5. Review menus and park plans to understand what meal and time would be best for your family to enjoy a character meal
Using common sense and considering the needs of your travel party when booking dining reservations can go a long way. If your kids are lite breakfast eaters, a bottomless character buffet is not the best value for you. If your travel group gets grumpy in the evening after a long day in the park, interacting with characters at an 8:00 dinner will not be fun. Adapting character dining to your park plans or vice versa may be necessary to ensure you enjoy optimal time in the park and enjoy your chosen character dining experiences.