Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 22, 2009
    Brian from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, We are visiting WDW 09/08-09/12. I have a DS 5, and 2 DD's 7 and 8. What are the best character dining experiences for these ages? We are not visiting Epcot My son wants to see Goofy and the girls want to see princesses. Thanks

    Hi Brian!

    Congrats on your upcoming trip!  Here are some character dining suggestions to ensure that all of your kids see their desired Disney pals:

    For your boys, I'd recommend Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary.  It's a fantastic, celebratory environment that features some Disney all-stars, including Mickey, Chip & Dale and, Goofy.  You can have either breakfast or dinner at this venue.  Goofy is also at Cape May Buffet for breakfast at the Beach Club Resort and at Donald's Safari Breakfast at Tusker House at Animal Kingdom.

    For your little girl, you have a two choices, Cinderella's Royal Table at the Magic Kingdom is a very tough reservation to secure  (and requires two table service credits if you are on the dining plan), but it's certainly worth a shot!  Another great alternative is Cinderella's Gala Feast at 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian, where Cinderella, Anastasia, Drizella, Prince Charming and Lady Tremaine entertain the crowd.  (There is another great princess meal at Akershus at Epcot, but you mentioned you are skipping this park.)  Don't worry about your boys not liking the "princess thing" either.  My two boys firmly believe that the food (especially the make-your-own sundae bar and strawberry soup) at 1900 Park Fare is "awesome", and neither minded the lipstick mark from the beautiful princess on their cheek too much either!  In fact, my little guy refused to wash his face for the balance of our trip!

    Have a magical stay!

    Tanya
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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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