Best TS for first night

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by ktrask, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Diegosmom

    Diegosmom DIS Veteran

    Feb 18, 2011
    I think this depends on if you are using Disney transportation or if you have your own car?

    I really wont want to go to a park then to Poly, then after meal bus to park then to all star. But if you had a car or would pay for a taxi then I think ohana (although we hated the food and wont go back).

    For me I would do DTD...getting in a little shopping and hit up one of the places down there.
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  3. wdwpirates

    wdwpirates Don't lose ya soul cuz it's all ya got. - DH

    Feb 5, 2005
    We love 'Ohana!!! I think it's a great choice for your first night's meal! Plus, lots of activities for your DD to take part in! Coconut race!!
  4. hulagirl87

    hulagirl87 DIS Veteran

    Jan 16, 2006
    I've been stalking the dining website for a Chef Mickey's cancellation and just got one for our arrival night at the perfect time!!! I'm so excited. Now DD can show Minnie her own Minnie dress! :goodvibes
  5. Ro Z

    Ro Z DIS Veteran

    May 22, 2010
    If you are not going to a park. I think DTD would be a good choice. Easy to get to and from your resort. Lots of choices for dinner. Trex or RFC if your child is not frightened by noises. It can get loud at both. But we enjoy them both!
  6. Disney_Princess83

    Disney_Princess83 DIS Veteran

    Feb 11, 2007
    We love to do a character meal to kick off the holiday. Chef Mickey is great, or Ohana but that isn't a character meal for dinner.
  7. jlsmith376

    jlsmith376 Mouseketeer

    Jan 15, 2013
    Ohana is wonderful, but with a 5 year old and your first trip to WDW, I would do the character meal at Chef Mickey's and then head over to the fireworks on the beach at Poly. Chef Mickey's is a really lively character meal - lots of singing and dancing - it won't disappoint your DD!

    Another idea is Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney. The DDP is accepted there. Plus there is alot to do at Downtown Disney before/after you eat. Goofey's Candy Company, Gharidelli, Lego Store, carousel ride, etc.
  8. sweeteypie1118

    sweeteypie1118 DIS Veteran

    Jul 6, 2011
    We did Trails End buffet for our first night dinner. The food is really good and reasonably priced. Then we watched fireworks and the electical water parade from the beach.
  9. lsg1

    lsg1 Mouseketeer

    Jun 11, 2005
    We are traveling down Monday :cool1: and our first night will be at Sanaa. We have never eaten there before, and love Indian food so we are very excited to try it. I hear they have large windows and you can view the animals. You just have to make the ADR early enough to be able to view the animals.

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