Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jan 6, 2010
    Mimi from MO 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.

    Planning our first trip in May with DH, DS,15, and DD, 12. Our son studies culinary arts. Which restaurants will entice his palate and also give best presentations of food? We will be on Deluxe DDP. Thank you so much for all the ideas!

    Hi Mimi,

    Without a doubt, I recommend making a reservation for the California Grill on the top floor of Disney's Contemporary Resort.  The views and the food are absolutely fabulous!  Usually I recommend people request a table by a window to enjoy the amazing views but in your case, I suggest you request a table near the on-stage kitchen.

    If your budget allows it, you might also consider the Chef's Table at Victoria & Albert's in Disney's Grand Floridian.  You actually dine at a special table inside the kitchen where you can watch and speak with the chef!  However, it is a very expensive meal and you have to dress up for it.   Something similar to the Chef's Table at Victoria & Albert's is the Chef's Domain at Citricos in the Grand Floridian, though I've never done it myself.

    My wife and I also love Jiko - The Cooking Place in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.  The food is outstanding and it has a nice show kitchen.  Finally, I recommend the Flying Fish Cafe at Disney's Boardwalk.  As you might guess from the name, it is a seafood restaurant and it has an on-stage kitchen.

    These are some of the most popular restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort.  Be sure to make an Advanced Dining Reservation for them!  It can be done on-line here.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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