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Best Disney World Character Meals for Boys

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If you’ve been around My Favorite Finds long enough, you’ll know that I have two super cute twin boys that live in my house.  So when I’m planning our Disney vacations, their enjoyment is at the top of my list.  After all, I’m looking for many family vacations to come.  And, I don’t want them to be bored or feel like Disney is too “babyish” for them.  No denying the fact that these two guys like to eat.  Thankfully, many of Disney’s character meals are buffet oriented.  Today, I’m going to share with you the best Character Meals for Boys!

1.  Chef Mickey’s.  This restaurant is a happening place!  I think boys will love it because it’s okay to be loud at Chef Mickey’s!  The singing and dancing is great entertainment for everyone in your party as well.  Our boys love it-the napkin dancing, smiling with their favorite characters, and enjoying the buffet-that’s right up their alley!  This dining location takes one TABLE SERVICE credit per member of your party and you’ll need to make reservations.

2.  Mickey’s Backyard BBQ.  This is an outdoor, dining event held at the Fort Wilderness campsite.  The energy in this show is sure to keep energetic boys entertained!  The cowboys perform rope tricks, the music is fun, and there’s even a chance to show off some of their dance moves!  This dining location is NOT on a Disney Dining Plan, but you’ll still need to make reservations!

3.  T-Rex.  While not a “character” meal, any boy will want to eat here!   T-Rex is located at Downtown Disney.  The atmosphere is loud, and the dinosaurs are huge, so if you have a little one in your party-you may want to skip this restaurant. BUT, the boys are SURE to love dining in a prehistoric ice cave with animatronic dinosaurs all around!  There’s a meteor shower every 20 minutes, and each room is themed for a different prehistoric era.  Just wandering the restaurant and getting “lost” in the prehistoric days can be so fun!


4. Ohana.  As is typical of boys, mischief seems to find them.  As does mischief find Stitch!  I know that Stitch is one of my boys’ favorite characters, so dining at Ohana is on our “to do” list for an upcoming trip. It’s located at the Polynesian resort, just outside the Magic Kingdom.  Lilo and Stitch appear for breakfast dining.  But for dinner, the boys might enjoy the games and other entertainment that Ohana has to offer.  Whether for breakfast or dinner, Ohana is a family friendly environment.

I know that for the sake of their sister, the boys would sit through a princess meal.  But, I want them to have a meal they can REALLY look forward to and know that it was added to our itinerary just for them.

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  1. We’re going this summer, and I think my little guy will LOVE T-Rex! It’s going to be his first time to Disney and I can’t wait!

  2. Ooh– I love that you’re featuring something especially for boys! That’s rare! I’m pinning this to save for our future Disney trips! I found you at the DIY Dreamer–thanks for the great info!

    ~Abby =)

  3. I love Ohana for breakfast 🙂 Great round-up – thank you!

    1. Our son likes Crystal Palace and Hollywood & Vine. The main bummer about character meals is that Boy is eleven, so we get charged as an adult for him not to eat much.

      1. I know! The buffets are hard to eat enough to justify. But they are so fun!

  4. I have a 3 year old boy and I totally agree with these! We haven’t done trex yet but cant wait to try it

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