We have a free late afternoon/evening one day during our mid-May trip, and I’m trying to decide between two options:
Go to Disney Springs, shop, and eat at T-Rex cafe (ADR secured).
Go to Wilderness Lodge and check it out, then head over to Fort Wilderness for the Chip 'n Dale campfire.
I have two kids, a boy who is 6 and a girl who is 9. We aren’t big shoppers, but we are staying at Port Orleans Riverside and can take the boat to Disney Springs, which is appealing. The kids would love the T-Rex cafe and we don’t have that or a Rainforest Cafe very close to us, so it’s a new experience.
I really want to see Wilderness Lodge, and I think we would all enjoy the campfire, smores, and character interaction. Another bonus is that we could eat counter service at Wilderness Lodge and not use a table credit on the dining plan (which are in short supply with my ambitious dining plans this trip!). However, we already have an ADR at Garden Grill and will see Chip 'n Dale there, and we won’t have time to go to Disney Springs if we do this.
We have a rental car, so transportation wouldn’t be an issue (or at least I don’t think so - educate me if so!).