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Old 01-24-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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Best Place to Eat Christmas Dinner?

My husband and I are surprising our children with annual passes for Christmas this year. We will leave for Disney World on Christmas morning after they open presents. Where is the best place for us to eat Christmas dinner? We will be staying at the Comtemporary, but would be willing to eat anywhere on the WDW resort. I am trying to plan early, so that I can make reservations 180 days out. Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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I don't have a recommendation, but a tip, to verify that the restaurant you choose doesn't have a special menu that night. Learned that one the hard way back in 2001 on our honeymoon when we showed up and all the dishes we were looking forward to were not available.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:05 PM   #3
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I think chef mickeys would be a fun way to start your trip!
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:59 PM   #4
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Thank you for the tip and suggestion. I did not think about special meals on Christmas.

We were thinking Chef Mickey's also. It is our children's favorite restaurant.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:29 PM   #5
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I have heard many recommend Liberty Tree Tavern for Christmas and Thanksgiving meals.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:06 PM   #6
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If Chef Mickey's is your kids' favorite, I can't think of a better way to spend Christmas Day...opening presents at home and then having dinner at Chef Mickey's! That is a kid's dream day. It is especially great since you're staying at the Contemporary.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:27 PM   #7
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We thought about Liberty Tree Tavern or Be Our Guest restaurant first, but thought that it would be difficult to get into the Magic Kingdom on Christmas evening. Has anyone ever arrived at MK on Christmas evening for dinner? Can you get into the park?
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #8
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We have been to wdw last 6 years during Xmas week. When we are there for Xmas day we never go to a park..too crazy!!! We have gone to Ohana last 2years and enjoyed it a lot. Food was great and service also. We even got anniversary cupcakesto take home..nice surprise. Lot of kids stuff but also nice just for couples. We have also eaten at Artist Point and California Grill also great food and atmosphere. We usually get up late on Xmas go to 1900 PF around 10:30 for late brunch go to movie and shop at DTD. Then to aresort for dinner. Doing the same this coming Xmas...have fun planning.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:40 AM   #9
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Thanks! We will definitely avoid the parks on Christmas Day.
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CHRISTMAS DAY SPECIAL DINING MEAL:
. . . 1900 Park Fare
. . . Biergarten Lunch and Dinner
. . . Boatwright's Dining Hall
. . . Captain's Grille Lunch and Dinner
. . . Citricos
. . . Flying Fish Cafe
. . . Fulton's Crab House
. . . Garden Grove (Swan)
. . . Grand Floridian Cafe
. . . Narcoossee's
. . . Olivia's
. . . Portobello Dinner
. . . Portobello Lunch
. . . The Wave Brunch
. . . Todd English's bluezoo
. . . Trail's End Dinner Buffet
. . . Victoria & Albert's Chef's Table
. . . Whispering Canyon Cafe
. . . Wolfgang Puck Cafe Dinner
. . . Wolfgang Puck Cafe Lunch
. . . Wolfgang Puck, The Dining Room
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We took the boat from CR over to Whispering Canyon on Christmas Day a couple times. The atmosphere in WL crushes all resorts at XMAS IMO. It is a XMAS dinner though, excellent but kinda spendy.
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The Rusty Scupper- thanks for the list of Restaurants with Christmas meals. Is there anywhere that I can get a menu for these restaurants?

How is the ferry ride from the Contemporary to the Wilderness Lodge? Are the waits long on Christmas?
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The Rusty Scupper- thanks for the list of Restaurants with Christmas meals. Is there anywhere that I can get a menu for these restaurants?

How is the ferry ride from the Contemporary to the Wilderness Lodge? Are the waits long on Christmas?
The boat ride is only a few minutes-I think going to WL it stops at W Campground first, and is direct back from WL to CR.

Figure 15 over and 5 back-other than waiting for the boat.

2009 Family-Style with Holiday items - All you care to eat:
Whispering Canyon Cafe $36-$59.99 per person

Mashed, gravy, turkey, (couple meats-ham, chicken, beef etc) dressing, corn, dessert etc.
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[QUOTE=jade1;47327415]The boat ride is only a few minutes-I think going to WL it stops at W Campground first, and is direct back from WL to CR.

Figure 15 over and 5 back-other than waiting for the boat.

Would the wait be alot longer on Christmas Day. I wonder how the crowds would be from the WL to CR, since we are avoiding the parks?
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I have heard many recommend Liberty Tree Tavern for Christmas and Thanksgiving meals.
Agreed! You won't have a bad xmas meal there.
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