• On Jan 19, 2011
    Heather from NJ 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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    Hi Erin!Always love your answers!Going to DW in April and need to decide on first meal at Epcot.No picky eaters, kids are 9,7&5 and we have the Dining Plan. Which would you recommend: San Angel, Biergarten, Chefs de France or Via Napoli?THANKS!!

    Thank you so much for the kind words Heather. You made my day!

    All the restaurants you mention are good choices, but if I had to make a decision I'd tell you to go with Biergarten. Here's why:

    - Via Napoli and San Angel Inn are somewhat like pizza and Mexican restaurants that you have at home. The food is yum, but the experience is not as "Disney" as some of the other options.

    - Chefs de France has a great atmosphere. I adore just sitting there and breathing in the smell of French food. However, some of the charm of this might be lost on younger children, plus there's lots of sitting still here.

    - Biergarten has food that is different than you might find at home (German restaurants are relatively uncommon).

    - Biergarten has entertainment (German folk band) and an activity - dancing (or running around the dance floor).

    For these reasons, Biergarten has always been more memorable for my kids than many of the other Epcot options.

    Happy eating!
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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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