Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Mar 23, 2009
    Alison from MN 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.

    I am traveling to Disney for our first trip in May and *gulp* we haven't made ADRs as of yet. I am started to get anxious but would like any information on dining with boys (ages 5 and 6) and places that require ADRs that you can suggest ASAP! Thanks!!

    Hi, Alison!  You are getting a bit behind the eight ball in terms of making your advanced dining reservations, but if you are willing to be flexible, I'm sure you'll find some dining experiences that will make your boys happy!

    None of the restaurants "require" advanced dining reservations, but some restaurants are virtually impossible to get into without them.  It would be a safe bet that getting an ADR at Cinderella's Royal Table might be a bit like hitting the lottery, but for a character meal experience the kids might enjoy, you could try for Tusker House at Animal Kindgom - an all you can eat buffet with Donald, Daisy and some of the gang.  I know some people haven't had as much luck, but I can usually find something at the Crystal Palace - a Pooh and friends character meal - up until close to the last minute. 

    Other dining experiences they might enjoy are Whispering Canyon at the Wilderness Lodge - a favorite of my nephews at that age; and 50's Prime Time Cafe at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Also at Hollywood Studios is Sci-Fi Dine In, although those reservations are a little bit tougher to come by.

    My kids have also really enjoyed the Benihana style dining at Teppan Edo in Japan at EPCOT, where they love watching the chefs work their magic.  You might also try Rainforest Cafe at Animal Kingdom and at Downtown Disney, or the new T-Rex dinosaur restaurant at Downtown Disney. 

    If you can, get on the phone today!  I'll stop talking now so you can go make those reservations.  Oh, and to save you time in looking up the phone number, here it is - 1-407-939-9469.

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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