Date Night Disney: The search for the perfect Date Restaurant
My sister-in-law Nancy and I are collaborating on a project. In June, we’ll be taking our families to Disney’s Bay Lake Tower resort for a family vacation – as documented in “Planning the Multi-Generational Family Vacation”. Since we have nine people in our reservation party, part of the conspiring that Nancy and I are doing is to take our spouses out for an adult dinner – sans children.
We do have some prerequisites that we need to take in consideration. For starters, neither one of us want to take our spouses to a place that the kids would love, and leave us thinking all night about what fun they would be having. Second, both of us want to enjoy dinner, as well as some after dinner entertainment. The entertainment doesn’t have to be a show, necessarily, nor does it even have to cost us anything, we just want to do something else after we eat. And third, we want to choose a location that we will remember for a long time, because it will likely be a while before this opportunity presents itself again!
Nancy and I have been looking at many restaurants around the Disney World complex, everything from Le Cellier in Canada’s Pavilion, to Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge, even The Wave at the Contemporary Resort and Coral Reef over at The Seas at Epcot. I have never eaten at any of these restaurants, so I don’t have any idea how good the food is. In our discussion, we appear to have narrowed it down to two choices, Boma and Le Cellier.
We have heard that Boma, with it’s location at Animal Kingdom Lodge, allows the visitors if they plan it correctly to view animal feedings, and to see the sunset from the terrace. Is this true? I have never been to Animal Kingdom Lodge before.
Additionally, I was thinking that if we ate at Le Cellier, we could then go through the International Gateway and walk or taxi over to the Boardwalk for some after dinner entertainment.
In the end, we haven’t come to the decision yet on where to take our spouses to dinner, but one thing that we have agreed on is this: No matter where we take them, we are certain that we will all have a wonderful time together, and the food – no matter what the cuisine – will taste fabulous.
Do any of you have suggestions as to where you would go, or if you like, feel free to post your own stories on the forums about memorable dining experiences you have had at Walt Disney World!
Mike is a Disney Fanatic that enjoys writing for Chip & Company and his own blog “My Dreams of Disney”. You can follow Chip and Company on Twitter!