• On Oct 20, 2016
    Melissa 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 will be taking our first trip with kids soon (YAY!!), their ages are 4,6,&7. Would you suggest a character meal EACH day, or just a few? Do not know when we will be able to go again. Also are buffet meals all you can eat, or only 1 trip?

    Hi Melissa!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I cannot wait for you to arrive at Walt Disney World for your very first visit. I know this will be just the beginning of a lifetime of memories you will make at the Happiest Place on Earth! My family absolutely loves Character Dining and we book Advanced Dining Reservations for those spots as often as possible during a Walt Disney World visit. It is a fantastic way for the kids to get some up close and personal time with the Characters in a relaxed setting. My kids (and now, grandkids!) never get tired of that. If you are planning to book table service meals and it works into your budget, I would definitely recommend doing as many as you can fit into your schedule. If you can only choose a few, Chef Mickey's is not to be missed and The Crystal Palace is one of our very favorites. You can't go wrong with any of them, though. They are all wonderful!

    As for eating at buffets, you are welcome to go back as many times as you would like to fill your plate again and again. And, let me tell you, once you have tasted the food, I can guarantee you will want to. It is amazing!

    Thanks for stopping by. Please let us know if we can do anything else to help you with your planning. I wish I could see the look on your faces as you discover the magic that await you at Walt Disney World. So much fun!

    Have a great day!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Utah

Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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