As I look out on the snowy arctic tundra that is Cincinnati, Ohio, I remind myself that my family will be happily vacationing in sunny Disney World in three months.
I started planning this trip as we left the Disney property after our last trip in June 2013. I have done even more research for this trip; and the dinning is one of my favorite parts to plan.
After reviewing the dining plans again, we have declined. For our family of three, we don’t save and would end up with wasted food. Plus, the dining plans do not account for alcohol in the parks (the margaritas are amazing).
We are not breakfast people and just like the last trip, I will bring a stash of Costco granola bars. Then we end up buying coffee (Starbucks is finally available in the parks) and a milk. Lunches are always quick service spots in the park or back at the hotel pool. Normally the servings are large and we end up splitting lunch.
However, dinner at Disney is always an experience to be treasured. In 2013, we dined at:
50’s Prime Time Cafe (Disney Studios) The pan-fried chicken is exactly how grandma makes it!
Be Our Guest (Magic Kingdom) We will be eating here again this upcoming trip. The atmosphere is amazing. Ask to sit in the West Wing and see the rose.
Cinderella’s Royal Table (Magic Kingdom) Note: This dinner does require two meal tickets/person on meal plans.
Coral Reef Restaurant (Epcot) The atmosphere is amazing and seafood lovers will enjoy every dish here.
San Angel Inn Restaurante (Epcot – Mexico) One of my favorite dinners…margaritas!
This year, we will be dinning at the following:
My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party (Grand Floridian Resort) Miss Modhousewife’s Birthday Present.
Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show (Polynesian Resort) Twenty years ago, I attended this show; and I am sure it’s even better now! At reservations, make sure to let them know if you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary….you may be pulled on stage!
Kona Cafe (Polynesian Resort) Voted best breakfast in Disney, we will be having a wedding anniversary brunch here the day we leave.
Le Cellier Steakhouse (Epcot – Canada) This restaurant has been voted as one of the best steak houses in Disney.
Narcoossee’s (Grand Floridan) After much debating on all the adult-only fine dining , we decided on this restaurant for our anniversary dinner. Miss Modhousewife will be enjoying an evening at our resort’s Children’s Activity Center.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant (Disney Studios) Really looking forward to this one with tons of American fare.
Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party (Magic Kingdom) After much research, I came upon this gem and can’t wait for dessert and fireworks under the stars (and seats).
T-Rex (Downtown Disney) Since we aren’t doing lots of character meals, Miss Modhousewife will love this pre-historic dining adventure.
Tutto Italia Ristorante (Epcot – Italy) We figured at some point we were going to crave Italian food.
Our favorite Fast Service lunches:
Casey’s Corner (Magic Kingdom – Main Street USA) Great Hotdogs and huge servings.
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe (Magic Kingdom) Great burgers and fries.
Happy Eating and Have a Magical Day!