Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 5, 2009
    Chrestina from TX 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.

    Where is an amazing, fun place to have dinner with the whole family?

    Hi Chrestina!

    This question is tougher to answer than you might imagine!  There are so many fantastic choices for a fabulous family dinner at Disney that I almost left it to one of my fellow panelists.  However, I'm up for a challenge, so here are my thoughts:

    • If you are in the mood for a character meal, the most quintessential character dining experience (in my humble opinion) can be found at Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Resort.  Here,  your family can dine with Mickey, Minnie and their pals in a very celebratory environment that many people think is a "must do" while at Disney.  Other great choices for character dining include Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom and 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian.
    • If your clan likes seafood, Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot is a wonderful choice.  While you eat, you'll all have a great view of massive tanks filled with exotic sea life (and even an occasional diver).  The food is fantastic, and the scenery is magnificent.
    • If you are in the mood for fine dining, I'd suggest either Jiko at the Animal Kingdom Lodge (which, I think boasts some of the most creative dishes at Disney), California Grille at the Contemporary or Yachtsman Steakhouse (at the Yacht Club Resort) for delicious aged beef and red wine!
    • Other outstanding choices for a great time include Spoodles (a fun, casual mediterranean-inspired menu on the Boardwalk) and the new TRex Restaurant at Downtown Disney for a fun prehistoric meal!

    So I couldn't narrow down my answer to one choice, but I think I've given you a number of great places to select while on your magical vacation!

    Bon Appetit!!


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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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