Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 3, 2009
    Debi 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 Tanya! 1st trip with free DD this summer. Working on 13 ADRs; thinking about some of the popular buffets + Coral Reef and Sci-Fi Diner. Don't mind visiting a restaurant twice. Which dinner buffets are so good that it is worth going to more than once?

    Hi Debi!

    Thanks so much for writing to me.  It sounds like you are off to a great start planning your first trip! We love Coral Reef at Epcot and Sc-Fi Dine in Theater at Hollywood Studios.  As far as dinner buffets, my children (ok, we do too!) love Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom.  This character meal takes place in a beautiful, whimsical glass atrium, and features Winnie the Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Woods.  We also enjoy Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary, where Mickey and his pals are the "main event", but the 'make your own sundae' bar comes in as a close second.  Chef Mickey's is a great choice on your way to Epcot or Magic Kingdom as the Contemporary is on the monorail line.  Biergarten at Germany in Epcot is a wonderful, ethnic, fun-filled way to spend an evening.  It's Oktoberfest all year round here, and the live entertainment (music and performers) are sure to have you in a festive mood all evening! (Oh, and it's a buffet, as you requested!)  If you're in the mood for more seafood (after your visit to Coral Reef, that is) the New England-style clam bake at Cape May Buffet at the Beach Club is a great choice as well.  My husband loves this all you can eat feast, and we usually end our meal by waddling out onto the Boardwalk and enjoying the free nightly entertainment there.

    I hope some of my suggestions help.  Be sure to pick up your free "1st Trip" buttons at Guest Relations when you arrive, and say hi to me if you see my clan in the parks, as we'll be in Disney this summer too!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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