Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Dec 30, 2011
    Sabrina 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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    Hi, would like to know which restaurants would you recommend for lunch and dinner in each park (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot) also in the Downtown Disney area. I'm traveling with a very picky eater. Thanks

    Hi Sabrina!

    I'll be happy to share my family's favorite restaurants with you! Its hard making a short list since there are so many great options!

    Theme Park Dining: 

    • Magic Kingdom - Breakfast with Pooh and his friends at the Crystal Palace is one of our families favorite meals. While you dine, characters like Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger will visit your table. You'll be able to enjoy a meal, relax a bit AND meet some characters.
    • At Disney's Hollywood Studios, enjoy a meal at 50's Prime Time Cafe and Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater are two favorites we return to time after time.
    • Animal Kingdom is home to another great character meal: Donald's Safari Breakfast at Tusker House. For a quieter meal with great food, Yak & Yeti can't be beat!
    • And, finally, Epcot is home to a great many wonderful restaurants. Here's a recent answer on my favorite restaurants at Epcot
    Disney Resorts:
    • Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary is a top-notch Character meal. A meal here would be a Magical ending to a wonderful Disney vacation!
    • The Polynesian's Kona Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere! Wonderful food is the rule here! The Tonga Toast has a legendary reputation!
    • For a reservation-less dining experience, try Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at the Beach Club. Ice cream and great food are served here in a fun atmosphere! AND, its just a short walk from the Boardwalk.
    Downtown Disney:
    • Wolfgang Puck Express and The Earl of Sandwich are two of my favorites! Great, economical meals can be found here!
    • Ghiradelli Soda Fountain - Chocolate! If you're in need of a "fix" of ice cream or chocolate - OR BOTH - this is a great place to check out!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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