Vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort soon? May we suggest our family’s “Fab 5” Disney dining destinations?
Over the years, the Magical Mouse Schoolhouse family has dined at quite a few restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort. And while there are many we have thoroughly enjoyed–and none we have disliked–only a select few top the list and qualify as favorites. Our “Fab 5” are listed below, but some honorable mentions include Liberty Tree Tavern inside Magic Kingdom Park for family-style Thanksgiving dinner any day of the year; 50’s Prime Time Cafe inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios for dinner served by “Mom” or “Dad” (Better keep those elbows off the table!); Jiko the Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge for melt-in-your-mouth entrees and desserts too pretty to eat; and Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort for hearty breakfasts and savory lunches, especially the Southernmost Buttermilk Chicken.
#5 Although this one is a franchise eatery and not uniquely Disney, my family must visit Raglan Road at Disney Springs regularly. Before we moved near the World, when we used to vacation here, Raglan Road was a must-dine stop for us. This traditional Irish fare will satisfy the hungriest of appetites, so go hungry, but save room for the bread pudding!
#4 Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a filling way to end a busy Disney day. Its cozy, weathered brick decor surrounds an open kitchen where kiddos delight in watching the chefs hand toss their pizza pies.
#3 My family enjoys Cinderella’s Royal Table not so much for the food, but for the atmosphere. In my opinion, breakfast is the best here. But you know what, food simply tastes better–or at least more magical–when your favorite Disney princesses and friends stop by to chat! What better way to start the day than with the royal court?
#2 Willkommen to the Biergarten at Epcot’s Germany Pavilion on the World Showcase! Not only does this place feature a savory spread of hearty Bavarian offerings, but it also serves up delightful song and dance, inviting audience participation, at both lunch and dinner settings.
And our very favorite Walt Disney World restaurant is…
#1 ‘Ohana! Located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, ‘Ohana whisks Guests away to a tropical paradise where families and groups can indulge in an all-you-can-eat feast, featuring appetizers, vegetables, and skewers of grilled steak, shrimp, chicken, and pork. Oh, and don’t forget dessert! Just one word: Yum! This is one place kids are encouraged to get down and run around. They can enjoy coconut races and hula hoop contests. If they’re there for breakfast, they can also march to melodies with some favorite Characters and smile for the camera when Mickey, Pluto, Lilo and Stitch greet each table.
Will you be vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort soon? May we suggest our family\’s \”Fab 5\” Disney dining destinations?
‘Ohana means family in Hawaii. Today, create a meal fit for royalty, serving at least one dish from each cuisine above (Irish, Italian, German, Hawaiian/Polynesian) and enjoy family time around the table. Since Cinderella’s Royal Table is a generic cuisine, rely on it to theme the party. Craft the king and queen crowns shown below for Mom and Dad and smaller versions for your princes and princesses to don while dining.
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