• On Nov 9, 2017
    Amy from OK 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 staying off Disney and are trying to budget! We are doing Cinderella castle breakfast but want one other character meal! Kids ages:2,3,6,7,8,8! Tusker house or garden grill?

    Hi, Amy!

    I am go glad that you are planning ahead. With a large travel party (including 6 kids!) you will definitely want to have your dining reservations made ahead of time. Kids under the age of 3 may "share" with an adult for no charge, and kids age 3-9 will have a child's price for their meals, so you should save some money based on having some younger Mouseketeers in your party. 

    I really enjoy The Garden Grill at the Land Pavilion in Epcot. Chip and Dale will welcome you to this restaurant that actually turns! It is slow moving, and your views will include the lobby of the Land Pavilion as well as the Living with the Land attraction. The food is served "family style" so the food is brought on platters to your table. This is nice because you won't have to be getting up and down to help refill plates. 

    Tusker House Restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom is also a lot of fun with Safari Donald as your host, and his Disney Pals joining him. Tables are scattered through several rooms. The buffet is actually in the main area, not where the tables are so this might be a bit challenging with lots of kids. However, it is a lot of fun, and the buffet choices are delicious. 

    So my preference would be Garden Grill, but if the Tusker House offers a better time/availability for your schedule, I do not think you will be disappointed. Have fun and say "HI" to all the Disney Pals for me!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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