Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 5, 2009
    Ashley 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.

    If choosing between the two, is Mickey's Backyard BBQ or Chef Mickey's a better character meal? Also, is the Not-so-spooky Halloween party good?

    Hi, Ashley!  Mickey's Backyard BBQ is great fun, and the kids get to dance and have a great time.  For my family, though, we prefer Chef Mickey's.  I like the fact that it is easy to get to from either the Magic Kingdom or EPCOT, the buffet is varied and very good, and we have always had great character interaction here. 

    As for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party, it's a must do for my family.  We love it so much that I'm actually doing it twice this year - once with some of the other moms on the panel, and the second time with all three of my girls and two of my nephews.  The party ticket gets you in at 4 o'clock, and everyone - grown ups, too! - gets a trick or treat bag.  The crowds are usually lighter than you might encounter during the day, the candy is yummy, and we love the Halloween parade.  The party goes until midnight, so you really get the equivalent to a full day at the park!

    Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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