We have always done character meals, more for the experience thn the food. I am noticing though how much money we could save by cutting some out. I am worried we won't feel as Disney if I cut them out. I would like to save the money though. I have a DD12 and a DS9.I have almost of the character meals picked out for our next trip. My kids are still into the characters (I am too). Will I regret not doing them or at least not as many. Has anyone done lots of character meals and then cut down to none or a few. Did it feel different?