Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 2, 2010
    Kristine 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.

    we are arriving jan 1st and I have not made 1 diiner or lunch's very overwhelming. Can you recommend some dinner places with shows or fireworks...thanks

    Hi Kristine!

    I certainly understand. It can be a little intimidating once you factor in the numerous facilities, with all the options in each, spread out across the parks, resorts, downtown area, etc. (yikes)...

    To start things off, you may want to consider the Fantasmic dinner package at Hollywood Studios. This dinner package is carried at 3 restaurants: The Hollywood Brown Derby, Hollywood & Vine, or Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano. You make the reservation, and then after you eat, you're given Fantasmic Preferred Seating tickets to watch the Fantasmic show in a very good spot. I've never eaten at Brown Derby, but of Hollywood and Vine (American) and Mama Melrose (Italian) they are both equally good. Fantasmic (a fireworks show) is...well...fantastic!

    The Hoop Dee Doo Music Revue (Wilderness Lodge) is a GREAT dinner show. Be treated to good "home-style" food and a great Western themed show. Very funny!

    Whispering Canyon Cafe (also at Wilderness) is not a dinner show, but it certainly is a great experience. It's a family style meal with large portions, and the staff there are very funny. Definitely ask for ketchup when you're there, even if you don't need it...

    California Grill (Contemporary) serves up some excellent dishes, plus you can get a premium window view to Wishes fireworks across the street, if you reserve near the start time of that show.

    So, hopefully that gives you some options to work with. To reserve any of them, or get more information, contact the Disney Dining Agents at 407-939-3463.

    Good Luck!

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