Recommendations boys 9 and 11

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by sdteacher, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. sdteacher

    sdteacher Mouseketeer

    Sep 27, 2008
    What would be a fun place for boys ages 9 and 11 to eat while at DW. We have one character breakfast - even though I think my boys are a little old for it --- but I still wanted to do it. What is a "fun" dining experience.
  2. ChelleinNC

    ChelleinNC Say "Hi" to Art the Greeter for me!

    Jul 15, 2007
    First, I don't believe that anyone is too old for a character meal :banana:

    "Fun" places for 9 & 11 year old boys: Whispering Canyon Cafe, Sci-Fi, 50's PTC, ESPN Club, Planet Hollywood, Rainforest Cafe, T-Rex
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  4. jimmytammy

    jimmytammy <font color=purple>Swivel, it's a hard habit to br

    May 27, 2002
    WCC and 50s PTC rank at the top for me. I am a 43 yr old kid if that counts;)
  5. Eastern

    Eastern DIS Veteran

    Dec 30, 2006
    Definitely, no one is too old for characters.

    My boys 12-16 want to do Teppan Edo and 50's PT. They also love the Garden Grill at Epcot.
  6. ChristaDeVil

    ChristaDeVil DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2008
    My 7 year old loved WCC, Ohana, and Biergarten.
  7. SGMCO

    SGMCO Vintage Style is Sweet--Rumbleseat Fashions

    Jan 17, 2007
    The nice thing about eating at WDW is that you are never to old
    to eat at a Character Meal. Everyone at the Character Meals
    are all different ages and on one judges you about how old you.
    If you don't make them feel like they are to old--let them enjoy being a kid.
    My DS (almost 13) loves "O'hanas Best Friends Breakfast" we have ate
    there every trip for the past 3 years. This last Trip DS really enjoyed
    the Sci-Fi Cafe'--sitting in the vintage car tables was such fun.
    We all really enjoyed eating at Tusker House Donalds Safari Breakfast--AK.
    On our upcoming trip we will be trying Coral Reef-Epcot and O'hanas for
  8. sherabby

    sherabby DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 2007
    My son was 8 during our last visit and we did 1900 Park fare. It was his favorite too! He loved the Step Sisters!
  9. princess lovers mom

    princess lovers mom <font color=magenta>Life is just a bowl of cherrie

    Dec 31, 2002
    I vote for Sci-Fi cafe at the Studios - sitting in cars watching old sci-fi flicks - like a drive-in and if they like aquariums/fish - coral reef at EPCOT...beaches and cream at Beach Club for the kitchen sink dessert!!!!
  10. bakerhouse

    bakerhouse Earning My Ears

    Oct 25, 2007
    My son was 10 on our last visit. He loved CM. He asked to go back there again this year, he's 12 now. We have reservations at 1900 Park Fare. I think he'll like the step sisters. He's way more into the funny experiences like Chip and Dale, Goofy, etc then the Pooh characters. I find myself getting excited about the characters so I think that makes the boys find it more fun too.
  11. chocolateMinnie

    chocolateMinnie DIS Veteran

    Jul 1, 2008
    My son is also 10 and a big thumbs up for Biergarten too (loved the food and the fact that the soft drinks are served in beer glasses). Also, he really enjoyed Boma.

    His favourite however still remains Crystal Palace - isn't it strange how on holiday with no-one who knows you a boy can still get excited about Pooh Bear. Just remember to hide the photos when you get home.LOL
  12. familyS

    familyS DIS Veteran

    Feb 17, 2007
    DS was 11 on our last trip. His favorites were Coral Reef, Teppan Edo, and eating around the world at EP CS :cool1:
  13. Modog814

    Modog814 Mouseketeer

    Dec 3, 2007
    Coral Reef was nice and might be fun for boys that age to see the huge aquarium. Chef Mickey's has been one of my favorite Character meals, they have a make your own sundae bar which they might enjoy.

    Prime Time Cafe was cute but I think it might be hit or miss depending on your server. Our server didn't seem too into it, but we had a blast watching the table next to us and their server who was really into it.
  14. DizzyFORDisney

    DizzyFORDisney Mouseketeer

    Jul 28, 2005

    I have 4 boys - ages 11,9,7,1 and here is where we are dining in December (they helped pick the restaurants - been there before so they know what they like!)

    Hoop Dee Doo (perfect for this age boys!)
    Tutto Italia
    Mama Melrose or Brown Derby
    'Ohana (one of their absolute favorites!)
    Boma (9 year old cannot wait! Very adventurous eater!)
    Cape May Cafe (my kids LOVE seafood!)
    Chef Mickey (great for all of us!!)

    And the grand finale: The Toy Story Mania DisMeet Dessert Party!!!!!!!!!!!

    You'll be fine as long as you avoid the Princesses!!:thumbsup2
  15. goofygal531

    goofygal531 Always planning...

    Apr 1, 2002
    We spent 10 days at the GF this past June and I never thought to dine at 1900 Park Fare for breakfast or dinner, since I have boys. Well, walking thru the lobby one evening, DS4 sees they left the door open to the restaurant and he catches a glimse of Cinderella and Prince Charming dancing. He now has to meet this beautiful princess! :lovestruc We're going directly there for our first meal this trip! :rotfl2:

    My DS4 is a flirt and loves to see the Princesses! :lovestruc One Princess meal isn't going to hurt anyone :rotfl2:
  16. Shmily1

    Shmily1 DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2007
    On the question of character meals being too "young", I scheduled some for us for the first time in in a long time last year. DS was 17, DD16, DD's BFF 16, me and DH. The two that I thought would hate it ended up having the most fun!! DH who doesn't like WDW and DS17 who it wouldn't be cool to be seen with the characters had a blast!! DD and her BFF had a great time too, but weren't quite as in to it as the guys were!!! Too funny!!!
  17. jacksmom

    jacksmom DIS Veteran

    Jun 25, 2002
    I would reccommend Chef Mickeys, Sci Fi Dine In, 50's Prime Time, Ohanas, WCC, Trails End, HDDR and Garden Grill! I have a 11 yo ds that has been many times, and these are ones he loves!:rotfl: He also like Planet Hollywood and RFC!:confused3

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