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  • On Feb 22, 2011
    Deanna 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 moms & dads. I am planning the last day of a Sept '11 trip to be a "free" day to shop, swim, see something we missed, etc. Looking for ADR suggestions outside of the 4 parks, i.e. resorts/boardwalk/downtown. Someplace fun for the family

    Hi Deanna!

    Below are a few of my family's favorite restaurants outside of Disney parks - I hope you can find one that works for you!

    Downtown Disney:
    • T-Rex Cafe - If you have any dinosaur lovers in your group, this restaurant is not to be missed! There is even a meteor shower scheduled a few times per hour AND an ice cave! The Build-A-Dinosaur gift shop that my kids NEVER want to skip! One word of advice, though, if anyone is very sensitive to nice, it can me quite noisy.
    • For quick service meals, its always a tough decision between Earl of Sandwich and Wolfgang Puck's Express. Both are great restaurants with excellent meal choices!
    Disney Resorts:
    • Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary is a top-notch Character meal. A meal here would be a Magical ending to a wonderful Disney vacation!
    • The Polynesian's Kona Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere! Wonderful food is the rule here! The Tonga Toast has a legendary reputation!
    • For a reservation-less dining experience, try Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at the Beach Club. Ice cream and great food are served here in a fun atmosphere! AND, its just a short walk from the Boardwalk.
    Hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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