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Dis703 01-30-2013 04:19 PM

Tusker House Question
 
Hello all,

We are planning to do only one character meal on our next trip in May and my DS has requested it be with Mickey Mouse. We already did Chef Mickeys last time so I was planning on doing an Ohanas breakfast, but I'm afraid we have too much packed into one day as we are doing rope drop and have Pirates League and an ADR for dinner at BoG.

So since we weren't planning on TS yet at AK I thought maybe we'll try Tusker House. But we are NOT morning people so a very late breakfast to serve as lunch is what we are aiming for.

What I'm wondering though is if the characters are only there for breakfast and the last seating for breakfast is 10:55 how do they handle the changeover to lunch as that starts at 11am? Will we still have plenty of time with the characters and breakfast choices to eat? Anyone know when the characters are gone? Or do they just separate the dining areas?

I want to make sure he has a decent character experience since it will be the only one this time around.

TIA
Heather

jmcghee2024 01-30-2013 04:33 PM

TH is a character meal for lunch too. So you won't have an issue with the characters. The breakfast options is a different story. You will actually have the best of both worlds. They will start bringing in the lunch options at the start of lunch and phasing out the breakfast options so you can have both!

lyra2007 01-30-2013 04:42 PM

That's exactly what we're doing, and for the same reasons. I'm excited to get a more interesting menu than at the other buffets. And if we get a little bit of the lunch...well, yum!
We're also doing Garden Grill for an early dinner on our Epcot day--the reviews say the characters, which include Mickey, go around more than once and spend more time with you.

Dis703 01-30-2013 05:17 PM

Okay, how on earth did I miss the characters were there at lunch too. Well that's great news, thanks. And definitely clears up any concerns I had about doing the late ADR.

Thanks!!

Heather

dminnie 01-30-2013 05:39 PM

We're going on an EMH morning. Our ADR is at 10:30. I'm hoping we can hit a bunch of rides early and then go to breakfast. Also, hoping they switch to lunch while we're there and maybe we can sample some of what offer for lunch. ;)

I hope they do the switch efficiently and they are not just out of breakfast food when we get there.

mastermind307 01-30-2013 06:38 PM

I am thinking about doing Animal Kingdom on our arrival day. We will be driving and plan to arrive at our resort around 11am. I figure we will be a able to be at AK around 1. I just bought the photopass+ and since I think the picture at Tusker House is included, I want to make sure we are doing lunch so we can get the picture taken with Donald. Right now I have a 2:45 ADR for Tusker House.

I have a few concerns with that time and was wondering if I should change it to an earlier time, the website site has a 2:15 time available. I want to make sure we have enough time to get to AK after we arrive so the later I can make are ADR the better.

What time does dinner start? I know the food is the same, but the price isn't and dinner doesn't include characters.
If the time I reserves says lunch is that what I will get, or does it just depend on what time we get seated? If we are seated late, and it has switched over to dinner, will I be charged the dinner price? I'm wondering because we are paying OOP and I am budgeting for each meal.

HuskerFaninIL 01-30-2013 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mastermind307 (Post 47360358)
What time does dinner start? I know the food is the same, but the price isn't and dinner doesn't include characters.



According to allears there is a lag in between lunch/dinner. Dinner doesnt start til 4, I presume to give late reservations plenty of time to eat and see characters before they switch to dinner.

Disney_Princess83 01-31-2013 07:10 AM

The characters are there for both breakfast and lunch. Breakfast starts at 8:05am and ends at approximately 11am. The restaurant doesn't close for the cross over between breakfast and lunch. From 11am, the buffet starts to change over slowly and by 11:30am, it will become lunch. If you only want breakfast food, then I'd make a reservation no later then 10:15am.

The characters will make their way around the restaurant. They go for short breaks (5 minutes) for a "cheese break" but they'll be back. You wont be rushed. Mickey, Daisy and Goofy visit the tables, with Donald outside as your greeter.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Dis703 (Post 47359097)
Hello all,

We are planning to do only one character meal on our next trip in May and my DS has requested it be with Mickey Mouse. We already did Chef Mickeys last time so I was planning on doing an Ohanas breakfast, but I'm afraid we have too much packed into one day as we are doing rope drop and have Pirates League and an ADR for dinner at BoG.

So since we weren't planning on TS yet at AK I thought maybe we'll try Tusker House. But we are NOT morning people so a very late breakfast to serve as lunch is what we are aiming for.

What I'm wondering though is if the characters are only there for breakfast and the last seating for breakfast is 10:55 how do they handle the changeover to lunch as that starts at 11am? Will we still have plenty of time with the characters and breakfast choices to eat? Anyone know when the characters are gone? Or do they just separate the dining areas?

I want to make sure he has a decent character experience since it will be the only one this time around.

TIA
Heather


Disney_Princess83 01-31-2013 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mastermind307 (Post 47360358)
What time does dinner start? I know the food is the same, but the price isn't and dinner doesn't include characters.
If the time I reserves says lunch is that what I will get, or does it just depend on what time we get seated? If we are seated late, and it has switched over to dinner, will I be charged the dinner price? I'm wondering because we are paying OOP and I am budgeting for each meal.

You won't pay more if you've made a lunch reservation and you're there at your scheduled ADR time. The characters are there until 4pm so you should be fine.

sayheyrenee 02-04-2013 07:02 PM

Tusker house is listed as a photopass plus location. Do they take photos at lunch with Donald too?

bumbershoot 02-04-2013 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sayheyrenee (Post 47408235)
Tusker house is listed as a photopass plus location. Do they take photos at lunch with Donald too?

They are included in the PP+, and the PP+ option gives you the digital images and the print package of the picture taken at the very beginning. And as far as I know, that picture is taken with Donald.

sayheyrenee 02-05-2013 03:41 PM

Thanks for the clarification.

Ivonne 02-05-2013 04:35 PM

Last time we were there for breakfast we took with Donald Duck before going inside. Do they have Donald for lunch ?

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pauly's girl 02-05-2013 04:51 PM

The photos are taken outside before you are seated and that package will be brought to your table. Normally they ask you to purchase it but it is included with the photopass+!!

Ivonne 02-05-2013 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by pauly's girl
The photos are taken outside before you are seated and that package will be brought to your table. Normally they ask you to purchase it but it is included with the photopass+!!

What is the phototpass+???? I have always used the phototpass they give you at the parks when You take pictures.

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