EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Aug 3, 2014
    Kerstin from VA 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.

    I'm wondering if it is possible to do character dining prior to activiating our disney tickets. We'll have vouchers that we will activate our first day at a park and I was thinking about doing a character dining the day before. We are staying off property.

    Hi Kerstin:

    Character dining is a must do for my family every trip.  If you plan to enjoy a character dining experience at a restaurant inside of one of the parks, such as Cinderella's Royal Table or The Crystal Palace, then you will need a park ticket to enter the park to enjoy the dining experience.  Since you are planning to hit the parks the day after your character dining experience, then I would plan a meal at one of the character dining restaurants outside of the parks where you won't need to activate your park ticket. 

    My recommendation is to try Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Resort. Every vacation, my boys insist on eating at Chef Mickey's - for breakfast, dinner, or both. The energy at Chef Mickey's is incredible. My boys not only enjoy the huge buffet, but their smiles shine when Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, and Minnie stop by the table to pose for pictures and sign autographs.  Another option is Cape May Cafe, a joyous and fun beach-themed breakfast usually featuring Goofy, Minnie, and Donald. We even had a surprise visit from Goofy's seldom-seen son Max at our last meal at Cape May Café.

    Enjoy your vacation. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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