• On Mar 21, 2018
    Marcy from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are visitin with our 16 month old. What are the best dining places and experiences for a toddler? We want to sign up in advance but aren't sure what's best. there are so many options!

    Hi Marcy,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    For toddlers, we must speak with Mickey and Minnie Mouse personally, so I have a few suggestions! Mickey and Minnie Mouse would be delighted to have your little one join them at Chef Mickey's. They would then suggest that you hurry over to The Crystal Palace to visit with Winnie the Pooh and friends. And, of course, if your little one has any Disney Junior friends, then Hollywood & Vine is a must do character meal

    Our girls have been all about seeing their princess friends when we visit, so if you have a princess fan, make a few reservations at Cinderella's Royal Table, Cinderella's Happily Ever After dinner at 1900 Park Fare, or Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.

    Of course, there are tons of attractions your little one might enjoy. Just review the Planning for Pre-School Kids & Little Ones Guide. One of my favorite memories with our girls on their first visit was them squealing on the Mad Tea Party as my husband turned their teacup around and around. Thankfully, I was on the sidelines taking photos. When our girls were younger, we would always leave the park to return to the resort hotel for a nap and some planned some pool time. 

    Marcy, consider doing the shows and parades as well. The Festival of the Lion King show, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade and the Move it! Shake It! Dance & Play It! Street Party are lots of fun for toddlers who love music, characters and dancing. Break out your best dance move!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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