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Old 02-01-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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Disney Resort Complex at night

Hi, we are 2 families of 10 staying outside the Disney resort. My question is can we go into the whole Disney hotel resort complex in the evening and if so where do you recommend to eat? Kids range from 4-15, fussy eaters to gannets! Anywhere else other than Downtown Disney and the parks at night where you would recommend we go at night? I've got the days pretty well sorted and know that we'll be fairly tired but I want some ideas of where to go to eat which wil cater for everyone.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:57 PM   #2
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You can go into any Disney resort hotel for a meal, whether you are a hotel guest or not. There are dozens and dozens of restaurants at these hotels. With only a very few exceptions, all of them are great for big families (since WDW of course is a family resort). You should check out the restaurants forum for more tips: http://www.disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=14
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We love the basic table service restaurants in the resorts! They are less popular but very yummy and should have no problem accommodating such a large party. Here are our favorites:

1. Boma - AKL
2. Whispering Canyons Cafe - WL
3. The Maya Grill - CS
4. Olivias - OKW

Also, Raglan Road in DTD is amazing!
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You can make reservations and eat at any WDW resort. You will stop at the guardshack and show a drivers license and they will direct you where to park. Be advised that eating at a Disney resort hotel is pricey and not necessarily spectacular food. Most of it is way overpriced for what you are getting. Even the food court areas are expensive. There are many good restaurants in the area where you will probably do better for your time, money, and picky eaters. We very rarely eat on Disney property because my picky kids just don't like the food & at buffets they are Disney "adults" so $30 chicken nuggets & Mac and cheese gets old fast. I definitely wouldn't plan on every meal at Disney. You can usually find complete menu listings on wdwinfo and all ears so you don't walk in surprised by what is available. Picky eaters are especially tough!
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You can make reservations and eat at any WDW resort. You will stop at the guardshack and show a drivers license and they will direct you where to park. Be advised that eating at a Disney resort hotel is pricey and not necessarily spectacular food. Most of it is way overpriced for what you are getting. Even the food court areas are expensive. There are many good restaurants in the area where you will probably do better for your time, money, and picky eaters. We very rarely eat on Disney property because my picky kids just don't like the food & at buffets they are Disney "adults" so $30 chicken nuggets & Mac and cheese gets old fast. I definitely wouldn't plan on every meal at Disney. You can usually find complete menu listings on wdwinfo and all ears so you don't walk in surprised by what is available. Picky eaters are especially tough!
I disagree about resort food somewhat. There are resort restaurants that are really wonderful and we have consistently great meals there. Our faves are Cape May Clam Bake, Boma, and Kona. Great food at these places every time. If we didn't have the DDP maybe we'd venture offsite. But so long as we have that we will continue to visit the resort restaurants.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:20 PM   #6
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At the Epcot Resorts (Boardwalk, Beach Club, Yacht Club, Swan, Dolphin) you will have many choices for diner. Plus the extra benefit of The Boardwalk entertainment. They have street performers, surrey bikes, carnival games and more.
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The characters (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Pluto and Goofy) go from table to table for autographs and pictures. It's a buffet, so there's something for everyone. It's so much fun!
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