Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 14, 2013
    Tracy 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 meals do you recommend? We'll be there 4 days (only half the last day) Thinking of doing Tusker House to see Mickey and Donald but my kids love Jake too so thinking of adding that on the last day. Is that too much for a 2 & 5 y/o?

    Hi Tracy!

    Character meals are a great way to meet the characters and enjoy a great meal. I love the added bonus of eating and not waiting in line to see characters but letting them come to us.

    For my family, I typically only plan 1 to 2 character meals per trip depending on the length of our stay. We are very blessed to be able to visit a few times a year so I plan on a different one each trip. If you don't get to visit as often and meeting characters is a priority for your kids, then I'd plan on at least 2 during your trip but no more than one per day.  When traveling with little ones, I like having a little more flexibility in our schedules and not spending my day stressed out about making specific reservation times.
    When making your reservations, plan on locations that offer different characters.  I like making reservations for breakfast character meals which is usually a little cheaper than other meals during the day.  Its also when my kids are at their freshest and I get better reactions from them.

    If not visiting a park on our last day, we like to end our trip with a character breakfast before heading out.  Nothing like a last dose of pixie dust to end our magical trip.

    Tusker House is a great location.  Just keep in mind that characters only appear at breakfast at that location.  Jake appears at Disney's Hollywood Studios next to Disney Junior - Live on Stage! but doesn't currently appear at any of the character meals.  Be sure to check your Times Guide when you enter Hollywood Studios for appearance times.

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-)  Allison
thumbnail image for Allison

Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.