Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 15, 2012
    David from MI 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.

    We will be visiting Disney World with our son and his family including 2 granddaughters ages 3 and 9. We will be taking the girls for a dinner and giving our son and daughter in law a break one evening. Any ideas for special dinner the girls would enjoy?

    Hi, David! 

    What wonderful grandparents you are!  We often travel with my parents and they take my kids, and I can tell you how much it means to me, so I am sure this will be meaningful for your son and daughter-in-law.  Plus, your grandkids get to make some special memories with Grandma and Grandpa.  What a win-win situation!

    I am going to guess you would prefer a restaurant outside a theme park to make the logistics of the evening a bit easier.  I have 3 suggestions for you:

    -Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary.  This awesome character buffet is hosted by none other than the Big Cheese himself - Mickey Mouse!  Joining him are Goofy and all their pals.

    -Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney.  So much to look at and enjoy in this restaurant, and also great food.  After, you can explore Downtown Disney with all its shopping. 

    -Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at the Beach Club (on the Boardwalk.)  This fun restaurant has burgers, hot dogs, and the best ice cream around.  Want to do something really fun?  Order the "kitchen sink!"  It is filled with ice cream, toppings, and spoons for all.  Almost impossible to finish, but you will have fun trying.  After dinner, you can stroll the Boardwalk and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.

    Chef Mickey's and Rainforest take Advance Dining Reservations, and Beaches and Cream is a table service, but does not take reservations. If none of these restaurants are what you are looking for, let me know and I can suggest some others.

    I hope you and your grand-princesses have a wonderful evening and a great vacation in Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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