• On Feb 14, 2017
    Rachel from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are going to the Magic Kingdom for a day (between April 10-14, haven't picked the day yet). What is the best way to schedule character dining and are there any extras I should purchase? My boys are 3 and 8 yrs old, my niece is 9, nephew is 12.

    Hi Rachel,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How fantastic that you have an upcoming trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. Character Meals are an excellent way to meet your favorite characters.

    My family loves Chef Mickey's which is located near Magic Kingdom at Disney's Contemporary Resort. We have also enjoyed character experiences at 1900 Park Fare (located at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa) and Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom. Both Chef Mickey's and 1900 Park Fare are a quick monorail ride from Magic Kingdom. In fact, guests can walk to the Contemporary Resort from Magic Kingdom. The walk takes about 10 minutes.

    There are always extras you can purchase. Aside from the fantastic gifts that you can access with the Disney Parks Mobile App, I suggest that you take a look at Disney Floral & Gifts. In the past, we have purchased princess balloons and had them delivered to Cinderella's Royal Table in Magic Kingdom. 

    Also consider your Disney PhotoPass options. You certainly want to save the magical memories!

    Happy Planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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