Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 5, 2013
    Hallie from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband, twin boys and I are planning our First trip to Disney. My question is our boys will be 3 when we arrive. Are their any recommendations on good character dining places or suggestions to make this visit the best for them? We have deluxe dining.

    Howdy Hallie! I am so excited for you and your boys! I know you are going to have a magical vacation!

    I am the current mom of a 4 year old boy. Some of his favorite dining options and attractions include:

    Character Dining: Cape May Cafe - Disney's Beach Club Resort (Character Breakfast Buffet), Chef Mickey's - Disney's Contemporary Resort, Hollywood & Vine - Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    Quick Service: Be Our Guest Restaurant - Magic Kingdom Park (Quick Service during lunch and Table Service during dinner. Very popular restaurant. If you can get a reservation for dinner, that would be a great option. Be sure to check out all of the dining areas regardless of where you sit when you are eating.), Gaston's Tavern - Magic Kingdom Park, Wolfgang Puck Express at Downtown Disney Marketplace - Downtown Disney.

    Table Service: Coral Reef Restaurant - Epcot, Teppan Edo - Epcot.

    Magic Kingdom: Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial, Dumbo the Flying Elephant (the circus-themed play area is a great place to cool off while your boys enjoy some fun under the big top), Mad Tea Party, Peter Pan's Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Pirates League
    Epcot: Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros, The Seas with Nemo & Friends, Turtle Talk with Crush
    Hollywood Studios: Toy Story Midway Mania (MUST DO!!!)
    Animal Kingdom: Kilimanjaro Safaris

    Another one of his favorite things to do is spend time in the pool at the resort. As it does with everything, Disney creates awe-inspiring recreational activities for guests at the resorts. A few minutes in the pool on a hot afternoon can be a great way to cool off and get re-energized for a night in the theme parks.

    Thanks so much for your question and please let me know if you need any further information as you plan your vacation.

    Have a magical day!!
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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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