• On Jun 4, 2019
    Helen 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.

    Hi, We will be coming to Disney world for Christmas this year from the UK, 2 adults and 4 children (10, 8, 5 & 4) and wondered what advice you have for where to have Christmas dinner as a family. There seem to be so many options !!?? Thanks Helen.

    Happy Holiday ChEAR Helen!

    My family and I spend every other Christmas at Walt Disney World, and I am so excited that you will experience the holiday festivities this year. Walt Disney World Resort is Magical all year round, but there is something about Christmas that brings out the extra Pixie Dust!

    You are in luck, I just answered a question about Christmas dinner at Walt Disney World, so you get double the options! That’s perfect though because there is a wonderland full!

    Two Christmases ago, we ate our holiday feast at Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion at Epcot. We had four kiddos as well as extended family, and we loved the elegant “lodge-like” atmosphere of the restaurant. The cozy winter feel, along with the fantastic food (I highly recommend the Filet Mignon - the accompanying mushroom risotto is delicious!) made it the perfect place to celebrate with our family.

    If you feel like a walk on the wild side, dine at our favorite restaurant (all year-round!), Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. There you will eat next to roaming wildlife, and the meal will be as spectacular as the setting. The Indian-Style Bread Service and Butter Chicken are two of our must-haves! Give yourself extra time to roam the Resort, the holiday decor is incredible, and you must see the lobby tree in Jambo House!

    Speaking of stunning trees, the one at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will be the perfect holiday backdrop to your classic Christmas dinner at Whispering Canyon Café. Served family-style, the meal includes all-you-care-to-eat mashed potatoes, turkey, ham, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. The last time I ate there, I stuffed myself with their delicious cornbread, so make sure to leave room for your meal!

    Helen, I wish you and your family a Merry Little Christmas ~ Rayna
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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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