• On Jul 16, 2018
    Agelica from NY 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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    Hi I already booked for Dw for jan 2019. Its our first time with my 4 year old. We are staying at riverside disney resort. I need help what to reserve for the restaurants i have a deluxe dining but just base ticket. Please help

    Hi Angelica,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Hooray for your first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort with your 4-year old! 

    I am so excited for you - Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is now my favorite moderate resort! With your Disney Deluxe Dining Plan, you will have some AMAZING dining experiences! Here are the theme park table-service restaurants with character experiences that I suggest:

    • Magic Kingdom - The Crystal Palace and Cinderella's Royal Table (will require two table-service meal entitlements)
    • Epcot - Akershus Royal Banquet Hall  
    • Disney's Hollywood Studios - Hollywood & Vine
    • Disney's Animal Kingdom - Tusker House Restaurant

    Other restaurants that my girls have enjoyed include Coral Reef Restaurant in Epcot. Dining in view of an inland saltwater environment with a living coral reef is amazing. We also adore Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom for breakfast or lunch. The food service is quick if you do Order-Ahead Dining and the Beast's enchanted castle is stunning. At Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, 'Ohana is one of our favorite restaurants. Breakfast includes a character experience. During dinner, we make reservations at a time that will allow us to see the Happily Ever fireworks if we can get a window table.

    Angelica, remember that, if you dine in a theme park, you will need valid theme park admission. Also, remember that your meal entitlements are calculated per night of stay. On the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan, if you are staying for 6 nights, you would receive 18 meal entitlements and 12 snack entitlements per person to use for the duration of your visit. Finally, be sure to make advanced dining reservations!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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