Your Walt Disney World Information Station
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Dining Discuss Best Large Group Dining? in the Vacation Planning forums; Hi Everyone, I'm heading to WDW in January, and on one day of our trip we'll have 9 people together in the Animal Kingdom. I'm trying to come up with ...
  1. #1
    Benjo's Avatar
    Benjo is offline Cranium Commando
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Boston Area
    Posts
    742

    Best Large Group Dining?

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm heading to WDW in January, and on one day of our trip we'll have 9 people together in the Animal Kingdom. I'm trying to come up with the best place close by for this large group to have a table service meal. I'd say Tusker House or Yak & Yeti, but I have no idea what the menu will be at this point. I also have some picky eaters in the group.

    Any suggestions?

    You see the hat? I am Mrs. Nesbitt!

  2. #2
    disneydame2004's Avatar
    disneydame2004 is offline Celebrate Everyday!
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    5,677
    If you're in Animal Kingdom, your choices really are limited for table service - Tusker House and Yak & Yeti, plus Rainforest Cafe at the entrance. Supposedly both those restaurants will be opening this month, and I'm sure AllEarsNet.com will have the menus up as soon as possible.

    If you choose to leave AK but want to stay nearby/in the AK spirit, Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge might work for your large group. There is a variety of foods, but not 'scary' food and very helpful chefs who could help even the pickiest of eaters find something they like.

    Good luck!
    -Pat (Disneydame2004)
    Dream Team Auction Coordinator




    Help make a child smile! Dream Team Project Firstgiving Page

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    46,886
    I agree with Pat....try Boma! The food is always wonderful and they will have no problem accomodating you as long as you make ADR's. We had a party of 11 there Summer of 2006. Just hop on the buses outside of DAK and it will be a quick ride over to the AKL to get to Boma!

    But if you are going in January and have a party of 9 I would get on it and make ADR's!

  4. #4
    Benjo's Avatar
    Benjo is offline Cranium Commando
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Boston Area
    Posts
    742
    Thank you all for the feedback. We've been to Boma a number of times, and we tried to get a ADR for Boma for that night, and no dice.

    Has anyone just arrived there? How long was the wait?

    You see the hat? I am Mrs. Nesbitt!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    46,886
    Quote Originally Posted by Benjo View Post
    Has anyone just arrived there? How long was the wait?
    We did that once when we had a late (9 PM) ADR. We showed up at 4:30 with a party of 5 hoping to get in early and they told us if we came back around 8:30 they may be able to seat us a little early. That however was in June, so you may have better luck in January, but I wouldn't count on it....have a back up plan.

    Just a suggestion Benjo....did you try getting ADR's for a split party amount? Maybe one table of 4 and one table of 5? Or to be safe.....two tables of 5. We have done this in the past and although they will tell you "we cannot guarantee that the tables will be sat together" we have never had an issue and have always been seated next to each other and usually have the tables moved together. It might be worth a shot. Also....keep calling back at least every couple of days checking for availability, especially the closer you get to your vacation time. Cancellations happen on a daily basis and I've been lucky many times getting exactly what I wanted with a little persistance!

  6. #6
    Benjo's Avatar
    Benjo is offline Cranium Commando
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Boston Area
    Posts
    742
    Thanks for the suggestion. We had actually called Boma last night for a split table ADR, and so that's what we're booked as right now.

    You see the hat? I am Mrs. Nesbitt!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •