• On Mar 17, 2018
    Emily from NY 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! We are taking my almost 2 year old to Disney World for the first time. He LOVES Mickey Mouse! Any tips or suggestions for great experiences for my little buddy? Thanks so much! We are so excited!

    Hi there, Emily!

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Mom's Panel with your question!  Although you can still meet Mickey Mouse through character meet and greets around the parks, my favorite way to meet Mickey without the hassle of waiting in line is through Character Dining

    A great Character Dining experience is at Chef Mickey's inside Disney's Contemporary Resort.  Chef Mickey's offers a delicious buffet for breakfast, brunch and dinner.  It's a great opportunity to meet characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto and Goofy!

    Another option is Mickey's Backyard BBQ in the Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort.  Mickey's Backyard BBQ offers characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Chip 'n Dale.  Not only is this a great character buffet, but Mickey's Backyard BBQ includes a hootin' tootin' dinner show to enjoy while you dine!

    If you miss any of the characters after you're finished eating, notify a cast member to help you get those last pictures in before you leave!  Please note that all character experiences are subject to change.

    Some additional options for Character Dining can be found here.  Enjoy your stay at Walt Disney World, Emily!

    Magically yours in 2018,

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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