Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • 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.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    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

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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