Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 24, 2013
    Thomas 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.

    I have a family of picky eaters. We want to go to several character meals but I am not sure which meals are best. The kids were not happy with the selection at Epcot's Garden Grill. We would need to be able to get there via resort provided transportation.

    Hi, Thomas!  There are quite a few options that might work for the pickiest of eaters in any family, and some of them even have characters!

    My best recommendation for you would be the character meals that offer a buffet dining option.  You will find Mickey and friends at Chef Mickey's in the Contemporary Resort, Donald Duck and the gang at Tusker House at Animal Kingdom, and either characters from Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella at 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian.  If you're at the Magic Kingdom, the Crystal Palace has a character buffet that features Pooh and friends, and if you children are younger, breakfast and lunch at Hollywood and Vine at Hollywood Studios has some favorites from Disney Junior.

    While the characters are subject to change, the buffet meals offer a wide variety of meal options that include everything from salads and cold cuts to kid friendly items such as pizza or mac and cheese to scrumptious desserts.  The breakfast buffets will have many of your familiar breakfast favorites, including eggs, bacon, sausage, and maybe even some Mickey waffles.

    I hope these alternatives to the Garden Grill are options that are better suited to your family!  
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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