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  • On Dec 23, 2010
    Kimberly from NY Asked

    I will be at Animal Kingdom February 16 and we have the dining plan. Where do you recommend having dinner with 4 adults, 4 boys ages 8-5 and two girls ages 7 and 1?

    Hi Kimberly,

    I just checked the calendar, and Animal Kingdom closes at 6:00 that day with Extra Magic Hours from 6:00-9:00.  Were you planning on leaving by 6:00, or did you want to stay and enjoy the extra time in the parks. 

    I'm thinking with a 1 year old at least some of your party will want to get back to your resort and get the little one to bed.  In which case, I recommend heading to a resort for dinner.  Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge is a great choice.  The food is served buffet style, so there is something for everyone.  Most of the food is African inspired, but there are selections available for the less adventurous eater.  There are some really delicious dishes served here, and the Animal Kingdom Lodge is really beautiful.

    If that doesn't really excite you, try Whispering Canyon Cafe at Wilderness Lodge.  It's a fun restaurant that offers an all-you-can-eat skillet meal as well as regular menu items.  The servers like to have fun with guests at this restaurant, and kids get the opportunity to join in the fun.

    If you're looking to dine inside Animal Kingdom, try Tusker House.  The food is similar to that found at Boma, and you don't have to leave the park.

    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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