• On Mar 25, 2017
    Olivia from NH 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.

    We are headed to the Animal Kingdom Resort with my two daughters for a week. We did not get the meal plan. Should we make reservations for all our dinners in advance? Also, any recommendations?

    Hi Olivia,

    Your Walt Disney World vacation is just around the corner. I know your daughters are super excited! Although I don't always purchase the Disney Dining Plan, I do recommend booking Advanced Dining Reservations for Table-Service meals you are hoping to experience since it can be difficult to find last-minute availability at many restaurants. For my family of 6, I always book one Table-Service meal per day for either lunch or dinner. 

    Depending on what parks you will be visiting, I highly recommend Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, which features several Disney Princesses in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, 50's Prime Time Café at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park.  We also love to dine at Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village and both Kona Cafe and 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

    I hope this helps. If you have any additional questions, please visit us again. Best wishes for a magical trip!
    Bon Appétit,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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