Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 10, 2013
    Amy 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.

    We planned a last minute trip to WDW in early Oct with our (almost) 6 and 8 year old boys. Want to do a character breakfast early the first morning of our visit but everything is booked. How important is a character meal to their first time at WDW?!

    Hi Amy,

    I'm happy to be able to help with your first visit -- and put your mind at ease.

    October is a terrific time for a Walt Disney World vacation. The crowds usually are smaller and the weather is starting to get a little cooler. You also can check out fun special events, such as Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

    Character meals are great fun, but please don't stress because you haven't been able to get a reservation. Your boys are going to have such a wonderful adventure. No matter how many times you've been to Walt Disney World and no matter how long you stay, there's never time to do everything. Your sons will go home with lasting memories of all the awesome things you did together. They won't give a second thought to the things you have to save for another visit.

    That said, if you really, really want to do a character breakfast, keep checking back. Plans change and guests sometimes have to cancel their reservations. I have occasionally picked up a coveted spot close to my visit.

    If you want to kick off your vacation with a different special treat in place of a character meal, maybe your sons would like to visit the Pirates League at Magic Kingdom, where they can be transformed into a swashbuckler and participate in some pirate-y fun.

    Good luck! I'm sure your vacation will be amazing. Please let me know if I can answer any more questions for you as you finalize your plans. Enjoy your time with your family!


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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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