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Old 12-16-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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tips for family of 5

My family of five myself, dd 8, dh and twins 3 have been to WDW many times. I'd like some advice on where to eat. I'd like to shake things up a bit. We do one table service a day and the odd counter service, plus cooking in the villa. I'm going late January and can't get inspired for my reservations. Really didn't like Boma in October. Mix of theme park restaurants and hotels please.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:42 PM   #2
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We are also a family of five. Our two favorite hotel restaurants were O'Hana, and the Wave. We loved the breakfast at Tusker House. The food and service was excellent. We did the Fantasmic! package at Mama Melrose and everybody loved that. We ate a very late lunch that day. It worked out very nicely!

At Downtown Disney we enjoyed Raglan Road. My daughter got to go up on stage and try Irish dancing with the troupe there. The only place we really didn't like was T-REX.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:08 PM   #3
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I had not thought of mama melros's
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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If you haven't tried Mama Melrose, it's great!
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:29 PM   #5
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We liked Mama Melrose's too but we liked T Rex. My son and his friend loved all the dinosaurs. We liked the food enough to say we would go back. It is a loud restaurant.
I just asked my kids what their favorite places were, they both said " T Rex! then my daughter said no wait Cinderella's dinner". What she is talking about is the dinner at the Grand Floridian, 1900 Park Fare. Which reminds me I had a good steak at the Grand Floridian cafe one time. I wouldn't mind going back there.

Hope you get inspired!
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #6
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50's prime time, coral reef, and via Napoli are fun places. have fun.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:07 PM   #7
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Fun, Festive restaurants like 50,s prime time, and the character buffets like the crystal palace restaurant. And the SI-FI if your children can take scary movie trailers.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:13 PM   #8
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Will be following along, looking for reccomendations too!
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:58 PM   #9
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Just back and had awesome meals at Coral reef, Tusker house, CRT, and the Brown Derby
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #10
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Cape May Cafe breakfast and Garden Grill dinner are fun for characters and food is good.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:12 AM   #11
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ditto for Cape May Cafe.
Also adding in Beaches & Cream @ BC/YC.
Our family did not like TREX, horrible service, but we love Rain Forest Cafe

Havent done Tusker House in a long time for breakfast, but we miss it a lot!
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:15 PM   #12
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Love the ideas!!! Our favs are T Rex (DTD), coral reef (epoct), resorts; Cape May clam bake buffet, 1900 flare dinner twist in time, chef Mickey breakfast. Prime time (HS) & MK we do counter service but we want to try BOG. AK we do counter service too
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