We usually plan one TS meal per day with kids (more takes up too much of the day and we can't get in all the "must do" rides and activities).
When DS was 6 or 7 we tried CRT. He enjoyed the castle and the sword. The princesses did not really impress him. If you are looking for character meals that entertain little boys, I would go with Chef Mickey (loud, fun, entertaining).
We also love 1900 - much better interaction (especially for boys) and much better food than CRT (and it is less money or credits, too). Our boys are older now (12,13) but they still enjoy 1900. The characters are so funny (for dinner...we have not been here for breakfast).
"Disneyland has that thing - the imagination and the feeling of happy excitement - I knew when I was a kid."