Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Feb 22, 2011
    Deanna Asked

    Hi moms & dads. I am planning the last day of a Sept '11 trip to be a "free" day to shop, swim, see something we missed, etc. Looking for ADR suggestions outside of the 4 parks, i.e. resorts/boardwalk/downtown. Someplace fun for the family

    Hi Deanna!

    Below are a few of my family's favorite restaurants outside of Disney parks - I hope you can find one that works for you!

    Downtown Disney:
    • T-Rex Cafe - If you have any dinosaur lovers in your group, this restaurant is not to be missed! There is even a meteor shower scheduled a few times per hour AND an ice cave! The Build-A-Dinosaur gift shop that my kids NEVER want to skip! One word of advice, though, if anyone is very sensitive to nice, it can me quite noisy.
    • For quick service meals, its always a tough decision between Earl of Sandwich and Wolfgang Puck's Express. Both are great restaurants with excellent meal choices!
    Disney Resorts:
    • Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary is a top-notch Character meal. A meal here would be a Magical ending to a wonderful Disney vacation!
    • The Polynesian's Kona Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere! Wonderful food is the rule here! The Tonga Toast has a legendary reputation!
    • For a reservation-less dining experience, try Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at the Beach Club. Ice cream and great food are served here in a fun atmosphere! AND, its just a short walk from the Boardwalk.
    Hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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