Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Mar 2, 2013
    Michael 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.

    1st Timers to WDW in November 2013. Character Dining... which is the best? Who gives you most bang for the buck?

    Hi there, Michael!

    You must be excited for your very first Walt Disney World vacation! November is a great time of the year to go too.

    My family just loves dining with Characters when we're on a Disney vacation, and there really are so many to choose from. One thing is the same across the board at just about every Character meal, the all you care to enjoy buffets have outstanding food that is sure to please everyone's palate! Be sure to check out the kids' sections too as there are some pretty special items there!

    Since this is your very first visit, I'm going to recommend that you give Chef Mickey's a whirl! You'll definitely want to meet The Big Cheese at his restaurant! You'll be able to get autographs and pose for pictures with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald Duck there. We also really love The Crystal Palace where you can meet Characters such as Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore! These restaurants are very popular and reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance either online or by calling 407.WDW.DINE [939.3463].

    You can purchase an autograph book at the gift shops in the Parks and at the Resorts. You can also do something out of the ordinary and buy a plain, light-colored pillow case and have the Characters autograph all over that with different colored permanent markers! I think that's a really fun way to make those memories last long after you're home from your magical vacation!

    I sure hope this helps with your decision, Michael! Please feel free to come back again with any other questions you may have!

    Wishing you Pixie Dusted vacation planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Florida

Hi! I'm Jackie, mom to a teenage boy and a tween girl! I've traveled to Disney Parks with toddlers, grandparents, and everything in between and I'm excited to help you plan your Pixie Dusted vacation! So, go ahead, ask me a question or two! Learn More About Jackie

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