Originally Posted by chipsgirl
He does not do well at all in crowded restaurants so I'm guessing we will have to skip the character meals. That's going to break my daughter's heart
I mean this in the nicest way, but if your DD has never been then she will be in awe of everything and not going to character meals is really not a big deal.
I've been going to WDW since I was a little girl and didn't attend my first character meal until my 20's. I can assure you it did not damper my experience at all. There are tons of places in the parks to meet the characters and I would research those. This way, if your DS does not like meeting them, it will still be possible for someone to take you DD to meet the characters. She will still get the character experience, just without the food.