Thanks for all the tips guys. I made sure to do these sit down meals b/c my kiddo loves to go out to eat as it’s more fun for her than actual events sometimes. She’s a morning kid (up at 5 am NO MATTER WHAT TIME SHE GOES TO BED!!! AH!). So the morning breakfast’s are ideal for her. Our trip is more based on Experience, rather than doing a ton of rides/shows/etc. My plan is to do a handful of rides, with mostly a lot of touring & seeing everything. To me, the character meals are more about experience than anything.
Day 1 we arrive mid-day, so when BOG had an opening, I took it. I heard its amazing!
I could only get 1 reservation for Ohana, which is why I have 2 ADR’s on day 2 of my trip. My kiddo wants to meet stitch more than anything, so that was a must (although I agree its not ideal). Then I was able to book a late Crystal Palace that would allow us to have a good spot see the fireworks at the same time, which fireworks were a must on my kiddo’s list too, so I felt like I couldn’t give that up either.
Then for day 3, we are only going to do AK for half a day, so when I saw an early ADR at Tusker House, I thought this would be a good way to see the park early as well as meet the Fab 5. Because the afternoon & evening is our “rest day” (it’s going to be July 4th, so I figured it would be super busy everywhere)… I thought it would be a good opportunity to do a fun dinner - which 1900 Park Fare was highly recommended b/c of the characters (plus my kiddo really wants to see the Prince).
Day 4: CRT is a must do for any 5 year old girl (in my opinion), as a way to check out the castle. We will do the pirates firework cruise in the evening, which does have Hook & Peter Pan. This seems like a good mix of good & evil.
Day 5 is Hollywood & Vine for the sole purpose of meeting the Disney Junior Characters.
Day 6 is a half day, leaving around 3pm. I did end up canceling Chef Mickey’s… I decided to keep Akershus b/c my daughter said she’d rather have more time with the princess & a chance to say “goodbye”.
I will think about it more… I have about 35 days to change things.