• On Jan 9, 2020
    Holly from FL 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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    Hi! We have a Bon Voyage Breakfast booked at 11:50am. Will we have the same amount of time with the characters as earlier reservations in the day? Trying to decide between Chef Mickeys and Bon Voyage as this time slot is available at each restaurant. Thx!

    Welcome BACK, Holly!

    How exciting that you're planning another visit to see Mickey and his pals at the Most Magical Place on Earth! Don't forget to keep up with the Disney Parks Blog for all of the newest and the now so you'll know what to add to your must-do list.

    One of my all-time FAVORITE tips to share about Character Dining is that you absolutely should pick one of the later reservation times for breakfast when that specific restaurant does not have a lunch service, such as Trattoria al Forno. Even Chef Mickey's has a good gap of time between the end of Brunch and when they fire up the kitchen again for Dinner. And aside from being able to sleep longer, here's my primary reason why: Your favorite Disney friends will still hang out and visit with all of their guests for at least 45 minutes after the last reservation group is seated, if not longer. If you're visiting a buffet, the items on the line will still be out and actually replenished until the last group leaves. And my favorite factor is that these are usually the least popular dining times because everyone else is in a hurry to get to Disney's Theme Parks or to start making their way back home. That means that these dining locations are usually half full or maybe even pretty empty, and instead of one visit from each famous host, they might come to see you two or even three times. I actually book almost all of my Character dining reservations this way because we get double the fun and double the photo opportunities.

    I think to choose between the Bon Voyage Breakfast and Chef Mickey's at or around this time also depends on what you'd like to eat and also who you'd like to see. The first is menu based, the latter is a buffet.  If you must get one more morning with some Princesses and their Princes, then Bon Voyage is the way to go. However if you love the classic 'Super Six' then you're going to want to dine over at Chef Mickey's.

    I don't think you'll go wrong with either choice, Holly. Either way you'll be enjoying a Disney Day! We'll See You Real Soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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