Family With Medals
  • On Mar 25, 2013
    Brooke 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 girls, ages 6 and 3, to Disney in November. I know it's too early to book now, but what character dining experiences would be best for our family and what meal time (Breakfast, lunch or dinner) do you suggest for each?

    Hi, Brooke!  You might want to let me know if you are looking for specific characters or a certain type of food so I can pinpoint something for you.

    Having said that, there are morning experiences that I think are amazing.  There is nothing like walking into the Magic Kingdom early in the morning, before the park officially opens.  If you are going to do a breakfast meal, I'd recommend Cinderella's Royal Table (princesses) or the Crystal Palace (Pooh and friends).  If you can get an early reservation, it's almost like having the park to yourself as you walk down Main Street to your reservation.

    I love Chef Mickey's for dinner.  It's a great way to end a day, or if you are arriving later in the day your first day and don't want to go to a theme park, it's a great way to start a vacation.  You'll find Mickey and some of his famous friends at this Contemporary Resort location.  

    We also love Tusker House for lunch at Animal Kingdom.  There are some more adventurous options on the menu, but many kid friendly choices as well.  My girls love seeing Donald Duck, and this is a great spot to see him.

    When we do go to a character breakfast, I choose a late morning 'Ohana meal.  With Lilo and Stitch, music and dancing, and a great, family style breakfast, it's my favorite.

    Oh - and if your girls are Disney, Jr. fans, Hollywood and Vine is a great choice to see some of their TV favorites!  And if you want a different princess experience, Akershus at EPCOT is a great option for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    If I can help narrow the field, just let me know!

    Happy planning!
thumbnail image for Anna

Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.