Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 2, 2015
    Gllie from Herts 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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    Hi, We are a group of 8 including 4 children aged between 5 and 13 and we are looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate my 40th birthday in August. We would like to go somewhere special that will still cater for the kids. Thanks,


    If you're wanting to eat in the parks, I like Coral Reef with its aquarium that takes up one entire wall of the restaurant. This view entertains the kids--and the young at heart--in the group while the menu appeals to all ages. If you've never eaten at a Japanese steakhouse, I also recommend Teppan Edo. Its chefs will entertain you as they cook your dinner in front of your eyes. 

    Outside of the parks, your options are almost limitless. The California Grill atop the Contemporary Resort captivated my 10-year-old with a view that was breath-taking and the menu offered lots of choices, even for picky eaters. Ohana in the Polynesian Resort provides coconut races for the young ones in the group and all-you-can-eat skewers of delicious steak, chicken and shrimp served tableside. Sanaa at the Animal Kingdom Villas brings you right up close to the savanna, allowing everyone to watch everything from an anteater to an antelope up close. Schedule the earliest dinner reservation you can so that daylight is on your side for viewing. The menu is eclectic but provides plenty of choices for children who may only like the usual chicken nugget fare.

    Wishing you a memorable birthday and a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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