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Old 04-22-2014, 02:30 PM   #1
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looking for entertaining character dining experience for the kids this trip

We are looking to try something different this year. My kids are 5,7 and 11. We have done Chef Mickey's, Park Faire, Ohana Breakfast, Crystal palace, Akershus and Cinderella's Royal Table. Any other things you can think to do? We would prefer for the food to be good as well as the experience.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:31 PM   #2
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Breakfast at Tusker house is yummy and lots of fun. Hoop Dee Doo is also really fun.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:31 PM   #3
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Tusker house lunch or breakfast and garden grill
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:58 PM   #4
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I'd say Tusker House or Cape May Cafe breakfast. We love both!
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:11 PM   #5
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Breakfast at Tusker house is yummy and lots of fun. Hoop Dee Doo is also really fun.
I'll add another vote for Hoop Dee Doo. Sounds like you have covered the basics for true Disney character dining, so HDD might be a fun, new twist on a dining experience/show. Depending on which show you choose, it can also be nicely tied together with watching fireworks and the Electric Light Parade from the FW beach after dinner.

As for 1900 Park Fare, did you do breakfast or dinner? You probably already know this, but if not, they are two totally different experiences (Pooh, MP, Alice vs. Cinderella, Prince and stepfamily, which are a lot of fun).
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:13 PM   #6
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Definitely hoop Dee doo! We love the show and the food :-)
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:19 PM   #7
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We really loved the Cape May breakfast- we like to stay at the Epcot Resorts so it is easy for us to get to but it is still great to do on an Epcot day as it's an easy walk through WS exit.

Haven't tried it yet (will be in a week though!) but Garden Grill dinner in Epcot. It just sound so diff. with the whole restaurant spinning to look at different views- and my boys are excited to meet Chip and Dale.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:20 PM   #8
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Another vote for Hoop Dee Doo. My DH and DS trudged over there reluctantly with me because they didn't think they'd like it. Turns out, they both said it was their favorite part of the whole vacation. Totally worth every penny.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:57 PM   #9
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thanks! keep em coming!
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:17 PM   #10
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Biergarten is a fun show too. And I liked Cape May as well. Oh and have you thought about Raglan Road with the Irish dancers?
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:41 PM   #11
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My 4 and 6 year old boys always request Garden Grill (so does my husband) and considering they are not big into the characters they love this meal. The food is good too. =)

I love too that it is not a buffet because with young kids I find it much easier to be served at the table.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:03 PM   #12
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We LOVE Cinderella and the stepsisters at 1900. Our favorite, we've done it the last two trips.

We have also done Tusker House breakfast and Garden Grill, those were fun too, but the interaction of the stepsisters with the guests is great!
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:19 PM   #13
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Really enjoyed Garden Grill - good food and fun characters! And liked the rotating restaurant!
Cape May breakfast buffet is our favorite! Best food and again great characters!
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:23 PM   #14
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Garden Grill. Hands down the best character interaction--we usually see each character twice and they are so much fun!!!!! The food is pretty good too!

And, I love HDDR too, even if it's not a character meal.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:30 PM   #15
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I gave my kids the choice between Garden Grill and Coral Reef. My son in particular was fascinated with both eating with fish and a revolving restaurant. He ended up choosing Garden Grill. Both kids LOVED the revolving part. And the characters were amazing. Food was yummy too.Really enjoyed this meal.
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