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  • On Jul 17, 2013
    Cassie 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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    We are a family of 8 going to Disney World Feb 22 2014, I am taking my 16 year old cousin who has never been anywhere. It happens to be her birthday that week. Out of all the character meals which do you think will be the best? She loves Belle

    Welcome to the Moms Panel, Cassie! I love your question because my 7-year-old daughter is a huge fan of Belle. Your cousin is going to have a magical time meeting the brainy and beautiful Belle in person! 

    I personally think the best Character Dining experience which features Belle is Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion at EPCOT. The Akershus Castle is a lovely location and the cuisine is quite good. Several of Belle's princess friends also stop by to visit with Guests dining at Akershus. 

    I also highly recommend enjoying a meal at Be Our Guest restaurant in Beast's Castle. The incredible theming and special touches are guaranteed to make your cousin feel as if she's magically been transported into the world of Disney's Beauty and Beast! Be sure to make advanced dining reservations up to 180 days in advance of your arrival by calling 407-WDW-DINE or visiting the online Walt Disney World Resort Dining Reservations page. 

    When you arrive in Magic Kingdom Park, head straight to New Fantasyland and Enchanted Tales with Belle where your cousin can play a role in the "tale as old as time." This interactive experience takes place in the Beast's library and is hosted by Belle and Lumiere. It is so much fun for the entire family! You also won't want to miss Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage at Disney's Hollywood Studios. 

    Wishing you a magical vacation! Please don't hesitate to write me back if I can assist you further with planning your "Disney Time". 
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, New Jersey

I'm a Disneyphile and Type A planner! I'm also a writer and editor, wife and mom to an amazing daughter, age 7. I love helping guests of all ages and abilities plan their "Disney time" and make magical vacation memories at Walt Disney World!
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