Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Sep 6, 2011
    Trisha from MI Asked

    Coming 3/26 - 3/30 2adults, 3 kids (10,9,7) is it worth it to get the Fantasmic Dinning Package? If so which restaurant do you reccommend Hollywood & Vine or Mama Melrose's?

    Hi Trisha,

    I find booking the Fantasmic! Dinner Package one less thing I have to stress out about since I know we'll have reserved seats for Fantasmics, but of course, then the decision about which restaurant is more stress!  If you haven't looked over the menus, I'd start there. A description of what is offered at Hollywood & Vine's (H & V) dinner buffet can be found here. Mama Melrose Ristorante's (MMR) dinner menu can be found here; the kids' menu here

    What I think really separates the two restaurants is that H &V is a buffet, so you can eat almost immediately once you are seated, you'll have lots of choices, and the kids can eat off the entire menu (not limited to a kids' menu), but you have to work more to eat.  There are sometimes at WDW after extensive walking where I'll admit I just want to be waited on (kind of embarrassing to actually write that, ug), especially when my children were younger and I had to help them with their plates, too.  At MMR you'll be waited on, but with that comes a longer wait for food as well as the limitations of the menu.  With all that said, I recommend both restaurants and enjoy them both. If you'd like more feedback, a quick search of each restaurant at www.disneyfoodblog.com will give you some more insight.  

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I’m a middle-school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Geek who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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