EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 7, 2013
    Kristy Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    ADR overbooked! Tskr Hs, H&V, Cape May & Crystal P. ATLEAST one of these has to go or I'll be paying too much out of pocket. Which one??!! also, what are your thought on leaving AK out of our trip altogether? (kids r 3-6-9) & our first trip

    Hi Kristy,

    So many good choices! I always have the hardest time deciding which favorite restaurants to leave out on each Disney trip.

    I'm a big fan of Crystal Palace, both for the food and the atmosphere. I'm a softie for Pooh and his friends. My family loves the variety at Cafe May Cafe at dinner, and we like that Tusker House features some more exotic dishes alongside traditional fare. Hollywood & Vine is good, too, but, of the four you mentioned, it is the one we choose least often.

    But that's my family with older children who are adventurous eaters. If your kids are into the Disney Junior characters, Hollywood & Vine for breakfast or lunch likely moves farther up the scale for you.  And you know best what your family's tastes are.

    Regarding Animal Kingdom: You usually can hit the highlights in Animal Kingdom in less than a full day. And Animal Kingdom closes by dark, earlier than the other parks. So, if you have park hopper tickets, I'd recommend that you start one day at Animal Kingdom and then move to another park for the evening. If you don't have park hoppers, you may want to concentrate your time in the other parks.

    If you decide to skip Animal Kingdom, then your dining decision is easy. Tusker House is inside the park and requires park admission.

    I hope that's helpful. Please let me know if I can offer any more advice. Enjoy your first visit and your time with your family!


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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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