Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Feb 16, 2010
    Samantha from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Going to WDW in May for my daughters fourth bday, son and nephew's first time. Any suggestions of for sure places to eat? Any comments on the T-Rex/Dino Place?

    Samantha:

    I decided to go straight to the source: I asked my 5-year-old son which restaurant was his favorite when we went in November for his birthday. He said, "Chef Mickey's!" (I'm SHOCKED he remembered the name of the restaurant!)  I followed it up with "Why?" and he said it was because they served Mickey waffles and he got to meet Mickey and get his picture taken with Goofy. So there you go!

    Other favorites: Teppan Edo and its hibbachi grill provides great food for grownups and a dinner "show" for the little ones. Rainforest Cafe's jungle theme still delights even my teenagers and the props aren't as scary as T-Rex. Which brings me to your second question:

    Our family's meal at T-Rex was the best one we had on our fall trip. Hands-down. From the mushroom ravioli to the chicken balsamic flat bread, nothing disappointed. We celebrated our son's birthday while we were there with their Chocolate Extinction, complete with dry ice, and declared it the perfect ending to a memorable birthday week!  In my opinion, the animal interaction is better for youngsters at Rainforest Cafe, but the food at T-Rex will bring us back. My only suggestion for T-Rex is to avoid being seated in the ice room. The color of the room changed frequently from red to blue to white and purple and my eyes had a hard time adjusting.

    Wishing y'all a memorable birthday and a magical vacation!
    Whitney
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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