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Old 12-31-2009, 01:40 PM   #1
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What's your first dinner?

Of course I'm rethinking our first meal in WDW now.

So, tell me what you do for your first dinner each trip? This is also our first trip, so I'm trying to make it memorable!
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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We have always done counter service at EPCOT and then watched Illuminations....have never had the desire to plan a TS meal on our first night. Normally we pick up kids meals at China for the kids, then my sister and I get either CS from China, fish and chips, or a platter from Morocco.

This year I am totally changing it up and doing an ADR for Tutto Italia - it's my first time there but have heard great things from my family....we are staying at BW so I picked it because it's an easy walk over.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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We fly from the left coast, have a long day, and we are always starving when we get there. So we always do Boma for our first meal. We choose it because it's a) all you can eat and b) we believe it's the best food offered on a buffet at WDW.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:51 PM   #4
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We always start our trip at Epcot with a meal at Biergarten. It is a fun, festive atmosphere where the kids laugh, dance and have a great time. It has become our tradition and we all look forward to it before each trip.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:57 PM   #5
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We usually do WPE in the DTD Marketplace. I don't want to worry about cancelling an ADR if our plane is late or we have a late lunch. I find it gives us more flexiblity the first day. If we are hungry we get pasta dishes(which come with a side salad) or the roasted chicken.
If we aren't really hungry we split a pizza and a salad.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:00 PM   #6
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Chef Mickey's. Nothing can get you in the spirit of Disney more than dining with the fab five themselves!
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:02 PM   #7
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Always Crystal Palace because we love Pooh and friends. But, it will be closed for our next trip, so we've planned Chef Mickeys. I'm not expecting much for food, but hope to enjoy the atmosphere.
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We're starting at Victoria & Albert's.
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Of course I'm rethinking our first meal in WDW now.

So, tell me what you do for your first dinner each trip? This is also our first trip, so I'm trying to make it memorable!
Are you staying on property? It also depends when you plan to arrive.You & the DH may be ok with going to a Park getting dinner & then walking around. But your little one may not understand why you are not stopping for the rides. Going to DTD avoids that issue. The Rainforest cafe or T-Rex might be something that is memorable for your child. The food is decent at the RF (never been to T-rex)
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:29 PM   #10
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Ditto on Chef Mickey's. We ate there first for our first trip and my girls were 5 & 3. The girls had the best time ever with the characters and the napkin twirling. We continued the tradition for about 4 more trips but now we need a break.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:42 PM   #11
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Oh, how I wished I lived close enough to take just one plane ... anyway we normally don't get to the hotel until at least 6 pm so we never plan anything for that night. We just go wherever we feel like going and find some CS when we get there.

This year we'll already be in Orlando though, hmm ...
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:48 PM   #12
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I'm always afraid to plan a special dinner for the first night in case we have planes delays or other transportation issues. So, we always do a counter service meal onthe first night. I like to hit the Magic Kingdom first. Last trip we did dinner at the Pinnochio Village House and sat at a table that overlooked It's a Small World. My son absolutely loved waving to everybody in the boats.
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:03 PM   #13
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We ALWAYS spend our first evening at DTD and go directly to Earl's Sandwhich! The good news is we'll be there on Jan 10th - Hip Hip Hooray!!
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:55 PM   #14
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When we arrive on Jan 25th we eating at Chef Mickeys for supper. But we are not going to a park that day and we are staying at the Contemporary so I thought it would be convenient
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We're starting at Victoria & Albert's.

But, then there's nowhere to go but down!
Just jealous, that's all!
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