Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Sep 28, 2011
    Veronica 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 will be staying in Disney with my children. On October 17 we will be celebrating his 9 birthday, and i would like to choose the best restaurant to eat for him to have a special dinner. Which restaurant would you suggest, included in package dining plan?

    Hi Veronica! You're son is going to have an awesome 9th birthday at Walt Disney World! There are lots of great restaurants on the Disney Dining Plan that make celebrations extra special!

    If you're willing to use two Dining Plan table-service credits, the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness is a rollicking good time and the entertainers really fawn over guests celebrating special occasions. The all-you-can-eat  country-style food is tasty, and the show is so funny and entertaining. If you go to the early show, you could hang around the Fort to take in Chip'n'Dale's Campfire Sing-a-Long followed by a movie under the stars. If your son appreciates gourmet food, the California Grill is a fantastic restaurant with a wonderful view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks. The food is quite upscale, but there are also kid friendly options such as pizza.

    For a one-table service credit celebration, consider a character meal at Chef Mickey's in the Contemporary Resort. Mickey and friends will stop by the table, and the buffet has lots of items to please both adults and kids. The characters dance to a special celebration song while everyone twirls napkins above their heads, and there's even a make-your-own sundae bar!
    My nine-year-old loves the Sci-Fi Dine-In because you eat in your meal in cars while watching campy drive-in movies. Some of the servers even deliver your burgers, shakes and sandwiches on roller skates!

    Some other great choices are 'Ohana in the Polynesian, where the entertainer acknowledges those celebrating special events and there are activities for kids during the meal, and the Whispering Canyon Cafe, where the servers are always cracking corny jokes and engaging in funny shenanigans.
    Hope your son's birthday is magical! Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We'd love to help!  
thumbnail image for Amanda

Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.