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  • On Aug 6, 2009
    Cathy from VA 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 will be arriving with our 4 year old and 1 year old in Sept. and staying at the Swan & Dophin. We will not be going to a park on the first night but looking for a fun place to eat dinner either at a resort or Downtown Disney. Where do you suggest?


    Your answer may be right under your nose!

    I ate at the ESPN Club on the Boardwalk right by the Swan & Dolphin when I visited in May.  My only regret: I didn't have my boys with me! 

    You didn't mention if you had boys or girls, but my 4-year-old loves the movie Cars, and they have a special laptop Cars game that plugs into a screen right at your dining table!  There are televisions all around the restaurant (much like Buffalo Wild Wings and similar restaurants).  There's also an arcade with games that even a small fry could do.  Before dinner, you can stroll the Boardwalk and take in all of the street performers, and afterwards, you can check out Illuminations at 9 p.m. from the lake.

    If sports and such isn't your cup of tea, and you want to head to Downtown Disney, consider making reservations via 407-939-3463 at T-Rex.  It's one of the new restaurants at DD, featuring prehistoric animatronics and themed rooms throughout the restaurant.  (There's even a "build-a-dino", like build-a-bear, in the restaurant).  That or the fun Rainforest Cafe would be a good start to the week!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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