advice on dining schedule

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by pookie10, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. pookie10

    pookie10 Looking for my Prince....again :(

    Aug 3, 2011
    Day 1:
    (get to hotel around 2pm)
    Lunch at hotel QUICK SERVICE

    Dinner reservation at Cinderellas Royal Table 9pm 2x TABLE SERVICE

    This day we will be at magic kingdom[/COLOR]

    Day 2:

    Breakfast reservation at 10 @ chef Mickeys TABLE SERVICE

    Magic Kingdom rest of the day

    Lunch around 3pm @ Be our guest (no reservation needed) QUICK SERVICE

    2 snack credits at night for the fireworks show 2x SNACK

    This day is magic kingdom as well

    Day 3:

    Breakfast at hotel SNACK

    Lunch reservation @ 11:30 at crystal palace TABLE SERVICE
    Head to Hollywood studios
    Dinner @ Pizza Planet around 6 or 7 QUICK SERVICE
    Fantasmic show

    Day 4:

    Breakfast @ Ohana, reservation at 9 CASH MEAL
    Head to Epcot...
    funnel cakes yum!! SNACK
    Dinner @ some mexican resturaunt.. QUICK SERVICE.

    Is Crystal Palace better for breakfast or lunch?? I just didnt know about doing 3 breakfast buffets every full day we are there
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  3. jsw1114

    jsw1114 Mouseketeer

    Aug 4, 2012
    Cp is better for breakfast, check the times for BOG I think I read on here they stop the line at 230 for lunch and check pizza planet I think they close early. We have eaten at pizza planet three times it's a must do QS. Ur ADRs look pretty good!
  4. disneymayz

    disneymayz DIS Veteran

    May 23, 2007
    First I do not know your family to know what meals you like to eat best. My family, are not big breakfast eaters. We like to do Rope Drop. If we were there for 4 days we might do one sit down meal so we were not taken away from park time. Breakfast at 9 and 10 you are missing Rope Drop and typically the least crowded part of the day.
    Don't get me wrong, character meals are a great way to see the characters without the lines but they take up a bit of time. reservation at 6PM means you need to be there what 5:45PM? The time it takes to get to the place. If they are running late then the extra wait time. The time it takes to eat/wait for all the characters to make their rounds. It all adds up.

    Last thing I will say is check to make sure Funnel Cakes are a Snack Credit. I didn't think they were at Epcot.
  5. pookie10

    pookie10 Looking for my Prince....again :(

    Aug 3, 2011
    our only reservation for dinner is the first day at 9pm for cinderellas royal castle...the other ones are all at the start of our day, so if we are hungry at 2 we eat then, if not hungry till 5 we eat then.
    This is our first trip and probably our only trip while the kids are little so we wanted to do the character dining thing......
  6. KrazeeK120

    KrazeeK120 DIS Veteran

    Feb 29, 2012
    BOG stops seating for lunch at 2:30. Eating a TS breakfast at 10 and lunch at 2:30 would be a bit much for me.

    I know you probably want to see BOG, but you may want to consider not going there and hitting different CS restaurant later.

    I feel like you're going to end up wasting a lot of food if you go to BOG at or before 2:30 and your kids will end up way hungry before it's time to eat dinner. BOG is a nice place, but I don't think it's worth throwing off your eating schedule for the day. Your 11 year old may be able to handle it OK, but I'm not sure about the 5 year old. Probably depends on the 5 year old.

    Just my thoughts.
  7. Hopefully

    Hopefully DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 1999
    If this is your choice, it looks fine.
    But - I think you are missing the point. It is really beneficial to get to the parks as early in the morning as possible, rope drop ideally. You can get in more rides in the first 2 hours than you can the rest of the day. If you wait to go after a 10 AM breakfast you are going to be spending a great deal of time standing in lines and not riding rides.
    I would suggest two different approaches.
    Either try for reservations before the park opens - between 7 and 8 right when they open. Or make the last reservation of the meal at 11 or 11:30 and go to the park before you eat.
    Please consider the advice of experienced DISers.
    Good Luck
  8. Melanie B

    Melanie B DIS Veteran

    Jun 30, 2010
    Just a little reminder as well that if you don't have park hopper passes you will have to pay full ticket price to enter one of the two parks you will be entering on your HS day since you plan to eat at the MK.
  9. disneymayz

    disneymayz DIS Veteran

    May 23, 2007
    Having learn this approach many trips ago our day goes pretty much like - breakfast in the room, rope drop, good amount of rides, eat lunch around 11-11:30 (before the major lunch crowd) , back to rides while lunch crowd is eating.
  10. bigbabyblues

    bigbabyblues DIS Veteran

    Mar 25, 2004
    She can't use two "days" worth of admission on the same day. A hopper would be required to go from one park to another.

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