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  • On Feb 21, 2010
    Victoria 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.

    Hi I have a two year old and one year old. I definitely want to take them to a character dining experience on theme park property (As this will be the easiest). However, since I have to pay for their meal (which they never eat!!) I need the cheapest ideas!

    Hi Victoria,

    I am all about the budget, which is why I always encourage families to travel to Walt Disney World with their infants and toddlers.  No only can children under the age of three visit the theme parks for free, there is no charge for them to dine at any of the character buffets or family style dining locations.

    Here are my favorites in each of the theme parks:
    • Magic Kingdom:  The Crystal Palace (buffet) - Features the Winnie the Pooh Characters
    • Epcot:  The Garden Grill (family style) - Features Chip and Dale
    • Disney's Hollywood Studios:  Hollywood & Vine (buffet) - Features Playhouse Disney Characters
    • Animal Kingdom:  Tusker House (buffet) - Features Donald, Daisy, Mickey and Goofy

    To see a detailed menu of the items served at each of these restaurants, I suggest that you visit and click on their dining section.  Please keep in mind the menus and characters are subject to change.

    Hope this helps!

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Meet the Panelist: Karen, New Hampshire

Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

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