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  • On Aug 7, 2012
    Palau 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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    Checking in Xmas eve with two girls, age 5 and 7. Looking for special dinner because we are away from family, but something accessible to contemp, either monorail or boat, but need restaurant that serves wine. LOL

    Hi Palau!

    Sounds like you're planning a wonderful, holiday trip to Walt Disney World for your family. Arriving Christmas Eve, you'll definitely want to start the vacation out right with a great meal. I have a few suggestions for you that are close to Disney's Contemporary Resort. The below recommendations are all fully licensed serving beverages to make your first night of vacation as special as you'd like it to be!

    My favourite, family restaurant in a beautiful atmosphere, accessible by Monorail, is 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Resort. Time your reservation so that you can relax on the beach beforehand and watch the fireworks over Cinderella Castle in the distance.

    My next top choice for a special, fine dining meal on Christmas Eve would be Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Accessible by boat or by bus from the Magic Kingdom bus depot area, it's a truly distinctive dinner location for a special occasion. If you're in the mood for something more casual and fun, consider Whispering Canyon Cafe, also in the Wilderness Lodge.

    Another great choice, also on the Monorail route would be Narcoossee's or Citricos, both signature dining locations, at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.

    If you'd rather stay put and relax, you've got two fantastic options right in your resort at California Grill or The Wave.

    You'll want to reserve online right away for this popular, holiday evening at Walt Disney World.
    Check out the menus for these recommendations on the Disney Dining page and see which one suits your family's tastes for a special evening.

    Please write me back again with more questions if I can assist you further with your plans Palau!

    Wishing you and your family a simply Magical holiday vacation at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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