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  • On Jun 6, 2008
    Sharon from NY Asked

    If we do Akershus Hall, Holly Vine, Chef Mickey, Crystal Pal and Tusker House are we getting a good selection of Character dining. Will it make up for just having a dinner in CRT, as there are no princesses and we have ADR. Kids are 3 & 4. Thank you.

    You've got it all under control!

    This sounds like a fabulous character meal line-up to me. You've got a wide range of characters: princesses at the Storybook meal at the Akershus, the Playhouse Disney favorites at Hollywood & Vine, Pooh at the Crystal Palace, and classic characters at Chef Mickey's and Tusker House. You've also got meals in all four theme parks and a resort. Really, all your bases are covered.

    As far as your Cinderella's Royal Table issue goes. Yes, only the Fairy Godmother greets guests at dinner. But you will have a full, wonderful, magical princess event at the Akershus. In my experience, much of how preschool age children perceive things comes from the message that the parents give them. For example, if you walk around apologizing to your kids that "only the Fairy Godmother will be there, I'm so sorry," they'll likely think that they're missing out on something. Instead, if you say, "Hey, we're going to get to meet the Fairy Godmother in the big, beautiful caste. How cool is that!," then they'll be excited for the Royal Table. Chances are that they won't even know that anything else happens at the castle other than what you're presenting them with. It's all in how you spin it.

    My kids would LOVE your character meal selections. I bet yours will too.
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I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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