Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 13, 2015
    Jackie from IN 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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    I am considering a dinner reservation for my family at a restaurant at the Polynesian hotel. Is it worth making a reservation? Do I need one? And which restaurant at that hotel would you recommend?

    Welcome to a fellow Hoosier!

    Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is one of my favorite places to eat in Walt Disney World. From the table service restaurant, 'Ohana, to Captain Cook's, the quick service restaurant, there is some amazing food to enjoy here.

    I highly recommend an Advanced Dining Reservation if you are planning of eat at 'Ohana. This restaurant, which serve family-style meals, is very popular especially around the time of Wishes as there is a great view of the show across the Seven Seas Lagoon.

    Another great place to eat at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is Captain Cook's. This is a quick service restaurant with great south seas inspired menus items. My family likes to eat at this dining location in the late evening then head out to the Polynesian beach to watch Wishes. Not before stopping at the Pineapple Lanai for a world-famous Dole Whip, of course!

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you have any more questions about your Disney dining options or any other aspects of your Walt Disney World vacation please come back and see me.

    Wishing you a *MAGICAL* vacation and a pixie-dusted day!

    Sue N., IN
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Meet the Panelist: Sue, Indiana

Just call me "Super Team Mom." I am a banker by day and a Disney fanatic and Team Mom extraordinaire by night. I can leap volleyball players in a single bound all while planning dinner for 25 people, coordinating fundraisers and booking travel arrangements. I was born and raised in Maine and am currently living in Indiana. I can't wait to help you plan for magical sports vacations at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Learn More About Sue

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