Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 4, 2010
    Jamie from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Moms and Dads! I'm considering coming to WDW with my family but it will be our first time with a 16 month old I'm concerned about him not sitting through any table service meals do you have any suggestions on dining with a toddler who doesn't sit well?

    Hi, Jamie!  When my kids were little, we did a lot of character buffets.  There is a lot of activity going on to keep little mouseketeers interested, and there is no wait for food - just head up to the buffet as soon as you are seated.   And just when the little ones start to get restless, a Disney pal will show up at your table for pictures and autographs.  Try Chef Mickey's, Crystal Palace, Garden Grill, Cape May (breakfast), Hollywood and Vine (breakfast and lunch).

    Family style service is also a good choice - Liberty Tree Tavern (no characters) or 'Ohana Best Friends Breakfast with Lilo and Stitch at Polynesian.  There is also quick service dining which will allow you to get in and out quick.  

    Have fun with your little prince and take lots of pictures!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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