• On Aug 7, 2018
    Mariah from MI 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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    Hi! My family and I are going to Disney World for the first time in March of 2019, and I need a little advice! Which sit down restaurants would you recommend for dinner at each park, preferably character dining but no buffets (we're not big eaters)?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Mariah!

    I'm so excited to hEAR about your family's first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort! There are many opportunities to interact with Disney Characters, and one of the best ways to meet them is by booking Character Dining experiences. Many, if not most, will offer Buffet/Family-Style dining. Here are my recommendations for dinner at each park:

    1. Cinderella's Royal Table in Magic Kingdom Park. Princesses that frequent the restaurant include: Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Ariel or Jasmine. Browse the Dinner Menu for choice of entrées.

    2. At Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot you will meet: Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Princess Aurora, and Ariel or Mulan. You get to choose individual entrées from the Dinner Menu.

    3. Minnie's Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine in Disney's Hollywood Studios offers a traditional buffet. There you will meet: Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Daisy and Goofy. You can book a Fantasmic! Dining Package at this location.

    4. Tusker House Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park with Donald, Daisy, Mickey and Goofy. This restaurant offers an African-inspired buffet. You can book a Rivers of Light Dining Package at this location.

    Please note, Characters at dining locations are always subject to change. You'll have many opportunities to take lots of pictures, so bring your camera to capture those precious moments!

    I hope this was helpful information, Mariah. Please come back with more questions soon! Wishing you a magical first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Ritzy ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Ritzy, Rhode Island

People describe my love for Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line as intoxicating and contagious! My family fell in love with the Disney Magic aboard our first Disney cruise with Captain Mickey in 2006. I personally love to spread pixie dust, as I truly enjoy sharing my Disney experience with everyone! Learn More About Ritzy

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