Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 7, 2015
    Mallory from AL 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.

    Dear Panel. I will be traveling with my family for a 10 day trip in October, on Halloween night we are trying to decide between the Sci-Fi Dine in and the Fantasmic package and eat at Melrose Rose. Do you have any suggestions on which one would be bette

    Hey Mallory-

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. These two restaurants are wonderfully themed and have great menus. My family and I are all about convenience and having a Fantasmic! Dining Package gets you a delicious meal and prime seating for Sorcerer Mickey in a spectacular show. Basically, you will not need to have a member of your party get to the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater to hold seats for your group 45-60 minutes before the show.  With the Fantasmic! Dinner Package passes you stroll in 20 minutes before the show starts and have a great seat. We really don't like waiting in lines.  Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is one of our favorites and we make it a priority when we are there for longer trips. 

    As of now, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is scheduled to close on Halloween at 7:00 p.m. with Fantasmic! scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Yes, this is after the park closes buy most people will be in line for the show at park close. Mickey and his entourage need to wait until dark for everyone to behold the fireworks’ magic. Theme park times are subject to change and may allow Disney’s Hollywood Studios to remain open longer.

    Mallory, please let us know how else we may help you plan your pixie-dusted vacation.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason °O°
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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