Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On May 27, 2013
    Ross 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.

    We're coming to WDW from Australia in October staying at All Star Sports Resort for 7 days. We have 8 & 4 year olds & park tickets each day. For character meals r we best going to one in a park or is it worth taking the time to go out to a resort?

    Hi Ross! What a great question! Whether you reserve a character meal in a park or at a resort, I definitely recommend you choose a restaurant that's convenient to the park you're visiting that day. If you want to maximize your time in the park, reserving a character meal in that park definitely saves you time since you won't have to travel between a resort and the park. However, there are several character meals in the resorts that are quite close to the parks. For instance, Chef Mickey's in the Contemporary is just a quick ten-minute walk or monorail ride away from the Magic Kingdom, and would be a great spot for breakfast before heading to the park in the morning or a dinner break in the evening. I wouldn't recommend booking a mid or late morning breakfast at a resort that requires you to leave the park soon after you arrive because of the time it will take you to exit the park and travel to a resort, but dining at a resort character breakfast first thing at the morning or a dinner when you're ready for a break from the park in the evening wouldn't cost you much in crucial park touring time.

    Wishing you a magical vacation! Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We'd love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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