View Full Version : Should I give up Boma for Boatwright's?
08-13-2011, 07:42 PM
Thursday Nov 17: Leave AK by 3, then pool at POFQ (our resort) or Riverside, 6 pm carriage ride at Riverside.
I currently have a 7:15 pm Boma reservation because, well, I love Boma, and I think my friend
would like it, and I missed going last trip. But... her daughters 8 and 10 need to be considered as well.
Would taxiing back and forth be too much travel too late for youngsters? We have the free dining and
Boatwright's is right there. I've seen mixed reviews for Boatwright's.
08-13-2011, 07:56 PM
For me it would depend on what was planned for the next morning. If you are going to a park for RD the next morning then I think that Boma ressie is a little late. That is prime dining time and you run the risk of having to wait a while before you get seated.
08-13-2011, 07:58 PM
The only real issue with the Boatwright's idea is that it tends to get some terrible reviews - most view it as mediocre at best. If you don't do Boma, I'd opt for something else earlier that is more consistently good.
08-13-2011, 08:11 PM
This is our last night... currently thinking 8:30 taxi next morning to EP for partial day.
It seemed better to plan the carriage ride for earlier in the evening instead of worrying when
we'd be done with dinner somewhere... and I wanted to have a break before dinner.
The girls love horses. It's a surprise but they'd pick a carriage ride over any dinner.
08-13-2011, 08:26 PM
Since you are taking a taxi, I don't think a 7:15 dinner is too late for their ages, plus I think they will enjoy visiting AKL! They might have difficulty waking up in the morning for an early park day though, so I think you should decide when you are there...do we want a late night with a fun dinner at AKL or do we want to get up early and go to EP before we leave or do we think we can do both? Just play it by ear.
08-13-2011, 09:10 PM
I started looking at alternatives. Could do 6:55 at Cape May at the Beach Club which is a lot closer, so shorter taxi rides.
That seems to get decent reviews.
Boat to Downtown Disney and Raglan Road?
08-13-2011, 10:46 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, Josh. I had sort of crossed off DD as thought taking the boat back and forth would be even longer
than cabs to other places and we're eating at DD the first night we get there. I guess we could take a cab there and boat back.
08-14-2011, 09:40 AM
To answer one of your original questions, I don't think that taking the taxi with the kids would be a big deal to them, in the negative sense- I think they'd like it! I have 10 year olds and, in fact, they would love to even take a taxi. We don't live in a big city and they've never ridden in a taxi (except once at WDW when DS got sick and we had to go to hospital).
Your other original question: Boma or Boatwrights.... based strictly on my restaurant preference with none of your other factors being considered, I'd say BOMA, hands down. BW is good for breakfast but I'd still choose BOMA over it every time! The AKL is an experience in itself!
08-14-2011, 10:07 AM
Sanaa, so much better then Boma in my opinion plus the view from the windows is great. I think Sanaa if not in the VC building would almost make it to Signature level. You will still have the opportunity to see the animals and the resort.
Downtown Disney for dinner at Wolfgang Puck Cafe is another yummy option.
08-14-2011, 10:12 AM
Thanks for all the input, everyone!... and 3 Caballeros, it's funny, I hadn't thought of it that way, but the taxi would be an 'experience' in itself for the girls.
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