Character Dining with Donald Duck
  • On May 9, 2017
    Dafna from MA Asked

    What is the best character meal to attend with a 6 year old girl and 8 year old boy?

    Hi Dafna,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am thrilled that you brought this delicious dining question to us!

    Luckily, there are a number of character meals at the Walt Disney World resort. Given the ages of your little ones, I suggest Chef Mickey's, Tusker House, 'Ohana and The Garden Grill. Although characters are subject to change, at Chef Mickey's you all could dance with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck and Goofy. At Tusker House they could hug Safari Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Mickey Mouse. If you dine during breakfast at 'Ohana, Lilo and Stitch host the party and at The Garden Grill, Chip 'n' Dale lead their friends around to greet guests. 

    Mickey and Minnie Mouse are definitely a favorite of our girls, so we always go to Chef Mickey's. But there is plenty of fun to be had at any character meal. If you decide to visit Chef Mickey's, remember to take the resort monorail from Magic Kingdom. It adds another layer of adventure to your journey, especially if you are not staying at a resort with monorail access!

    I will add that we also consider other activities when selecting a character meal. We do pre-park opening dining reservations at Hollywood & Vine so that we can get into Disney's Hollywood Studios early to sign-up for Jedi  Training and we do a pre-park opening reservation at The Crystal Palace so that we can enter Magic Kingdom before the crowds! 

    Whatever you do Dafna, remember to take photos and bring autograph books! 

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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