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  • On Sep 28, 2015
    Candi from LA 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.

    Hi I am planning a surprise trip for my three kids. We are not staying on the property but I would like to arrange some type of character dining experience. Which area would be the most affordable experience for us? Thank you

    Hello Candi,

    How exciting that you're planning a surprise trip! My children's very first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort was a surprise, and I'll never forget the look on their faces when they realized where they were going; it's one of my most treasured memories! Here are my suggestions for Character Dining Experiences that would be magical (and affordable) for the whole family:

    The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom Park:
    Although you can dine there for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, my kids love the "All-You-Care-To -Enjoy" Breakfast buffet. What better way to start the day than with Winnie the Pooh and his pals! The Characters stop by your table for photos, autographs, and lots of hugs! Everybody will have a "Tigger-ific" time! 

    Tusker House in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park:
    The menu features both American fare and African inspired dishes. Safari Donald and friends will make an appearance during this "quack snack" and get you ready for a thrilling afternoon on the savanna. 

    Cape May Cafe at Disney's Beach Club Resort: 
    You'll get to meet classic Disney Characters while enjoying a delicious breakfast buffet. (Characters only make an appearance at Breakfast) You do not have to be a Guest of the Resort in order to dine there, and Cape May Cafe is just a short walk from Epcot's International Gateway Entrance. 

    Advanced Dining Reservations are highly recommended for all of these Character Dining Experiences and can be made 180 days in advance of your preferred Dining date by calling (407)939-3463.

    I hope these suggestions help. Please stop back by if you have any additional vacation planning questions!

    Magical Wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, New York

I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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