Disney Dining With a Picky Eater

My picky eater!

Many people visit Walt Disney World with their children and this can pose a problem when it comes to meal times. More adventurous parents are frequently hesitant to dine at some of the more exotic Disney restaurants, fearing that their little ones won’t like anything on the menu. But I’m here to tell you that there is a way for everyone to live happily together in peace…and with full bellies.

I don’t have children. But I do have a mother, and her palate is about as advanced as that of your average eight year old (on a good day!) On a ten-day trip to France with her husband, she consistently ordered ‘poulet’ for every meal, thinking that chicken was the safest option. It was one of the only French words she knew, so that helped, too–though her husband is fluent and was perfectly capable of ordering for her. When I visited Walt Disney World with my mother, I was understandably concerned about my restaurant choices. After all, I love Disney dining, and I’m an adventurous Disney reservation-maker. On this particular trip, we were staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and I fully intended to explore all of the resort’s dining venues. Additionally, I had my heart set on meals around the world in Epcot. But would she love my selections? The answer, happily, was yes. That is, thanks to my new invention–non-traditional family-style dining.

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