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  • On Jun 15, 2009
    Katie 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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    Hey moms! Love the column. We're visiting in Oct. for daughter's 13th birthday. What should we do for a special birthday dining experience? She's not a little girl, so princess dining and such aren't really needed. She loves all kinds of food. Thanks!!

    Hi Katie,

    My daughter will be 13 in a few weeks time so I thought I'd let her answer your question, hope you don't mind!

    Her very favourite restaurants in Walt Disney World are -

    • Teppan Edo in Epcot - this is a fun Japanese restaurant and she loves the food and also the fact that the Chef cooks your food right in front of you!
    • Narcoossee's at the Grand Floridian - she is a real steak lover and just loves the food here, it's also a signature restaurant so gives her the chance to dress up.
    • Coral Reef  in Epcot - The fact that she can dine under the sea watching the fish swim by is the reason this is one of her favourites.
    • Kona Cafe at the Polynesian - A lovely restaurant with a great menu and some delicious desserts.

    There are many other good restaurants in Disney and you can find a list of all of them at You can also view the menus on the dining pages of

    Another way to make the meal special is to order your daughter a cake, you can do this by calling the cake hotline on 407-827-2253. They will be able to help you decide what to choose. Also be sure to have it noted that you're celebrating a birthday on your reservation when you book.

    Have a great trip,


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Meet the Panelist: Jo,

Hi, I’m Jo, a stay-at-home Mum from England.  I am married to a PGA golfer and we have 2 children.  We enjoy every aspect of Walt Disney World and agree that it is by far our favourite holiday destination. The girls excitedly help me plan every trip. Learn More About Jo

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