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  • On Nov 16, 2009
    Ryan from NY 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.

    Hi again, Xmas 2010 I will be w/6A and 4K under 4.Staying @ CSR.Where is the best place to eat Xmas dinner?We would like something more traditional if possible.Our day will start at MK, but we could end up anywhere due to the kiddos.We have hopper passes!

    Hi Ryan,

    There's no place like home for the holidays.  But if you're not going to spend them at home, Walt Disney World is a great option.  The parks are beautifully decorated, and there is a festive feel everywhere you go.

    Having said that, be warned that it is a very popular Christmas destination, and the parks are extremely crowded.  In fact, if you're planning to go to a park on Christmas Day, arrive early and stay there - there's no guarantee that once you leave you'll be let back in.  If a park fills to capacity (and it usually does) they have to turn people away.

    Many of the restaurants serve special holiday meals, but they don't really announce it ahead of time.  I can give you some suggestions for places other moms have had a nice holiday meal, but I can't guarantee that they will have a special menu in 2010.

    Since you're planning on being in Magic Kingdom, Liberty Tavern is a great choice.  They serve Thanksgiving type food all year long, so this is your safest bet if you're counting on a turkey dinner for Christmas.

    If you want to leave and head to the resorts, Artist Point has gotten great reviews.  Wilderness Lodge screams Americana, so the decor is quite homey and the food is delicious.  Likewise, Whispering Canyon Cafe is an option if you're looking for something less fancy.

    You can book your reservations 180 days in advance, and you'll definitely need to in order to secure a table for Christmas Day dining.

    Hope this helps.  Have fun planning your magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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