• On Feb 3, 2010
    Suzanne from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I missed reservations for charecter dining - everything is already taken. It has been suggested that the Coral Reef would be a good place for a 5 year old? Do we have to go to Epcot or is it outside the park. Any suggestions for other "fun" res

    Hi Suzanne:

    Don't give up on a character dining experience. Call back the Disney Dining Reservation line periodically. Sometimes you can take advantage of a cancellation. Also, let the reservationist know if you can eat early or late. Often such flexibility can be a great help with snagging a hard-to-get reservation.

    That being said, Coral Reef is a wonderful and "fun" experience for kids (and adults) as you can eat with stunning underwater views. The restaurant is inside Epcot.

    My personal favorite non-character fun Disney restaurant is Biergarten in the Germany Pavilion at Epcot. As you eat, you will be entertained by costumed musicians playing traditional German music. Dancing is encouraged, and on our last trip, our two young boys, 4 and 2, had a blast dancing with other kids on the restaurant's dance floor.

    Other personal top fun restaurants include:

    Enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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