• On Aug 3, 2017
    Janel from CA 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.

    Which Disney Hotel has characters that you can interact or see on a regular basis? What is the your recommended restaurant that has dining with characters? As well as good/great food?

    Hi Janel,

    Thanks for your question! To my knowledge, there are not Walt Disney World resort hotels that regularly have characters greeting guests simply at the resort. I think that your idea of doing some dining with characters is a great one!

    Tusker House Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park offers a mix of traditional African and American fare, so more adventurous eaters and those who are more cautious both have great options. At this restaurant, you can meet Donald Duck and his friends in their safari gear, which is appropriate given the location! I also enjoy a meal at The Garden Grill Restaurant in Epcot. At this slowly rotating restaurant, you can meet Chip 'n' Dale and their friends. The cuisine is fresh, and some of the vegetables used are grown right in the greenhouses at Land Pavilion where the restaurant is located!

    For a character meal outside of the theme parks, try 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Breakfast here is a character meal that includes Lilo and Stitch, and the meal is served family style. Finally, although it is more of an interactive dinner show than simply a character dining meal, I love Mickey's Backyard BBQ at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. This experience includes great entertainment, and even dancing with the characters!

    Please do note that all character appearances are subject to change. Please do let us know if you have any further questions, Janel!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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