• On Apr 2, 2019
    Sally from NJ 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.

    Coming in Nov & would like suggestions on best character dining experience (5 year old girl, 11 year old boy)...and do any character breakfasts get us into the park earlier than normal hours?

    Hi, there!

     Sally, I'm so excited to hear you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. You're sure to have a magical stay!

     Character Dining Experiences are a must-do for my family. These unique meals are extra great because my kiddos can enjoy delicious food AND the fabulous company of their favorite Disney Characters! I'm happy to recommend a few for you and your family. 

     Chef Mickey's is my family's absolute favorite Character Dining Experience. This unique restaurant is located at Disney's Contemporary Resort, so arriving by monorail is super fun. Chef Mickey's is the only location where you can find the "Fab Five" (Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto) all in one place! The food is great with a buffet featuring a wide variety of options, and the company just can't be beat.

     We also love Tusker House Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. An early morning breakfast reservation here is an awesome way to get a head start on your day! If you book the earliest available reservation at Tusker House Restaurant, you can be finished and on your way just a bit ahead of the opening crowds. 

     An early morning breakfast reservation at Hollywood & Vine will also get you into Disney's Hollywood Studios prior to official park opening. We once had an 8:00 AM breakfast reservation at this restaurant and managed to register for Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple before the park even opened! 

     I hope this was helpful, Sally!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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