Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jul 20, 2011
    Nicole Asked

    Hello! Headed to Disney with my parents for our third trip since May 2010! My son is 8 years old. Anything new that we MUST do? Any suggestion on fun dining? We have done Hoop Dee Doo, Chef Mickey and Donald's Safari. I'd love to do a new /fun dining.

    Hi Nicole!

    This year, a newly refurbished Star Tours in Hollywood Studios has opened. If your son is a fan of Star Wars you're definitely going to want to check that out! I haven't had the chance to ride it yet, but can't wait! If you and your son love adventures and animals, you might want to consider the Wild Africa Trek which has opened in Animal Kingdom. This tour brings you up close with Hippos & Crocodiles and gives a great meal too!

    As for dining experiences, the first two restaurants that immediately jump into my mind are The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater & the 50's Prime Time Cafe. Both restaurants are located in Hollywood Studios. At the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater be sure to request to sit in a car. From your "vehicle" you'll be able to watch clips of really good, bad sci-fi while enjoying your meal. While dining at the 50's Prime Time Cafe you'll be transported to Mom's kitchen, complete with cousins who might just scold you for bad manners!

    At Downtown Disney, two great dining options are T-Rex and Rainforest Cafe. Both of these restaurants offer immersive dining experiences complete with moving animals - dinosaurs, gorillas and more. A second Rainforest Cafe location is at the entrance to Animal Kingdom.

    If you're looking for something a little more exotic, be sure to check out Restaurant Marrakesh at the Morocco Pavillon in Epcot. Maybe you'll even be selected to take part in some Belly Dancing lessons!

    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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