Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 6, 2009
    Michelle from FL 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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    Family of 4 (ch 6 & 5) traveling 1/21, any suggestion on places to eat? we bought the meal plan.


    You didn't mention which meal plan you bought, however, if you have the regular dining plan that includes table service restaurants, I would STRONGLY suggest making reservations. To me, this would be important with a 5- and 6-year old who may not have the patience to be put on a waiting list. You can make reservations by calling: 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).

    Magic Kingdom favorites:
    Counter: Pecos Bills for it's build-your-own hamburger bar
    Table: Crystal Palace for it's Character Dining with Pooh and friends, not to mention a wonderful all-you-can-eat dessert buffet!

    Epcot favorites:
    Counter: Sunshine Seasons for its many "fresh" options.
    Table: Biergarten for its floor show and buffet for picky eaters in the bunch.

    Disney Studios favorites:
    Counter: Backlot Express for its kid's meal sides that include a choice of grapes or carrots.
    Table: Sci-Fi Dinner Theatre for it's fun atmosphere that includes eating in a "car."

    Animal Kingdom favorite:
    Counter: Flametree BBQ because it's just good food--and lots of it.
    (I like Rainforest Cafe, but it's not on the dining plan)

    Check out the restaurant menus at if you want to do some in-depth research, and don't forget recommendations from other panel moms on Disney counter service and table service.

    Enjoy your trip!
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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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