• On Jan 23, 2017
    Contina from NY 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 in Disney from Feb 1-5. For my son 5th birthday. We're not there long and want to make the most out of the trip. Which diner is a MUST!

    Hi Contina,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Oh to be 5-years old and on my way to the Walt Disney World Resort! What a magical experience your son is about to have.

    If you are inquiring about character meals, especially those that serve dinner, I have several suggestions! Chef Mickey's is an absolute must-do character meal. Typically, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, and Goofy greet guests at this special experience. My girls literally lit up when they met Mickey and Friends during our first visit with them when they were 5-years old. 

    If your son loves to practice his medical skills with Doc McStuffins or loves to Ahoy like Jake and the Never Land Pirates, then you must visit with them during breakfast or lunch at Hollywood & Vine. Occasionally Minnie Mouse hosts seasonal dinner parties at Hollywood & Vine. This year, during your travel dates, she is scheduled to host her Silver Screen dinner party. 

    If you actually would love to dine at a diner, you could try Min and Bill's Dockside Diner located in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    Remember to make Advanced Dining Reservations. Restaurants fill quickly, especially for Character Meals.

    Please come back and see us again if you have additional questions.

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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