Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by KGGJT, Nov 19, 2010.
Any thoughts on best venue for a 1, 2, and 3 year old? Does it matter?
Chef Mickey's is the only place to see all of the Fab Five. The food is not that great but really for breakfast it's ok. Close to MK so that might appeal to your group. Breakfast starts at 7:30am so you can make it to rope drop if that's a factor for you. The food was much better at Donald's Safari in AK but only Mickey, Daisy and Goofy came to our table. But Daisy was very important for my DD so Both princess breakfasts are great for little girls who love princesses. We went to a lot of character meals on our last trip and enjoyed them all. You really can't make a bad choice IMO
For that age, I would recommend Crystal Palace and Hollywood & Vine. Crystal Palace has Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore and they are very gentle with young children. H&V has June/Leo from Little Einsteins, Handy Manny and Agent Oso. Both these places have characters that are more popular with the toddler/preschool age.
The next set of favorites would be Cape May Cafe, Chef Mickey and Tusker House.
You didn't mention if you had boys/girls, so not sure if you want to include princesses.
I think you'll have a wonderful time at any of the character meals. I would go with ones that have characters that your children like and can identify with -- that makes it more enjoyable for them. Also, your choices will depend on your touring schedule because you'll want to minimize your travel times for dining.
Have a wonderful trip.
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At that age my DD loved Crystal Palace and Chef Mickey's.
Cape May Cafe- my kids love it
Crystal Palace or Tusker House. Crystal Palace would be my first pick with those ages, but Tusker is amazing as well!
At age 2 and 3, my DD's favorites were the Princess meals at CRT and Akershus. She also really liked seeing Pooh and Friends at the Crystal Palace. Tusker House breakfast at AK is another fun one, except at age 2, she was not happy that Minnie was not there.
cape may is a good one, it is nice and quiet, the food is great and the characters have always been wonderful
I'd say Crystal Palace or Cape May for that age
My son loves Crystal Palace, Tusker House and Hollywood &vine. He went at 2 and 3 and loved those 3 places the best. He likes Chef Mickey and CRT too but the 3 its a must for him for ever trip.
I think characters they know matters more than age. What shows do the kids watch, which characters are they likely to recognize?
Crystal Palace is often recommended for toddlers, but mine had no idea who Pooh & friends were at 15mo (and basically only got interested in them because she liked Piglet so much at that breakfast!). Likewise with Hollywood & Vine; we don't watch any of those shows so she wouldn't know the characters at all. She knews all of the Fab Five and Daisy by name, though, from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse - Mickey was actually one of her earliest words, not long after mom, dad, sister and brother. So the meals with Mickey & friends were a huge hit.
Crystal Palace and Chef Mickey were our picks for the little one's. They loved twirling the napkins and dancing at Chef Mickey's, great time and lots of selection.
I would vote for Ohana actually. It's served family style so not nearly as much juggling food and kids. Also, you still see Mickey and Stitch is an awful lot of fun!
Just got back and did Chef Mickey's breakfast with my 2 year old daughter. It's been almost a week and she still asks every morning if we're going to have breakfast with Mickey & Minnie.
It was a HUGE hit, the food was decent and each of the fab five spent a lot of time interacting with my daughter. She was beside herself with joy, which made it all the more memorable and worth it for me.
Crystal Palace wouldn't have been worth it for us because she's not as into the Pooh characters, but I have done that myself in the past and it is good as well. To echo a PP, it all depends on which characters the kids in your group identify with most.
Good luck with your decision!
Based on the characters which these restaurants have I would recommend Chef Mickey's or Crystal Palace.
We are taking my DD (who is 2), and my nephew (who is 1) to Crystal Palace in two weeks. I thought about doing the H&V breakfast, but I have not heard very good reviews.
CP is a double whammy for us - character breakfast & early entry to the parks, yay!
We are also doing a Garden Grill dinner so she can see Mickey!
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