Walt Disney World Resort, the Happiest Place on Earth, is known for delicious food, one-of-a-kind experiences and beloved characters — these are just some of the many reasons guests keep coming back.
One of Disney’s most famous experiences is character dining, and it’s an obligatory activity at least once during a trip. Although some of these experiences may not be open at the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions, here are some of the best character dining experiences in Disney World for the future.
Located in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland, Be Our Guest is one of the rarest character dining experiences on the Walt Disney World Resort property. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but character dining is only available at dinner, and it is the only place you can meet the Beast from Beauty and the Beast. Make sure to try “the Grey Stuff,” it’s delicious.
Dance, sing and dine with Mickey and friends at Chef Mickey’s, located in The Contemporary Resort on the Seven Seas Lagoon. While enjoying a buffet-style meal. The Fab Five (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Donald) all come around to your table for autographs and photos. Don’t be surprised if they stop for a dance party.
Enjoy a family-style breakfast with a Hawai’ian twist and visits from guests. Throughout breakfast expect Lilo, Stitch and some of their friends to drop by. Take advantage of these rare meet-and-greets with a photoshoot or an autograph.
Join Ariel, Prince Eric, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider at Trattoria al Forno restaurant located at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort for a delicious breakfast. Share your hopes and dreams with Rapunzel and Flynn, and let Ariel and Prince Eric become part of your world.
If your family travels take you to Abu Dhabi this summer, don't miss out on the Abu Dhabi Summer Pass, offering unbeatable promotions across the city. Available to purchase now and valid through Aug, 31, the pass includes values across a diverse range of activities, such as the three leading theme parks in Abu Dhabi.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
Family travel to Canada, more specifically, Victoria, isn’t complete without a visit to Victoria’s Butchart Gardens. The family-run garden offers special programming each season, showcasing different blooms for each season. Now a National Historic Site of Canada, Butchart Gardens invites families to experience its beauty.
Los Angeles is home to plenty of popular attractions to give you the quintessential L.A family vacation, but to get a true vibe for the city, you want to dive into some of its hidden gems. Read on to discover some local favorites that often go under the tourist radar.
United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
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