Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Dec 25, 2009
    M from england Asked

    Hi, my family are going to Disney next Christmas and wonder where we should eat on Christmas Day. There will be 4 adults and 4 kids, all boys between 13 and 16 years of age.

    What better place to enjoy the magic of Christmas than in the most magical place on Earth?  And when it comes to dining, the tough thing won't be finding a special experience, it will be in narrowing down your choices!  Without knowing exactly what kind of experience you're aiming for (traditional, character, themed) it's tough to recommend one specific restaurant.  Instead, I'll offer you some suggestions and you can go from there.

    Since the boys in the party are older, perhaps a somewhat refined experience would be appropriate for the holiday.  In that case, Jiko at the Animal Kingdom Lodge or California Grill at Disney's Contemporary resort would be ideal choices; both are fabulous.

    If you were looking to dine inside a park, Epcot is chock full of great restaurants.  Among my favorites: Teppan Edo and Le Cellier.  At the Magic Kingdom, Liberty Tree Tavern offers a cozy, colonial feel and the menu is in line with traditional holiday dinners.

    Looking for something festive and unusual?  If the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is showing that night, I highly recommend it.  The fun factor (and plentiful food) makes this a must do for our family.  In fact, we plan on dining there this year on New Years Eve!

    Hopefully one of these eateries will suit your Christmas fancy.  If not though, do keep in mind that many WDW restaurants offer special holiday menus to accommodate the tastes of those looking to celebrate the holiday with a traditional meal. 

    In making your decision, you'll also want to give consideration to your plans for the day (which park-if an-you plan to spend the day in) as well as whether or not you wish to dine in or close to your home resort.

    Merry eating!

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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Arizona

If you're looking to plan a trip for a large party or if your group includes special needs travelers, you've come to the right mom! I'm a southeastern Arizona girl, eager to help you plan the most magical trip you'll ever take.  Learn More About Darcie

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