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Old 11-18-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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best character meal for 7 year old boy?

We've done CP and he is now "all set" with Pooh characters. We enjoyed TH already, so we'd like to try something else. It will be him, DH and I plus my parents. We would probably prefer and lunch or dinner over breakfast. Since we are paying out of pocket I would really like the food to be pretty good also lol.

I was thinking of 1900 PF dinner. I think DS would think the sisters are funny and the food sounds like it is pretty good.
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Both my boys have always loved Chef Mickey's. They love the restaurant and they also love the monorail which they can watch.
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DS10 enjoyed Chef Mickey on his 7th birthday although we did breakfast. I thought the breakfast there was pretty good and none of us left hungry. We all enjoyed Garden Grill interaction last year. I thought the food was just OK but DBF Loved it all. I'm a very picky eater so take that with a grain of salt. I thought the character interaction was well worth our time and the price.
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I'd go for Chef Mickey's too.

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My boys love Tusker House breakfast I believe it is Donald's safari...tons of fun!
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I like your idea behind 1900 PF.

The ones that come to mind are:
Chef Mickey's
Tusker House
Garden Grill (The Land, Epcot)

And if you change your mind and consider a breakfast:
Cape May Cafe (Beach Club Resort)
Ohana (Polynesian Resort)
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Thanks for starting this thread.....I am taking my 7 year old grandson for his first ever Disney trip in June and was wondering the same thing. I think Chef Mickeys sounds good!!
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Garden Grill or possibly Tusker House or Cape May for Breakfast

We went there for the first time in Dec 2010, the girls were Seniors in High School. We had done 1900 Park Fare a few night before and told me "no more character meals, we are too old for this stuff." I forgot Garden Grill was a character meal until a few hours before Ressies. They said they would put up with it since it was Mickey. They loved it - the food and characters. It has become a family favorite.

Last Summer we took some friends to WDW with us, It was thier first time. the little boy was 8. And absolutely loved dinner at Garden Grill! We did eat later at Tusker House for dinner. I know dinner is not character, but he said that was his favorite place to eat all week.

A couple of weeks before we went, some friends went for the first time and celebrated their son's 9th b-day with breakfast at Cape May. He loved it as well.
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My nephew was 17 when we took him to 1900 Park Fare - and he loved it!!
The dinner entertainment is stupendous, and since there are rarely a ton of boys there, they make over them like crazy! The stepsisters got into a "fight" over my nephew - and they did that for almost every boy there was in the place.
I say go for 1900 PF. I honestly think Chef Mickey's is way too over-rated.
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Chef Mickey's or Garden Grill were the first to come to mind, especially if you're looking for a dinner. If you decide to go with breakfast, then maybe Ohana might be fun for him.

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Chef Mickey's gets my vote
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