Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 1, 2009
    Robert from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Going to DW for first time 2 adults and 2 children 6mths and 3 yrs trying to plan very overwhelming. Staying at New Orleans Riverside Resort going to DH, MK, and AK with 4 day pass and dining.Would like to do some c. dining, but not castle? Need Help.

    I'm so excited for you and your family to be planning your first Disney vacation, Robert! We enjoyed our recent stay at the Port Orleans Riverside. The grounds are beautiful, and we loved being able to take the boat to Downtown Disney. I'm a huge fan of character dining as it gives us one-on-one time with the characters! The buffets are great for kids who want more meal choices than the standard kid fare.

    Here are some spots you might want to consider:

    - Crystal Palace - Fabulous buffet at the Magic Kingdom with Winnie the Pooh and friends, including my best pal Tigger.
    - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall - Visit Norway at Epcot and enjoy dining with the princesses.
    - Garden Grill - Chip and Dale host dinner at Epcot's Land Pavillion
    - Hollywood and Vine - Enjoy breakfast and lunch with Playhouse Disney pals at the Hollywood Studios.
    - Tusker House in Africa at the Animal Kingdom offers Donald's Safari Breakfast.
    - Chef Mickey's in the Contemporary Resort offers buffet meals with Mickey and his pals.
    - 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian offers super yummy food, princesses and characters.
    - Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club offers a character breakfast with Goofy and his pals.
    - Join Lilo and Stitch at 'Ohana at the Polynesian Resort.

    Whichever spots you choose, they fill up quickly, so be sure to book your dining reservation ahead of time, either by calling (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463) or by clicking here and doing it online. Wishing you a magical vacation!
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Hi! I'm Joanne from Ottawa, Canada. By day I work for the Canadian government. I'm a single mom to my amazing, 15 year-old daughter and am thrilled to be on the Moms Panel. I absolutely love helping you plan your vacation and create your own magical memories! Learn More About Joanne

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