Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jan 12, 2010
    Lori from AL 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 trip for mid March with 2 boys ages 4 & 7. Looking for a character dinner & breakfast with a variety of characters that boys would enjoy. Any ideas?

    Hi Lori:

    There are few things my two young boys look forward to more on their Disney trips than character dining. We are on the last day of our latest Disney vacation, and our family enjoyed two wonderful character meals this week. The first was at Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Resort, which is open for breakfast or dinner. As the family enjoyed a huge buffet, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, and Minnie each stopped by our table to pose for pictures and sign autographs. Our next character meal was breakfast with their favorite Playhouse Disney characters at Playhouse Disney's Play 'n' Dine. Play 'n' Dine is a breakfast and lunch buffet and is located inside the Hollywood & Vine restaurant at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    Other character dining experiences my family has enjoyed on previous trips include Donald's Safari breakfast in Tusker House at Disney's Animal Kingdom (featuring Donald Duck and friends), dinner at The Garden Grill restaurant in the Land Pavilion at Epcot (featuring Chip 'n' Dale and friends), and breakfast at Cape May Café at the Beach Club Resort (featuring Goofy, Donald, and Minnie).

    For my boys, the character meals at Cinderella's Royal Table at the Magic Kingdom, 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian Resort, and Akershus Princess Story Book Dining at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot are too princess and storybook themed for their taste. However, every family is different, so choose the character meals that look right for your family.

    Keep in mind that the characters are subject to change and that character meals tend to book quickly. I highly recommend making advance dining reservations soon. You can do so online here or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.

    Enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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