Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 7, 2012
    Jessica from IN 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 are planning a three day trip in June with our 4 and 5 year old daughters and are considering several character meals with the deluxe meal plan. Would 2-3 reservations/day make it challenging to get everywhere we need to be and not feel rushed?

    Hi, Jessica!

    What a wonderful trip you have planned!

    I don't think that 2-3 reservations per day will make you feel rushed at all, provided you do a little careful planning to keep the transportation between two reservations to a minimum.

    For example, we often plan a late dinner at Chef Mickey's on a day when we had an early lunch at The Crystal Palace.  One quick ride on the monorail, and we're at our next location.  The various Character Dining experiences at the Grand Floridian, too, make for easy monorail travel to Magic Kingdom as well as Epcot, where you can also enjoy character meals at The Garden Grill Restaurant or Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, among other choices.  Check out the list of Character Dining offerings at Walt Disney World, to map out your daily dining choices based on location, and timing, then choose 2 or 3 per day that aren't literally on opposite ends of the World.

    Keep in mind, too, that with the Deluxe Dining Plan, you can also use 2 of your meal entitlements to enjoy that most special Character Dining experience, Fairytale Dining at Cinderella's Royal Table.  This is a smart use of an extra meal entitlements, if you'd really love for your little princesses to experience the Castle and if your travel arrangements make either your arrival day or departure day a little too short to enjoy three full meals in WDW.

    (And if at some point, you would rather grab a Quick-Service Meal at one of the many Quick-Service locations, your Disney Deluxe Dining Plan allows you to do that, too!)

    Have a wonderful vacation!  Please send any additional questions you may have to the Panel!  We love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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