Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Aug 22, 2012
    Miranda from KY 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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    We are first time visitors to WDW. It will be myself and my son, a friend and her 2 children. ages, 8,8, and 4.. We will be staying at the Art of Animation resort and I want to do a character dining for them one night. Which one is closest to our resort?

    Hi Miranda, 

    The Art of Animation Resort is located near Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and ESPN's Wide World of Sports.  The closest character dining meals are either at Hollywood Studios or at Epcot.  At the Hollywood & Vine restaurant at Hollywood Studios, there is a character breakfast or lunch with your friends from Playhouse Disney.  You can see Leo, June, JoJo, Handy Manny, and Agent Oso.   Epcot has a couple of more character dining options.  You can meet Chip, Dale, Mickey Mouse, and Pluto at the Garden Grill Restaurant in the Land Pavilion.  This is a rotating restaurant that is served family-style.  In the Norway Pavilion, the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall provides a Disney Storybook dining experience in a medieval castle-themed restaurant.  You will meet several Princesses such as Belle, Snow White, Ariel, Aurora, and sometimes Cinderella.  This is such a fun time for all!  At all of the meals, you will be able to have autographs and pictures with the characters so be sure to bring your cameras and autograph books.  I know you will have such a magical vacation, Miranda!  Please let me know if I can help you further with your vacation plans. 

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Meet the Panelist: Laura, Indiana

I am a family practice physician and mother of three children.  I would love to answer any questions about Disney Vacation Club and my most favorite place in the whole world:  Walt Disney World!  Let me sprinkle some magic in your life! Learn More About Laura

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