Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 1, 2011
    Carrie from CT Asked

    We go to WDW every other year. We tend to eat at the same places and character dining. I would love to try something different other than the standard food courts and such. Can someone give me some suggestions on places to eat with children (ages 5 and 7)?

    Hi Carrie:

    I'm not sure what spots you've already eaten at, but you can never ever ever go wrong with a character meal at Chef Mickey's. My 5 and 3 year old boys not only enjoy the huge buffet, but their smiles shine when Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, and Minnie stop by the table to pose for pictures and sign autographs. My favorite non-character fun Disney restaurant is Biergarten in the Germany Pavilion at Epcot. As you eat an all-you-can consume German-style buffet (along with some American favorites), you will be entertained by costumed musicians playing traditional German music. Dancing is encouraged, and on our two last trips, our two young boys had a blast dancing with other kids on the restaurant's dance floor. 

    Other great family-fun favorites include:
    • 50's Prime Time Café, American comfort food and fun service in a period setting
    • Whispering Canyon Café, an Old West themed family-style restaurant
    • Raglan Road, a modern twist on traditional Irish pub food
    • T-REX Café, a dinosaur-themed family restaurant with a large menu
    • 'Ohana (for dinner), a Polynesian family-style restaurant,
    • Coral Reef, a wonderful and fun experience for kids (and adults) where you can dine in front of stunning underwater views.
    • At Animal Kingdom Lodge, check out the buffet at Boma or the upscale dining at Jiko

    Enjoy your vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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