Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jul 20, 2008
    Aileen from VA 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.

    This will be our family's first trip to WDW. We will be staying at Shades of Green and they have a breakfast and dinner buffet. We are unsure whether we should do this. What are our other dining options/restrictions at WDW? Thanks

    Well, your options are wide open!  I'm assuming that because you are staying at Shades of Green you are questioning whether you are permitted to enjoy some of the WDW restaurants.  If I'm correct in that assumption, let me assure you that any and all guests of the Walt Disney World resorts and theme parks are more than welcome to dine in restaurants throughout the "World."  With such a wide variety of eateries to try (from themed fun to elegant signature experiences) you'll want to at least give a handful of restaurants a try.  Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be obtained by calling 407-WDW-DINE. 

    As for restrictions?  The only one that comes to mind is that if you intend to dine at a restaurant located inside of of the parks, you are required to pay admission to the park.  In other words, the dining reservation alone will not get you through the turnstiles.

    While I have stayed at Shades of Green, I've not tried the buffets there so I'm no help in that department.  But if you're looking for some restaurant recommendations on property, you know where to turn for some tried and true advice.  :)
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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