Disneyworld Food Ideas?
In case anyone is still reading this thread (the original poster should be home by now) I really enjoyed Boma, the buffet at the Animal Kingdom Lodge resort. You don’t have to stay there to eat there. Many African inspired dishes, made in small quantities by chefs that are right there to answer any questions; prime rib for those who want more traditional, mac n cheese and chicken fingers for the picky kids (or adults) fabulous soups and breads — and desserts!
Its also worth it to see the Animal Kingdom Lodge – there are also animal viewing areas right outside.
Oops, I fogot to mention that I also enjoyed the Sci-Fi Dine In Theater (MGM) and the character dinner & breakfasts(Magic Kingdom) too!
Well, we ate primarily at the places our kids would like, places like the food court at the Riverside Mill (Port Orleans), Restaurantosaurus (Animal Kingdom), ABC Commissary (MGM), etc. Usual burger n’ fries/chicken/pizza type cuisine. The one place I was looking forward to, Big River Grille & Brewing Co. (Boardwalk) was all I hoped for and more. The food was awesome, I had a very tasty grilled Jerk Chicken sand. & the beers were outstanding…much better than the gimmicky/touristy place I half expected. Had fun, but man am I glad to be home after a week at Disneyworld. With 2 youngsters in tow, it was a real "working vacation" [;)][xx(][xx(]
Ted, I’m curious as to which places you liked & which you didn’t. Fill us in…
If you go to the WDW transportation center there is a LYNX(orlando public) bus that traverses rt192 and gives you 100s of food options.
If you want a real suprise,,,PUBLIX has a fresh/made before your eyes that is $6 that in my opinion is the best sub sandwich in Florida. You will find every food option on the planet on rt 192 and the bus runs every 15 min.
A day pass to take unlimited rides in Otown is $3.
Take a jaunt to downtown Orlando…or Millenium Mall(Nieman Marcus etc)….and plenty of food options.
For good barbeque, I recommend Fat Boy’s. The pork ribs and sides are very good, as are the cobblers for dessert.
Ive been a season passholder for 10 years and also worked as a singer at EPCOT. Ive easily eaten there 1,000x and believe it or not, plenty of locals have been more times than I.
All the above suggestions are great. Hard to beat WDW food, except its expensive.I have 2 cost effective suggestions(I eat these to keep me going untill the REAL meal happens in the evening)
At Japan/Epcot, the pagoda on the left as you enter is a quick serve…try the Shogun plate,,,$6/7 and has rice, chicken and beef.
At Mexico get the Plato Del Nino…its a kids sized portion of chips/salsa and a burrito…comes with choice of drink…$3.62.
Youre going at a good time..the Epcot International wine/food fest will be on….tents with chefs cooking neat servings of indigenous food and also the countries wine are set up around the lagoon…$1-$4 a pop….I usually make 8-10 stops;-) This year they are adding South Africa and a couple new national tents.
That would be the Hoop-De-Doo Review, which on some dates is sold out as much as a year in advance.
I forget the name, but the last time we were at Disney with the kids we went to a dinner show near the area where people can camp. It was a wild west style show, song and dance throughout a multiple course bbq type meal. Kids below early teens should really enjoy it, and the adults did too. You’ll be able to find it in one of the brochures or books about the park, but you need to plan and make reservations several days or even weeks in advance of your trip.
We took our kids to the Big River Grill about five years ago, and I recall that the food was very good, although the atomosphere was a bit stark. I second the nominations for Morocco, although it has slipped somewhat from our first visit about 10 years ago, England (casual dining), & France at EPCOT, plus a definite "YES" for O’Hana’s at the Polynesian. The kids all love this place. The food is superb (family style) & the games are lots of fun. Two other fantastic restaurants are Boma (incredible buffet) at the Animal Kindgom Lodge (they have kid-friendly foods) & the upscale spot at Wilderness Lodge. At the Animal Kingdom Lodge, you can go out back before or after dinner & see the animals through night vision binoculars. At Wilderness Lodge, you can witness the geyser erupting every half hour or so. Haven’t been to the California Grill at the Contemporary for several years, but it was excellent when we dined there. Plus, we saw Susan Sarandon & her family on their way out!
You’ll find that most Disney restaurants, even the more upscale ones, will cater to your children, so don’t worry about that aspect! Most of all, take a deep breath, and ENJOY Disney in all its craziness, because, before you know it, you’ll be home wishing you were back there…or maybe not [;)]
I think any of the places at Epcot are great !!
I especially like the one at Morocco, and the fish-and-chips in England too !! [:D]
If you want a great meal and aren’t afraid to spend a few bucks, Alfredo’s in the Italian section of EPCOT is the place. The food and atmosphere are perfect!
Do they still do the Mickey Mouse pancakes? That’s what I remember most from my childhood trip there…
Thanks to all who responded to my query! Yes, I will be travelling with children (3 & 5 yrs. old) so your suggestions will help. I have read quite a few books on Disneyworld, but thought I’d get the REAL scoop from those on this site who have been there and done that…and eaten that[:)][:)][:)] One place I plan on hitting for sure is Big River Grill & Brewing Works, as a beerhound I’d like to taste most of the beers that they brew there.
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