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This darn dining plan

Just in the midst of trying to organise our dining plan, where to eat on which day that is near the park ww will be visiting etc.... anyroad to my questions: At Animal Kingdom, which restaurant would you recommend for dinner (evening meal), Yak & Yeti OR Tusker House, we have a 7yrs old who just loves to dine out?

Also Hollywood Studios day, any restaurants that are especially worth the visit for dinner?


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Personally I don't think any of the AK restaurants are great for dinner. I would pop over to AKL to Boma, great buffet loads of choices and very popular. Or head over to DTD loads of great restaurants there.

DHS,50's Prime Time is fun.

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I am also not keen on the restaurants in AK for dinner, Boma at AKL is much nicer if you are staying in that area,ot you could take a bus to one of the other resorts or DTD

We had a meal at 50s Prime Time & whilst the food was good , not particularly keen on some of the humour included in the experience, my neice was not happy about green beans on a fork being made into a plane when she was 16

I haven't not eaten anywhere else in DHS though we normally go elsewhere, you could walk over or take the boat to one to one of the nearby resorts

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As the others have suggested, enjoy the day at Animal Kingdom and head over to Boma, really much better than any of the restaurants in AK.

As for your day at Hollywood Studios, I would also advise you to jump on the boat to the Beach Club and try the Cape Mays buffet, it is really lovely.

Better choice than any at HS.

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We love Yak & Yeti, at Animal Kingdom. We dine there, on every trip. Perfect for dinner!

If you haven't booked it already, Tusker House has Donald's Safari Breakfast, which is fabulous; great buffet, quality time with the characters, fun parade with African instruments.

Hit one or two of the big rides, at rope drop, and book a late breakfast at Tusker House. Then book the latest ADR, at Yak & Yeti. You'll have two great meals and not waste park time, going to AKL. Unlike others, we think Boma is OK, but not worth an extra trip to the lodge.

We enjoy the food and atmosphere at 50's Prime Time. Brown Derby has some of the finest food, at Disney.

Edited: 06 February 2011, 13:23
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I have just booked my ADR;s as we arrive at Disney August 5th (yay).

I have eaten at Sci Fi diner, Hollywood and Vine, 50's Prime Time and the Brown Derby.

The Brown Derby (IMHO) is not worth 2 credits. Hollywood and Vine was ok but just a basic buffet. 50's prime Time is the sort of place that is best enjoyed as part of a group and if you know that you will get told off, have to say hello to 'all your cousins' and will be made to do your chores.

The sci fi is the best option for the theme but the menu is just ok and the best choices are ribs or steak.

I would also recommend coming out of animal kingdom and going to Boma.

Let us know what you decide.

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I agree with the above posts on exiting AK and dining at Boma. You can view the animals on the Savannah from the hotel before or after dinner. And exiting DHS and eating at Cape May Buffet.

I am not a Buffet person at all, but would happy to eat at either of these.

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I agree Boma for dinner, it is a great meal and AKL is beautiful - there is so much to see!

We really enjoyed the 50's Prime Time Cafe at HS. Very entertaining and dessert was sooo delicious.

Happy planning!

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I really like the Hollywood Brown Derby, but I also have to say that I don't know why it takes 2 donner credits because it doesn't cost any more than the Cape May Cafe at Beach Club, which is a good idea that was previously mentioned. Another nice place in HS is Mama Melrose's. I am not a fan of 50's Prime Time as it is cramped, the food is nothing special, and your dinner can be ruined if the person playing your Mom (Mom can be a guy by the way) is a jerk. The Sci-Fi is fun, but you won't get a particularly memorable meal as far as food. Hollywood and Vine is not very memorable either.

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AK Yak N Yeti is your best bet, but I agree with others.. Head over to Boma. Very good!

Studios RUN! The only place halfway decent is PrimeTime. If you don't want to do that, go someplace else. The rest of that stuff is just ....barely edible. (Prime Time is a little strange, they claim it's like Mother use to make...well if your mother was combining 50's American cooking with 90's "attempt to be gourmet" that might be what she made!)

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HS Studios is the worst for dining. We ate at the 50's Primetime diner, not only was the atmosphere weird the food was pretty bad. If we're stuck there for a meal, we just eat some counter service fast food at the place just past Toy Mania, think it's called the backlot express. Last time we park hopped over to Epcot for dinner.