• On Jul 10, 2018
    Jen 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.

    What are the best dining experiences or restaurants for tweens?

    Hi Jen,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! As a mom of tweens, I understand your dilemma! 

    Our girls love to put on their "grown-up" side for a meal or two while we are at the Walt Disney World Resort. One of their favorite meals is dinner during the Happily Ever fireworks at California Grill. They also love to dine at 'Ohana for dinner during the fireworks. The views are fantastic and the food delicious.

    For fun, they also like Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, The Crystal Palace and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (they don't mind the characters because they love the breakfast so much!), and Satu'li Canteen on Pandora - The World of Avatar. Although this might be shocking, our girls enjoy getting to the parks for pre-park opening breakfast reservations. We arrive early and leave by early afternoon, after lunch, so that we can return to the resort hotel and they can get in the pool!

    Jen, I do suggest that you make advanced dining reservations when possible and consider where you will stop for quick-service meals. Other than Satu'li Canteen, some of our favorite quick-service restaurants are ABC Commissary in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Be Our Guest Restaurant (breakfast and lunch) and Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe in Magic Kingdom and Sunshine Seasons in Epcot.

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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