Mom And Son On Run
  • On Apr 27, 2011
    Blair from OK Asked

    5 more days till our 1st Disney Vacation! Have an ADR for 1900 PF @ 8:30 pm & am now 2nd guessing myself! Is this too late for a 5 year old? I am also worried about the food quality with such a late dining time and being rushed during our meal. Thank y

    Hey, Blair! Be at ease, mon ami. Food on the buffet line is replenished routinely. You won't be disadvantaged as a result of the time of your advance dining reservation at 1900 Park Fair either. In fact, the later time may even work in your favor.

    For starters, other guests in the restaurant will begin to thin out not long after you are seated. You may even have the Cinderella characters visit your table more than once as a result of the basic rules of supply and demand. You won't be hustled out by the cast members to finish your meal in a hurry either. You can go at your usual dining pace and make multiple trips to the buffet for dinner and desserts.

    My oldest son is 6, so I understand your concern about a late dinner. If we tried to pull off an 8:30 p.m. dinner at home, he would CrACk!! At Disney World, we take midday breaks. This allows him to get some rest, and he naps nearly every time we do it. I'd push your midday break back to mid-afternoon. Maybe hang around a park for an afternoon parade and then go back to your resort to catch a late nap? When he wakes, you'll be refreshed, and hopefully dinnertime will be right around the corner.
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I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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