Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Feb 9, 2015
    Georgina from FR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! Any suggestions for a restaurant where we can celebrate my husbands 40th birthday and watch the fireworks please? Travelling in August 2015 and will have the kids with us. Not too worried about cost but he prefers steak to seafood. Thanks!

    Hello Georgina,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Your question combines two of my favourite things: food and fireworks!

    My first recommendation is the California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. From the quality and variety of its food, down to its decadent desserts and its extensive wine list, you can’t go wrong with a meal at the California Grill. It’s my family's top “must-do” for each of our visits to the Walt Disney World Resort. I celebrated my birthday there a few years ago, and the Cast Members went above and beyond to make my evening extra Magical.

    Plus, the view from the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort is absolutely breathtaking. There's even an outside observation deck that gives you an amazing and unique view of Magic Kingdom Park and its nightly fireworks display, if you don't have a view from your table. If you’re dining before the fireworks, return to the check-in desk with your receipt before the show is scheduled to start. You'll then be able to enjoy the show either from the California Grill Lounge or the outside observation deck.

    If you would rather spend your husband’s birthday in Epcot, I would recommend La Hacienda de San Angel. I find it’s one of the “hidden gems” of World Showcase, with some absolutely delicious food (and margaritas!) and a fantastic, lake-side and air-conditioned view of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, if you time your reservation right. Make sure to request a window seat when you check in.

    Finally, be sure to mention the fact that you’ll be celebrating your husband’s birthday when you make all of your dining reservations.

    Have fun planning your visit and have a Magical Day!

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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