Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Mar 1, 2012
    Mindy from IL 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've been to WDW many times & have done many character meals. My boys are getting older now (6,8,10) so I'm looking to branch out. What are some of the best kept secret restaurants? Just read about Beaches & Cream, wonder what else I've been missi

    Hi Mindy,

    There are lots of restaurants at Walt Disney World that offer fun, great themeing, and entertainment, but don't have characters. 

    For boys, some of the most popular non-character fun dining spots are:

    - Hoop Dee Doo Revue dinner show. Lots of hootin' and hollerin', and fantastic chicken and ribs.
    - Whispering Canyon Cafe. A Wild West theme and the silliest servers at Walt Disney World.
    - Sci-Fi Dine-In. Watch campy science fiction film clips while sitting in a car-shaped table. Super cool!
    - T-Rex Cafe. Eat while surrounded by dinosaurs.
    - Coral Reef. Watch sharks swim in the table-side giant aquarium. 

    For more detail, I'm going to direct you over to the independent website for two articles: "Fun Without Characters" and "10 Tips for Dining with Teens at Walt Disney World." (Full disclosure, I wrote the articles.)

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you need additional help.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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