What is your favorite character meal?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Kellyh123, Jan 27, 2019.

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What is your favorite character meal?

  1. Cinderella's Royal Table

    10.1%
  2. The Crystal Palace

    19.0%
  3. The Garden Grill

    20.3%
  4. Akershus

    6.3%
  5. Hollywood and Vine

    2.5%
  6. Tusker House

    25.3%
  7. 1900 Park Fare

    24.1%
  8. Chef Mickeys

    7.6%
  9. Ohana

    10.1%
  10. Cape May Cafe

    5.1%
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  1. sharkyandbones

    sharkyandbones Mouseketeer

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    Garden Grill (dinner) - the food is probably the best dinner food in this poll (many of the character meals seem to have sub-par food). And the characters always seem to be very interactive at GG...Chip & Dale sometimes will visit at the same time and have some playful interaction.
     
  2. KenHutch

    KenHutch DIS Veteran

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    Well we have 2 and they are both breakfasts 1900 Park Fare and Stitch. We love the characters at 1900 (and decent food) and as for Stitch, when my now 18 year old was little we had to watch Lilo And Stitch twice a day. She still insists on her Stitch fix.
     
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  4. mcd2745

    mcd2745 These Mickey pretzels are making me thirsty!

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    Tusker House breakfast. It is a must every time we go to AK.

    Crystal Palace would be the runner-up.
     
  5. maui2k5

    maui2k5 Mouseketeer

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    Hand down Garden Grill for us. The character interaction is great and the food is excellent. Plus if you get an early enough reservation then finish eating by about say 8:45 you can get on Soarin’ with no wait. That’s a great perk.
     
  6. mco65

    mco65 get busy living, or get busy dying!

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    Ohani for Breakfast
    TuskerHouse for Lunch
    Park Fare for dinner...
    and Askerus for any of the above.

    The food is not jaw dropping at any of the above but the food plus the characters make any of these a welcome event!

    Crystal Palace was great when the kids were much younger, in fact i think that was the first place we character dined. The Castle was great the first time we dined there but then it became too expensive and although the characters are fantastic there and Meeting Cinderella is always top of the list, the food just doesn't warrant the cost.. still, its a must do at least once..
     
  7. hammie59

    hammie59 DIS Veteran

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    I voted for 1900 PF breakfast based on food AND characters. Mad Hatter and Alice were great and gave us some funny interactions. My other choice is Cape May breakfast for food. Characters there were meh, except Donald who was a lot of fun.
     
  8. #1hoosierfan

    #1hoosierfan DIS Veteran

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    Crystal Palace breakfast is a must do every trip.
     
  9. Kellyh123

    Kellyh123 DIS Veteran

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    Thanks so much for all of your advice :)
     
  10. PrincessWithABlaster

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    I picked CRT because of the ages of your kids. When my kids were that age trying to do buffet character meals was difficult. DH and I had a hard time getting the kids to and from the buffets to see the options (or just getting things for the younger) and have autograph books out and ready to go and not miss a character. Our timing always seemed to be such that they'd all come about the time we'd want to go get the kids food. We'd say, "Right after this next character." And another one would enter the room. We didn't enjoy the food part of the meal much ourselves. Having everything brought to your table made for a much better experience for us and the kids liked the wishing star and wands/swords.
     
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  11. KellyHonos

    KellyHonos DisneyDivaxo

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    I'd say it depends on what characters they enjoy most and how adventurous they are with food. From an adults standpoint, I enjoy Tusker House the most because the character interaction is just enough but not too much, and the food is great. I'm kind of awkward when it comes to meeting face characters because I really dont enjoy having to think about what to say, so Cinderellas Royal table wasnt really "it" for me, because it felt really forced on my end. But of course on a childs end, I could see how that would be magical for them. Tusker House has some child friendly options but also adventurous dishes so its a nice balance. I like the character interactions at Tusker House better just for me because I appreciate I don't have to force a conversation with them, we just hug, take a pic, get an autograph, and they're on their way. So as I said, it depends what the kids like.
     
  12. Drummerdude1623

    Drummerdude1623 Earning My Ears

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    For breakfast I would have to go with Trattoria al forno and O'hana. For lunch or dinner I would go with Crystal palace and garden grill.
     
  13. Disneypro1

    Disneypro1 life is great!

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    GOTO Disneyland...Characters are all over the place..not just in a designated place. You can dine with them at counter service restaurants. Love it there.
     
  14. #1eeyoregirl

    #1eeyoregirl Loving Life, Family and everything Disney

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    Garden Grill! We usually do breakfast, but we have also done dinner a few times. You can’t go wrong with any meal here. Hands down the best character interaction.
     
  15. 3gr8boys

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    FWIW, don't let the worry of missing characters keep you from trying a buffet that sounds appealing (we love a late CP breakfast). If someone misses a character, you can let your server or the CMs handling the characters know. In my experience, they have the character return to your table. I wouldn't pop up if the characters were just a few tables away....but I don't avoid getting up otherwise. ( Maybe not a great approach if you are trying to get through a meal quickly.....but we usually aren't in a rush.)
     
  16. goofy4prez

    goofy4prez A guy can love Disney and still keep his man card!

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    I am not a fan at all of mass produced quantities of food prepared for droves of people such as buffets. But one that I don't mind is Crystal Palace for breakfast. I enjoy the characters and it does have a fresh omelette station and the Breakfast Lasagna is absolutely and addiction for me. I also don't mind Tusker House as well for breakfast. Ok food for a buffet and very good character fun as well.
     
  17. boojiboo

    boojiboo Stitch geek

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    My favorite is 'Ohana, because I adore Stitch (and Lilo). It doesn't hurt that I also love pog juice.
     
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  18. jaiminee krikit

    jaiminee krikit DIS Veteran

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    1900PF - breakfast or dinner. I love their food, and their character interactions are the best!
     

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