• On Mar 23, 2018
    Betsy from TX 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 and least expensive character buffet dining experiance

    Hi, there!

     It sounds like you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, Betsy. How exciting! 

     My family just loves Character Dining Experiences. It's the very best way to spend time with our favorite Disney characters, and the food is always top-notch! Generally, breakfast is the least expensive time of day to enjoy a buffet with characters present. I suggest either Minnie's Beach Bash Breakfast at Cape May Cafe or Tusker House Restaurant for a character breakfast. If you're looking for the most inexpensive character lunches, try The Crystal Palace or Minnie's Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine. Dinner will always be the most expensive time for a character meal, but the least expensive restaurants during that meal time are Garden Grill Restaurant (family-style dining here, not a buffet), The Crystal Palace, and Chef Mickey's.

     Betsy, we've never met a Character Dining Experience we didn't like! Our absolute favorites, though, include Tusker House Restaurant for breakfast, The Crystal Palace for lunch, and Chef Mickey's for dinner. 

     I hope this was helpful information! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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