• On Mar 8, 2016
    Pamela from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, I am a single mom of 4 and I'm super excited to be surprising them with Disney world.is it worth spending so much money on breakfast w/characters just to get the pics and autograph or will we still have the opportunity to do so in the park?

    Hi Pamela! I don't know how you are holding in your excitement about the big surprise you are throwing for your children! It will surely be a trip of a lifetime for all of them.

    Character dining or breakfasts are fun as you can enjoy a meal and have characters come to you at your table. There are no lines waiting for them and the food is generally pretty good at all of the locations. But I can understand your hesitation to spend that much money with such a large family.

    Breakfast is often not a favorite meal of the day for children and to spend a lot of money and not have them eat much will be hard to handle. You don't want it to be stressful but instead enjoyable. There are several locations where you can get multiple characters in one spot and the absolute best is in Epcot. You can make a FastPass for this or stand in the lines and if so get there early at opening time for the shortest wait. At this location you will find Mickey and at least four other of his famous friends. There are photopass photographers on hand and will catch your children with each one. They will also sign autographs for the kids. Just look for the Epcot Character Spot which is located in the walkway to the right of the large fountain.

    Baymax has also joined this area but at a separate location. When you enter any park be sure and pick up the Times Guides at the entrances which will tell you where you can find characters and at what times. You don't' want to spend all your time in line waiting for characters but if there is someone special your kids must meet you can do this easily by planning it into your day.

    Have and awesome time......I can only imagine the squeals and giggles that you will be experiencing during your Walt Disney World vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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