Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by DizneeTeachR, Jun 8, 2010.
Jun 8, 2010
Just wondering your fav place to eat on the properties.
(OK, I know this is aimed at me!!!) NO way I can limit it to one!!
LeCellier (Canada pavillion in Epcot) is fabulous. The steaks are melt in your mouth. And the atmosphere (a wine celler is great!)
The Coral Reef (also Epcot) is amazing! One entire wall is the fish tank-- you feel as though you're underwater!!! And the 3 times I've been there, the food has been delicious!!!
The Aukerhaus (Norway in Epcot) is a GREAT place to meet princesses!!! We did the princess breakfast, but late in the morning so it was brunch. (Standard breakfast stuff. My kids would never have eaten the Norweigan food.) The food was excellent, and we met 5 different princesses!!!!
Speaking of princesses, 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian hosts dinner with Cinderella, the Prince, and the step family. The stepmother and step sisters are a riot!!!! ANd the cold strawberry soup is wonderful!!!
(The last time I did Cinderella's castle was in 1990-- it's now 2 meal credits, so we've chosen to pass on it.)
Chef Mickey's (in the Contemporary) is a riot. Food was fine, but you go there for the atmosphere!
In Animal Kingdom, we really enjoyed lunch at Yak and Yetti. It was at least a bazillion degrees, and the AC hit the spot. Lunch was absolutely wonderful, and the brownie sundae was too much for 3 of us to split!!!
Sci Fi diner was fun, but Brian's braces had just snapped, so we were jussssttttt a little tense. I'll have to try it under better circumstances next time.
We thought 'Ohana in teh Polynesian was just so-so--- no rush to get back there. But we would go back to Kona Cafe again.
It's been a few years since I've been there (unlike Alice) but we loved the sci fi diner! I had a soup with popcorn on top - strange idea but delicious.
We also found the pizzas at the hotel to be economical and yummy if you don't do the meal plan.
THANKS... Yes aimed at you, but I know that others have gone!!! LOL!!!
We are doing the dining plan... but want to try other places.
What are your favorites??
Unlike you we liked Ohana's. We did Chef Mickey's, Hollywood & vine, Ft. Wilderness.
We didn't do Epcot last time, but plan to this time.
The only time I went to Disney, I chaperoned Senior Trip and I got strep. I was miserable (yet still oddly had a great time). But by the time we left my tonsils were stuck together. The only thing I really remember eating are the crepes in Epcot - France. I must have eaten 20 of those things over the course of the trip. They were soft and yummy and the only thing I wanted to eat. lol.
We didn't dislike it, just didn't love it. (And we LOVED so many other places!)
Are you doing the meal plan?? And where are you thinking of staying??
C'mon, give me my Disney fix!!
Yes, meal plan.... That's why I asked what places we should do!!! We are between a couple place right now!!!
Sorry, I've got to learn to read; you already mentioned the meal plan.
Here are some reviews:
Oh, no big deal... I know it's the excitement!!! LOL!!!! You better be ready for questions & advice!!!
Which ones are you considering??
Hubby made a couple reservations already... Chef Mickey's & Ohana's...other than that not much!!
The Italian place in Epcot and the San Angel Inn also in Epcot are both fantastic, We also like the Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom.
On a side note, be sure to have a Dole Whip, either at the Polynesian (Captain Cooks, the fast food place there, has them) or near Pirates of the Carribean-- I think it's calle Aloha Isle???
They're like pineapple slurpies!!!
Now I'm going to bed and dreaming of Disney!
Oh I've had those... when hubby & I first met he had a friend that worked there & we went for free!!!
Try Morocco! Both restaurants are good! If you go at lunch, you can get a good deal at the more expensive one.
Of course, I love so many places there too!!!
I love to take a boat over to the Polynesian for a bite at Captain Cook's. I love the taco salads at Y Pirata Y El Perico when it is open. I love the pastries at France and Norway! I love to eat waffles just outside the castle!! Hubby loves the Dole Whip pineapple floats in Adventureland.
Just too many to list!!!! :woot::woot::woot:
We're looking at places on the dining plan.
LOve the pineapple floats
Anyone been to the Garden Grill?!?!
A little off topic, but as soon as we got a rental car, we drove off the property and ate at Red Lobster. We were so excited to eat delicious food for about the same price as the fast food on the property!
I ate at Mexico and Germany in Epcot and it was "okay". Perfect price for a high school student but it wasn't amazing.
And Alice.... I will probably dream about those pineapple things tonight now that you mentioned them. I had one when I went a few years ago and it was AMAZING!!
Anyone stayed at Boardwalk or Animal Kingdom?!?!
When are you going, Diznee?? We're def. on for Christmas break, if anyone else will be there!
My favorite restaurant in my memory is the revolving one in Epcot with Chip and Dale. The catfish and strawberry shortcake was AMAZING.
Jun 9, 2010
I hear both are fabulous.
With those two, it's about location and mood.
Boardwalk gives you access to the Boardwalk (DUH!) and puts you closer to Epcot; AKL is more serene and puts you closer to Animal Kindgom.
Also, if it matters: standard rooms at the Boardwalk sleep 5, while AKL only sleeps 4. Check that if it matters to you; it would be a deal breaker for us.
On a related note: I just noticed (while checking my facts on that last point) that Disney is planning to open another Value Resort themed around animation: http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/resorts/art-of-animation.htm
I'm a little biased choosing restaurants because we have had annual passes to Disney for the last 25 years or so and we have seen many wonderful restaurants come and go. My all time favorite was the Top of the World on top of the Contemporary Resort. Of course, they are closed now but we went there on our first anniversary in 1984. I was due to give birth any day and they were so accommodating finding us comfortable seats. The prime rib was the best I have ever had and it was so well cooked that fell apart when you looked at it.
Our second favorite is also gone. It used to be in the big white building on the right as you enter Disney under the train station. They had the best chef salad anywhere. I used to have terrible cravings for it when I was pregnant.
Right now one of our favorite restaurants is Sci Fi (mostly for the ambiance) and Liberty Tree Tavern. Great roast turkey.
Right now we live in a different part of the state and we are only able to get back to Disney four or five times each year. However, when our daughter graduates college in two years we are moving back home to Orlando and then I can resume going every single week! Can't wait!!! I'll be retired from the classroom and just subbing so I can work my schedule around my first love...Disney!
Thanks for all the input.... Keep it coming though.
Here are most of the menus:
We were up late making reservations online at some places!!!
Disfreak here. Here's my favs:
Magic Kingdom- Casey's Corner- best fries and hot dogs . Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe- good variety and the seating outside offers a great view of the castle.
Epcot (our family hasn't had the opportunity to eat at the finer restaurants)- Sunshine Seasons- great variety and healthy alternatives.
*Club Station Cool- a FREE sampling of Coca-Cola from around the world. "If it's free, it's for me!"
Animal Kingdom- Pizzafari- (my daughter and hubby love this place) for good pizza.
Yak & Yeti- good Asian food in a cool atmosphere.
Disney Hollywood Studios- 50's Prime Time Cafe- fun atmosphere and very quick service (I like to get my food quick). I've also eaten at the Sci-Fi Dine-In. I prefer the food and service at 50's better.
The Hollywood Brown Derby- upscale and very Delicious!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite restaurant in all of Disney World.
California Grill in the Contemporary is awesome. If you can score 9pm or later reservations, you can sit and watch the fireworks as you eat. It's worth it. The food and view are both breathtaking.
My personal favs: Brown Derby, California Grill and 50's Prime Time Cafe.:thumb:
THANKS for the info!!
When I went to Disney a few years ago we opted to not to eat at the parks (no children with us so we didn't want to eat with the characters LOL) so I have limited experience with the dining options. The only restaurant we went to was in "Germany" at Epcot. It was a buffet and we got to try a large assortment of German foods that I've never had before. If it wasn't a buffet I think I would have passed on it because I'm not familiar enough with that type of food to have made a good choice from the menu. We got to watch a Polka show while we were eating and it was a lot of fun.
That would be the Biergarten
Now I'm all super excited for our trip! Man, I can't wait. I'm so jealous of those who can use season passes...
But you have so many terrific places to visit where you are! I think we all get used to the fun things were we live and kind of take it for granted.
You're welcome Jem... LOL!!!
If you are doing the dinner plan I don't know if you can start making reservations, just check online!!! We spent I think 2-3 hrs looking & picking stuff that will fit in to our schedule!!!
180 days out.
You can google a "day countdown" to find out when your day is if you're trying to get something hard (Cinderella's Castle, Le Cellier...) If so, a hint: make those hard to get reservations at the END of your stay. They'll be within the 180 day mark for fewer people.
Alice... we were (I think) able to even overlap a couple... so we booked what we could & then made decisions later in the evening!!!
We stayed at Animal Kingdom lodge and it was just heavenly. My kids didn't want to leave the pool! DH and I enjoyed the buffet (authentic African food) but I don't know if it's still open.
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