When we planned our trip to Disney our intention was not to go crazy trying to meet all of the characters. Our kids actually didn't know most of them prior to our trip. They do now! I had planned three character dinners and these were wonderful.
Our first character dinner was at the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom. Although we did have a reservation it was still a half hour wait. There we met Pooh, Tigger, Eyore, and Piglet. It was a buffet dinner and quite good. A very active dinner though with a different character greeting us every 10 minutes of so. When you book a character dinner you have to be prepared for interruptions.
At Hollywood Studios Mason was over the moon to meet Lightening McQueen and Mater. They didn't talk but they did move. Very cool.
At the Animal Kingdom we stumbled upon Brother Bear, the Chipmunks and Pochahontas in Camp Minnie and Mickey. There were very few people there. Good quality time with the characters.
Mickey's biggest thrill was at Epcot. We had booked a dinner at the Norway house. It was a princess dinner. When we arrived we saw many little girls showing up in their finest. Many had gotten new dresses and had had their hair done at the Bibbety bobbety boo boutique. A little over the top in my opinion. Mickey chose to wear her princess dress from her dress-up box (with pink crocs of course) and her wild curls topped it off. Humidity doesn't help! When we arrived at the restaurant she and Mason had their photo taken with Belle. The dinner was very good and Mickey was able to meet all five princesses. She was so excited she was shaking. It's hard not to get caught up in the moment. Some of the girls looked so real. The resemblance to the animated characters was uncanny!
Outside Mommy's favourite restaurant at the Mexican pavillion we met Mexican Donald!