• On May 22, 2012
    Effi from QC 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.

    booked jul 2 at all star sport doing 1 day magic kingdom jul 3 with 5 1/2 year old boy going crazy, whats the best do i make lunch reservations what time should i leave the park for a break have EMH til 1.00 am signed up for touring plans HELP PLS!!!

    Hi there, Effi!

    While it's so exciting to be in the planning stages of a Disney trip, you don't want to find yourself so overwhelmed with research that you lose sight of the fact that this is your incredible vacation. That said, is an incredible resource that I highly recommend (and use myself for every visit!).

    The restaurant situation in Magic Kingdom is such that you can have a sit-down meal (Table Service) or counter service (quick takeaway). There is one character dining experience in that Park: Crystal Palace, featuring Winnie-the-Pooh and friends. But the counter service options - including Tortuga Tavern Pecos Bill's Tall Tale Cafe, and Cosmic Ray's - offer enough value for grownups and children that if you opted for one, you wouldn't be disappointed.

    Your Magic Your Way ticket will allow you multiple entrances and exits from the Magic Kingdom on your travel day. You might consider taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the Kingdom for lunch at one of the Resorts on the monorail line. Chef Mickey's - a buffet starring Mickey Mouse and friends - is a great way to spend time with your son, classic characters, and dine in air-conditioned comfort.

    If you'd like, drop me a line with some of your son's favorite foods and/or characters, and I'll be glad to provide some more personalized recommendations for you!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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