Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Apr 28, 2008
    Kim from KY 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.

    if we don't want to have dinner with them just for quick photos and autograph will it still take away 1 table meal? I don't think my niece will sit and have dinner with them she would be to shy, but would like to get a photo of her with them.

    Character meals are for guests dining at the restaurant only.

    However if you do not feel that you'll be able to enjoy your meal, there are many other opportunities to visit characters throughout the WDW parks.

    For instance, in Toontown at the Magic Kingdom, you can visit Toontown's Hall of Fame. There are 3 different rooms which offer character greetings. The Princess room is always the busiest but well worth the wait. This is an ideal way to see the characters and enjoy time with them without having to pay for a character meal. In Fantasyland, you can stop by Ariel's Grotto to see this lovely mermaid.

    When you enter each theme park, simply pick up a Times Guide which will indicate character greeting opportunities offered throughout that day. For example, in the Hollywood Studios you'll be able to meet the Little Einsteins or Handy Manny. In the Animal Kingdom, look for the Character Greeting Trails in Camp Minnie-Mickey. You'll find Donald Duck and other friends greeting guests. A tour of Epcot's World Showcase will lead you to such characters as Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more!

    I hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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