• On Jan 25, 2012
    Jennifer from TX 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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    Need help with an ADR for the day we arrive! We want Table Service & I have a 5yr old daughter! Already going to Tuskers House (L), 'Ohana (D), Akershus (B), 50s PT (D), CRT (D) so maybe Crystal Palace or 1900 PF? Maybe not enter a park? I'm Open! Tha

    Hi Jennifer! Thanks for the great question! Since it's your first day and, depending on your arrival time, you likely won't have time for a full park day, I'm going to recommend spots outside of the theme parks.

    1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian is a great spot. Cinderella's happily Ever After Dinner is a delicious buffet where you'll visit with Cinderella, Prince Charming and her step mom and step sisters, who are so much fun.

    Whispering Canyon Cafe in the Wilderness Lodge has great food and tons of fun, including things like doin' the Hokey Pokey. I won't spoil it by telling you more.

    Downtown Disney has lots of great dining spots to choose from. My daughter is a huge seafood fan, so she loves Fulton's Crab House. Our first night tradition is heading to the Raglan Road Pub, where she loves to watch the Irish Dancers. There's also T-Rex Cafe and the Rainforest Cafe.

    If your daughter's an animal lover, you might want to head to the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Sanaa is a fantastic spot, and Boma, the buffet, offers up all kinds of traditional African dishes, as well as some American stand bys.

    Hope this helps Jennifer! Happy dining!
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