Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 6, 2012
    Tracy from SC Asked

    We are going to WDW for our first visit 9/9-14- 3 adults, 4 kids(DD12, DS10, DD7, DS4).We will only do 1 character dining. What is best for that age? I'm looking at Crystal Palace or Hollywood & Vine. Thinking about breakfast.

    Hi there, Tracy!

    On a practical note, breakfast is definitely the most economical of the meal options. If possible, try to get the final breakfast seating offered by the restaurant; often, you'll hit the turnover period and get to try some of the luncheon items as well. And you manage to cover two meals with one check.

    Crystal Palace is Winnie-the-Pooh and friends, while Hollywood & Vine features preschool favorites from Disney Junior, These skew a little younger.

    With children of the ages you provided, I'd actually suggest two different options: Chef Mickey's in Disney's Contemporary Resort, and 'Ohana Best Friends Breakfast in Disney's Polynesian Resort.

    Chef Mickey's is a buffet and features the Fab Five in their best kitchen attire: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto.

    'Ohana is an all-you-can-eat meal served family-style, and features Mickey, Pluto, Lilo, and Stich in their Hawaiian attire.

    Both are equally delicious.

    These restaurants are not located in a Park, so you would not require admission. You could make this part of a "pool day" or a non-Park day, if you wished.

    Just be sure to make reservations as early as you can. Like all character spot, these popular favorites are in high demand. Visit the online reservation center, or call (407) WDW-DINE.

    Have a wonderful trip!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.

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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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