Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jul 29, 2008
    Ellen 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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    Erin, thnx for all your help! I was able to get an ADR for Brown Derby (could not before) and now have to decide between it and Boma. (We are eating at Tusker House.) Have DS age 3. Will be in DHS during the day. What do you think?

    Boma and the Brown Derby are both great restaurants. You'd have a great meal at either, but a few things you're telling me are indicating you should keep the Brown Derby reservation.

    1. You'll already be at Disney's Hollywood Studios. I'm a big fan of eating where you are rather than switching venues just for a meal.
    2. You're already dining at Tusker House. The food at Boma and Tusker House is not exactly the same, but there are enough similarities between these two African-inspired buffets that you'll have a good feel for one if you dine at the other.
    3. The Brown Derby is a good "starter" signature dining experience. The food and service are top-notch, as they are at all of Disney's signature restaurants, but because the Derby is located in a theme park, the atmosphere is a little more relaxed than at some of the other upscale venues. This makes it perfect place to introduce a small child to finer dining.

    I could certainly argue in favor of Boma too, especially if you've never been to the Animal Kingdom Lodge and need an excuse to look around there, or if your son is in a particularly restless phase.

    I'm sure you'll have a yummy meal either way.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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