• On Jun 21, 2018
    Emily from LA 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 looking for good character meals. Which do you recommend more for a large group (13) with 5 kids (9yrs-3mo), 1900 Park fare or Crystal Palace? Breakfast or dinner?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Emily. I love that you've stopped by so often, and I'm so excited to hear you're planning another Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

     Character Dining Experiences are must-dos for my family when we visit to the "Most Magical Place on Earth." We traveled with our extended family of 14 a few years ago, and we enjoyed several Character Dining Experiences together! We had six kids under the age of 7 in our group, so it was the perfect way to fill those little tummies with delicious food AND get them quality time with some of their favorite Disney characters. I would recommend your group of 13 visit The Crystal Palace over 1900 Park Fare. With small children in our large group, we found that convenience was a top priority during our vacation. If your group is spending the day in Magic Kingdom Park, The Crystal Palace is very conveniently located! Our little Mousketeers loved the kids-only section of the buffet at The Crystal Palace, and they very much enjoyed the company of Winnie the Pooh and his friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood. While I appreciate any dining location that serves Mickey Waffles, I recommend you make a reservation for dinner at this restaurant. The selection of garden-fresh salads is delectable, and the roasting station always serves a savory and delicious bite.

     My best tip for large groups traveling together to the Walt Disney World Resort? Purchase Memory Maker prior to your visit!

     I hope this was helpful. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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