Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Sep 2, 2015
    Debbie from OH 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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    Is there a dining experience for a 9 year old boy other than one with princesses


    With sons, we've look for the same opportunities. Here are our favorites:

    • Coral Reef: Imagine eating next to small sharks in a fish tank that spans an entire wall of the restaurant. The child's steak as well as mac 'n' cheese makes it a favorite. 
    • Sanaa: With views of the surrounding savanna, you'll dine with zebra, giraffes, kudu and more. The menu is slightly adventurous, so take a peak at it before making your reservation and ask your server for tame suggestions. 
    • Sci-Fi Dine-in: With a menu that is only slightly more expensive than counter service, it's a great value at Hollywood Studios. I don't know of a boy who wouldn't want to order a burger and shake and watch a movie.
    • T-Rex: Does your son enjoy sea creatures or dinosaurs? Look no further than this restaurant that includes animals that seem to come to life. My favorite part is the menu: it has a lot to offer so it's an answer for picky eaters, and I feel it is one of the best values at Disney. 

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!

    p.s. TIP: If you're looking to celebrate a special occasion, I recommend  California Grill, especially if you time your reservation near dusk. I never imagined how the expansive views would create some incredible memories.


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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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