Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jun 9, 2009
    Tina 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 heading to Disney with a 5 yr old girl and 9 yr old boy. What character dining would you recommend so that both have a good time?

    Hi Tina,

    This is one of the great challenges of planning a vacation, finding things that appeal to various ages and genders!  This is why Walt Disney World is the perfect family vacation destination, they keep "family" in mind and have plenty of things to offer everyone!

    Here are my suggestions for great dining, in a family fun environment:
    • Chef Mickey's - One of the most popular character dining experiences!  This restaurant is located inside the Contemporary Resort.  It's a napkin twirling, dancing in your seat kind of fun!
    • Ohana - Great for all ages, this is a tropical themed restaurant in the Polynesian Resort.  It features the characters from Lilo and Stitch
    • The Garden Grill - Boasts a unique dining room that rotates throughout your meal.  Located in Epcot, this experience features Chip and Dale.
    • Whispering Canyon Cafe' - A root-tootin family style meal!  Although it is not a character meal, this loud and rowdy dining experience will have you laughing.

    To find out more about these restaurants, and the other character dining experiences simply click HERE and scroll to the bottom and select "Character Dining" under the dining experience menu.

    Hope this helps!

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Meet the Panelist: Karen, New Hampshire

Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

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