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  • On Nov 1, 2011
    Lauren from MS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Visiting in feb 2012.. I have reservations for character for every day we are going to be there.. Chef Mickey, Akershus, 1900 park fare, ohana, crystal palace.. Is that too much for our first visit to disney? I dont want to be overwhelmed.

    Hi Lauren:

    There are few things my two young boys look forward to more on their Disney trips than character dining. Character meals are fun and interactive experiences where our boys can spend quality time with their favorite characters. That being said, because character meals are considered special experiences (and can sometimes be overwhelming and pricey), we find that enjoying between 1-3 character meals per week-long vacation works for our family. Daily character dining sounds like it would be a treat, but making it an everyday occurrence may distract from enjoying uninterrupted meals where your family can relax, regroup, recap your day, and discuss your next day at the parks. On our last Disney vacation, my family enjoyed two wonderful character meals.

    The catch is that you've reserved some amazing character meals, and I'm hesitant to tell you to cancel any of them. You may want to cancel one or two.  But at all costs, keep Chef Mickey's.  I would also keep Akershus if you have a daughter who loves princesses. In my opinion (and I recognize others can disagree), the one you could probably skip and miss the least is Crystal Palace. 

    Enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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