Ultimate Disney World Dining Bucket List with a Twist
When people think of Walt Disney World Dining, the typical restaurant’s that come to mind are Be Our Guest or Cinderella’s Royal Table. But what if you don’t have theme park admission? Can you still get the Disney experience at a resort restaurant on property? The answer is yes. Listed below are some of the top rated Disney restaurants that are not inside one of the theme parks. They should all be on your Disney World dining bucket list!
1900 Park Fare – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa ($$$)
1900 Park Fare is a character dining, buffet style experience open for both breakfast and dinner. During breakfast (8:00am-11:50am), Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins, and friends from Winnie The Pooh come out to greet you while enjoying your meal. Dinner includes meet and greets with Cinderella, Prince Charming, the ugly step sisters, and Lady Tremaine. A fan favorite is the Floridian Strawberry Soup, served at both breakfast and dinner.
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop – Disney’s Beach Club Resort ($$)
Stepping into Beaches and Cream Soda Shop is like taking a step back in time to a 1950s ice cream parlor. This soda shop is a casual, all American restaurant and is known for its incredible ice cream sundaes. The Kitchen Sink is the most popular item on the menu, with scoops of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cookies and cream, and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Of course it includes every topping you can thinking of, with a cherry on top!
The Edison – Disney Springs ($$)
The Edison, a newer addition to Disney Springs, is a trendy spot for people of all ages. It’s known for its roaring twenties theme, great food and drinks, and top-notch entertainment. After 10pm, the restaurant is 21+ and guests must follow a dress code. Reservations are highly recommended because of its quick rise to popularity!
‘Ohana – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort ($$$)
‘Ohana is a family-style restaurant open for breakfast and dinner. Known for its large portions, ‘Ohana features many amazing dishes, with the Pinnapple Coconut Breakfast Bread being the most favored. For breakfast, Lilo, Stitch, Mickey, and Pluto join guests in a luau dining experience, parading around the restaurant once an hour. If you’re visiting during dinner time, be sure to check out the awesome views the restaurant brings around sunset. Get ready to immerse yourself in an island experience!
Chef Mickey’s – Disney’s Contemporary Resort ($$$)
Chef Mickey’s will give you the ultimate Disney experience without having to step foot in an actual Disney Park. Located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort (walking distance from Magic Kingdom), Chef’s Mickey’s not only features amazing views of Cinderella’s Castle and the fireworks, but it also features awesome guests like Mickey Mouse himself. Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald, and Daisy also join Mickey in meet in greets throughout the restaurant. Chef Mickey’s should definitely be on your Disney World dining bucket list. It’s buffet style dining open for breakfast and dinner.
Hoop De Doo Musical Revue – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort ($$$)
The Hoop De Doo Musical Revue is a family friendly dinner show at Fort Wilderness Resort. From fried chicken, to BBQ ribs, baked beans, cornbread, and of course lots of laughter, the Hoop De Doo Musical Revue has it all. The adults love this dinner show because of the unlimited beer, wine and sangria included in the cost! It’s a great option on your Disney World dining bucket list!
Sanaa – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort and Lodge ($$)
Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort and Lodge is one of the few restaurants throughout the Walt Disney World resort where guests can watch wild animals such as zebras and giraffes roam while they dine! The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features African and Indian style entrees. Sanaa even has family specials on holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve!
That’s Your Ultimate Disney World Dining Bucket List
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