Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 16, 2013
    Nmesoma 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.

    Yay we booked our trip but we still have lots of questions. Where do we start are there places that are fun for older kids (12 & 15), where can we eat, what is there to do after dark? Thank you so much for answering my previous question so well!


    Thanks for the follow-up question!

    Let's start with dining options.I think there are a lot of great places to eat that appeal to older kids. Typically they are not as interested with meeting characters, but they like a meal with some fun entertainment or other activity. As such, these are some of my favorite recommendations. A few are not "fun", but might also be worth consideration. I list where they are, and a bit about what I like about them.

    For active fun or entertainment
    50s Prime Time Cafe (Hollywood Studios - fun servers)
    Whispering Canyon Cafe (Wilderness Lodge - fun servers)
    'Ohana (Polynesian, but for dinner only - intermittent entertainment with great view of Magic Kingdom fireworks)
    Hoop Dee Doo Review (Fort Wilderness - Over the top dinner show that is one of our favorites!)
    Biergarten Restaurant (Epcot, but for dinner only - German band and festive Oktoberfest feel)
    Restaurant Marrakesh (Epcot - Moroccan music and dancing)

    For a fun setting
    ESPN Club (BoardWalk - sports)
    Sanaa (Animal Kingdom Villas - animal viewing)
    Rose & Crown (Epcot - view of Epcot fireworks)
    La Hacienda de San Angel (Epcot - view of Epcot fireworks)
    California Grill (Contemporary Resort - upscale dining with view of Magic Kingdom fireworks)

    For after-dinner treats
    Beaches and Cream Soda Shop (Beach Club - ice cream you can all share as a treat!)

    These are a few ideas. Write me back and let me know where you will be, and I can make more recommendations. 

    Also, send your travel dates and I can suggest some evening entertainment.

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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