• On Mar 14, 2016
    Kayla from MN 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 are going to Disney in April and our daughter is very excited to meet the princesses, however she is very fearful of the villains- the "mean mothers" and "witches" in particular Ursula. What rides/character spots should we avoid?

    Hi Kayla,

    If your daughter is excited to meet her favorite Princesses, tell her to hold onto her glass slipper, because she is about to have the experience of a lifetime!

    I absolutely understand her hesitation in mingling with the those dastardly villains, and I am happy to share that you can easily maximize your time with our favorite heroines while skirting any interaction with those slightly less enchanting characters.

    First, a fabulous way to mix and mingle with Disney Royalty is a Character Dining Experience. Interactions are a little more personal around the table. For a meal fit for a Princess, I highly recommend an Advance Dining Reservation at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. Dining with several leading ladies is sure to have your daughter singing a happy song. With your magical vacation coming up quickly, i urge you to schedule this as soon as possible.

    If dining in the most marvelous castle in the kingdom is more your style, consider joining Cinderella in her home for a one-of-kind Deluxe Dining Experience at Cinderella's Royal Table. However, I would not plan at date with Cinderella and crew at 1900 Park Fare, because Lady Tremaine and the evil stepsisters will also be in attendance. As a side note, I consider this trio some of the most entertaining characters at Walt Disney World Resort. Once your daughter has conquered her fears, you will definitely want to check them out!

    You may want to pass on a trip Under the Sea on Journey of the Little Mermaid because there is a bit of a lengthy section with the Sea Witch herself. Other than that, you should be set!

    Wishing you many magical memories,


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Meet the Panelist: Sally, Georgia

"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince, a homeschool mom to two bold and brilliant daughters, and a wine educator. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I'm so glad you have joined us and would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation! Learn More About Sally

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