Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Aug 4, 2015
    Catherine from PA Asked

    Hi! I'm looking for help deciding between Epcot or Downtown Disney for dinner reservations for a November trip with my husband and 2 year old son. Any thoughts or advice on which park is more "toddler friendly", specifically with the Wine/Food fe

    Hi Catherine,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for your question! 

    My son’s first visit to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival was when he was a few days shy of his second birthday. I absolutely believe that Epcot and, yes, the Food and Wine Festival are toddler friendly, with plenty of things to see and do for little ones. While Downtown Disney is a lot of fun, I find that it’s a little too much stimulation for my son, especially for dining experiences like T-Rex (it gets LOUD in there).

    We’ve tried several of the World Showcase restaurants with our little guy and, if I had to pick which ones he seemed to enjoy the most, it would probably be either the San Angel Inn Restaurante in Mexico (he was fascinated by the volcano and the perpetual twilight of Plaza de los Amigos) or Restaurant Marrakesh in Morocco (he was absolutely enthralled by the belly dancer). His all-time favourite Epcot restaurant is probably The Garden Grill, but that’s probably because it’s a character meal and he LOVES Mickey. I honestly think that Epcot has some of the best dining options in Walt Disney World Resort, so you really can’t go wrong with any of its restaurants. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan your upcoming visit! Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions.

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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