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Hello. Will traveling to WDW in the end of June with a 10 year old and 9 yr old twins. We are staying @ the beach club. Looking for ideas for dining or any special experiences. Second, what are good activities for your departure day w/late flight?
- Asked by Brenda from MD on 5/22/2012
Hi, Brenda! At that age, my kids still enjoy the character dining experiences, but they had moved on to enjoying the more unique restaurants. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, they might like the 50s Prime Time Cafe, where you eat in "Mom's" kitchen, right out of the 1950s. While you eat, you can watch clips from old television programs, but you'll want to mind your manners and eat your vegetables! You may find yourself reprimanded for having your elbows on the table, and "Mom" might not want to get your dessert if you haven't cleaned your plate!
Another favorite is the Sci-Fi Dine In. Also at Hollywood Studios, this restaurant allows guests to dine in convertible "cars" in a drive-in movie setting. It's great fun for kids, who can munch on lunch or dinner as they watch clips from old B-movies.
My girls love eating at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Sanaa offers views from many tables out onto the savanna, where you can watch the animals as you enjoy your meal. Boma, a buffet restaurant at the lodge, has wonderful food, and allows you the chance to wander after dinner to see the animals or enjoy the African storytellers outside.
You might also want to check out the Pirates and Pals fireworks voyage, which departs nightly from the Contemporary. You'll get to meet some of your favorite pirates, as you enjoy a cold drink and snacks. Then you head out on a boat for an amazing view of the fireworks from the Magic Kingdom. You may even see the Electric Water Pageant.
For your last day, check out Downtown Disney. You can pick up your last minute souvenirs, or try one of the fabulous restaurants.
I hope you have an awesome vacation!
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