"We have scheduled a magic trip to Walt Disney World. Our trip is in December. Is the T-Rex Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Disney Springs something worth the time away from the parks to attend?"
Who wouldn't want to eat with a T-Rex - Photo by Cliff Wang
Well Jason, first off let me say, I have never been to the T-Rex Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. I kind of ask around and nobody else really had been to that particular event, so I can't speak to that event specifically. But when it comes to experiences like that, I kind of got a rule of thumb.
In my book Dad's Simple Fun and Magic Guide to Walt Disney World Planning, one of the things I talk about, is, this your your vacation. In fact, the second intro chapter is called "It's All About You".
This is your vacation. It's not my vacation. Yeah, I can give you some hints and some ideas, but this is your vacation. When it comes to time out of the parks, what do you want to do? Do you want to go take the time to have kind of a cool little dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus? Or, are you a go, go, go, park, park, park, park, park, park type of guy (like Dad). Everybody's different. What is your family going to get the most out of?
Ride, ride, ride? Depending on how long you're staying, you might have some extra time. It might be good to spend a little time out of the parks. Do you go every year, or is this a one-time trip? Those kind of things g into figuring out whether to do these kind of extra non park things, like special meals.
It really is, it's your vacation, your memories that you're creating, and you need to do it your way.
Dad's Bottom Line
That's Dad's bottom line. It's your vacation, your memories, your way. Find out just what do you want to do? Talk to your family. If breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus makes them say, "Yay!" Then go do that. If they go, "Okay, dad..." then stay in the parks. So it's really kind of up to you. Hope that helps.