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  • On Aug 6, 2012
    Mark from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have too many ADRs booked for my Jan 2013 trip! Can you help me eliminate one? LTT(D), Teppan Edo(D), Chef Mickeys(D), 50s PTC(D), Mama Melrose(D), Tusker House(B), 'Ohanas(B), 'Ohanas(D), and will book Be Our Guest(D) when avail. Me,DW,DD6,inlaws

    Hi Mark,

    I'm sure if you asked all the Moms Panelists this same question, you'd get a dozen different answers, since we each have our own personal favorite Disney dining spots.

    But if it were me, I'd choose to drop either the Liberty Tree Tavern or Mama Melrose. To me, these are the least special of the ones on your list. For example, I like Mama Melrose, but it's menu and decor are both pretty standard for an Italian American restaurant. You'd likely find similar fare at the Italian restaurant in your home town, or even at an Olive Garden. There's nothing wrong with it at all, but it's not particularly unique.

    As for Liberty Tree Tavern, I may still have a bias from when they eliminated the characters from this spot a few years ago. To me, the characters were the big draw, and without them the restaurant lacks ooomph. The meal is Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone has had Thanksgiving dinner with their own family and thus has in their head a specific way that this type of food should taste. In my opinion, it's not Thanksgiving like Mom makes, so something feels off to me.

    Again, there's nothing really wrong with it, and the LTT has MANY fans, but it doesn't really tickle my fancy.

    On the other hand, Teppan Edo and Ohana have truly yummy food, Tusker House has a unique menu, Chef Mickey's has Mickey, and the 50s Diner has some Disney-only fun. These are choices that I wouldn't want you to miss.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you have additional questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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