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  • On Sep 5, 2014
    Anne from MD 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.

    I am running the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February 2015. We plan to stay about a week - my husband will be joining me as my cheering squad. Can you recommend fun places to eat that we should make reservations for in advance? Thx!

    Hi, Anne!

    I love to discuss Disney dining! Here are some of my favorites:

    Il Mulino New York Trattoria at Walt Disney World Swan Hotel- Traditional Italian fare perfect for that pre-race carb loading dinner. I highly suggest the Spaghetti Carbonara, it's fantastic!

    Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano- If your plans should find you visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios in the days leading up to the big race, try Mama Melrose's. The Penne alla Vodka with Chicken is a great choice. You even have the option of selecting a Fantasmic! Dining Package - allowing you VIP seating during this nighttime spectacular. 

    Boma - Flavors of Africa- This African inspired buffet has excellent food choices that offer a great selection of protein and carbohydrate dishes with a unique flare.

    Biergarten Restaurant- In my opinion, this is one of the funnest restaurants on property and makes for the perfect post-race dinner celebration. Dine on this bountiful bavarian buffet as you enjoy the lively entertainment! You can even get in on the fun!  

    Whispering Canyon Cafe- Want a post-race hoedown? You'll have a great time here as Cast Members entertain you with their banter and horse-play. Plus, you can dine on some great frontier-style grub.

    Hope this helps, Anne! Let me know if you have any additional questions. 

    Happy Dining! 


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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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