Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 11, 2012
    Amanda from TX 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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    When we are there we have a free dining package. What can you recommend as being the top five Character restraunt's in Disney? I know I would like to do at least one or two breakfast's also. I have two boys ages 6 & 4. First time to visit Disney!

    Hi, Amanda!  This is certainly a personal choice thing, but I have three daughters and two nephews who have been to Walt Disney World with me many times, and we have our favorites.

    Number one for us would have to be Chef Mickey's.  The buffet there at breakfast and dinner is filled with fabulous food choices, accommodating even the pickiest eaters.  We also really love the character interaction there, with Mickey and his friends (characters may vary). 

    Our second favorite character breakfast would have to be at 'Ohana.  This meal usually features Lilo and Stitch along with some other familiar faces, and is a pre-plated, all you care to eat meal that includes things like Mickey waffles, eggs, sausage, and some really delicious breads.

    You'll run into Pooh and friends at the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom.  This is a buffet meal at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and another meal where everyone will find something they enjoy eating.  Typically, you'll see Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet when you dine here, and we've had a great time with the characters here.  How can you not love Tigger?

    You have boys, so you might not typically think to do a princess themed meal, but my nephews loved the dining experience at EPCOT's Princess Storybook Meals in the Norway pavilion.  The food here is a combination of a sit down meal and a smorgasbord during lunch and dinner.  Choose an entree, then head up to the buffet for deli meats, salads, seafood, and all sorts of wonderful foods!

    With boys this age, you might also enjoy Hollywood and Vine for breakfast or lunch at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  They're likely to see some familiar faces from Disney, Jr. hanging out to dine with you here!

    I hope this helps with some of your dining decisions!

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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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