• On May 29, 2017
    Natalie from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What are the best character meals for a 5 year old boy? We are taking our grandson for his first trip to WDW, and our ADR faster is approaching quickly!

    Hi there Natalie,

    How exciting to be taking your grandson on his first Walt Disney World vacation! Character Dining is such a great way to meet several Disney Characters while enjoying a delicious meal.

    As a mom of three boys myself, I recommend Chef Mickey's featuring the "Fab 5" at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Tusker House Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park and Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo & Stitch at 'Ohana, which is located in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. You are very wise to book your Advanced Dining Reservations 180 days in advance since many of the Character Dining experiences fill up very quickly.

    I hope this information has been helpful to you. If you have any other questions or would like additional dining recommendations, please don't hesitate to visit us again. I hope your grandson has a magical first trip, Natalie!

    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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