What do you think of when you think of a Disney World vacation? Do you think of incredible rides and fantastic shows? Do you think of fireworks and parades? While these are all great experiences to have, many people aren’t aware that Disney World actually has some incredible restaurants. Read on to learn more about the most popular restaurants in Disney World.
Magic Kingdom’s Be Our Guest
Easily one of the most popular restaurants in Disney World, Be Our Guest is located in Beast’s Castel from the Disney movie Beauty and the Best. Not only does this spot have delicious food, like steak and fries, salmon, and unique cupcakes, but the décor inside is unparalleled. A look up will reveal dramatic painted clouds and fancy chandeliers, while a look out the windows brings you face to face with snow softly falling – all year round!
For an extra special treat, ask for a seat in the Rose Garden. This is a darker room – and not a great choice for young kids – that has one of the best parts of the movie in it: A rose that’s continuously losing petals. As the number of petals diminishes, a portrait of a handsome young prince slowly turns into a picture of the angry Beast.
The Contemporary Resort’s Chef Mickey’s
A savvy traveler knows that the Orlando packages that offer the best value don’t include hotels located on Disney property. Why? Because they’re extremely expensive. That said, some travelers worry that they’re missing out on some of the theming by staying at an off-site hotel. A visit to Chef Mickey’s can cure anyone of that worry.
Located in Disney World’s Contemporary Resort, here you can enjoy a fresh, delicious meal while Mickey and pals slowly wander through the restaurant. They’ll sign autographs, you can watch the monorail go through the middle of the resort, and then you can return to your cozy, affordable, nearby good neighbor hotel.
Epcot’s Le Cellier
If your top priority is getting some of the best food at Disney World, then Le Cellier is a great choice. With some of the most decadent steaks in the state of Florida, a cheese beer soup that is the thing of legends, and delicious crème brule for dessert, this is a meal that you won’t soon forget. Located in the Canada pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase, take your time entering and enjoy the beautiful waterfalls and mountain views.
The Contemporary Resort’s California Grill
California Grill is one of the few restaurants on Disney property that has a dress code. Thankfully, that dress code is fairly laid back: No tank tops and no flip flops about covers it. The food here is, as the name implies, based on the best California has to offer. The views are incredible and include Cinderella Castle. No matter time you dine here, you can return to the outdoor terrace to watch the nightly fireworks.
Animal Kingdom’s Tusker House
Tusker House, located in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom, has some great, unique African food for those with adventurous palettes. It also has classics for the whole family, like mac and cheese, and pizza. What’s more, you don’t have to decide which side to be on – it’s a buffet style restaurant that gives diners a chance to try something new and get out of their comfort zone, without fully committing.
This is also a great location to meet Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy, and many other characters. They’re dressed up as safari characters and do a special dance you won’t see anywhere else during your Disney World vacation.
Hollywood Studios’ Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
If you’ve never had a chance to eat at a real drive-in theater, or the kids haven’t, then this is an experience you won’t want to miss. Your ‘50s dressed car hop will get you to your seat, which is a booth built into an old Cadillac. As you enjoy your tasty burgers and milk shakes, old Science Fiction shorts play on the huge screen in front of you. With great food and a truly unique experience, this spot has it all.
Disney Springs’ Bongos Cuban Café
Those who want a more exciting night on the town may want to head to Bongos Cuban Café in Disney Springs. This lively spot, with delicious Cuban food, features live bands, loud music, and lots of dancing. For a fun, party atmosphere that’s family friendly, this spot can’t be beat.