We will be at Disneyland on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of next week--two adults plus a 4.5 year old and a 2.5 year old. We have no Disney experience (well, I did go to DL when I was 4 or 5, but that hardly counts!) Here is what I want to do: Ariel's Grotto, Minnie & Friends, Carnation Cafe Here is what I scheduled: Wednesday (park opens at 10am) ~ lunch at Carnation Cafe at 12:30pm Thursday (early entry at 9am) ~ breakfast at Minnie & Friends at 10:30am Friday (park opens at 9am) ~ breakfast at Ariel's Grotto in the gazebo at 10am I'm just not feeling confident about the times and meals I selected. I highly doubt we will be at the parks in the evenings due to our children, and I really want to maximize their Disney experience. They are eagerly anticipating meeting characters and I've had to convince them that it won't be like Mickey Mouse Playhouse and these characters won't be able to play games all day with them (my children had some grand plans!!) So, I really want the character meals for them as a way to ensure they get some face time with the characters and the princesses. I've heard bad things about lunch at Ariel's Grotto, but would I be better off doing that so that we can have a longer morning in the park? Please give me advice! These meals have me so stressed out...thus why I procrastinated for so long about making these seating arrangements! Thank you!