• On Dec 12, 2018
    Tricia from WI 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.

    We will be in Disney in July of 2019-staying at Caribbean Beach-we have the Disney Dining Plan. I am looking for dining recommendations (we have a 13 year old son and a 14 year old daughter). Is there anything special to know about being there on July 4?

    Hi Tricia! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    A few years ago, my family and I experienced the Fourth of July fireworks at our favorite vacation destination for the first time and they were spectacular! It was a last minute trip, but it turned out to be one of our favorite vacations ever!

    We chowed down on some tasty American classics in Magic Kingdom Park during our July visit like hot dogs at Casey's Corner, a Patriot's Platter at Liberty Tree Tavern, and the Saloon Feast at The Diamond Horseshoe. Even though the fireworks in Magic Kingdom Park are extra crowded for the holiday, it is worth it! Make sure to get your spot early.

    If your kiddos want a meet-and-greet with Characters, but want to focus on rides in the theme parks, a Character Dining experience may be the perfect balance for your family. Chef Mickey's is a must-do for me because it includes my favorite characters, Mickey and Minnie Mouse!

    Satu'li Canteen and Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney's Animal Kingdom are my favorite Quick-Service spots there, while Tusker House Restaurant has a fun Character Dining twist where they are all dressed up in their safari gear! Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant would be a great stop for your teenagers with familiar foods that all ages enjoy, but also a really cool atmosphere!

    Epcot favorites include Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria's pizza, Teppan Edo's hibachi, and Sunshine Seasons' huge variety of meals AND unique desserts. While you are in Epcot, make sure to stop by to see Voices of Liberty perform. Their renditions of American classic songs makes me tear up every time!

    Enjoy your summer vacation, Tricia! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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