Hoop De Doo Revue
  • On Jan 13, 2023
    Jennifer from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Looking to book a fun or unique dining experience for my family on an arrival day and a rest day. We have a 5 yr old boy and 3 yr old girl. Any suggestions?

    Hi Jennifer! 

    Welcome to planDisney! Your question is like music to my ears because I, too, have two young children who I love taking with me to the Most Magical Place on Earth! 

    There are several dining locations around Walt Disney World Resort that my boys cannot get enough of. So first, I suggest looking at options that are closer to your resort hotel, especially after a long day of traveling with the little ones. 

    My first suggestion is to book a table for Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Here, your children, like mine, will get a kick out of an energetic and interactive show while chowing down on Southern-style (but not too adventurous) cuisine like cornbread, macaroni and cheese, and strawberry shortcake. You’re sure to have a rootin’, tootin’ time!

    My favorite character dining option outside of the parks is Toppolino’s Terrace—Flavors of the Riviera. There, you all will meet Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Donald Duck. And after the meal, feel free to roam the grounds where your children will discover the most beautiful mosaic murals. My kids could stare at them forever. This option is unique in the sense that it is connected to a Disney Skyliner station. This means that if your children like to soar, they will love riding the Disney Skyliner from resort hotel to resort hotel and even get a sneak preview of a couple of the theme parks.
    Next up is a restaurant duo that can both be found at Disney Springs. If your kids are fine with dining while surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest or dinosaurs, I recommend either T-Rex Cafe or Rainforest Cafe. The food at both locations is the least outside-of-the-box; however, the “erupting” volcano at Rainforest Cafe and the larger-than-life dinosaur replicas will be so much fun to hear and see while you all anticipate the exciting days ahead.
    Now, because you’re just about two months away from your visit, some of these hard to get dining reservations, like ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, may be fully booked. However, I encourage you to refresh, refresh, and refresh your My Disney Experience App “Check Dining Availability” section as often as you can. There are third-party websites that specialize in notifying you when dining reservations become available as well. 

    Jennifer, if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me here at planDisney. Sending you and the kiddos lots of pixie dust! 

    Magic always,
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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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