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  • On Mar 15, 2012
    David from MI Asked

    We will be visiting Disney World with our son and his family including 2 granddaughters ages 3 and 9. We will be taking the girls for a dinner and giving our son and daughter in law a break one evening. Any ideas for special dinner the girls would enjoy?

    Hi, David! 

    What wonderful grandparents you are!  We often travel with my parents and they take my kids, and I can tell you how much it means to me, so I am sure this will be meaningful for your son and daughter-in-law.  Plus, your grandkids get to make some special memories with Grandma and Grandpa.  What a win-win situation!

    I am going to guess you would prefer a restaurant outside a theme park to make the logistics of the evening a bit easier.  I have 3 suggestions for you:

    -Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary.  This awesome character buffet is hosted by none other than the Big Cheese himself - Mickey Mouse!  Joining him are Goofy and all their pals.

    -Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney.  So much to look at and enjoy in this restaurant, and also great food.  After, you can explore Downtown Disney with all its shopping. 

    -Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at the Beach Club (on the Boardwalk.)  This fun restaurant has burgers, hot dogs, and the best ice cream around.  Want to do something really fun?  Order the "kitchen sink!"  It is filled with ice cream, toppings, and spoons for all.  Almost impossible to finish, but you will have fun trying.  After dinner, you can stroll the Boardwalk and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.

    Chef Mickey's and Rainforest take Advance Dining Reservations, and Beaches and Cream is a table service, but does not take reservations. If none of these restaurants are what you are looking for, let me know and I can suggest some others.

    I hope you and your grand-princesses have a wonderful evening and a great vacation in Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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