• On Dec 10, 2016
    Beth ann from VA 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'll be visiting Disney this summer for my son's fifth birthday. Where is the best place to celebrate a boy's fifth birthday (looking to make dining reservations once we're able & decide which park will be best)?!

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Beth Ann!

    Oh, my goodness! Celebrating a 5th birthday in Walt Disney World is surely going to be magical. How fun!

    When my children were little, their favorite WDW restaurants were buffets; rumbly tummies don't have to wait, as food is ready as soon as you are seated! Their very favorite place to celebrate a birthday--anyone's birthday--was Chef Mickey's, located at Disney's Contemporary Resort. An easy walk or ride on the monorail gets you there from Magic Kingdom Park.

    Another favorite buffet is The Crystal Palace, in Magic Kingdom Park. There, guests enjoy delicious meals and a visit from Winnie the Pooh & pals. There is also a fun kid parade which may make your birthday boy feel even more special.

    Disney Junior characters are at both breakfast and lunch buffets at Hollywood & Vine in Disney's Hollywood Studios, while Minnie & friends host dinner.

    At Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Tusker House Restaurant offers yet another great buffet, with Safari Donald & friends making the rounds all day.

    The Garden Grill, in Epcot, provides guests with family-style dining as well as a visit from Chip 'n' Dale & pals.

    So many options to celebrate your little prince's big day!

    Send more questions as you plan your visit, Beth Ann; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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