Four Days- Four Restaurants

One of the most frequent questions that I am asked is what restaurants to get reservations at when at Walt Disney World.  There are SOOOO many amazing restaurants to try, but if you only have one day in each park, these are the restaurants that I would recommend.

(Note 1-there are AMAZING restaurants at the resorts as well that I LOVE, but for today we will pretend you only have one day in each park.  Note 2- There are lots of amazing quick service restaurants as well, but all of these are table service restaurants.)

Magic Kingdom- If you’ve only got the opportunity to check out one of the awesome restaurants, I recommend Crystal Palace.  I recommend it because it’s a buffet and has something for everyone, AND it is a character meal!  I’ve had breakfast and dinner at this location and both are delicious!  The characters at this location are Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet.

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Epcot- There are more table service restaurants at Epcot than any other park.  Within the 11 different countries in the World Showcase alone, there is at least one table service restaurant per country (sometimes 2 depending on which country!).  I’ve eaten at many of the restaurants, but if I only had one day I would choose Via Napoli.  The pizza offerings are out of this world!  They serve traditional Neapolitan style pizza that is cooked in a wood burning oven.  They also serve other Italian dishes and appetizers.

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Animal Kingdom-I have never had the opportunity to eat at a table service restaurant at Animal Kingdom (to be honest, 9 times out of 10 we have park hopper passes and usually do morning at AK and then go back Epcot for dinner!)  But if I were to eat at Animal Kingdom, I would go for Tusker House.  Tusker House is a buffet that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is a character meal featuring Safari Donald and his friends!

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Hollywood Studios- My pick for Hollywood Studios is 50’s Prime Time Cafe.  I’ve eaten at 3 of the five table service restaurants at Hollywood Studios and this was by far my favorite!  Not only was the food outstanding, the atmosphere was really enjoyable.  It’s set up as if you’re in a 1950’s mom’s kitchen.  The food is homestyle cooking, and cellphones at the table and elbows on the table are not tolerated.

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Fun Fact Friday- Favorite Snacks Calories

Everyone has their favorite Disney snack to grab when they’re in the parks!  I usually don’t even think about calories when I’m at WDW or DL because I know in my heart that I’ve walked enough to “earn” that treat lol… either that, or the magic of pixie dust makes calories not count at Disney :-p

So here are a few of my favorite Disney snacks and the favorites of some of my friends!

Premium Mickey Bar

Premium Mickey Bar

Premium Mickey Bar

330 calories

22g fat

Dole Whip

Dole Whip soft serve

Dole Whip soft serve

80-120 calories (depending on size)

0g fat

Mickey Pretzel

Mickey Pretzel

Mickey Pretzel

480-520 calories (I couldn’t find the exact calorie count for the Mickey Pretzel… this is an estimate based on the average calories in a soft pretzel)

4g fat

Churro

Churro

Churro

170 calories

5g fat

Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich

Mickey's Ice Cream Sandwich

Mickey’s Ice Cream Sandwich

280 cal

12g fat

Strawberry Cupcake at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Strawberry Cupcake from Be Our Guest Restauarant

Strawberry Cupcake from Be Our Guest Restaurant

390 calories

Mickey Rice Krispy Treat with Chocolate

Mickey Rice Krispy Treat

Mickey Rice Krispy Treat

390 calories

16g fat

AND THE GRAND DADDY OF SNACKS

Turkey Leg

Andrew Zimmerman chowing down on a Turkey Leg with Goofy

Andrew Zimmerman chowing down on a Turkey Leg with Goofy

720 calories

32g fat

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Making the Most of the Dining Plan Part 1

I am a big fan of the Disney Dining Plan option that you can add onto your vacation when staying on Disney Property.

I have personally done trips that included the Dining Plan as well as trips without the Dining Plan and I have learned so much about how to make the most of using the Dining Plan!

For the next few weeks I will be sharing things that I’ve learned along the way to get the most bang for your buck!

In today’s post I am just outlining the different dining plans and what they include!

There are several Dining Plan levels to fit different needs and budgets all the way from meeting the essentials all the way up to a truly premium experience!

The Quick Service Dining Plan- Includes 2 quick service meals an 1 snack per person per night of your stay.  You also get a resort refillable mug.

What is a quick service meal?  Those are meals where you go to a counter, order you food, and are served food on a tray and you find seating on your own. A quick service meal includes an entree (usually comes with a side), a dessert, and a drink (either a fountain drink or bottled beverage).

How much does the quick service dining plan cost?  For an adult the price is $41.99 per adult per night, and for children (age 3-9) the price is $16.03 per child per night.

Quick service style meal

Quick service style meal

The Disney Dining Plan– Includes 1 quick service meal, 1 table service meal, and 1 snack per person, per night of your stay. You also get a resort refillable mug.

What is a Table Service meal?  A table service meal is a traditional sit down restaurant.  You generally will need a reservation, you will be seated by a host or hostess, and will be taken care of by a waiter or waitress.  A table service meal includes an entree (generally with a side), a dessert, and a beverage.  There are also buffets and and character dining experiences that qualify as a table service meal.

How much does the Disney Dining Plan cost? For an adult the price is $60.04 per adult per night, and for children (age 3-9) the price is $19.23 per child per night.

Table Service Style Meal

Table Service Style Meal

Disney’s Deluxe Dining Plan– Includes 3 meals (table service, or quick service) and 2 snacks per person per night.  You also get a resort refillable mug.

How much does the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan cost? For an adult the price is $109.53 per adult per night, and for children (age 3-9) the price is $29.86 per child per night.

Disney Premium Dining Plan- Includes 3 meals (table service or quick service) and 2 snacks per person per night, unlimited use of select recreation activities (including golf), 1 admission per person to La Nouba, preferred firework viewing, unlimited admissions to select theme park tours.

How much does the Disney Premium Dining Plan cost? For an adult the price is $204 per adult per night, and for children (age 3-9) the price is $149 per child per night.

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