Inroom Celebration
  • On Feb 15, 2022
    Jennifer from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We're celebrating my daughter's 12th birthday in Disney. Any restaurant would work, but we like the Coral Reef Restaurant, as well as Garden grill @Epcot. Any advice? Thanks!

    Hi Jennifer! 

    How exciting that you are celebrating your daughter's 12th birthday at the most magical place on earth! Make sure to ask for a celebration button when you arrive at your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel! A Cast Member will write your daughter's name on a birthday button and she will receive greetings of "Happy Birthday" all day long! 

    You've mentioned two of my favorite restaurants at EPCOT! You cannot beat the gorgeous view of the aquarium at Coral Reef! During my last visit I sat at a table right next to the aquarium wall and I was in awe while watching the fish swim past me during dinner. Their food is also spectacular. I am a huge fan of seafood and I love their Mahi Mahi. This is a wonderful choice to celebrate a birthday.

    Garden Grill is a wonderful character dining experience. Chip -n- Dale and friends make their rounds around the restaurant, so it is really fun! Their food is also great, particularly their turkey and stuffing! 

    While both restaurants are wonderful, I think your daughter will like Coral Reef more because of the atmosphere. You make your advanced dining reservation online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE up to 60 days prior to your vacation. Given that you are due to arrive on May 21, your 60-day mark will be on Tuesday, March 22. Make sure to note that you are celebrating your daughter's birthday on the reservation! She may even receive a special treat.

    If you are looking for additional suggestions for wonderful dining options at EPCOT, consider Le Cellier Steakhouse. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Of course their food is also incredible. I think it's the best place to get steak in all of Walt Disney World!

    You can also order a birthday cake to be delivered to the restaurant! These Mickey Mouse shaped cakes are so cute! It is also such a wonderful surprise for the birthday guest to receive this sweet treat at the end of their meal. You can order this cake by calling 407-827-2253 at least 72 hours in advance.

    Please wish your daughter a happy birthday from planDisney


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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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