Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 4, 2012
    Cindy from KY 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.

    Favorite character dining? First time for our family and celebrating our little girl turning 5 Feb '13

    Hi there, Cindy!

    Based on your daughter's age, I'll throw out three suggestions: Chef Mickey's in Disney's Contemporary Resort, Play 'n Dine at Hollywood and Vine in Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Princess Storybook Dining in Epcot's World Showcase.

    1 - Chef Mickey's is a delicious buffet, available for breakfast and dinner. This experience features the Fabulous Five in kitchen attire: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto (all characters subject to change without notice). While the dinner selections are good, the breakfast offerings are excellent and character interaction is plentiful. And hey, it's just cool to have a monorail cruise through your dining room!

    2. Located in Disney's Hollywood Studios is Play 'n Dine at Hollywood and Vine. Another buffet, this time available for breakfast and lunch, she'll find many of her Disney Junior favorites awaiting her company: Special Agent Oso, Handy Manny, and some of the Little Einsteins. The food is consistently good, and the "house entertainer" encourages lots of singing and dancing throughout mealtime. A Park ticket is required.

    3. Princess Storybook Dining in Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is a magical experience, full of Princesses! These Royal beauties may include Belle, Snow White, Aurora, and Ariel (again, characters subject to change without notice). A Park ticket is required.

    All of these require reservations, which can be made 180 days in advance of your desired date by going online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.

    Bon appetit!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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