Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Aug 24, 2012
    Amie from NC 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.

    I have a 7 year old boy and 11 year old girl. Is there a character dinner that they might enjoy at their ages? Does Tinkerbell come to any of the character dinners? She is my favorite.


    No, Tinkerbell does not currently visit any of the character meals.

    If I were in your shoes, I think that the best options are these five:

    • Donald's Safari Breakfast: Yes, the fab 5 (Mickey and friends) are there, but the setting is more exotic, making it a bit less 'kiddie' for them. And the food lets them have both American breakfast classics, but also some more adventurous choices.
    • Mickey's Backyard BBQ: Characters are there, but also a live band, so the activity level is a bit more all over the place.
    • Hoop Dee Doo Review: Sure, it is not a character meal, but the dinner show is one that appeals to most ages, and even includes some audience participation.
    • Whispering Canyon Cafe and 50s Prime Time Cafe: Along the same lines as Hoop Dee Doo Review, these are not character meals, but meals with characters! They are not as much of a time commitment as Hoop Dee Doo Review, and are perhaps the best of all these 5 choices.
    Write me back if you need more ideas!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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