Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On May 11, 2010
    Kimberly 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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    My family is in MK and AK on May 25th and 26th. Can you recommend a casual lunch place for us in each park? It will be me, my husband and our 3 year old.

    Hi, Kimberly! You just made me hungry. Plus, you didn't say if you're looking for a counter service restaurant or a table service restaurant, so I'll give you an option for each (which means my appetite has now doubled!)

    In the Magic Kingdom, one of our favorites is the Columbia Harbor House in Liberty Square. It's very casual and much more calming than other quick service venues. I highly recommend grabbing a table upstairs - it's much less crowded and cooler. We have an amazing video of my son when he was 3 years old there singing his ABCs. If you're looking for a table service restaurant, my family is all about Pooh at the Crystal Palace. It's one of the best character meals for a 3 year old too - you can see the characters coming from a mile away for the kid to be more at ease with the experience.

    At the Animal Kingdom, we swear by Flame Tree Barbecue. Not only does it have one of the best background music loops, but you can also get some of the best scenery there. After you get your food, don't go up the incline - go to your right and keep curling toward the water. You'll have great views of Asia across the waterway and you'll see a lot of birds for your 3 year old to oogle at. If you're looking for a sit down restaurant, we love Yak & Yeti. The atmosphere and food are amazing.
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Meet the Panelist: Joel, Wisconsin

I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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