We've done Mickey's Backyard BBQ & enjoyed it. Reid enjoyed being able to dance with the characters: Chip, Dale, Minnie, Goofy, Mickey. I'll report back to you about HDDR after our trip! As for late dining on the cruise.....I'm in the same boat as you. Boat...get it? Boat! Okay, sorry....moving along......we currently have late dining for our June cruise. But, we are waitlisted to get the early dining. I can see the pro's though to having late dining: getting the shows done, the kids club picks the kids up from dinner or they can just have dinner in the club & not go to the main dining room if it is too late for them.