Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Jul 31, 2013
    Carla 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 -- My daughter and I are going to be at WDW for her 21st birthday. Although we are looking forward to experiencing the food and wine festival together, I would like to make special dinner reservations in Epcot. Where could she have the most fun?

    Hi Carla,

    What an awesome way to celebrate! Since I'm a Disney foodie, I'm so excited about your question!

    I've got three interesting options to consider:

    #1 (The Entertaining Option): Biergarten Restaurant in the Germany pavilion.

    What happens when you mix a liter of German beer with hearty German delicacies and a slathering of authentic German entertainers? You get a 21st birthday dinner that will pull in record numbers of likes and comments on your daughter's Facebook page. 

    #2 (The Elegant Option): Monsieur Paul in the France pavilion.

    Wine can be harsh on a beginner's palate, but not if you're introduced to the good stuff from the get go. Get dressed to the nines and let the chefs at Monsieur Paul take you on a culinary adventure!

    #3 (The Emotional Option): Rose & Crown Dining Room in the United Kingdom pavilion.

    If you snag a reservation at around 7:30, ask the host or hostess if you and your daughter could have a table on the outside patio in order to celebrate her 21st birthday. From there, enjoy a leisurely 3-course meal that hopefully includes a pint or two along the way. By then, the time should be approaching the 9:00 hour, which is why I consider this to be the "emotional option."

    From the outside patio, you get one of the best views of the "Illuminations: Reflections of Earth" performance. (Calling this a fireworks show is like calling creme brulee a pudding dessert.) Every time I watch this performance, I can't help but to get emotional.

    (Since I'm a dude, let's just keep that between us friends.)

    Here's a little tip from your buddy Derek:

    Regardless of where you have dinner, make sure the cast members know that you daughter is celebrating her birthday. You never know what special surprises may be in store!

    I hope that helps!

    Best regards,

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Meet the Panelist: Derek, Virginia

Whether you're traveling with infants or preschoolers, planning a family reunion, taking a romantic trip for two, or even traveling solo - I've been in your shoes.  I'd love to help you make the most out of your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Derek

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