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prestonsmomma
08-09-2006, 03:35 PM
We won't arrive until late evening on Sunday but are looking for something fun for food that night. What would you do??? It has to be outside of the parks because I'm not paying admission just to get to eat dinner. We would like some character interaction if possible. Maybe HDDR (are there characters there :confused3 ) or Mickey's BBQ. There will be four adults (one with major food allergies, celiac) and one 4 nearly 5 year old.

ely3857
08-09-2006, 03:49 PM
Chef Mickeys? Lots of fun & characters there!

I am going to DTD to Earl of Sandwich for a nice tasty sub on my first night:goodvibes

:sunny:

Jodie

bluejasmine
08-09-2006, 03:55 PM
Thats what I was gonna suggest either Chef Mickeys, Boma or Ohana..

prestonsmomma
08-09-2006, 03:55 PM
I guess I should have mentioned we are already doing Chef Mickey's huh. Sorry about that. Great idea though.

prestonsmomma
08-09-2006, 03:56 PM
Do Boma or Ohana have characters for dinner??

catheren
08-09-2006, 04:00 PM
How late on Sunday evening? That may limit your options.

The above posters gave great recommendations but they might not be open late.

The HDDR does have a late show. No characters. It's a great show.

Most character buffets are at breakfast. Chef Mickeys and the GF 1900 Park fair are the only non-park charcter dinners I can think of.

Charlotte&Carolina
08-09-2006, 04:12 PM
If you did HDDR isn't there a 5:00 show? You could then go over to the campfire with Chip and Dale for the singalong followed by the movie.


That's the only other non-park character place I can think of other than what's been posted already. Have a great time!

DVCRSheridan
08-09-2006, 04:14 PM
Where are you staying?

Ariel'07
08-09-2006, 04:21 PM
Just another suggestion...we are doing 1900 Park Fare for our first night there. That is at the Grand Floridian and is the princess characters...

Christina

DVCRSheridan
08-09-2006, 04:56 PM
Just another suggestion...we are doing 1900 Park Fare for our first night there. That is at the Grand Floridian and is the princess characters...

Christina

Yea, 1900 Park Fare is nice. That would probably be a solid choice.

Lostgirlz
08-09-2006, 05:14 PM
Boma is not a char buffet. It's an african buffet with some american foods from what I have seen and heard. Everyone says it's awsome we are going there our first night. The major on that one is it's African theme. Ohanas does not have char's in the evening I do not think. It's a family style all you can eat at night, and the breakfast I think is the lilo and stitch. :bride:

Aimeedyan
08-09-2006, 05:19 PM
For characters at dinner, the only options are Chef Mickeys and 1900 Park Fare. We love 1900 if the characters interest your party.

HDDR is a great way to start out a trip, we love it, but there are no characters there.

Our favorite first day thing to do is head to Downtown Disney. No, there won't be characters but it's full of Disney magic! This year we are dining at Raglan Road and spending time shopping and seeing the sights. I love DtD at night, esp.

KIRSTIN'S MOMMY
08-09-2006, 09:08 PM
On our first night we're doing HDDR followed by a Wishes cruise.

prestonsmomma
08-09-2006, 09:27 PM
Oh I didn't even think about a cruise. Great idea. We are 110% boy at my house so princesses (other than Ariel) mean nothing to him. :confused3 Keep the ideas coming. We might just hit DTD for a nice dinner. It won't be late when we get there but too late to be entering a park I think.

msteddom
08-09-2006, 09:33 PM
How about Ohana? There are no characters, but there are plenty of games and entertainment. IT is a great restaurant for families!

Melissa

AnninIowa
08-09-2006, 11:45 PM
Earl of Sandwich!! Very affordable and so good!!

calypso*a*go-go
08-10-2006, 02:57 AM
We're going to Raglan Road as well. I made an ADR for 8pm so we would have plenty of time to get from the airport and checked-in at the hotel. We should be there for the live entertainment and I thought that would be a great way to kick off our week.

Anewman
08-10-2006, 03:45 AM
We won't arrive until late evening on Sunday but are looking for something fun for food that night. What would you do??? It has to be outside of the parks because I'm not paying admission just to get to eat dinner. We would like some character interaction if possible. Maybe HDDR (are there characters there :confused3 ) or Mickey's BBQ. There will be four adults (one with major food allergies, celiac) and one 4 nearly 5 year old.


First if you are buying a MYW tickets anyways it really is not that expensive to add a day, if you are already buying a 4(or more) day ticket it costs an extra $2 to add a day.

But if that is not possible...

We always do WCC because we are just so hungry after a 2500 mile flight, no it is not a character meal but very kid friendly.

faindrops27
08-10-2006, 12:29 PM
Go to either Ohana's for the 5 year old. Or DTD where you can go to House of blues!! Delicious food, from what Ive heard. And then after you eat. You can browse DTD , and have a ghiradelli, sundae!! Take the 5 year old to goofys candy cauldron. Cant get any better than that. Enjoy whatever you choose.

DVCRSheridan
08-10-2006, 12:49 PM
You could always do the Rainforest @ DTD also. The kids always love that one... well, most of the adults do too lol. I don'y care what anybody say, the "thunderstorms" & the animals going wild never gets old!

pilferk
08-10-2006, 01:48 PM
Ohana's has been mentioned, and I'd agree. Our 3 year old LOVED it!

In addition, I'd like to suggest Whispering Canyon at the WL. Lots of fun, good food, no characters (well, other than the waitstaff, who are certainly "characters", but in an entirely different meaning of the word), but again, our 3 year old loved it (DON'T ASK FOR a) Ketchup or b) a big glass of water! or c) straws....or maybe DO ask for them, and watch what happens).

Fabooliss
08-10-2006, 02:08 PM
Are you on the Dining Plan? If not, I'm pretty sure I read that the Swan has character dining. (But it isn't on the plan).

Family Fun Mom
08-10-2006, 02:12 PM
I vote for Chef Mickey's! It was the perfect kick off on our trip. Perfect characters (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Chip, Dale, and Donald), and very fun atmosphere. Nothing makes you feel more "Disney" than hanging with Mickey and the gang! My kids have decided that it will forever be our arrival day tradition.

jennlovestom
08-10-2006, 07:39 PM
we are going to rain forest cafe@animal kingdom--then dtd to chill out

Amyrlin
08-10-2006, 09:13 PM
I wou;d say Chef Mickey, fun with characters.

'Ohana does not have characters but there are cocnut races and hula ocntests for the children and book a table at the right time and you will see wishes.