• On Mar 27, 2009
    Amy from CO 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.

    My parents are coming for two days only for their anniversary (a surprise gift for them). They'll spend one night at Epcot, but what would you suggest for a great second night? I'm thinking Cirque & dinner in DD - but what about a dinner at the GF? Ide


    Cirque is a fantastic idea! It is a great show, my wife and I loved it!

    But as to dinner beforehand, don't think you are tied to dining at Downtown Disney. While the proximity of an area restaurant would be convenient, you need to remember that Downtown Disney is the travel hub for all the resorts. So dining at a resort and then taking a bus here is more convenient than you might think.

    I would recommend dining at Jiko at the Animal Kingdom Lodge or California Grill at the Contemporary Resort. They are both exceptional for cuisine, and would make an otherwise exceptional evening unforgettable. At the Grand Floridian I like Narcoossee's.

    That is not to say that there are not great restaurants at Downtown Disney. Bongos is a personal favorite, and I would consider Raglan Road for a post-show drink with excellent Irish entertainment.

    If you would like to tell me your parents food interests, I am glad to offer other recommendations as well. All you need to do is send me a question directly from my bio page, giving me info on their interests/tastes.

    I hope they have a magical vacation!

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I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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