Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 11, 2009
    Fay from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We'll be celebrating our 11 yr anniversary & will have our 6 and 4 yr old with us. For dining, we're thinking maybe California grill because of the spectacular view of fireworks, or Jiko at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, which do u recom with kids?

    Hi, Fay!   Happy Anniversary!    I am a fan of Jiko at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.  I had the chance to dine there with my fellow Moms Panelists, and I cannot wait to take my husband there to enjoy it as well! 

    While there are selections for the kids (pizza, grilled cheese, pb&J) at Jiko, how about a romantic dinner for 2?   Simba's Clubhouse is located inside the Animal Kingdom Lodge and is a great place for kids to play, make crafts, and even have dinner.   You can have a nice, leisurely dinner while your kids are having a blast!  For more information on the Children's Activity Centers, click HERE.

    You can make reservations for your kids when you book your Advance Dining Reservations at (407)WDW-DINE.   The cost for Simba's Clubhouse is about $11.25 per hour per child, but you can confirm the cost when you reserve a space.   If you have specific questions about Simba's Clubhouse, call them directly at (407)938-4785.  (Make sure you ask what time dinner is served for the kids so you can coordinate your reservations!)

    So back to your original question - I like the food more at Jiko.   There is plenty on the kids menu for your little mouseketeers here, but they might enjoy a "night out" at the Club!   Have fun and enjoy your anniversary.
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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