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Old 01-17-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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If you had to choose which one?

Sanaa or grand Floridian cafe? We are a family of 2 adults, 1 x4 year old and a 23 month old. Both kids pretty good at restaurants and pretty good with different types of food so that's not a problem. We are on the dining plan and We just can't Seem to make up our mind.

Our other restaurants are all booked and just this last one to decide. If it helps our other adrs are as follows,

Ohanas (breakfast and dinner)
Trex
yak and yeti
Be our guest
1900 park fare
Tusker house (lunch)
Coral reef
Tokyo dining
Whispering canyon
cape may cafe
Boma
Chef mickeys (breakfast)
Askerhaus (breakfast)

Offsite bubba gumps and Tony romas.

I know quite a list. Which is why we are struggling to narrow this last spot down.

Your thoughts would love any advise you guys can give me.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #2
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Do you have a car? The trek to AKL is pretty far using disney transportation....unless that's where you are staying!
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:13 PM   #3
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Sanaa for sure! A one of a kind experience you can only get in Disney. Plus...there's the animals!!! Even if you aren't seated by the windows, you can walk out to the observer area before or after your meal to see them. At night, they have night vision goggles! Great variety of adventurous and less-so foods, so mom and dad can have a nice glass of beer or wine and some great food, but it still has a more casual, family friendly atmosphere that will be totally cool for the kids.

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:06 PM   #4
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Sanaa. It's a very upscale meal that's not fussy that has the added benefit of viewing the animals while you dine if you have an early reservation. Very beautiful on the inside and is very different than a lot of other Disney restaurants. Perfect for after a day of visiting AK (only 5 min. away from that park, so it'd be convenient).
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:18 PM   #5
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Sanaa - very good food and your kids can watch the animals while eating. Get a window table if possible.
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GFC. I am too picky for Sanaa. But if you are not, I have heard lots of people like it. I do love AKL. The views are amazing!
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I echo the Car question...but more so- given your other PS...(you obviously have a plan) where will you before dinner and where are you going afterwords...I hope you've given thought to that with your other PS's as commute time thru "the world" can be VERY deceptive. Not just from logistics, but attendance...we used to have a GREAT strategy of park hopping when we went in january each year- TOTALLY not realistic in summer months
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I echo the Car question...but more so- given your other PS...(you obviously have a plan) where will you before dinner and where are you going afterwords...I hope you've given thought to that with your other PS's as commute time thru "the world" can be VERY deceptive. Not just from logistics, but attendance...we used to have a GREAT strategy of park hopping when we went in january each year- TOTALLY not realistic in summer months
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:13 AM   #9
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Sanaa :-) Animal Kingdom Lodge is a wonderful place! Worth visiting if you haven't seen it, and the kids will LOVE being able to see the animals!
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the replies everyone .

We don't have a car, but we are in no rush this holiday, we are only doing Disney and one day at seaworld so we can take our time the days we do need to get to the further out locations like akl.

Well already be doing it once for our adr at Boma so think.im happy to do it again for sanaa as there seem so many great comments coming about the food. My kids love animals so we will aim to leave our resort (okw) enough in advance so we can either see the animal before or after dinner .

Does anyone know if you can order a bread for children as my daughter loves naan bread and although my husband and I will probably get the bread selection we will need to share most of that with our youngest daughter not on the dining plan, I know well get three bread items but that will go pretty quickly if shared between all four of us(we all love our Naans etc ), so if I could buy her a naan bread that would be great.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:44 PM   #11
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I enjoy both restaurants, but I would choose Sanaa with little ones. Food is great and ambiance is top-notch. If you decide to patronize Sanaa, I would suggest going before sundown, when the animals are still in view. Ask for a table by the windows for the big "wow" factor.
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