• On Sep 15, 2017
    Kathy from NC 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, most economical character meals to try to get reservations for? We have 2 girls: ages 2 and 4.

    Hello, Kathy! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. We happy you came by to bring us your question! 

    Kathy, as a budget conscious mama, I love sharing my favorite tips on how to stretch those magical Disney dollars during your visit. When it comes to character meals, the best way to save is to choose a breakfast over a lunch or dinner, as these are generally a less expensive. 

    If your princesses are like mine, then a meal with Minnie Mouse is a must. Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast at Cape May Café, located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is going to be a great value, and they’ll get to meet Minnie and some other friends. This breakfast is a total blast! Another favorite is located inside the Land pavilion in Epcot. At the Garden Grill, you can enjoy a delicious and fun meal at Chip 'n' Dale's Harvest Feast. And there’s some added fun; the restaurant spins. My kids love it! And the breakfast won’t break the bank. My last pick is The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom. My youngest is a huge Pooh fan, so this meal is always a hit!

    Another great money saving tip is bringing in snacks and booking later breakfast/brunch times so you can spread the meals out during your visit. And last but not least, be sure to lock in all your reservations early. You can begin to book those up to 180-days in advance. 

    I hope this helps you with your planning! Be sure to come back to bring us any questions or for any additional tips or advice for your upcoming magical vacation to the place where the magic is endless. 

    See ya real soon! 

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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