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  • On Sep 2, 2008
    Karen from MA 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.

    Hello. Planning a trip at the Contemporary in Aug 09. Not doing the dining plan as kids(3&8) are picky. Could you recommend some places to eat for breakfast and dinner with picky kids. Would like to do a character breakfast. Thanks. Karen

    I always find that buffet-style meals work best for picky eaters. Buffets work for two reasons:

    - There are LOTS of choices. The child is able to take a tiny portion of something and if it doesn't work out, they can make another selection with little food waste.

    - The child can see what the food looks like before taking any. I have a picky eater in my family. I can't tell you how many disasters we've had when we've ordered something innocuous like pizza and it shows up with "evil green things" (a.k.a. yummy basil) on it. With a buffet, you avoid this potential pitfall.

    There are a number of character buffets at WDW for both breakfast and dinner. Since there are so many food options at the buffets, I would make my choice of meal based mostly on the characters present at the meal and the location of the restaurant.

    Here are some options:

    - Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary. Breakfast and dinner with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald.

    - Tusker House at the Animal Kingdom. Breakfast with Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Mickey.

    - Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger.

    - 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian. Breakfast with Mary Poppins, Alice, and the Mad Hatter. Dinner with Cinderella, Prince Charming, and the Step Mother and Step Sisters.

    - Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club. Breakfast with Minnie, Goofy, Chip and Dale.

    I hope you and your children have a wonderful time at WDW.

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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