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Old 01-23-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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What restaurants do your kids really enjoy (not character meals)


Heading to WDW in May with our four kids (14, 7, 6, 2.5) and I think I've got all our ADR's set. This is not our first visit to WDW, but it is the first time we'll be doing TS restaurants. I'm trying to make this trip really fun for the kids, so I chose these ADR's based on theme/experience that I thought kids would enjoy. I know some places on my list have mixed reviews, but we're not picky people LOL! We will be in WDW for 8 days.

Here are the ADR's I've made so far:

Rainforest Cafe
Chef Mickey's
Coral Reef
Be Our Guest
Sci Fi
Tony's (youngest is a HUGE Lady and the Tramp fan)

So, are there any restaurants I'm overlooking that kids really enjoy (aside from character meals)?
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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Chefs De France at Epcot

You will have to check the menu for your personal tastes but my wife and I thought the food was good.They have kids choices too.However we are fans of the movie Ratatoille and at various times Remy the little Rat/Chef arrives via maitre d' and interacts with your table.We really loved it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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My boys are 12 and 10 and their favourites are Teppan Edo, California Grill and T-Rex in that order.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:03 PM   #4
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Via Napoli at Epcot was one of my kids favorites, they loved seeing that huge pizza at the table.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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My kids loved Via Napoli and Ohana (dinner).
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I have boys ages 8 and 9 and the 2 restaurants that they always ask to go back to are Whispering Canyon Cafe and Hoop Dee Doo Review.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:28 PM   #7
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Looks great! My kids would love all of those.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:36 PM   #8
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You are going to all our favorites! The only 1 we would skip is T-Rex. I am not a DTD fan and the theme is not for us. We love Ohana for dinner too! And WC is great fun for kids but we never seem to include it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:12 PM   #9
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My daughter's favorites, (yearly or more visits from ages 0-13):

California Grill
Via Napoli
50's Prime Time
Flame Tree
La Cantina
Kona Cafe
Bistro de Paris (haven't been to Monsieur Paul)

Doesn't care for:

Buffets of any kind (other than Cape May)
Chefs de France
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I think your list looks great!

But another place to consider is the Biergarten.
It's a favourite restaurant of my kids.
Last year we ended up going there twice.
it's pretty easy to get a reservation too.

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:18 PM   #11
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My girls really like 'Ohana at dinner. They also really like Teppan Edo.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:29 PM   #12
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My kids 11 & 13 love Ohana's, Whispering Canyon, and Mama Melrose. They also like Crystal Palace breakfast. (but it is a character meal, but well worth it!)
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:41 PM   #13
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:25 PM   #14
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I think my kids favs are all on your list!!
Their ages are now 8,8,10 and have been going since they was all 1 every other yr,

We did Sci-do and Trex for the 1st time last trip which was in October and they LOVED them both so much we cancelled 2 other of are usual ressi's so we could go back to each of them again!

My twins don't eat very much but really enjoy adult tastes like steak lol so at each of the places we ordered them an adult meal and they would share it, at Sci-fi both times we had great servers who split there meal and plated it up for them with extra fries even dessert they split perfect ensuring each child got the same amount ( adding extra ice-cream etc in) so I would def ask them to do this for you if your kids don't have huge appetites they even have them extra drink so they wouldn't have to share!

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our kids also enjoy teppan eco- but most places you can get the same experience at home. we did morroco last year and the belly dancer took one of the girls up on stage to dance with her- magical- but you can'y plan on that.

I think you choices are fine and you'll have a great time. Taking a few minutes for a nice meal at least once a day...in the air conditioning, with beverage refills is SO worth the added expense if you can swing it! You be pleased, i am sure
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