Family dining
  • On Dec 3, 2022
    Deborah from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge for an early family Christmas. Unfortunately, all the hotel dinner reservations are full. Can you recommend a caterer that can deliver to AKL -- or is that outside of your scope? There will be 11 of us.

    Hi Deborah, and welcome to planDisney!

    Talk about the creation of memories! You can your family are going to have the most magical time together at Walt Disney World Resort! To top it off, you will be celebrating the holidays early at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, which means even more time to enjoy each other.

    You have asked a great question, and I can tell you from experience hiring a personal chef to cater a meal was a brilliant idea for us, even with our dietary needs. Every vacation, I always make it a point to try something different so that we can add to the memories we create, and almost two years ago, I hired a chef to cater a full meal for my family. A simple search of locals will provide you with a list of individuals that could offer that kind of service. I think that it would be an excellent idea for you and your group.

    Because you will enjoy a stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, I highly recommend Jiko - The Cooking Place and Boma - Flavors of Africa. Both provide delicious food options and will be able to accommodate your group. I know that reservations are popular this time of year, but you might be able to make a walk-up reservation, and while there may be a slight wait, it would be worth it if you could get in. 

    We are here to help; please let us know if you have additional questions. 

    Have a magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Raquel, Texas

As a mom of two children 6 years apart in age, it takes some creative planning to give each child a memorable Disney experience. Adding in a sprinkle of surprise pixie dust makes each vacation special for everyone.
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