9/13/2019 • Tips, Walt Disney World •
For families with little girls, booking a princess meal at Disney World is high on the must-do list but with multiple princess meal options – which one is best suited for your family? Cinderella’s Royal Table is located in Cinderella’s Castle. Hosted by Cinderella, you will have your family picture taken with her as you wait to be seated. After heading upstairs, other Disney princesses stop by your table to visit, allowing for pictures and autographs. For those with a dining package, this meal will cost two table service credits per person. Without a dining package, the cost per person will be one of the more expensive meals on property. As this restaurant is small in seating capacity, you may need to be flexible with your preferred dining time. Located in Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is a wonderful choice. This meal features multiple princesses that visit your table. At […]
2/18/2016 • Walt Disney World •
We all have that one place we go to no matter what when we visit Disney World. That place, for me, has been and always will be dining at the Crystal Palace restaurant. I have dined here since I was a little girl starting at the age of 5 and have continued to make it a staple with my current trips with my own family almost 30 years later. What is the Crystal Palace? This restaurant is a character dining, buffet styled meal nestled in the heart of Magic Kingdom. Its look was inspired by Victorian greenhouses of the late 1800s. It is surrounded by windows to give you that true greenhouse feel and allows you to enjoy the scenery outside. When you walk into the restaurant, you are greeted by lush greens, topiaries and a glass roof in the atrium. There is seating on either side of the restaurant. […]
1/26/2016 • Walt Disney World •
Just a few months ago, Disney quietly announced a new character dining location at Hollywood & Vine in Disney's Hollywood Studios. While “character buffet” may not be the ideal Disney meal, I was pleasantly surprised by the unique food offerings and the incredible character interaction. The buffet was filled with food choices that appeal to even the pickiest of eaters. My personal favorites were the soft pretzel breadsticks, lobster and shrimp macaroni and cheese, the carving station and the array of desserts situated around the chocolate fountain. I also had to visit the kids station for some of my favorite Disney chicken fingers, corn dog nuggets and tater tots! After our professional family photo with Mickey, the rest of the Fab 5 visited our table for some quick photos while we were eating. Daisy Duck, Goofy, Donald and Minnie all greeted us and posed for photos dressed in […]
11/23/2015 • Walt Disney World •
Every trip we take to Walt Disney World includes a meal at Chef Mickey’s. Not only is the food delicious but it is a great way to see the characters without standing in line at the parks! Chef Mickey’s is located inside the Contemporary Resort. The menu is an all-you-can-eat buffet with a wide variety of foods. This is perfect if you have a picky eater! They offer breakfast, brunch, and dinner. During your meal, the characters will come right up to your table for autographs and photos. The characters you may see are Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, and Goofy. There is also an opportunity to dance in your seats with the characters. It is so much fun to watch your child swing their napkin above their head with a smile of pure excitement on their face! Chef Mickey’s is a popular restaurant so advanced dining reservations […]
8/27/2013 • Cruises, Disneyland, Walt Disney World •
For many young children, to meet their favorite characters and get their autograph is a dream come true! Most families choose an autograph book for characters to sign. Disney sells these books at all their shops both at the resorts and onboard the cruises. Some books even include a spot for pictures to be inserted. The outside designs vary and your child will easily find one they fall in love with. If you adore crafting, you can choose to make your own autograph books and customize them with stickers, die cuts, and even pixie dust sparkles. Be sure to save room for 25-30 characters if you are making your own book so you don’t run out of space. Maybe you’re looking for something different for the characters to sign. Many great ideas include a pillowcase, picture mat, t-shirt, baseball cap, or wall poster. If you choose to have the characters […]
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