Okay, here it my plea: teach me, O Wise Ones! This is the situation. I've FINALLY got DH to agree to a WDW trip in June so I'm grabbing this opportunity by both mouse ears and making the most of it. I want to do at least one, if not two, character meals, but there are a few considerations: 1. We're the Brady Bunch minus one. If I gain anymore weight, I might be able to pass for two Brady's but so far, we're only a party of 7. We tend to be a large, noisy bunch (it's five kids, six if you count DH, what can I say?) and I want to make sure we're courteous to other diners. We'll probably do best in an environment that's not too high-falutin'. 2. The age range of our tribe stretches from six to 15 and their personalities are as varied as Snow White's dwarves. The two eldest are boys - Dopey (trust me, he'd agree with this name) and Doc, with the three little ones being girls - Bossy, Happy, and Sleepy. DH is definitely Grumpy and dislikes crowds (too bad we're going in June, LOL). So we'll need somewhere that's going to accommodate our rather psychotic family dynamic. 3. Because we're a large group and I'm very fond of my internal organs as well as my extremities, cost is somewhat of a factor. I'd prefer not to have to pay an arm and a leg for character dining. I do understand that breakfast is less expensive than dinner and my current plan is to have a late breakfast (11:30ish) as our midday meal. I also understand that this might even give us a better shot of interacting with some of the characters. Also, will there be an automatic gratuity for a party larger than six? I'm okay with it if there is; I'm just curious. 4. We're not staying onsite (boo!) - we're staying in our timeshare at HGVC. If I'm understanding things correctly, some of the character dining experiences will get you into the park a little early. If we decide to do an early morning breakfast instead of midday, which meal/park is best? 5. I'm the only one who really likes Pooh, being rather Pooh-shaped, so Crystal Palace is likely out. Dopey and Doc (and Grumpy, too) would probably kill me if we went strictly Princess on 'em, so a Princess breakfast and/or tea is also probably out. I'd love to do the Poly (I'm Hawaiian) but alas, my fascination with all things Polynesian doesn't stretch to the rest of the tribe. If I whine and beg loud enough and the food is good, I might be able to convince them to go to the Poly but it'll be a tough sell. Now that you know more about us than you probably ever wanted to, can you give me some suggested character meals?