• On Nov 6, 2018
    Rene from UT 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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    Should I take my teens to table service meals, or will they be more interested in quick service and time on the rides? What table service meals would appeal to teens?

    Hi Rene!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting that you'll be visiting Walt Disney World Resort in 2019! Be sure to frequently check the Disney Parks Blog between now and your vacation so you won't miss a minute of the newest Disney news.

    When I was 16, a friend invited me along on her family vacation to the Most Magical Place on Earth. We were definitely ride and attraction obsessed. I vividly remember hopping between three parks in one day and declaring that we had 'done everything' when in fact we had seen zero shows, parades, stage shows and hugged zero characters. So your teens might do the same. But with some strategic planning I bet you'll be able to both feed and entertain them while keeping their full attention to what's going on at the table.

    Float the idea of a Character Meal. They might be too cool to be seen with you in public back home, but they are bound to still love their favorite childhood Disney characters and play along with all of the meet & greet fun. Some really great in-park Table-Service Dining Locations that beat dining boredom by provide a bit of entertainment are 50's Prime Time Cafe, Teppan Edo, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre Restaurant, and Biergarten Restaurant. Or, if you want to circumvent their angst of wanting to rush through meals to get back to rides, book a reservation at a Disney Resort Hotel or at Disney Springs and stick to Quick-Service while in the parks. Some teen-approved non-park Table-Service Meals are Whispering Canyon Cafe, Planet Hollywood, and Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. (Try being moody when noshing on a multi-person Kitchen Sink Sundae!)

    I hope this helped, Rene, and We'll See You Real Soon!
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Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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