Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Dec 3, 2012
    Nicholas from PA 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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    Bernie, what are the "must sees" and "must dos" around Wilderness Lodge?

    Hi Nicholas!

    This is a great question.

    Let's start with the dining!  I definitely recommend making a dinner reservation at Artist Point and at the Whispering Canyon Cafe.  Artist Point is a romantic restaurant that is generally very quiet and not too crowded.  It would be great for a honeymoon.  The Whispering Canyon Cafe is more of a family restaurant, but it is very unique and a lot of fun with or without children, so I recommend trying that as well.

    Just beyond the Wilderness Lodge are the Contemporary Resort and Fort Wilderness.  Both are easy to get to via a boat that runs continuously between all three resorts.  That makes it extremely easy and fun to get to the other two resorts.  Thus I recommend that people staying at the Wilderness Lodge take advantage of that fact and make a reservation at the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness.  The Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue is a blast and a lot of fun;  I recommend getting the best seating possible as it's definitely worth the money!  The reason I mention this now is it can be difficult getting to Fort Wilderness depending on which Walt Disney World Resort you are staying in; thus you should take advantage of the fact that you are staying at the Wilderness Lodge and do it on this trip.

    Likewise, you should make a reservation at the California Grill in the Contemporary Resort.  I can't remember exactly when you will be visiting, but hopefully the California Grill will be open (and not being refurbished) during your visit.  I think that is one of the most romantic restaurants on property with an incredible view of the Magic Kingdom and the rest of Walt Disney World; it is located on top of the Contemporary Resort.  Again, you would just take the boat to get there!

    Our responses are limited in length, but please write back and I can provide some ideas for activities as well!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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