Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Sep 19, 2013
    Linda from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, we have a trip booked for 9/7 -9/15, 2014 for our daughter's 18th birthday. 1st night planning to eat dinner at Downtown Disney, what would be the best place to start the celebration off right? Real birthday is Sept 12, MK for the day!

    Hi, Linda!  I think the best place is probably dependent upon your daughter.   My oldest, who celebrated her 18th birthday in Downtown Disney, had dinner at Raglan Road.  She loves all things Irish, and the pub atmosphere, delicious food, and amazing Irish entertainment was the perfect celebration for her.  

    This past summer, we celebrated her 22nd birthday at Downtown Disney.  This time, she chose Paradiso 37 and LOVED it!  The eclectic menu and live evening entertainment gave her birthday weekend an awesome kick-off.

    Your daughter might be more interested in something like Rainforest Cafe, where you are caught in a tropical thunderstorm, surrounded by excited animals.  Or T-Rex, where you can dine among the dinosaurs.

    Another great idea is the Fork and Screen option at the AMC theater at Pleasure Island.  You can enjoy a nice dinner and a film in a really comfortable setting.

    If you want to let me know more about your daughter and her preferences, I can make a recommendation that she might really enjoy.  I really think, though, these are some of the best options!

    Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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