I can’t recommend any character buffets, since my mom has sworn off buffets. BUT I can recommend some all around good eatin, most for decent/cheaper prices, too!
Seasons @ the Land
The Garden Grill @ the Land (the best character meal I’ve ever had!!)
Yak & Yeti @ AK (the full service rest., not the cafe)
Earl of Sandwich @ DTD
Captain Jacks @ DTD
Last but not least…Tokyo Dining!! I’d never eaten here before, but when we were recently in WDW we were celebrating my graduation from College, so we splurged. The food was fantastic, and we were lucky enough to get an AMAZING view out the front window. I would recommend this as an adult-only night though. Everything wonderful aside, there was a big table with some loud and uncontrolled kids next to us. I’m sure you’re kids are well-behaved, but the air of the restaurant seems a little more grown up to me, thats all.
YES, see the Candlelight Processional. Try to get it as a dinner package so that you don’t have to wait in a line for 3 hours. We did this once with the Rose&Crown in UK, wasn’t bad!
Something everyone might like…try just tooling around all the resorts, especially the $$$ ones, to see the Christmas decorations and just to flat out see the resorts! Alot of them are really beautiful, and the giant gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian is amazing!!
If you got to AK, see Finding Nemo, the musical. I thought it would be just corny and bunk, but it was FANTASTIC. The special effects will wow everyone, and your kids will love “finding” Nemo.
Epcot: anyone who’s the appropriate height and in good health needs to do Soarin. It brings me to tears, and my usually motion-sick 62 yr old mother ADORES it.
That’s all I got for now…Happy planning!!!