• On Mar 3, 2015
    Lara from AL 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 restaurants for character dining for small children ( 2 girls ages 2 and 4)? Also what are the best restaurants to eat at in Disney world?


    "Best" can mean a lot of things to different folks when it comes to dining at Disney World. Here is my crack at what I'd consider 'best" for a few categories:

    • To answer your question about character dining for small children, I'd consider Chef Mickey's with a late breakfast reservation so that you can eat brunch and enjoy a break from the park or dine the night of your arrival so that you're not spending your first day in the parks waiting in line for pictures with characters. 
    • Best Princess Dining: Akershus provides the best selection of princesses and is easier on the budget than Cinderella's Royal Table which can be saved for when the girls are older and appreciate the expense. For some comical princess dining, consider 1900 Park Fare for dinner with Cinderella, the Prince, and the wicked stepmother and stepsisters. 
    • Best non-character table dining for 2- and 4-year-olds: Coral Reef includes a full-wall view of the aquarium tanks from The Living Seas. Your girls will be occupied throughout dinner so that you can actually have some adult conversation. For maximum distraction impact and more conversation, ask for a table as close as you can to the "water".

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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