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  • On Apr 23, 2012
    Laura from PR 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 going to WDW on December 27-January 5. We want to take our little ones (3 & 5 girls) to character meal, but I can't decide between chef Mickey and Cinderella's Royal Table. Maybe is important to tell it will be their first time at WDW. Any insi

    Hi, Laura!  I think it's important to know if they have favorite characters.  At Cinderella's Royal Table, you will dine inside Cinderella Castle, and the feel is much more elegant and formal (although you can go dressed in shorts, t-shirts, whatever your theme park attire is).  You are likely to meet Cinderella and some of the other princesses at this meal, although characters are always subject to change.

    Chef Mickey's is a buffet dining experience inside the Contemporary Resort.  You will probably meet Mickey, Goofy, Chip and Dale, and maybe some other familiar characters.  The feel here is more casual, with some music and guest interaction.  This is the one my girls have always preferred.

    If you decide to do one of these meals, make your advanced dining reservations as soon as your 180 day window opens up.  They are two of the most popular dining experiences at Walt Disney World, and it can be tough to secure a reservation!

    Have a great time planning your trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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