EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 28, 2009
    Elizabeth from ON 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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    Hello. I am coming to disney the end of March with my 5 year old son. I want to take him to a character dinner. I am looking at Mickey's backyard barbeque, Hoop-te-do review or Chef Mickeys. Any recomendations?

    Well, Elizabeth, you've listed some great options!  If you want to meet the characters, however, my kids prefer the interaction of the gang at Chef Mickey's. 

    The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue does not feature any Walt Disney characters - it's more of a slapstick, vaudeville type show with dancing, singing and joke telling.  While your son will see some of his favorite characters at Mickey's Backyard BBQ, the characters do not come table to table. 

    With Chef Mickey's, the characters not only come to your table, but they also do a bit of a song and dance that the kids can participate in.  I like that there are adult options on the buffet, so the food has more of a variety than at either the Hoop-Dee-Doo or Mickey's Backyard BBQ.  We've always had a great time and a great meal at Chef Mickey's.

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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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