Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 29, 2012
    Connie 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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    We are torn between Garden grill and Coral Reef and Cape May Cafe. What do you think? They are very different experiences and have mixed reviews, but we can only do one of them. It will be my DH, DD5, DD1(almost 2) and myself. Help:)

    Hi Connie!

    If you can only do one and if you and your husband like seafood, then I recommend going with the Coral Reef restaurant.  It is a fabulous setting that I think children absolutely enjoy!    However, it is most enjoyable if you can get a table by the window, which doesn't almost happy but you can definitely request one once you reach the restaurant.

    Garden Grill is also a great restaurant if you are more interested in a Disney Character Dining Experience.  My children, ages 12 and 7, absolutely love the restaurant.  They also enjoy interacting with the characters; it is a relatively small restaurant so guests get to interact with the characters more in my opinion.  For example, we routinely got to interact with the characters more than once when dining at the Garden Grill.

    If you are selecting a restaurant more for the children as opposed to more for you and your husband then I definitely recommend going with the Coral Reef or the Garden Grill.  Between the two, go with the Coral Reef unless you want Disney characters!  However, if you are selecting a restaurant more for you and your husband then definitely go with Cape May Cafe.  Cape May Cafe is one of the better buffets at Walt Disney World.  Just remember that it is outside of Epcot, but only about a 5 minute walk from the International Gateway exit between the United Kingdom and France pavilions.

    It's not an easy decision.  I don't think you can make a bad decision.  Good luck and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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