Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 16, 2012
    Genalyn Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This will be our first time to DisneyWorld with my 13 & 9 yr. old. I am overwhelmed with the dining option. Can someone please tell me what great places to go for dinner. We will be staying 5 nights at Pop Century.

    Hi, Genalyn!

    I totally know where you are coming from!  There are so many great restaurants to choose from in Walt Disney World!  I do not know if you want Quick Service or Table Service, in the parks or out of the parks, so I will mix it up a little.  My kids are 12 and 9, so everything I am suggesting is very kid-friendly!

    Table Service: (make Advance Dining Reservations!)

    Magic Kingdom:  Tony's Town Square Restaurant (Italian) or Plaza Restaurant (sandwiches and the BEST brownie sundae around!)

    Epcot:  Chefs de France (France Pavilion) or Teppan Edo (Japan Pavilion)

    Hollywood Studios:  Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre

    Animal Kingdom:  Tusker House

    Quick Service:

    Magic Kingdom:  Cosmic Rays (Tomorrowland)

    Epcot:  La Cantina de San Angel (Mexico pavilion)

    Hollywood Studios:  Pizza Planet

    Animal Kingdom:  Flame Tree BBQ

    Resort Dining:

    Chef Mickey's (Contemporary - character dining - buffet)

    Beaches & Cream Soda Shop (Beach Club/Boardwalk area)

    Whispering Canyon Cafe (Wilderness Lodge)

    I hope I did not confuse you more! Go to and look up menus for some of the locations to see what interests you. If you need me to narrow it down or you need other suggestions, let me know! Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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