Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jul 23, 2013
    Kathy from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We don't have kids. Our usual tradition when we get to Disney World is to go to Cap'n Jacks for a bowl of clam chowder and a margarita. Disney Dining called me yesterday to tell me that Cap'n Jacks is closing. What's a good place to start a new traditio

    Hi Kathy,

    I'm sorry you have to modify your usual routine, but you have lots of great options for starting a new tradition.

    My husband and I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but lots of people are excited about the new Lava Lounge attached to the Rainforest Cafe in the Marketplace area of Downtown Disney. It looks like a lot of fun and should offer a similar experience to Cap'n Jack's. Here's a link to the story the Disney Parks Blog did when the Lava Lounge opened in June.

    If you are interested in moving to a different area of Downtown Disney, I recommend Paradiso 37 as a great place to grab a cocktail and a light meal with a waterfront view. My husband is a fan of the fish tacos there, and I really enjoy the grilled shrimp and jicama salad. The bar is known for its tequila cocktails and its craft beers.

    We're also big fans of sitting at the bar at Raglan Road and enjoying a drink and an appetizer or meal. Both Paradiso 37 and Raglan Road are in the Pleasure Island area of Downtown Disney.

    If you really want to mix up your routine, consider a lounge in one of the deluxe resorts.

    Among our favorites: the Tambu Lounge at the Polynesian resort (great sticky wings) and  the Territory Lounge at Wilderness Lodge (love the homemade potato chips and the meat and cheese platter). The Belle Vue Lounge at Boardwalk has a nice view of Crescent Lake and the other Epcot area resorts, but it does not serve food.

    I hope those ideas are helpful. Please feel free to write back if you have other questions or need more details. Enjoy!

    Wilma
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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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