• On Jan 13, 2020
    Courtney from SC 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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    This will be our first trip to Disney as a family this Fall for my son's 5th Birthday. He loves everything Disney, especially the princesses (Elsa, Rapunzel) Which Character dining would you suggest. Tips on other things to do are welcomed

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Courtney! I'm excited to hEAR that you're visiting the Walt Disney World Resort for the first time this fall. My younger son has been a Princess fan his whole life and the smile on his face when he met Princess Belle was priceless. I can't wait for you to experience the same joy as a Mama; it is truly the Disney Magic in real time.

    My family and I love Character Dining! One of my first recommendations would be the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast. This Character Dining (only available during breakfast) is held at Trattoria al Forno at Disney's BoardWalk and features Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel and Prince Eric. Since it is not within a theme park, this is a good choice on a "rest" day or prior to entering Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios because of its location.

    Another of our family favorite's is Cinderella's Royal Table located in Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park. If you are using the Disney Dining Plan, this meal does use 2 table service entitlements, but we felt it was worth it. On a week-long trip this meal topped my husband's favorite list not only because of the food, but the iconic setting. Here you will meet classic Disney Princesses including Cinderella. The website notes that specific Princess appearances are subject to change, but last time we visited we met Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Princess Jasmine. 
    Finally, since you have a Frozen fan, some must-do Frozen favorites are found at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. At the Norway Pavilion in the World Showcase in Epcot, Meet Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhus. Currently the sisters are adorned in their updated outfits from Frozen 2! Only a few steps from this Character Meeting, you can ride Frozen Ever After.  Moving over to Disney's Hollywood Studios, I wouldn't miss For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration. This is a hilarious show told by Arendelle Royal Historians. After the show, you can get a warm hug from none other than Olaf himself. And, if you are wanting a little extra pixie dust for your vacation, check out the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party. For an additional fee, you can enjoy sweet, Frozen themed treats with a reserved fireworks viewing and a ride on Frozen Ever After with no waiting! An ending like that might just be enough to thaw a Frozen heart. 

    Courtney, however you spend your days at the Most Magical Place on Earth, I hope you have an unforgettable time with your little boy for his 5th birthday. Come back and see us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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