EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 29, 2012
    Janet from NY 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 Moms..I am staying off disney property at a time share.my question is about dinners..don't want fancy sit down...should we do fast in park or go outside park @night to restaraunt..have 12 & 6 yr old will be bringing in snacks for during day thank yo

    Hi Janet!  I think you would be fine either way.  I have stayed off-property a couple of times.  I did always reserve one character meal (Chef Mickey's for breakfast), but other than that, we would either grab a counter-service meal for dinner, or eat at a restaurant close to our hotel which was in the Downtown Disney area.
    The counter-service meals at the parks provide a big enough serving to fill you up for dinner.  You may prefer to do that on the nights that you plan to stay at the park until closing time, or at least until the fireworks/parades in the evenings.  If you are wrapping up your park visits early on some days, then an outside restaurant would be perfect too.  Keep in mind that there are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the Downtown Disney area.  They aren't usually as crowded as the theme park and character meal restaurants and you could stroll around Downtown Disney while waiting for your table.  One of my favorite restaurants there is Paradiso 37. I definitely recommend the "crazy corn"!!
    Have a magical vacation!!!
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