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  • On Mar 28, 2012
    Amanda from IL 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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    What is the cheapest way to do character dining? We normally do not do the dining plan, because we only eat one meal in the park a day.

    Hey Amanda!

    This is a great question.  We aren't currently using the Disney Dining Plan on our family vacations because of our kid's ages, but we still want to make sure we do Character Dining while staying within our budget. 

    Your best option is to choose breakfast.  Breakfast dining is typically less expensive than lunch or dinner.  We also love the food choices at the breakfasts for our kids.  There is always something they are guaranteed to be in the mood to eat that day.  We spend the morning meeting our favorite characters and then we're fueled up and ready to take on the day!

    Our favorite Character Dining experience for breakfast is The Crystal Palace with Pooh and his friends.  If you can, snag a reservation prior to park opening.  You'll get to be one of the first people to enter Magic Kingdom Park and it makes for amazing photo opportunities on Main Street, USA.

    Thanks so much for coming to see us, Amanda!  Please let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.

    Have a magical day,
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New York

I'm a military wife and mom to two little ones who is either on a Walt Disney World vacation or planning our next one!  Learn More About Ashley

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