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View Poll Results: Where should we eat Christmas dinner?
Mimi’s Café 0 0%
Storytellers Dinner Buffet 4 26.67%
Carthay Circle in DCA 7 46.67%
Other offsite suggestions? 0 0%
Other onsite suggestions? 4 26.67%
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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Help! Last minute Christmas trip-where to eat Christmas Dinner?

I usually plan my Disney vacations a year in advance, but this weekend my husband said 'Why don't we go to Disneyland for Christmas'
I know it will be super busy, but we'll try to go to the parks for a few hours in the morning, then spend time doing other things in the afternoon.

My question is: where should we eat Christmas Dinner?
  • We are DVC Grand California members but are staying offsite at Sheraton Park
  • We will have a car
  • We have 2 kids 8 and 6yrs old
  • Don't mind spending $$$, but my husband will complain if he doesn't think he's getting a good value.
Am I correct in assuming the crowds will be less on Christmas Day? If so we might want to take advantage of that an not spend time to go offisite to eat.

Please help and answer my poll and provide suggestions. Thanks!
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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Am I correct in assuming the crowds will be less on Christmas Day? If so we might want to take advantage of that and not spend time to go offisite to eat.
From everything that I have heard Christmas day is very busy, so that assumption would be wrong. Many locals come to the park as a part of their Christmas traditions.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:17 PM   #3
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We have never been at DL on Christmas day, do the restaurants have special menus on that day?
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:36 PM   #4
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I would suggest that you call first thing the morning of the 25th and reserve Goofy's Kitchen for Christmas Day Dinner. There's nothing like it for sheer kid fun. That's where we ate Christmas Dinner last year. It was quite tasty, and we had a lot of fun.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:55 PM   #5
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Christmas Day is REALLY BUSY. Alot of Locals go there for Christmas Day celebrations and many many many people buy their APs that day. We used to activate our APs on Christmas Day and the line (a few years back) for taking pictures for your AP would be over 1hour long.

I would do Carthay Circle and get the WOC seating FPs from them.

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:19 AM   #6
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Christmas Day is REALLY BUSY. Alot of Locals go there for Christmas Day celebrations and many many many people buy their APs that day. We used to activate our APs on Christmas Day and the line (a few years back) for taking pictures for your AP would be over 1hour long.

I would do Carthay Circle and get the WOC seating FPs from them.
OMG you arent kidding when you say really busy...the week of christmas through the first week of Jan. are some of the worst crowds the entire year...even including summer....and on top of that, everything is at a premium because its considered peak season...
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:15 PM   #7
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If I were doing Christmas dinner in the parks I might elect for Steakhouse 55. A little less money than Napa Rose, better food than Blue Bayou. However, if you wanted more "kid centric" food, I agree with previous poster and might do Goofy's Kitchen or would definitely do Ariel's Grotto if you have girls. Last choices might be Carthay or Wine Country for WOC tickets because it will be super packed and the reserved seating might be a fun way to finish off the evening without being super stressed.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #8
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The restaurant in Paradise Pier also does a character dinner on Christmas, so don't rule that out!!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:06 PM   #9
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I voted for storytellers because we really love it there. But I also agree with the ideas of going to Carthay or WCT to get WOC passes, or Ariel's to see the princesses... Ariel's dinner is really yummy too!
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