Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 28, 2009
    Brandi from AL 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 will be at Disney 2nd week of june. What is the best character dining for a 2 and 5 yr old boys... thanks

    Hi Brandi,

    You and your family must be getting so excited for your vacation!

    There are several great character dining experiences that I think your boys might enjoy.  Which one you ultimately decide to go with depends on a couple of things: 1)which characters do you think your boys want to see most, and 2)do you prefer to do character dining for breakfast or lunch/dinner?

    I know several people who shy away from character breakfasts, because they think the cost is just too much to pay for eggs.  While I can see their point, character breakfasts are my favorite option.  I find it a great way to start the day.

    Some of our favorite character dining includes:
    • Crystal Palace - located at the Magic Kingdom.  Winnie the Pooh and his friends are the featured characters.  The food is excellent for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    • Chef Mickey's - located at the Contemporary Resort.  Mickey and friends are the featured characters.  Again, it's a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    • Hollywood & Vine - located at Hollywood Studios.  If your boys are fans of Playhouse Disney, they'll enjoy meeting characters like Little Einsteins and Handy Manny.  I would probably only go to this restaurant for breakfast.  Lunch isn't horrible - just not my favorite.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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