Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Nov 21, 2010
    James from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a 8 year old who would like some older-oriented Dining Experiences. Could you recommend something he would like?

    Hi James,

    Disney is a great place to introduce children to fine dining.  There are some amazing restaurants that are sophisticated enough to please adult "foodies" yet they still welcome children.  Jiko is my favorite restaurant in all of Walt Disney World.  The food is heavenly, and the atmosphere is great.  After dinner, take a walk around the resort.  You can even go outside to view the animals on the savanna.

    Another fun, yet sophisticated, dining experience is California Grill.  You can't beat delicious dining, an open-air kitchen and a view of Cinderella Castle.  They even dim the lights, pipe in music and stop serving during Wishes so guests can enjoy the breathtaking fireworks from their table or from the balcony.

    If those restaurants are filled and you can't get a reservation, consider Brown Derby, Tutto Italia in Epcot, Flying Fish Cafe or even Citricos. 

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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