Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jan 17, 2014
    Stephanie from PA 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.

    Thank you so much for your park dining ideas for my 40th birthday! You said that you could offer suggestions within the resorts as well. I would love to hear your thoughts! Thank you so much.....just booked today at the Contemporary! So excited!

    Hi Stephanie!

    Welcome back and I'm happy to offer a few more suggestions to commemorate this special birthday. Have you ever visited Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge? My husband and I really enjoy the signature dining location, Jiko - The Cooking Place. The ambience, flavors and expansive wine list make this a "must return to" restaurant for us.

    If you like seafood, consider booking a reservation at the Flying Fish Café. Clicking the link will provide you the many options to customize this experience, including a seating at the Chef's Tasting Wine Dinner currently available Sunday through Thursday. Strolling down the BoardWalk after dinner might be a "practically-perfect" way to celebrate, too.

    Lastly, I would encourage you to check out California Grill located at your Resort Hotel, Disney's Contemporary Resort. Although the menu offers many different Californian specialties, in my opinion the sushi remains unparalleled. I have a photo of their Dragon Roll on my phone ... and I just can't bring myself to delete it! You'll also be granted access to the observation deck for a beautiful view of Wishes fireworks.

    I'm limited in space, Stephanie, but if these menus aren't quite what you're looking for, feel free to write me back with your thoughts. I'm happy to help you find just the right place to celebrate your special occasion. Be sure to book your Dining Reservations as early as 180-days in advance. You can do so online (links above) or by calling 407-939-3463.

    Have a wonderful birthday,

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Meet the Panelist: Sherri, Illinois

As a prior Cast Member, I look forward to providing you the overlooked aspects of Walt Disney World! We are often found planning our next adventure full of dining, recreation and practically-perfect family time. Learn More About Sherri

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