Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On May 28, 2013
    Lee 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.

    We are staying off the disney resort but would like to eat in a disney hotel and there looks like some very good restaurants, is this allowed? If so can you recommend a fun different dining experience for a young family?

    Hi Lee!  It is perfectly acceptable to enjoy the dining options at the resorts, even if you are staying off-site.  It's also a great way to check out the resorts for potential future stays!  Character Dining is always fun! I would suggest you base your selection on what characters your family wishes to meet.  A couple of my favorites are: Chef Mickey's - breakfast or dinner (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald & Pluto); 'Ohana - breakfast (Lilo & Stitch and friends).  Please note that characters are subject to change.

    A couple of fun recommendations without characters include Whispering Canyon (tons of fun) and 'Ohana (they offer coconut races and hula dancing for the kids) for dinner.

    Another option I'd like to mention that is not a dinner but I think you'd still have fun is the Chip 'n Dale Campfire Sing-A-Long over at Fort Wilderness.

    I hope this helps get you started.  If you need more suggestions, just let me know!  I hope your vacation is truly magical!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

Hello! I’m Diane from Connecticut. I am a retired project manager and I'm married with three grown children.  My family enjoys traveling to Walt Disney World and believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes in the Northeast, no two are the same! Learn More About Diane

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