AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Jan 21, 2012
    Beth from NJ 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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    We have 4 kids going to Disney. The youngest 7 (a girl), has been there before. The boys 9-11 have not. We need some suggestions on great places for dinner. There will be 8 in the dinner party so I know I need to make the reservation soon. Thoughts??

    Hi, Beth!  Thanks so much for your question!

    There are wonderful restaurant options at Walt Disney World!  The best way to choose would be to know what type of food your family enjoys.  EPCOT alone offers cuisine that rivals some of the best ethnic restaurants here in Jersey.  Teppan Edo has a fabulous hibachi menu, and Chefs de France is one way to get your kids to eat at a fancy restaurant without dressing up!

    If you want character meals, Chef Mickey's for breakfast or dinner comes to mind, as does breakfast at 'Ohana at the Polynesian Resort.  It's a great way to get more bang for your dining buck.

    For fun experiences, you could try 50's Prime Time Cafe at Disney's Hollywood Studios or the Sci-Fi Dine In.  50's Prime Time is like dining in Moms Kitchen back in the day - complete with 50s television playing in the background.  The only thing I would caution about the Sci-Fi is that because you are seated in "cars" at a Drive-In movie theater, it's tougher to reach everyone who may need help.

    Adventurous eaters? One of my favorite locations is Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in Kidani Village.  The food here is African cuisine with Indian flavors, and as a bonus, you can see the animals on the savanna from many of the tables.  Another location to try is Boma, a buffet in Jambo House at Animal Kingdom Lodge.  You'll find some kid friendly options mixed in with amazing African dishes.

    If you want something special for you and your little princess, check out tea at the Grand Floridian!  I love doing this with my girls at least once each trip.

    And don't forget the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue - fun for everyone with a delicious, down home style dinner!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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