• On Apr 16, 2008
    Krista from ON 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.

    Going to Disney September 20 to 25, my kids are 13 (boy) and 9 (girl), what character dining would be suitable for both kids? Thanks. I just love your website.


    There are several meals that I think would work for your family, depending on which characters you would like to see.

    At the Polynesian you can have breakfast in 'Ohana with Lilo, Stitch, and friends.  This is a very good restaurant and this meal is especially popular for boys.

    Another popular choice is breakfast or dinner at Chef Mickey's, where you'll find Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto.  This is a very festive and fun restaurant, and we eat here on every vacation.

    A couple of other 'lesser-known' character meals that we enjoy are:
    • breakfast at the Cape May Cafe (Beach Club Resort) with Goofy, Pluto, Chip & Dale
    • lunch or dinner at the Garden Grill in Epcot with Mickey & friends
    • dinner at Gulliver's Grill in the Swan Resort - on certain nights you can find Timon and Rafiki here (from The Lion King) - be sure to ask when making your reservation so you know who to expect.  It used to be Monday and Friday nights, but it's been quite a while since we have attended so I can't say for sure now.

    Character meals are a lot of fun for all ages.  I hope you find one that works well for your family.  Have a great vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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