Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jul 11, 2009
    Diana from NJ 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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    I am torn between O'hana and Whispering Canyon Cafe for dinner. Are there games for kids at both dinners and is the age-appropriateness for the kid experience different? Thanks.


    Both restaurants would be excellent choices for kids (and you can mold them to whatever the age of your child, honestly).  They simply offer two different experiences.  Both are housed in extraordinary hotels with lots to see; both offer fun transportation to get there: by boat to Wilderness Lodge and monorail to the Polynesian; and both offer some fun "games" for kids: wooden stick horse shenanigans at Whispering Canyon and limbo/coconut races at Ohana.

    In my opinion, I'd rather dine at Ohana simply because I love the open kitchen and the main course meat that is brought table to table by the "cousins," you know, like the Brazilian restaurants you see advertised.  There isn't another restaurant on property that offers that kind of fare, whereas, you can get ribs and chicken at other establishments at Disney.  We also enjoyed Ohana's view.  Your fun at Whispering Canyon can depend a lot on your waiter/waitress.  So keeping all things even, I let the food dictate my favorite choice.  However, if you're looking for good barbecue, I give Whispering Canyon a thumbs up. 

    Either are solid choices, and if you have an older child in the clan, like our famiily, they might actually get a little more of the humor at Whispering Canyon if they don't feel comfortable mounting a stick horse for the parade! 

    Our family will return to both on future trips!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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