• On Oct 15, 2010
    Julia from TN 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.

    How many character dining experiences would you reccomend in a 1 week trip?


    My max for any table service restaurant, whether it's a character meal or not, is one a day.  Generally, it takes our family about 1 1/2 hours to dine at a table service restaurant, a little shorter for a buffet.  And for us, that means time out of the parks not to mention full tummies.

    As our children are getting older, we find we are doing fewer Character Meals for nostalgia, but even when they were younger, we chose one with Mickey and the Gang and one with another character like the princesses or Pooh at Crystal Palace.  We wanted distinct memorable experiences.  There are so many other dining choices that include entertainment like the German Oktoberfest at Biergarten, the chefs at Teppan Edo, the coconut races at Ohana or the shenanigans of the wait staff at Whispering Canyon, that we had much from which to choose. Too much, and the ones at the end of the vacation seem anti-climatic.

    If you have any questions about specific meals, feel free to come back and ask me via my bio page.

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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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