Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Nov 12, 2009
    Kyla 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 at pop century for 14 nights in feb/10.we have never been before and have 5&6 yr old boys. Is there a resteraunt we should be making reservations for that is too good to miss? seems everyone is reserving ahead we have NO idea why?


    It is recommended that you make reservations for any sit-down restaurant at Disney (commonly known as table service).  You can always show up for a standby table, but the wait for some of these restaurants without an advanced dining reservation can be well over an hour--or you may simply be turned away. 

    Because you are staying 14 days, my hunch is that you will not want to have all of your meals at the food court or the quick-service restaurants, nor would you like to have to wait an hour or more for a nicer meal.  Definitely do a little research here at the Mom's Panel site under Table Service or my favorite Disney dining website: and see what might work best for your family.

    As for "not-to-be-missed" restaurants, I just asked my 5-year-old and he exclaimed, "Chef Mickey's!"  It's not necessarily MY favorite because it is a little on the noisy side, but the buffet is extensive and the time with Mickey and the gang engaging.  Rainforest Cafe and T-Rex are perinneal favorites with our boys along with Sci Fi Dinner Theatre where they get to eat in a car, Biergarten for its floor show, and Ohana with its limbo and coconut races.

    I wouldn't recommend more than one table service restaurant a day, as you'll spend more time eating than enjoying your vacation.  But make your reservations soon or you may find yourself coming back to our panel asking for advice on how to get a reservation at the more popular restaurants that are now full....

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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