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Old 02-20-2018, 11:41 PM   #11
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We don't do breakfast, so we never go to the Character Meals involving breakfast.

We tend to lean toward buffets since they usually have something for everyone (we have a couple picky eaters). Since most buffets at WDW are Character Meals, we end up at them a lot.

If you have a princess crazy girl, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is the place.

Otherwise, the 3 best three we always hit are: Tuskers House, Hollywood & Vine and Crystal Palace.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:08 AM   #12
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our favorite for years is garden grill
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:07 AM   #13
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Crystal Palace is a no go for us. Tried it a couple times and the food was just not good. Also, Pooh's costume was dirty on our last visit. I know I know. He has slimy children grabbing him all day but wasn't what I expected from Disney. I even remarked to my husband that the costume looked like one you would rent from the mall at Halloween. It was matted and dirty. Sounds a little picky but Disney is so detail oriented those little things can really stand out.

I was glad to read the reviews on CRT and Trattoria Al Forno. Two restaurants we want to try this fall.
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:08 AM   #14
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Akershus a must-do for me each and every trip (usually multiple times).

Cinderellaís Royal Table a nice alternative for breakfast or dinner. Timing for fireworks gives a unique experience.

Trattoria al Forno a new breakfast addition Iíll do a couple times a year. Could do without those damn Princes, though...


Typically end up at a few others as well throughout the course of my trips.

For those Princes...I know where you can get some lovely, juicy, red apples
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:25 AM   #15
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Classic: Crystal Palace, Tusker House

Splurge: Cinderella's Royal Table

Newbie: Just tried Garden Grill two trips ago and loved it! The characters were great and very low crowds for breakfast.
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:38 AM   #16
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He love Garden Grill and Park Fare for Breakfast. We always hit one on the last day.

Trying Hollywood and Vine this summer.

My kids love Chef Mickey's for dinner

Crystal Palace is a no go, two bad food experiences.
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:05 AM   #17
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Classic: 'Ohana or Crystal Palace
Splurge: Cinderella's Castle
Newbie: Chef Mickey's
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:20 AM   #18
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Tusker House is our Family go to for Character meals.

It use to be Crystal Palace until about 6 years ago.
Agreed on Tusker House. It doesn't feel as crammed in as a lot of the others and I really like those costumes. Plus the food at that buffet really works for me.

We did 1900 Park Fare for dinner recently and really enjoyed that with Cinderella/Prince and her step-family. Very interested in checking out the breakfast there as well
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:00 PM   #19
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We are "early on" where traditions are concerned. So far Garden Grill is a favorite and a must each trip. Really enjoy Chip and Dale along with Mickey and Pluto. Bonus is they come to you with food and characters.


We ended up at Garden Grill for dinner as a last minute change and loved it. Great food and multiple interactions with a good troupe of characters. We will definitely repeat.

Didnít realize they did breakfast too- might have to check that out.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:38 PM   #20
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For those Princes...I know where you can get some lovely, juicy, red apples

Ha! Works for me...
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