Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 23, 2015
    Amber from CA 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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    Hello Moms Panel... I am having trouble deciding where to eat dinner after a day at AK. I think I have narrowed it down to Boma or Whispering Canyon Cafe. Any advice you could give to a family with 3 boys (15,9,6) would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    Hi Amber,

    I was so excited to see your question!  As a mom to 3 boys myself (mine are 15, 12 and 6), I can totally relate to your question.  

    Honestly, I don't think you can go wrong with either choice - Boma - Flavors of Africa and Whispering Canyon Cafe are actually 2 of my family's favorite restaurants at Walt Disney World!  Both settings - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort - are absolutely breathtaking and worth a visit all on their own.  If your sons are anything like mine, they have huge appetites after a full day in the parks, and both spots offer great options - an all-you-care-to-eat buffet at Boma with a wide variety of delicious offerings (including Zebra Domes, one of my all-time favorite desserts!) and the unlimited skillet option at Whispering Canyon Cafe that comes piled with cornbread, pork ribs, pulled pork, roasted chicken, beef strip loan, sausage, vegetables, potatoes, corn on the cob and baked beans - oh my!  Not to mention the bottomless milk shakes.  Yum!  

    If I had to choose just one, I'd give a slight edge to Whispering Canyon Cafe, mainly because it adds the extra element of Disney fun.  Dining here is a real experience and the Cast Members who serve you really get into the fun.  There are so many running gags involving ketchup and straws and much more.  I don't want to ruin any surprises for you here, but I know your whole family would have a blast!

    I hope that helps with your planning, Amber, but please write back if we can help with anything else as you make your pixie-dusted plans.

    Wishing you a most magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Missouri

My love of Walt Disney World Resort may have started when I was a child, but I've grown to love it even more as a parent vacationing with my own kids. If you have questions about traveling with toddlers, tweens or teens, "Disney Dining" or in-park special events, ask away! Learn More About Beth

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