Be Our Guest Dinner Review

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One of the newest and most hard to come by reservations at Disney World is having dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. My family was lucky enough to snag one of these reservations on our last trip. We arrived right around 6:00 and were seated within five minutes of checking in.

Of course the overall theming of this restaurant is one of the best at Disney World due to all of the great elements the Imagineers included such as these “soldiers” in the entry way. Guests are able to dine in one of three dining rooms including the Main Ballroom, the West Wing, and the Rose Gallery. Also, this restaurant is only a table service option at dinner as it serves a quick service breakfast and lunch. With that said both breakfast and lunch are still done by reservation even though they are a quick service option.

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We have dined in the main dining room before, but were very excited this time when we were led to the West Wing and we got our first glimpse of the rose.

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Dining in the West Wing itself was fantastic. Of all of the great elements in this restaurant we feel this room really hits the theme in an unbelievable way. The only consideration is it is quite dark, which of course adds to the mood, but it makes taking pictures quite difficult. Or quite distracting to others due to your flash, however you want to look at it.

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We sat down and were greeted with the creative rose napkins on our table and soon had the bread service in front of us.

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For my meal I ended up selecting the Grilled Strip Steak with Garlic-herb butter and pommes frites for $35.

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I have ordered this entree before and have enjoyed it each time. It has always been cooked well, seasoned well, and the garlic-herb butter gives it an extra nice flavor. It is not a steak on the level of Yachtasman’s Steakhouse at the Yacht Club, but it is still a really good meal. The french fries have also been good each time I’ve had then and I even enjoy the mayonnaise based dipping sauce.

My wife also has a favorite menu item hear that she enjoys, the Pork Chop served with mac ‘n cheese au gratin for $27.

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She absolutely loves this dish. The pork is perfectly tender and the mac ‘n cheese au gratin is excellent. In addition to tasting good the pork chop is a large cut of meat and it is also a good size serving of mac ‘n cheese.

After enjoying our dinner we decided to try a couple of dessert options since they are relatively inexpensive at just $5 each. First we tried the Chocolate Cream Puff filled with chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream.

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This dish was good, although it was fairly plain. Also, the catch to them only costing $5 is that they are pretty small. In addition to the cream puff we also tried The “Grey Stuff” served over chocolate spongecake.

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This was maybe the one part of our meal that we didn’t enjoy very much. Their was just not a lot of flavor to the “Grey Stuff” and the cake was pretty dry. I had heard the “Gray Stuff” had a cream cheese flavor, but what we had tasted basically like whipped cream. All in all though if that was the only negative to our meal we ended up with a good experience.

Overall, we had a great meal and experience at Be Our Guest and the meal is finished off as you get to visit with the Beast before you leave the castle. You can’t beat this experience due to the tasty meal, the fantastic theme and decor, the location inside the Magic Kingdom, and meeting with a Disney hero.

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Crystal Palace Breakfast Review

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The Crystal Palace

Today we will be looking at one of our favorite breakfast spots in all of Disney World, The Crystal Palace inside the Magic Kingdom. This breakfast is always a family favorite for us due to the food, the location, and the great character interactions. We arrived at 10:30 for our dining reservation and were seated just about five minutes after checking in. This is a beautiful building located just off of Main Street USA and within view of Cinderella Castle.

Breakfast is by far our favorite meal at the Crystal Palace and today was no different. We sampled a lot of the traditional breakfast fare at the Crystal Palace and everything was very appetizing. We enjoyed many of the typical breakfast options such as the biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, and potato casserole.

Of course one of my favorite dishes here is the breakfast lasagna that includes pancakes, waffles, pound cake, custard, and fruit in one delicious mixture. I will say that the lasagna was a little too soggy on this visit. Typically is sets up very well and is a great dish, but today it was just slightly off.

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Breakfast Lasagna (Top Left of Plate)

Another of our favorites is the puffed french toast, a specialty of the Crystal Palace.

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Puffed French Toast (Right Side of Plate)

It is a great mixture between a fritter and french toast that is dusted with sugar. It is delicious with syrup or honey over the top or just by itself. Unlike the lasagna the puffed french toast was spot on in its preparation on this visit. It was crispy on the outside, had the perfect amount of sugar, and was perfectly cooked on the inside.

I also tried an omelette with ham and cheese, yes I’m boring, and it was good. Not the best omelette I’ve ever had, but certainly much better than just getting the eggs off of the buffet.

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Ham & Cheese Omelette

In addition to the delicious food this meal includes characters. Winnie the Pooh and his friends, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet all make a visit to your table during your meal. We have always had great interactions with the characters when dining here, but I had heard going in they had slowed the characters down some. We did not experience that, but we were eating between 10:45 and 11:15 and the restaurant was only about half full since we were at the tail end of the breakfast period. This is most likely why the characters arrived quickly for us and spent a good deal of time at our table. I can certainly see how if you arrive in the middle of the busy dining time you may wait over an hour to see all of the characters at your table.

Overall, The Crystal Palace is one of our go to breakfast spots at Disney World and this visit did not disappoint. Let us know your thoughts on Crystal Palace by commenting below or visiting us on Facebook.

5 Theme Park Table Service Restaurants that “Shouldn’t Be Missed”

Dining is an experience that many people overlook when thinking of a Disney trip, but it is truly one of the best parts of a Disney World vacation. Some of the most unique dining experiences are those table service restaurants that are located inside the theme parks of the Disney World Resort. The main method that we have used to pick this list of five is first on food experience and then on atmosphere. Above all to make our list the food at the restaurants had to be very high in quality and the atmosphere immersive and unique. It is also important to note that we did not include signature dining restaurants in this list, which means all of these restaurants that we recommend below will only use one table service dining credit when on the Disney Dining Plan. We have also not included any character dining restaurants, as those will be included on their own top five list. Here are five of our favorites theme park table services restaurants and these are ones that we would say “Shouldn’t Be Missed!”

  1. Be Our Guest – From the moment you walk across the bridge to this beautiful castle inside of the Magic Kingdom you are transported into one of the most classic Disney movies of all time, Beauty and the Beast. The Beast’s castle is great to look at from the outside, but is downright stunning once you step inside the restaurant. One unique aspect of this restaurant is the three different dining spaces that you may be seated in. The main ballroom is the largest dining space and is complete with fantastic chandeliers and snow falling outside the window. Guests also may be seated in the West Wing, complete with the rose which loses its petals throughout dinner. The final room is the Rose Gallery, which is complete with the Beauty and the Beast music box in the center of the room. The decor and setting is not the only star of this restaurant the food is equally as impressive. The traditional French Onion Soup is a fantastic appetizer and it is hard to ignore the well cooked New York Strip Steak entree. The Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops entree is another star as it is served inside of a puff pastry with a creamy lobster sauce over the top. To top it all off are the signature desserts of the castle, which includes several cupcake options as well as cream puffs, and be sure to try “The Gray Stuff”. Finally, after dessert you will most likely have the opportunity to meet the host himself, The Beast, in his study before you leave. All in all you will not be disappointed at this fantastic dining opportunity in the Magic Kingdom.
  2. Teppan Edo – As we think at Epcot there are many great table service dining options, but when also factoring in trying to find a unique experience one must mention this fantastic Hibachi style dining experience in the Japan Pavilion of the World Showcase. Teppan Edo is truly a meal that is entertaining and will be enjoyed by every member of the family. The teppanyaki style restaurant is a very unique experience and your personal chefs will always be sure to put on a great show for your family that will include some cool tricks and even some comedy. The ordering experience is slightly different as you are mainly going to choose a meat or vegetable for the chef to prepare for you on the grill right before your eyes. There are some appetizers available and we love the Wafu Ribs, which are cooked on the flat top by the chef as soon as they arrive. When it comes to choosing your main meal they have many options available including filet mignon, chicken, shrimp, or even vegetable options. By this point in your meal the chef is cooking everyone’s entree as well as the noodles and other sides that come with it and before long you are enjoying a fantastic meal in a great location. The desserts are not the star of this restaurant but some of the choices are not to be missed. We enjoy both the Chocolate Ginger Cake and the Green Tea Cheesecake as both are very good despite their unique combinations of flavors.
  3. Biergarten – When it comes to unique experiences they are all around Epcot’s World Showcase, but one of the best is Biergarten in the Germany Pavilion. From the moment you walk in you feel as though you have walked right into a small German village and no detail is missed, including the moon rising into the sky over the housetops. In addition to the fantastic theming Disney takes it a step further and a live band will entertain at various times during dinner and guests are even invited to partake in the entertainment on the dance floor by the stage. Another favorite experience in this restaurant is the great assortment of traditional, German beers that are available from your server. The food is served from a buffet and you will certainly not leave this place hungry when the meal is over. There are a multitude of appetizer type options including salads , soups, various pickles, macaroni salad, and other traditional German dishes such as one of our favorites the Warm German Potato Salad. Then the hot buffet has many other great German dishes including multiple flavors of German sausages and bratwursts, Pork Shank Gratin and Braised Pork Schnitzel. In addition to all of these options there are many dessert options with the Bavarian Cheesecake being the traditional German headliner. When considering the great food, drink, atmosphere, and entertainment Biergarten is a restaurant not to be missed at Disney World.
  4. Sci Fi Diner – One of the most unique dining experiences in all of Disney World is the Sci-Fi Diner at Hollywood Studios. When you walk in you realize you are going to dine somewhere you probably never thought you would, in a car at a drive in movie from years past. The “cars” in the dining room will serve as your table for the evening and you will be entertained by movie flicks on the large “drive-in movie screen” at the front of the room. The food here is certainly not on the level of a fine dining establishment, but it is very good in it’s own right, and is relatively low priced when compared to other table service restaurants. The Chicken Wings appetizer with a Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce is particularly good and a great way to start the meal off. We have found the best entrees on this menu are relatively simple, but are done well. The Sci-Fi Specialty Burger, with swiss cheese, pulled pork, and sriracha BBQ sauce is a guest favorite. Other favorites are the BBQ Ribs or the Reuben sandwich. When it comes down to it the food is good and the atmosphere is very unique and entertaining, making this a table service meal that we think you should not miss when going to Disney World.
  5. Via Napoli – When people talk about pizza at Disney World the discussion usually doesn’t have many options for good pizza, but then the discussion probably turns to the one place that has fantastic, authentic, Italian pizza and that is at Via Napoli in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion. From the moment you walk in the door at Via Napoli you feel as though you are in an Italian Pizzeria complete with the large ovens and open kitchen where you can smell the fantastic pizza’s already being made. We have also found the servers at this restaurant to be among the best and most friendly on Disney property and they will go out of the way to make sure you enjoy your meal. Even though the pizza is the star here there are some noteworthy appetizers that will get your meal off to a great start. Our favorite appetizer is the Arancini, which is fried risotto balls filled with mozzarella and topped with marinara sauce. It is cooked perfectly and a great starter. After this you will be ready for a fantastic pizza from the ovens. Many people are partial to the Quattro Formaggi, which includes four different cheeses. Of course we love many of the other signature “pies” such as the spicy Piccante, but you really cannot go wrong with any of the pizza’s on the menu. If you love pizza, and most people do, this is a place you should not miss when traveling to Disney World.

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Cape May Cafe Dinner Review

One of our family’s favorite meals when at Walt Disney World is having dinner at Cape May Cafe. It seems as if the vibe of the restaurant fits in so perfectly with what we want in a dinner. The staff is easy going and friendly, and the buffet has always been of high quality when we have dined here. Hopefully this experience would not be any different.

We always like to get an early dinner reservation here, right around 5:00 and this time was no different. The one negative to this restaurant, in our opinion, is that the buffet area can get quite crowded as you get further into the dinner service. There is nothing worse than a buffet of tasty, all-you-can-eat crab legs sitting there, but you cannot get to it because there are so many people. We feel that getting an early reservation helps avoid this as much as possible.

We checked in about five minutes before our 5:00 reservation and were seated promptly at 5:00 PM. One of my favorite parts of this restaurant are the decorative sand castles located throughout the dining area.

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The decor in the restaurant is exactly what you would expect of a restaurant in the Beach Club Resort. The colors are inviting and the sand castles do a great job of putting you in a seafood mood! Soon after sitting down our waitress, Marie, arrived and she was fantastic! She was so helpful with our three year old throughout the meal and spent a lot of time just talking and conversing with us about where we were from and things like that.

Once we got settled I headed up and wasted no time in finding the main event, the crab legs!

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After perusing the first part of the buffet I ended up with a plate of crab, shrimp, and two different types of potatoes.

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One thing that always impresses us about Cape May Cafe is how well done the crab legs are despite being done in a buffet setting. It would be easy to put out sub-par crab legs in this large scale setting, but every time we’ve been here they have been very tasty and well done. In addition to the crab legs I particularly loved a dish on the buffet that was labeled the “Seafood Penne Pasta”. It was fantastic with large chunks of seafood and a nice, cheesy sauce. They also had calamari on the evening that we were there, which is also not a dish you would think of as being very good on a buffet, but it was very tasty. Neither my wife or I just love calamari in general, but we did eat quite a bit of it and definitely enjoyed it.

After we were finished with the buffet we set out to see what desserts were going to catch our eye. The dessert buffet here is made up of many different types of small, bite sized desserts. I ended up with a few different selections.

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None of the dessert selections were particularly memorable, but they were good and since they were included on the buffet we certainly had our share.

As we finished our meal, around 6:00 PM the restaurant was really starting to fill up and this is where we discussed this is definitely a meal you want to get an early dinner reservation. By the time we were leaving their were some pretty long lines just to get down the side of the buffet with the crab legs. All things considered though that is the really the only major complaint of this restaurant. It is a restaurant we highly recommend in terms of the atmosphere and quality of the food. The price tag for this restaurant is a bit high, but considering you get pretty good crab legs it is a restaurant we still tend to frequent when we are at Disney World. The price for adults will range from $47.99 to $51.99 depending on the time of year and the child price will range from $26.10 to $29.99.

Have you been to Cape May Cafe for dinner? If so, give us your thoughts below.

Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine Returning to Hollywood Studios

Disney World has announced that they will once again be doing a special dining experience at Hollywood and Vine Restaurant in Hollywood Studios. The event, Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine, will return on January 7 and run through March 19. This event, which debuted last year, allows guests to be a part of a special dinner party with Minnie that celebrates Disney movie magic. Guests will get to walk on the red carpet with Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy. The normal Hollywood and Vine buffet menu will be present along with some special dishes such as creamy popcorn soup, bacon-wrapped pork loin, honey-bourbon glazed turkey, and lobster & shrimp macaroni.

It is not yet apparent if Disney will bring back the other special dining events at Hollywood and Vine this year. Last year they offered Minnie’s Springtime Dine from March through May, Minnie’s Summertime Dine from June through September, Minnie’s Halloween Dine in September & October, and Minnies Holiday Dine in November and December. We’ll update this post if and when those experiences are announced.

Garden Grill Dinner Review

From the moment you walk into the Land Pavilion at Epcot one is hit with the smell of the fresh food being prepared both at Sunshine Seasons and Garden Grill and it is one of my favorite smells on property. The entire sustainability theme in this pavilion where they use food that is grown and prepared right there at Epcot make the experience just that much better.

For our dinner at Garden Grill we were really looking forward to the characters with a three year old boy in tow. There is no shortage of experiences and meals geared towards girls and princesses at Disney World, but this is actually one of those meals that I think are great for boys. And after this experience I would continue to hold that viewpoint, although this restaurant is just a really great experience for all ages of boys and girls…and adults alike!

Garden Grill started off on the right foot as we had a 5:15 reservation and were seated at 5:20, which was excellent compared to some other experiences on this trip. The service was fantastic during this meal as our server, Janelle was a real treat! They even had our table set up in neat fashion when we arrived.

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Like I mentioned earlier we had our three year old son with us and were trying to take care of character interaction so we missed a few food pictures. They started us off with their salad which was good and we appreciated that it had hard boiled egg and real bacon on it, although the dressing was pretty bland in our opinion, but along with the salad they served some dinner rolls with this tasty honey butter with sea salt on the top. Those really hit the spot.

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As we were eating we were able to have great character interactions with Mickey, Pluto, Chip, & Dale. We even got to see Mickey and Pluto twice during our meal and I don’t think we were there for much over an hour. All of the characters spent plenty of time with us and took some great pictures with our son. The fact that we saw Mickey & Pluto twice and we weren’t there that long tells me the number of tables in this restaurant actually allows them to move around in a decent amount of time without sacrificing the amount of time they spend at each table.

Next up came our entree plate which looked like this.

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We enjoyed all of the meats overall. The beef was my favorite as it was cooked very well, was nice and tender, and had the perfect seasoning. The turkey was good, I’m just not a big fan of turkey in general, but my wife enjoyed it a lot. Finally, the fish was cooked well and was tasty, but I felt the sauce on the top was slightly overpowering to the fish. That may have just been personal taste or just the person preparing the food got a little generous, but anyway I could have done with a little less of the sauce.

For the sides the big winner was the mashed potatoes, they were fantastic. They were creamy and seasoned well and all three of us loved them so much we had to have them bring some more. The other plate of sides they brought also had some very tasty options on it.

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I’m not sure if everyone gets the macaroni and cheese or if we did just because we had a child with us. Anyway the macaroni and cheese was a big winner with all of us as it was actually really good and not just made for the kids. The broccoli was also good, although not seasoned very much if at all. Finally, we enjoyed the addition of the sweet potato fries, again we may have only gotten these because we had a kid with us.

Now, after all of that food we were ready for dessert and the Garden Grill knows how to do dessert.

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The cobbler that they served us was awesome! It had many different types of berries inside and the crumb and nut topping was done perfectly and the proportions were right on. This was the fantastic ending to a great meal with great characters. One of the biggest wins of this meal is the fact that it is served family style. So many Disney character meals are buffets so when you have kids you have the constant juggling of taking care of your kids, getting your food, getting your kids food, making sure you kids eat, trying to eat yourself, and in the midst of all that you have to handle meeting the characters. With this meal at Garden Grill you never have to leave your table so the character meets are much less stressful and the food is brought to you hot an ready and if you need more all you have to do is ask.

Overall this was a fantastic meal with good food, great character interactions and great service. This meal is expensive, but that is the norm for character meals at Disney World. The adult price ranges from $37.97 to $44.72 depending on the time of year and the child price ranges from $$19.10 to $24.99. Tax is included in those prices, but gratuity is not. This meal is also one credit on the dining plan and they do accept Tables in Wonderland for a 20% discount.

Have you been to Garden Grill? Let us know your thoughts below!

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Review

 photo IMG_0987_zpsr30bjmkb.jpgFor today’s Saturday Trip Review Article we are going to look at our last visit to one of the most popular restaurants at Disney World, the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater. The Sci-Fi Diner is one of the most heavily themed restaurants in all of Walt Disney World as guests are ushered into a dimly lit room meant to reflect being at the drive in movies, and I happen to think Disney really did a great job of delivering on this theme. From the movies playing on the big screen to being seated in replica convertible cars that have been made into booths, the theming is impeccable.

It is worth noting that we had a 5:50 reservation and check in about five minutes early, but were a little disappointed to not be seated until 6:20. For some reason this restaurant seems to have issues like this more often than not of not seating guests on time. As soon as we walked inside though the atmosphere took over and we were certainly able to enjoy our dinner.

Our waitress for this meal was fantastic and as we ordered our drinks she reminded us that we could have anyone of their special flavors added in so I took her up on that offer and added some vanilla flavoring to my soda and it was delicious. She also brought our three year old son some goldfish in a little cup so that he would have something to snack on while waiting for our meal. I have never seen that at any other Disney restaurant and he very much appreciated it.

 photo IMG_1003_zpskfm7ch1g.jpgNext came our meals and my wife ordered an appetizer as her dinner, the Honey Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing and Celery Sticks and she loved it. She even commented that it was probably the best thing she had eaten on our trip thus far and this was on about day five. She offered me a wing, which I graciously accepted and was able to confirm her opinion that these wings were great. It is something we would definitely order again either as a meal or appetizer.

For my meal I ended up going with the Sci-Fi Angus Burger topped with pulled pork, Siracha barbecue sauce, Swiss cheese, and pickled apple slaw. I asked for the slaw on the side as I am not a huge fan of that kind of thing on my burger. This burger was actually really good and cooked well, the only negative I had was that the pulled pork did not seem extremely fresh. It was a little tough and not extremely flavorful. The apple slaw was pretty good in our opinion as we just ate it as a side instead of trying it on the burger.

Our son got the popcorn chicken kids meal and it was served with french fries. I am always amazed at how large of a serving of fries they put on kids meals at sit down restaurants and this one was no exception. He enjoyed his kids meal, but his favorite thing was the shakes we ordered to go with our meals. We tried both the oreo shake and the chocolate shake and both were delicious.

Overall, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater is certainly a favorite of our family for several reasons. The atmosphere is great, it is a great meal for kids as their is built in entertainment with the movie screens, and the food is usually pretty good. The food is not fancy and I would not call it excellent, but it is certainly an enjoyable spot for lunch or dinner at Hollywood Studios. Finally, our waitress on this trip, Brittany, was awesome! She was constantly interacting and talking with our son. She brought the snack to him at the start of the meal and kept checking on him the entire time. She even boxed up the remaining goldfish for him so he could take them out into the park for a snack later. She truly had the “Disney Spirit” going for her and it made our visit to Sci-Fi extra special.

For more reviews of dining at Disney World visit the dining page of this blog.

Candlelight Processional Tickets on Sale and Narrators Announced for 2016

Candlelight Processional (CC)Tickets are now on sale for the popular Candlelight Processional Dining Package at Epcot for the upcoming Holiday season. In addition to making these packages available for booking Disney has also released the names of most of the narrators for the event which include several popular returners as well as newcomers like baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. Here is the schedule that has been updated on October 25, 2016:

 

 

  • 11/25-27 – Steven Curtis Chapman
  • 11/28-12/1 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/2-12/3 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/4-12/6 – Edward James Olmos
  • 12/10-12/12 – Robby Benson
  • 12/13-12/15 – Meredith Vieira
  • 12/16-12/18 – Jim Caviezel
  • 12/19-12/21 – Joe Morton
  • 12/22-12/24 – Ming-Na Wen
  • 12/25-12/27 – Jodi Benson
  • 12/28-12/30 – Cal Ripken, Jr.

One very interesting addition to the dining package this year is the addition of breakfast to the available options at both Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and the Garden Grill. Also, Disney has opened a couple of restaurants at the Yacht Club Resort and Boardwalk Resort for these dining packages as both the Captain’s Grill and Trattoria Al Forno are both offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The event takes place three times each night at 5:00, 6:45, and 8:15 at the American Gardens Theatre in the World Showcase. The packages include a meal at a participating Epcot restaurant as well as a reserved seat for the show. The packages start at $27 per adult and $14 per child for breakfast and increase to $47 per adult and $20 per child for lunch and dinner. Those prices do not include tax and of course some restaurants will cost more than that, those are the starting and lowest priced options. Here are the prices for all restaurants that are participating in the Candlelight Processional Dinner Package.

Buffet/Family Style Restaurants

Biergarten (Epcot World Showcase – Germany Pavilion)
Lunch: Adults – $39, Children – $22
Dinner: Adults – $53, Children – $29

The Garden Grill (Epcot Future World – The Land Pavilion)
Breakfast: Adults – $39, Children – $23
Lunch: Adults – $57, Children – $34
Dinner: Adults – $57 Children – $34

Traditional Sit-Down Restaurants

Trattoria Al Forno (Disney’s Boardwalk)
Breakfast: Adults – $27, Children – $14
Dinner: Adults – $58, Children – $23

Captain’s Grill (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort)
Breakfast: Adults – $31, Children – $17
Lunch: Adults – $47, Children – $20
Dinner: Adults – $64, Children – $23

Nine Dragons (Epcot World Showcase – China Pavilion)
Lunch: Adults – $41, Children – $14
Dinner: Adults – $51, Children – $18.50

Restaurant Marrakesh (Epcot World Showcase – Morocco Pavilion)
Lunch: Adults – $50, Children – $21
Dinner: Adults – $58, Children – $21

Spice Road Table (Epcot World Showcase – Morocco Pavilion)
Lunch: Adults – $50, Children – $21
Dinner: Adults – $58, Children – $21

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Epcot World Showcase – Norway Pavilion)
Breakfast: Adults – $54, Children – $32
Lunch: Adults – $69, Children – $41
Dinner: Adults – $69, Children – $41

Via Napoli (Epcot World Showcase – Italy Pavilion)
Lunch: Adults – $54, Children – $20
Dinner: Adults – $57, Children – $24

San Angel Inn (Epcot World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion)
Lunch: Adults – $57.25, Children – $15.50
Dinner: Adults – $71.50, Children – $17.50

Rose and Crown (Epcot World Showcase – Great Britain Pavilion)
Lunch: Adults – $58, Children – $23
Dinner: Adults – $58, Children – $23

Tokyo Dining (Epcot World Showcase – Japan Pavilion)
Lunch: Adults – $62, Children – $16.99
Dinner: Adults – $74, Children – $20.75

Teppan Edo (Epcot World Showcase – Japan Pavilion)
Lunch: Adults – $62, Children – $16.99
Dinner: Adults – $74, Children – $20.75

Les Chefs de France (Epcot World Showcase – France Pavilion)
Lunch: Adults – $65.99, Children – $17.99
Dinner: Adults – $75.99, Children – $22.99

Tutto Italia (Epcot World Showcase – Italy Pavilion)
Lunch: Adults – $64, Children – $22
Dinner: Adults – $70, Children – $25

Coral Reef (Epcot Future World – The Seas Pavilion)
Lunch: Adults – $69, Children – $24
Dinner: Adults – $69, Children – $24

La Hacienda de San Angel (Epcot World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion)
Dinner: Adults – $76.50, Children – $17.50

Major Changes to the Disney Dining Plan in 2017

Crystal Palace SignWhen Disney released package reservations for 2017 a few days ago that mean they were also releasing some details of the dining plan and there is a fairly major change coming. For several years now all meals, both quick service and table service have included 1 entree, 1 non-alcoholic drink, and 1 dessert. In 2017 there will be no dessert included with quick service meals, but guests will receive an extra snack each day of their plan. This change affects both the quick service dining plan and the table service plan. For table service meals a dessert is still included. See the full details of the 2017 plan below:

2017 Quick Service Dining Plan

  • 2 Quick Service Meals (Include an entree and a non-alcoholic drink)
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 Resort Refillable Mug per person

2017 Disney Dining Plan

  • 1 Quick Service Meal (Include an entree and a non-alcoholic drink)
  • 1 Table Service Meal (Includes an entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic drink or full meal at buffet)
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 Resort Refillable Mug per person

2017 Deluxe Disney Dining Plan

  • 3 Meals – Meal can be either quick service or table service (Table Service meals on the Deluxe Plan includes an appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage)
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 Resort Refillable Mug per person

You can find the full details on the 2017 Dining Plan by visiting that section of the Disney website HERE. Keep in mind not all restaurants may be included on the list yet, but most will continue to be added as we get closer to 2017. Many restaurants on property are not directly owned and/or operated by Disney so it take a little longer to negotiate the dining plan contracts. Leave a comment below if you have any questions on the 2017 plan and we’ll do our best to get an answer.

The Plaza Restaurant Moving to Walk Up Only Reservations

The Plaza SignJust days after Disney announced the Skipper Canteen would begin taking Advanced Dining Reservations instead of being strictly walk ups they have now released that another restaurant in the Magic Kingdom would become walk up only. The popular Plaza Restaurant on Main Street USA will immediately cease offering advanced dining reservations except during the time period of 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM each day. Guests who have made reservations prior to today will still be able to use those reservations going forward. It remains to be seen whether these changes to dining at Disney World will be permanent or if they are simply testing various strategies for these different dining locations. We will continue to update as we know more.