Mom With Kids After Run
  • On May 3, 2014
    Marian from NJ 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.

    Hi Moms! Staying @ AOA Aug 12-18. Would like to book a dinner ressie for our first night. Any suggestions for a restaurant near our hotel that doesn't require park admission? Would like to go somewhere that will get us into the Disney spirit. THANK YOU!

    Hi Marian,

    This is a fantastic plan. I think you should bus to Magic Kingdom but then take the monorail to the Magic Kingdom resorts. 'Ohana, 1900 Park Fare, or Chef Mickey's would be my top choices for your family. A quick online search shows 'Ohana has availability for August 12th. I would be sure to book an Advance Dining Reservation now as these locations will book up as the dates approach. You can click the link above or give Disney Dining a call at 407-939-3463.

    Another fun alternative is to take a boat from the front of Magic Kingdom over to Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Here, you'll find Whispering Canyon Cafe, a rootin' tootin' good time to commemorate your first evening at Walt Disney World. 

    The ambiance of each of the Magic Kingdom Resort Hotels will undoubtedly start your vacation off magically! All of the transportation options mentioned are complimentary to you. At the conclusion of your meal, take the transportation back to the Magic Kingdom and you'll see a bus stop headed for Art of Animation. Buses will run for about an hour after the park closes. You will not need theme park admission unless you actually enter the Magic Kingdom. 

    I'm excited for you, Marian, and please feel free to visit me again with follow up questions.

    Best wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Sherri, Illinois

As a prior Cast Member, I look forward to providing you the overlooked aspects of Walt Disney World! We are often found planning our next adventure full of dining, recreation and practically-perfect family time. Learn More About Sherri

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