• On Mar 30, 2016
    Trinidad from Veracruz Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    First time taking my 2yo to disney, she is so much into mickey and his friends. What places and entertainment shouldn't we miss?

    Hi Trinidad,

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.

    So many options and places to meet the Big Cheese himself and many of his friends. Although my kids are older now, we all still like to meet the characters and even dine with them.

    My first recommendation is to book a character meal. One of our favorite places is Chef Mickey's, located in Disney's Contemporary Resort. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you'll have a chance to enjoy a delicious buffet, while you wait for Mickey and his friends to come around your table to say hi, hugs, autographs, and pose for pictures with you and your family.

    Another great option I'd recommend, is Epcot Character Spot, where you can meet many of the Disney Pals, like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Goofy. Also, some of the favorite characters from recent films are available here as well, like Joy and Sadness from Inside Out, and Baymax from Big Hero 6.

    Finally, an experience I always like to recommend for folks to experience before they leave Magic Kingdom Park, and even better if done on the last day, is to Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater. It truly is magical and cannot be missed.

    Oh, here's a tip - many of these experiences offer FastPass+, and you may reserve these up to 30 days in advance, or 60 days, if you stay at a Disney Resort hotel. Hope you have a wonderful time!

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Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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