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Best Walt Disney World Restaurants for Kids

One of the perks of staying at one of the Kissimmee Florida resorts like Fantasy World is the fact that their vacation villas come with full kitchens, allowing you to cook some of your own meals and prepare snacks to take with you while you’re at Disney and other nearby theme parks. Not only can it save you money, it can also help with picky eaters or those with dietary restrictions. Still, when you visit Disney World and Epcot with kids, they’re going to want to eat at some of the numerous restaurants in the park. Here are a few suggestions that are particularly kid friendly.

The popularity of Disney princesses shows no signs of stopping, so there’s a good chance you’ll want to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Disney Princess Storybook Dining in The Akershus restaurant in Epcot World Showcase. The meals are a mix of buffets and menu items and the price of the meal includes a photo package. You never know which Disney princesses will be there, but all do a good job of spending time at each table, ensuring each child gets some time with them. The food selections include plenty of familiar items for younger palates, but also include some Norwegian-style dishes that may appeal to more adventurous adults.

The T-Rex Cafe Restaurant in Downtown Disney is perfect for any dinosaur fans and as it’s located in Disney Springs, you can visit any time, because you don’t need a ticket. Be warned that it can get loud inside, but the food is decent, and there are enough options to appeal to kids and adults.

For little ones five and under, a particularly good restaurant to visit is The Crystal Palace, located at the end of Main Street in Magic Kingdom. A beautiful setting is paired with the chance to meet some wonderful characters, including Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served and the food is good and will appeal to all ages. Lunch is a particularly good time to go, as the Crystal Palace is a nice place to stop and relax and recover from the morning activities.

Character dining is the way to go whenever possible, unless you’re just looking for a quick snack. These restaurants also tend to offer the best selection of kid’s menus. One of the most popular is Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, which is a short monorail ride away from the Magic Kingdom. However, reservations are hard to get, so book early! The food is buffet style and offers a wide range of good food to appeal to even picky eaters. Best of all, kids get the chance to see some of the original Disney stars, such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Chip and Dale, and Donald Duck. Various characters appear at different times, but the whole place is a fun environment for kids.

These are just a few of the many Disney restaurants that will appeal to kids and make a memorable experience. Character meals are going to be your best bet, so try to fit in as many as possible. Older kids may also enjoy more of the Epcot international dining, such as Japan and Germany. And after a full day of great food and magical fun, head to Fantasy World, one of the leading Kissimmee Florida resorts for a comfortable place to relax and recharge for another day of Disney food and fun.

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