point to eat with Pooh and Friends at the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom. It's a really good place to dine at early on in your trip to gauge how your kids will do with the character interaction because you can see the characters coming from a mile away.

    Enjoy your trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Joel, Wisconsin

I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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