We have three-generation party that is staying at the Marriott Cypress Harbour (convenient to MK and UO). However, on arrival evening (Tuesday b-4 Thanskgiving) I’d love my nearly 7 year old son (and all of us, grandparents included,) to “feel” Disney, since we aren’t staying on property. For context, we also have a 10 month old, hence the need for “earlier-side” reservations.
I am sitting on 2 reservations, but trying to get a third (and would like to release the ones we won’t use as soon as possible)
Jiko - (5.35pm) a bit tight in terms of getting there from a 3.40pm airport arrival, but doable
Sanaa - no luck yet, but know reservations keep popping up.
The Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge (6.20pm) - the best time
What do you all recommend? I love the idea of seeing the safari animals outside, but it might be too dark at 6pm to get the benefit. I know that Jiko is Lion-king themed, and the significantly higher rated restaurant, but it will be a tight turn time to get there. The Artist Point is at the Wilderness Lodge is the best time. The lodge is very “Disney” themed, but the restaurant itself is relatively lower rated in terms of food.
It’s important to note:
We can go back to Jiko on Friday evening , but also could go to the Flying Fish Cafe on the Boardwark. Not sure we need to do 2 “African-esque” dinners, so probably need to decide between Sanaa and Jiko, For example, I wouldn’t do Sanaa on Tuesday and Jiko on Friday.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!