Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 13, 2008
    Jennifer from PA 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.

    My family is coming to WDW in Dec. as a Grand Gatherings with grandparents and a 3 yr. old daughter. Purchased the dining plan, but have no idea where to begin or good first time places to eat especially with a large group and a three year old.

    You will want to call for your Advance Dining Reservations as soon as possible. Dial 407-WDW-DINE!

    Some suggestions for your Grand Gathering include:

    California Grill or Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Resort
    1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian
    'Ohana's at the Polynesian
    Whispering Canyon Cafe, Wilderness Lodge
    Boma, Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Cape May Cafe, Beach Club
    Cinderella's Royal Table, Tony's or Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom
    50s Prime Time Cafe or Hollywood Brown Derby at Hollywood Studios
    Tusker House at Animal Kingdom
    Coral Reef, Le Cellier, San Angel Inn or Tutto Italia at Epcot

    Check out the menus in the dining section at

    Best wishes!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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