Hello and welcome to Part II of my Disney Dining round-up. It feels like such a long time ago now but reading about Disney restaurants is still one of my favourite things to do. If you’re interested in reading Part I you can find it here!
Picking up where I left off….
Chefs de France
World Showcase, Disney’s Epcot
I’d heard rave reviews about Chefs de France so thought I’d give it a whirl. We had to wait for ages for our table despite having an ADR. When I say ages, I mean a-g-e-s. It was so busy inside. Food was good though and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m not sure it was special enough for me to warrant a revisit but it was great all the same. Even better was the cocktail stand outside the restaurant – Grand Marnier Slushies rule.
Be Our Guest
Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Be Our Guest is one of the newest arrivals at Walt Disney World and the jewel in the Magic Kingdoms crown. We visited twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Lunch was a debacle of the highest standards and the less said about that the better. Dinner was a better experience. The restaurant itself is not to be missed – it’s got some pretty incredible theming and of course you get to meet the Beast. The food was good but the dessert trolley did it for me. I loved it that it was an old fashioned style dessert trolley – and of course, you must try the grey stuff, it’s delicious*
*Kind of. Didn’t really taste of much.
If you like peaceful, quiet, relaxing dinners then you’re not going to like this very much. What with the roaring dinosaurs and meteor showers accompanied by screaming kids in every direction. Of course with all that in mind, my children loved it. Actually we all did. This was our second visit and I still think the theming is fab. The food is your usual TGI/Rainforest Cafe style burger and chips but it’s great and you’re more there for the experience. And for the fact that you can get absolutely fleeced in the Build-a-Dino shop that is attached to it.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
I flipping loved the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater. Who wouldn’t want to sit in fake cars watching old black and white movie clips on a giant cinema screen? As I was having a cocktail (a glow-tini, which was useful in the dimly lit theater) the kids had to take the driving seat, they even got their license. So you can’t quite see what you’re eating, who cares! Fun experience.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Right before hell, Chef Mickeys was created. Harsh, and probably controversial. Everyone loves Chef Mickeys right? This is THE character restaurant. We’ve tried both breakfast and dinner here, both kind of made me want to lie in a darkened room for a good while after. The kids love it though, it’s all for the kids right? If it wasn’t for the decent amount of characters you see here I’d probably not come here. The food is average and the mayhem when the characters come round is pretty crazy. My children wouldn’t let us miss this if I begged and bribed them.
The Garden Grill
A new experience for us – The Garden Grill is unique in that it is a revolving restaurant. It turns ever so slowly, you hardly notice, but turn it does and we thought that was rather novel. Food here is served family style and you get what is on the menu dished up to share amongst you. We had a fantastic server and he was only more happy to bring us extra meat (sans gravy for our fussy eater). They also have characters here – Chip’n’Dale are the main ones but Pluto and Mickey also stopped by.
And there you have it. My quick-fire round-up of where we ate at Walt Disney World.
If you’ve been recently I’d love to hear about your experiences – or even better, if you’re planning a trip, come talk to me about it. I love to plan, even if it’s just vicariously!