EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 13, 2008
    Vanessa from wiltshire 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 for the first time in October. My DD will be two whilst we are there. Can you recommend a character dining experience that will keep my five year old son (and his grandparents) happy as well? We would like to dine in the parks if possible.

    I have to admit that our favorite birthday spot is Chef Mickey's, which is not in the parks.  It is, however, in the Contemporary Resort, which is just a short monorail ride away.  This is a must-do-every-trip for our family, and a very fun place for a party.

    In the parks, here are my favorites:

    Magic Kingdom - Crystal Palace with Pooh and Friends.  This popular restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and I don't think I've ever heard a bad review.  Lots of fun!

    Hollywood Studios - We LOVE Play & Dine at Hollywood & Vine!  They serve a character lunch and dinner where you can eat with Jo-Jo and Goliath from Jo-Jo's Circus, and Leo and June from Little Einsteins.  Food is great, and the kids love the singing and dancing that keeps them entertained.  We eat here on every trip.

    Animal Kingdom - Donald's Safari Breakfast.  This is one of the only places you'll be able to meet Daisy Duck, so that alone makes it pretty special!

    Epcot - Garden Grill the spot for a character dinner.  The whole restaurant slowly rotates so you never have the same view twice, which is interesting for kids.  The food is a set menu served family style, and is good but not superb.

    Hope that helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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