Meal times during your Walt Disney World vacation means more than just filling your belly. It means time off your feet, as well as a chance to sit and relax from the walking, crowds and Florida heat. However, many of us with kids know that there is no relaxing when they want to get back out and experience more magic. As a parent, finding the right restaurant and having things to do while sitting there can make a potentially unpleasant meal more bearable and actually enjoyable.
Kids love being busy. Keep their attention by enjoying meals at one of the Disney restaurants that offer a lot of visual activity for the kids. Both the Rainforest Café and T-Rex Café offer themed dining areas with lots of things to look at during a meal. Consider a character meal to keep the kids attention. Plus, if they know Mickey Mouse will not come to the table unless the patiently wait, they may just sit still for more than five minutes.
All restaurants at Disney World, with the exception of counter-service dining and food carts, offer high chairs and booster seats for smaller children. Keep your child comfortable and reduce the complaining during your meal.
Most Disney restaurants offer children’s menus which include crayons and coloring books. These items are to help keep the kids occupied, but during longer meal breaks they can sometimes finish coloring the sheet provided. Stick an extra activity book in your bag and have ready to use during dinner.
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