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  • On Apr 27, 2012
    Colleen from Centurion Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi :) My family and I are visiting WDW in Dec 2012. I know WDW is very busy this time of year, so I was thinking that the best way for my girls (age 5 and 3) to meet characters, is through character meals. Which one's would you advice for us?

    Hi Colleen,

    Character meals are a great way to spend time with characters, without having to wait in lines!  There are so many different options, it really depends which characters your children want to see.  I have a five year old little girl, so I can tell you her favorites.  Maybe that will help.

    Princesses - If meeting Disney royalty is a priority, you'll want to try and dine at Akershus.  I like the food at breakfast best, but the character experience is the same at every meal throughout the day. 

    1900 Park Fair - At breakfast you'll get to meet Alice, the Mad Hatter, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and Mary Poppins.  The food is excellent and the character interaction is great!

    Mickey and Friends - Chef Mickey's is a really fun character meal.  I also enjoy Donald's Safari breakfast at Tusker House.  Mickey's Backyard Barbecue is also a fun way to interact with characters.

    If they are Disney Channel fans, then Hollywood and Vine is a must do.  At breakfast and lunch, you can dine with Disney Junior characters like Little Einsteins, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and more!  My daughter is a huge Disney Junior fan, and this was a highlight of our last vacation!

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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