• On Jun 17, 2018
    Susan from VA 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 is the most budget friendly character meal that we will definitely be able to see Mickey?

    Hi Susan!

    I love to plan Character Dining for our family vacations because it allows us to enjoy some of the Character Experiences on my kids' "must-do" lists while we enjoy a fantastic meal! Since you are looking for a budget-friendly dining experience, I recommend that you enjoy a character breakfast as it's the most economical meal. Keep in mind that Character appearances are always subject to change, but here are my top three recommendations:
    • In the mornings, Lilo and Stitch host a tasty breakfast at 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort with Mickey and Pluto. My little boys love this breakfast because the meal consists of breakfast favorites that everyone can enjoy. Plus, since the food is served family-style, it makes it easy for families since you don't have to get up and go to the buffet.
    • Tusker House is a great option for breakfast and we enjoy it on most of our family vacations. I love this option because it's located in Disney's Animal Kingdom and I recommend making an early reservation for breakfast before the theme park opens. During this breakfast, you can enjoy African-inspired breakfast foods while meeting Safari Donald, Mickey and friends.
    • If you would prefer lunch, I would recommend that you make reservation at Hollywood & Vine in Disney's Hollywood Studios. While this option will cost a little more than breakfast, I love the options on the lunch buffet. Plus during lunch, you can meet Mickey, Minnie and friends in their seasonal outfits!
    Please let us know if you have additional questions. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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