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  • On Nov 27, 2009
    Nick from CT 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 are visiting Disney in Feb 2010 and it is our first visit. I have a 12 and 13 yrd old. What character dining would be the best...we were thinking of dinner and not breakfast. Thanks!! (I have waited 45 years to go and I am more excited than the kids!)

    Hello Nick!  So nice to hear from Connecticut!  :)  I can hear the excitement in your question!

    First, if you are vacationing on or around President's Day/Week, you may want to make your reservations as soon as possible.  Character dining is very popular and guests can book as far as 180 days in advance.

    One very popular restaurant I'd like to recommend is Chef Mickey's which is located in the Contemporary resort .  Here you'll be able to meet Mickey and his friends - a great way to kick off a vacation!   If you're interested in seeing Prince Charming and Cinderella, 1900 Park Fare may be another restaurant to consider.

    To be honest, I have never had a bad experience at a character meal.  To view all character dining locations, you can visit the restaurants page on  You'll notice there are filters on the left side of the page.  If you filter on "Dining Experience" and then "Character Dining" you will see a list of all the available character meals.  You can book online (by using the link above) or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

    A couple of fun restaurants your kids may enjoy without characters are Whispering Canyon (Wilderness Lodge), 'Ohana (Polynesian Resort), 50's Prime Time Cafe and Sci Fi Diner (both at Hollywood Studios).

    I hope this helps...please let us know if you have further questions.  I hope your first vacation to Disney is everything you've dreamed of!  Diane  :)
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

Hello! I’m Diane from Connecticut. I am a retired project manager and I'm married with three grown children.  My family enjoys traveling to Walt Disney World and believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes in the Northeast, no two are the same! Learn More About Diane

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