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  • On May 1, 2015
    Heather from WA 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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    Hi! My two best friends and I are taking a vacation to WDW in October! We are staying at the AKL and have the Disney Dining plan. Can you recommend any restaurants or special activities that would add some grown-up Disney Magic to our girls trip? :)

    Hi Heather, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for an excellent question. 

    My husband and I took several adults-only trips before we had our son and our favourite Walt Disney World Resort Hotel during those trips was hands down Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. I just love its peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, its excellent spa, the artwork that surrounds you and being able to sip on a tasty drink while watching the animals roam on the savanna.

    I love all of the restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, but if you’re looking to have a memorable meal with your besties, I would recommend making a reservation at Jiko - The Cooking Place. I don’t know what I love more: the food or the restaurant’s amazing wine list, with some absolute gems from South African wineries! Please note that, if you do choose to dine there, you’ll have to use 2 of your Disney Dining Plan Table Service entitlements. 

    If you don’t want to ‘splurge” on a 2-credit meal, another delicious alternative close to your Resort Hotel would be Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas - Kidani Village. It’s a restaurant with a really fun (and somewhat exotic) menu, and you can request a table with a great view of the savanna while you dine. 

    I’ve got lots of other restaurants and ideas for your girls trip, including meandering through World Showcase during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us for even more ideas or if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day,

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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