We stopped in at Roaring Fork, while exploring Wilderness Lodge, and decided to eat lunch here. It may be on the small side, but ample seating area. The bacon cheeseburger was HUGE and cooked to order, perfect!! The ham and cheese sandwich was really good. LOVE the fries!! The fixin's bar had just about every topping you could think of to put on a burger or hot dog. Lots of choices for dessert!! The restaurant was quiet, friendly and very clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here and will be stopping in again during our 2013 trip. Great use of a QS credit on the Disney Dining Plan.
We stopped here about 2 weeks ago to grab some snacks before the Epcot fireworks. I had read on here many times about the schoolbread, etc. So we got a variety of things to share because none of use want to try "just one". I was not as impressed with the school bread as I thought but my daughter loved it. We also had a chocolate cupcake thing with Antlers - that was the HIT...it was yummy. We also had a creme horn which was good but nothing spectacular. So two out of three isn't bad..:) The line was long but moved fast and worth the wait!
We just had a fun lunch here December 14. There were 5 of us - got seated quickly - had ADR's of course! The reason I booked here was "fried chicken" on the menu - my husband LOVES it and I won't cook it..:) So of course thats what he and my son in law ordered and to their delight it was wonderful! Crispy and moist just like "moms"..and I don't mean me! My son had the meatloaf and was pleased as well. My daughter had the special of the day which was talapia with a sauce (can't remember), and white sweet potatoes. All of them received stickers for the "Clean Plate Club" if that tells you anything about the food that day! I on the other hand did not but it was only because I just couldn't eat it all! I had the fried chicken and it was great but I just couldn't eat that much! Everyone at our table would recommend dining here for sure. We had a good waitress too - she was fun - not as much as some I've seen but nothing to complain about either. Good time was had by all!
We ate here over our last trip in November 2012. It was a neat experience to sit in the "cars" and watch the shows which we found entertaining. We enjoyed the burgers, fries and shakes for our meal. The food was average, the service was excellent and the atmosphere unique. A must try for everyone!
We always have at least one breakfast at Cape May when we visit WDW. We think it is the best buffet breakfast in terms of food quality, variety, and service. The characters that you see are a little less rushed with you too. We like the egg quich they do, the french toast cake and the salad offerings that are on this buffet. We also like the light and airy feel to Cape May as opposed to say 1900 Park Fare with no windows. Have never tried their dinner buffet but that is next on the list.
What a waste of space and resources. is there too much Michael Jackson fans out there?. Don't think so.
Just ok. Very similar to the seas with Nemo (the epcot ride). I was expecting something original and new.
We almost cancelled because of reviews that were unfavorable. But i am so glad we didnt. For lunch the waitress suggested to me that the ny strip was a very flavorful steak. She said the filet is soft and good but that nys was very tasty. Then i told her i wanted to try the butter sauce and she said i could have it with my ny strip. Wow it was unexpectedly the best thing i ate in disney. I didnt think anything could beat out Chefs Lefrance But Lecelliar is the best. We rate Lecellier #1 Chefs Lefrance #2 and Yachtsman steakhouse #3 and for breakfast we rate Boma breakfast buffet #1 the fresh ham with that special mustard sauce is amazing. Wonderful buffet... Ohana was amazing we will go back there,coming in at #4 for us, its just a little too rushed... didnt care much for Kona cafe and the boatwrights dining hall at PO Riverside were not too good.I was very dissapointed with boatwrights. The adult grilled cheese and dole pineapple and vanilla whips was a nice change... And the BEST potroast i have ever had in my life is at the Port Orleans French Quarter food court. we are going back in Nov just to experience those 5 restaurants again. Hopes this helps others....
The gist of this attraction is that a talking skull is planning on training you to become a pirate, which he does by conjuring up literally everything that probably should be reserved for fighting after training has been completed, such as Davy Jones, the Kraken, and a very attractive horde of mermaids. The technology in this is some of the best from Disney in quite a while, but it strays into a rather childish game of Follow the Leader, thus splitting the attraction down the middle in regards to audience appeal.
What Worked: A horde of skeletons climbs into the cave and surrounds you, and when a child holds up (what else?) a skeleton key, bands of energy, light, (or amped up pixie dust if you prefer) drive them back. There's also two animatronic skeletons that move when the animated ones appear, which I thought made that sequence a little more realistic than the others. Davy Jones' ship periodically appears and fires at us, causing "dents" to appear in whatever he hits, and the same goes for when Jack Sparrow's gun goes off. When the water rises, and the mermaids start swimming around you, it is very realistic and a little bit creepy, even at my age. The floating skull looks really nice in both rooms as well. Jack Sparrow looks as though he's actually in the room, and his dialogue is quite funny. Lightning effects crisscrossing the room and the ship are extremely well done.
What Didn't: The experience is divided. The first half is geared explicitly towards small children. We're told to shout "Send those bones to Davy Jones!" and to stomp our feet to drown out the mermaid song. That's great for anyone under the age of seven, but nearly everyone in the room did as they were told quietly and with an embarrassed look on their face. When the mermaids arrive, it gets creepy, which is great for anyone over the age of seven, but the audience the attraction was specifically geared towards twelve seconds ago is now cowering on the floor in a pool of tears. Yet another ten seconds pass and we're back to shouting rhymes and roaring at the Kraken. Yep, roaring. This is where the technology begins to fail us. The Kraken is bigger than the screen, and so we're forced to look at a closeup of an orifice that really looks like it belongs in the movie Teeth. Note: Do not watch that movie. Also, Davy Jones sounds terrible. I'm not sure what happened to Bill Nighy, but this guy sounds like a Scot who's trying to read his lines while simultaneously swallowing a lobster whole. When the main mermaid appears, she appears on the deck of Jack's ship. Um, what? Mermaids can't be out of water, and she's just floating in the darkness of the hull before the water rises. The final sequence is awkward; Jack and the Skull don't seem to know what to do, so they throw you out.
Overall, I enjoyed myself, which is the point, I guess, but the attraction has some issues that, if fixed, would make this a great minor attraction. Really, though, the attraction suffers from jumping from overly-childish to strikingly adult; it would be very beneficial to reign in the extremes, especially on the childish side, if this is to be considered a family attraction.
I stayed here last year and was a bit dissappointed. It was a beautiful resort, but it took forever to get checked in, and there was only one person ahead of me. Also, for such an expensive place, you would think they could get sheets that would fit the bed. I'm not tall at all, but the sheets were way too short to be comfortable.
I have been coming to Disney for five years. If I had bought the DVC plan, it would have been paid for already. The big Plus is that there are 500 + other locations around the world to visit. And they are covered under the plan also. Great deal for people who like to travel a lot.
My wife and I dined on the night of the great monorail power outage on the 11th of December 2012. We began with the Portabello bisque which tasted wonderful but was strangely grainy. For entre's my wife had the scallops over risotto (only browned on one side and 4 in quantity) and I had the Beef Tenderloin. The Tenderloin was delicious, but the accompanying tart was a disaster with slices of uncooked potato.
The scallops were very disappointing in size, preparation and quantity. There are much better presentations across the world for considerably less. The Rose and Crown appetizer (~$10) has more, is prepared and presented better, and the spinach is actually stemmed. The seasonal wild berry cobbler was delicious and I'm glad I had the rasberry "ice cream" (more of a sorbet) served on the side as it would have drowned out the seperate berry flavors. I accompanied it with a pot of Early Grey tea (delicious and excellent presentation) while my wife suffered through the non-descript Mouse bar menu.
Overall a disappointing update....The people who posted good reviews are the same people who thought the new Tron and the Pirates of the Caribbean series were great movies....Don't believe them....Not a terrible ride but a good example of how Disney will slide by with the mediocre instead of demanding excellence nowadays....
Why on earth are there two a day? One is more than enough. Once stuck somewhere, you are there for a good hour will this thing drags on and on. Which it would be really nice of them to start the parade when they say that they are starting it in the guide. Lo and behold, 30 minutes prior; the streets are closed and here comes high school marching bands. And forget about leaving the park when it's happening unless you are on the side of the park with the other exit. The parade music is nerve wracking as well.
I rated low because my wife and I & my 2 kids 9 and 11 were in the front row in the far left corner and could not see anything. Could not see the screen behind the boat and the boat itself blocks the screen that Capt Jack is talking virtually from. The eployees need to keep people back to experience the show better. We loved Disney alltogether.
I love the dinosaurs and the decor in this place! The aquariums are some of the best around. The french onion soup and the tomato soup are absolutely delicious. However, during this visit I got a slightly warm burger and cold french fries. We were in a hurry to see some more stores in Downtown Disney before catching our plane out of Orlando, so I didn't make a fuss. However, my wife didn't like the seasoning on her fries and they weren't hot either. The service was extremely slow so we found ourselves looking for our waitress a lot. We got to see the asteroid attack thing at least three times. The child at the table next to us got so scared that she took her food outside and ate with her mom while her dad finished his meal inside at the table. We ate at this location back in 2010 and enjoyed it. This time we did not really enjoy ourselves nearly as much. Seems like it is hit or miss. We may or may not try again.
Loved the pulled pork sliders and the Jambalaya is the best! The chicken and rice are so great, but the sausage packs quite a punch! This place can get loud and the service can get slow when they are super busy, but I love the atmosphere and the food here. Delicious menu that I can't wait to come back and try something different from.
Got to a short line and got our order fast. The chili cheese dog tasted great and was huge! It was actually too big and I couldn't finish it, but sooooo good. I love when the chili has beans in it! Unfortunately the ducks and birds frequent this place so much that there were signs all over requesting people do not feed the animals. You know you have a problem when you have to post signs every 6 feet. However, this was a great place to sit and eat while watching the mini parade pass by on its way to the hub for the party. If you love hot dogs then you gotta try Casey's Corner!
Short wait for breakfast with our dining reservation. Got pictures with Goofy, Donald and Mickey. The buffet had a lot of options and they were all delicious. Food was all fresh and hot and fantastic. Kids can still get their Mickey waffles too! Waitress was quick on the drinks and also offered to take a picture of my wife and I together at our table. Great service, great food and great characters. Next time you stay at Beach Club, make sure to get a reservation for breakfast at Cape May Cafe!
Sometimes we eat here and get a table near the front with a waiter that just doesn't give us the whole experience. This time we got a table in the back of the dining room, and boy did it make a difference. Not only did our waiter have the full character down, the waitress next door came over and interacted as well! I normally get the meat loaf, but this time I tried the sampler with fried chicken, pot roast and meatloaf. I highly recommend! This dish also came with all the veggies that normally come with the individual dishes so it is a win win! It's like getting all three dishes on one plate! Delicious! All of the guests at the tables around us were having so much fun. This may have been our best experience at this restaurant yet. I just wish I could remember the cast member's name that waited our table. He was extremely nice and even fed my wife her peas when she didn't want to eat them! Hilarious!
We eat here once every trip to WDW. The burgers are delicious and the toppings are great! They have lots of onions, pickles, etc. just like at Pecos Bill's in Magic Kingdom. The french fries are fantastic. We love the props that are scattered around. Great fast food!
There is so much delicious food served here! Everything is served family style and there is entertainment for the kids! We had salad, pot stickers, chicken wings, broccoli, very tasty noodles (I think they had absorbed a teriyaki sauce or something), chicken, steak, shrimp, pork and banana caramel bread pudding. Soooo much food! It was all absolutely delicious. My wife thought the steak was not cooked quite enough for being family style, but I liked it. The servers are extremely nice and we are thankful we finally got to try this place! 'Ohana is now our favorite resort restaurant for dinner! Just make sure you eat a very light lunch that day!!!!
I have had excellent experiences at both of the Rainforest Cafes on Disney property. This time we visited for lunch at the Animal Kingdom location. I had a delicious barbeque bacon burger and fries. My wife had the pita quesadillas and liked them as well. This was one of our cheaper meals at Disney for this trip, probably because she just had an appetizer as her meal, but still. We enjoyed our time in the restaurant and got to see the storm at least three times. The Disney locations are always better than the Las Vegas location at the MGM Grand, which sat us at a table outside the restaurant but inside the gift shop last time!
This place is smaller than it looks, but with a very high ceiling. It is definitely pretty and clean. The food tasted pretty good but way overpriced! You could save some money by enjoying a real Disney buffet instead. Goofy and Pluto were at the restaurant the night we dined, and they were very awkward. It almost felt like they had no idea who their character was (probably not official Disney cast members). The desserts were the highlight. They had a very large buffet of desserts, each in very small portions so I was able to try 4 different ones. I wanted to go back and try more, but that was my limit. Too bad they don't have a cheaper price to just go in and eat the desserts with. :)
I recommend getting there just as they open. Not only was the pizza delicious, but the soup was great too! I loved the Minestrone soup! The restaurant is beautiful and the servers are great. Very authentic food. I highly recommend this one if you are even the smallest fan of Italian food.
We stop by Beaches and Cream at least once every trip to WDW. The ice cream is delicious and the servers are fun. I just wish we didn't have to wait so long for a table every time. Sometimes opting to sit at the bar can get you in quicker.
The whole lunch experience was wonderful! Food came very fast to our table and was delicious. Disney has definitely hit this one out of the park. The braised pork with green beans and mashed potatoes tasted nothing like fast food. The french onion soup was the best I had during our whole trip, and that includes soup from Royal Court on the Disney Fantasy. :) The whole ambiance and decor are spectacular and truly amazing. If I had to complain about something, I would say that it was incredibly difficult to hear the armor talk in the first room because there were too many guests standing around and talking very loudly. This room should not function as queue line, but instead be a place where people can slowly browse through on their way to placing their order. Think more like the new queue at the Haunted Mansion, where most of the time I'm the only one walking through at my own pace enjoying the theme.
I highly recommend everybody try the Be Our Guest Restaurant for lunch. The speed, free refills, quality of food and beauty of the restaurant really impressed us!
This is the place to get Tonga Toast cheap.
It's the same as Kona Cafe but with the counter servce price.
This is must do for any Disney World trip. The atmosphere is great but the food is awesome.
I live with two picky eaters and they both love it.
I'm not a big eater but everything on the menu is great.
Don't miss out!
After hearing how great this place was, we finally decided to give it a try. Ate there November 18, 2012 and was disappointed. The service was not good and the food was even worse. The steaks were overcooked and the waiter never came back to check on us after the food was served. It do not think this place is worth the price.
We have been dining atTutto's every time we're at Disney (every year), but I must say our last visit (Sept 2012) was down right disapointing. The food was fair at best and our server couldn't idenify what was on my antipasta plate. I was told that new management took over after the latest renovations and I say bring back the previous operators. What a shame. It was one of our favorite places to dine in Disney but we won't be going back.
My husband and i (both late 50's and retired) visited Disney World in September, 2012 and booked a reservation at the Crystal Palace for our first day at the Magic Kingdom. This was our first adult-only trip in years! We had a short wait past our reservation time but there was plenty of seating on the outdoor porch. We were seated at a table for two which was fine for us but I did notice large groups of 5 or 6 seated at tables meant for 4 which was a tight squeeze for them and made it difficult for the characters to get around. Our server took the time to explain the food choices on the buffet and was quick with drinks and refills. Even though we had no children at the table, all of the characters made a stop and engaged in playful antics. The food was okay but we basically came for the character experience and the convenient location within the park. We used the dining plan so it was the same cost (1 table service dining credit) as grabbing a sandwich at the plaza restaurant and offered more choice and a more fun atmosphere.
Mary you're the best! I loved the tour and all the beautiful things in it but an extra special thanks to you for involving my daughter but in such a clever way while still including everyone. You are so knowledgeable and informative and you instilled some real value about our world for me and my child:)
The new Test Track is impressive in many ways. The futuristic theme finally makes this pavilion worthy of being in "Future" World, and updates it in such a way that it'll stay relevant for the foreseeable future (or at least the next couple decades ;). It's fun, and I'm sure I'll be going on it many more times, but as I was heading home I couldn't help feeling there was something different about this ride than any other ride at Walt Disney World. And now that I think about it I realize what it was. The new Test Track is too cold. As in there's a lack of a human element. They updated it with the futuristic so much that it fails to highlight in any way the people behind the design aspect. There's some monitors in the early part of the pre-show that shows a few glimpses of humans but as the ride progresses it turns into a robotic, monotone voice that guides you through the experience. Past those first couple screens by the entrance, there's no humans represented in the rest of the attraction. Whereas the original ride had Bill McKim and his assistant Sherrie (the two hosts from the briefing room) take you through the ride, here it feels very disconnected from reality. Of course that might have been the direction Imagineering was going for, but its sort of a bummer for me to see there's very little focus on the people who make these vehicle designs a reality. Speaking of reality, if I was in charge of the project, one of the things I would have done is enclose the whole outdoor portion of the track (make it sort of like a high-speed tunnel). I guess it didn't bug me too much in the old ride cause it took place in the present, but now that it takes place in the far future it makes no sense mid-ride to exit right out into the bright Florida sun going down a track through backstage of all places. And the other thing that makes the transition so jarring is before the outdoor portion you have so much futuristic music and imagery going on and once you exit the building, boop, no music or voice or sfx, nothing plays on the outside loop. Its the sort of thing that might give a first time rider the feeling of "Am I still on the ride?" since it's such a jarring disconnect between futuristic and reality. So that's just my two cents. Is it a good ride? Yup. In fact they did a lot of things right. But for me it's those two things that sort of throws it off from it being a "perfect" ride.
Cabins do not practically sleep 6 because they are much too small. The food at the "quick service" restaurant is great--if you like plain, tasteless bagel sandwiches made with liquid eggs by the same person who rings you out. Lines for buses (usually more than one required) are l_o_n_g. We spent up to 4 hours per day waiting to be transported to and from destinations. This place is for the home body who prefers driving golf carts over exploring the Disney parks.
Test track was one of my favorite rides so I had high hopes for the refurbishment. I'm pretty sad though because they removed everything I loved about Test Track (theming, crash test dummies, the corny but endearing preshow video, etc.) and they replaced it with darkness, neon lights and a nonsensical "design a car" bit. Designing a car doesn't affect your experience at all, so all of my fellow riders and myself thought it was kind of pointless. The new theme is hard to follow. Even though it was the same track, it was hard to understand what in the world was going on. If it were a brand new ride I might have been able to give it more credit, but I definitely think it was a mistake to gut the original for this one. :(
Arrived in the room where the floor was dirty and there was used soap and shampoo in the shower. There was left over food in the room. They came to re-clean it while we were out but simply left a new bar of soap. The food court experience was horrible. It took us 40 minutes to get our food and the "Mexican" cafe was out of cheese. The employees couldn't figure out how to give us kids cups for the kids meals. No one seemed to really care about our issues. The only solution was that the "manager" asked if we needed help with our luggage?!?! Overall a horrible experience even for the cheap price.
My family and I have been going to Disney World for decades, being that we live in Ft. Lauderdale it's only a 3 hour drive. When we heard they were adding The American Idol Experience we were thrilled!
My daughter and I are both singers and wanted to give it a shot! It is truly an amazing experience! They did such a great job in re-creating the actual American Idol TV set. The whole process is amazing....you start out singing an a capella audition in a small sound quality room. (This is actually better then the real show where you audition in an auditorium with NO acoustics). If you pass the first audition, ( I suggest not holding back with your voice and personality to get by this first step), you then move on to the producers room where you sing two songs to a musical track. (I highly recommend you go online and look up the "American Idol Experience Song List" of over 120 songs. After you find a few songs you like I also HIGHLY recommend you go on YOUTube and search for that song + American Idol Experience. see if anyone has posted that song and learn the track ahead of time!
They cast 5 shows a day, 7 shows during peak times. The audience votes, which makes a total of 5 winners. Those winners go on to the Grand Finale show later that night. The winner of the Finale gets a "Dream Ticket". Which gives them a "Front of the line pass" to any audition to The TV Show. The very cool thing which also make this so credible is: 5 of the top 13 contestants for last year's American Idol TV show won the Dream Ticket at Disney's American idol Experience.
My daughter and I have been on the show many times and continue to come back as regulars!! If you like American idol ....you must go and experience this! If you Love to sing.....give it a try!
Sweet pretzels ..... Yummmm!!! Both variations of the sweet pretzel are so, so good and large!!! The schoolbread, outstanding cloudberry horns, I could go on and on. The pastries here are very good and a must try. Kringla's will make your sweet tooth very happy!
nov 4 2012 we had dinner at the Big River, the meatloaf i ordered was just not recogizniable.. i wasn't sure what it was, no taste at all.. i could not eat the meal. we tried the beer sample, they were just so-so.. not worth 15 dollars for tiny shot glasses of the brew. the service as lacking, very little attention to coming back to our table to see if refills were needed. and loud, loud and loud inside. we will not eat there again..
God. This ride was bad. I was 4 and went to Disney World, and waited 1 HOUR for this because I watched Lilo and Stitch every morning. Never again. My head almost got crushed by the restraint, I screamed worse than on SWSA, I heard loud blasts of noises, disgusting smells, and saliva. Worst ride ever. I will never go on this again. If you are a Lilo and Stitch fan, it's so bad, YOU'LL even want to never go back. Avoid this at all costs.
My daughter inherited my fear of open heights and it appears to have transferred to roller coasters. There is something about the nothing but open air and steel between you and the ground that makes us both sweat. Combine that with pitch dark, and the Aerosmith Coaster and Space Mountain nearly did her in.
But Expedition Everest is different. With the exception of one not so bad climb, the coaster is built into the mountain. My daughter rode it with great fear the first time, and left wanting to ride it again. And she tallied close to 20 rides when we were done. Because of the smaller crowds at Animal Kingdom, the ride is seldom very busy, which is a shame because it's a thriller. ALthough there are dark patches and a "Yeti", it isn't very scary. Those with sensitive stomachs may want to give themselves a rest after riding it, but the ride is not rough or long to make you too queasy.
Highly recommended. And you can buy yourself a yeti afterward!
Disney had a great idea here, using a simulated safari to see real animals from the safety of a vehicle. While I understand that the idea was to make it both look and feel like a safari, Disney's engineers went overboard creating a road full of deep potholes and bumpy terrain that makes it nearly impossible to comfortably see and take pictures of the animals along the way, especially a standard digital camera. The animals are breathtaking (and indeed, almost seem too staged to be real) and it's cool to be relatively close, but the ride makes it a less enjoyable experience.
I'd have preferred a few "rough" segments of the ride between animal viewing areas to the ridiculously bumpy trek Disney designed. It's a fun ride, but it may leave you sore.
Go Karts on their own rail that allow you to sort of steer back and forth and accelerate while being led around a path. I understand why this ride is still here, given it's history, but it is too slow moving and hard to use what limited control you have to be any fun. Your kids probably will enjoy the sensation of driving, though.
The Journey of the Little Mermaid is essentially a ride through the Little Mermaid story, both "Under the Sea" and above ground. It appears that they're still working out some early glitches, including a very unfortunate experience trying to board the ride with a wheelchair bound guest. Disney has not marked the lines well for wheelchairs or trained its staff on how to handle them. Additionally, the undersea cave wall structure gives the ride lines a very enclosed feel that didn't do much for my claustrophobia.
The ride itself is your basic rotating vehicle ride like Haunted Mansion, and you go through various scenes from the movie, heavy on music and dancing characters, light on any real story (but you knew the story coming in). Perhaps due to the fact that the attraction is new, there appeared to be some seams showing in the Disney magic. There were animated items that appeared not to be working and the floors and some of the gearing for the ride were plainly visible in a way not normally seen on a Disney ride.
This is a must ride for fans of the movie and young kids. Anyone who isn't a fan might appreciate it for the scenery, music, and colors, but can skip it without missing much.
Two words .... Teriyaki chicken! This is our son's favorite quick service restaurant on Disney property. The sukiyaki beef is tender and flavorful. We have had just about everything offered here and all was wonderful! The Shogun Combo (beef and chicken teriyaki) was fabulous!!! Wonderful service, friendly, clean and delicious!!
Nachos, beef or chicken tacos, churros with caramel sauce and Margaritas!!!!! This is a stop every year for our family. The nachos can easily be shared (and if you aren't keen on jalepenos, you can ask they be left off or served on the side) Both, the chicken and beef tacos (soft shell) were flavorful!! The Margaritas..... just pure heaven. Definately a fav!
We dined at Boma for Breakfast this past October and wondered why we waited so long! It was wonderful! From the frunch (yummmm) to omelettes made to order, this was very good!!! I know alot say this is difficult to get to, but we took a cab from the Polynesian (cost $20 with tip) We were seated within 5 mins of our ADR time, and our server was at our table, very quickly, very attentive and friendly. Wonderful experience, highly recommended!
We tried this by chance while in Downtown Disney! It was fantastic. The fish and chips was great, and there is a great outdoor courtyard with a bar. This was a great experience for a quick service. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a different quick service option during your vacation.
We decided to try Big River to taste their beer selection and to see the Boardwalk resort. We loved the atmosphere at the resort, but our dining experience was terribly disappointing. The beers we tried were fine, but not impressive. The food was average at best. We found the atmosphere to be horrible. The dining area was very cramped, and we were there in the off-season. The tables were too close to one another, and the restaurant was very loud. On top of that our service was poor, and the servers were unattentive. This was a very bad experience, and unfortunately a wasted meal during our vacation. We have found this to be the case with other non-Disney restaurants that we have tried on the Dining Plan as well. I would definitely not recommend eating here at all.
We tried Tony's on our last trip and had a great experience. Our server was fantastic! We were celebrating an anniversary, and she went above and beyond to make the experience special. We did have to wait a bit later than our reservation to be seated, and it was very crowded and loud during the dinner rush. However, once we were seated, it was a great experience. The food was very good. I wouldn't say excellent, but we were very pleased with our entrees. It is particularly convenient if you are looking for a dinner option before a parade or evening show.
We have had some wonderful table service experiences, but Pecos Bills is always my favorite place. The fixins' bar makes the difference. You will find your standard burger and chicken quick service fare, but you can dress it up with sauteed mushrooms and a variety of toppings. You are in the center of the MK, and there is a ton of seating. We vacation in the off-season, so this is usually a relaxing place for us to eat that is not too crowded. I would recommend going outside of the traditional lunch and dinner hours for a better experience. The variety of seating choices is nice too. There is a full dining room with good atmosphere for a quick service, indoor seating with window views, and outdoor seating. Granted, this is not on-par with the nicer Disney restaurants, but it is by far superior to most quick service restaurants.
We ended up here by accident the first time because we couldn't find an open reservation anywhere else. We loved it and ended up going back a second time in the same trip! We now always make a point to eat here each vacation. The prime rib is second to none! The atmosphere is very nice, and it is usually a quiet place to dine. This is a hidden gem that I would highly recommend, and it is usually not too difficult to get a table.
We heard a lot of positive feedback about this restaurant. We had a fine experience, but not one of the best. The service was fabulous, but I felt that the food and overall experience was somewhat lacking. The dining space was rather cold and uninteresting. Our food was good, but not nearly as outstanding as other diners made it sound. I wouldn't say you should avoid going, but I would manage your expectations before you go.
We always make a point to dine at Tokoyo dining. My partner loves sushi, and they have a great selection that he enjoys. I am not a sushi fan, but they still have several dishes that I enjoy. We always have wonderful service and a great view of the World Showcase as you dine. The green tea pudding is one of our favorite things at the parks. This restaurant is not as popular as others, so we always find that it is not too crowded and a quiet atmosphere. We particularly like to dine here at lunch.
There were quite a few people waiting when we arrived and I increased our wait a bit by asking for a table on the lower level, but the wait wasn't too bad and the table was worth the wait. If you enjoy Living with the Land, it's pretty cool to slowly move past the scenes in the ride as you dine.
We started with the salad and the rolls. The salad was super tasty and fresh and the rolls w/maple butter were super yummy. We were then brought the traditional options...fish, turkey and beef for the adults and drumsticks, sweet potato fries, mac & cheese, and broc. for the kids. DD4 was all about the turkey, while DD6 hoarded the drumsticks and shared some of the fish with us. DH and I enjoyed the fish the most out of the 3 things on the adult platter...even had seconds of the fish!
The dessert for the adults was a mixed berry buckle with fresh vanilla whipped cream, and the kids had cone shaped cupcakes with chocolate frosting. The chef had some special ones made without the decorations since we had some related food allergy risks at our table. I would assume the kids liked their dessert because they were inhaled. DH and I really enjoyed ours as well- just a really nice berry flavor.
The service was wonderful...super attentive, very friendly and great at replenishing things we asked for.
The character interaction here is by far the very best we've ever had at a WDW restaurant. We got about 5 separate visits from each of the 4 characters...and it was all really nice interaction. Mickey helped our girls with word searches and Dale even tried to help feed DD4 when she hit a picky point in the meal.
All in all, we'd highly recommend this one and definitely return.
There isn't anything here that I didn't fall in love with, especially the Cinammon Buns!!! And they are HUGE!! Warm, gooey, yumminess (and if you want a little more of the glaze on this already wonderful creation, ask a CM ;) ) The ham and cheese croissant in the morning, with a frozen latte is just what dreams are made of!!! The apple turnovers were terrific as were the MANY types of cupcakes served. Just pure yumminess, no matter how you slice it!
The Nutella and fruit waffle sandwich... whoever came up with this idea I could just hug to pieces!!! A HUGE waffle stuffed with strawberries, blueberries, bananas .... and the waffle is slathered with nutella!! What's not to like?!?! (Psst.... if you ask, they will omit the berries, or bananas and will even put a little extra Nutella on the waffle) The chicken waffle sandwich was really tasty but huge as well. Had a touch of heat to it, but was definately a terrific lunch!! Definately recommend you try it!
If you like hot dogs you will LOVE Casey's!!!!! The pulled pork and slaw dog can easily feed two!!! (with a side of fries and a soda of course) The chili cheese dog was also wonderful and the fixin's bar has everything you could want on a hot dog. The seating outside can be a bit limited, but usually isn't much of a wait. A great place to have lunch before a day in Magic Kingdom.
Through out our many trips to Magic Kingdom, we must have walked by this restaurant a hundred times, but decided to try it this past October. It was wonderful!! The tuna sandwich was really, really good, and my DH really liked the lobster roll (although did say if it had just a wee bit less mayo it would be outstanding) We sat upstairs, it was quiet, we *people watched* out the window and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Definately give CHH a try!!!
This park is the neatest park out of all of them. Even though there are very few rides, the rides that are there are VERY cool. It is so fun to walk around world showcase, and see all the different countries and their cultures. Although I wish there were a few more rides, this park is the best ever.
I love the Muppets, so this is always a fun show for me to see! Even if you don't like the Muppets this show will make you laugh! Although it's age is beginning to show, this is one of the Studio's best attractions. Be sure to check out all the cool stuff in the pre-show!
'Ohana is an awesome place! When we go to DW, we like to try new places each visit, but 'Ohana is one we always return to.
We always do the dining plan, so before we go, we research all the restaurants that participate in the plan. (If you do the dining plan, I recommend you do this to get your money's worth. You may also need to make reservations about 6 months in advance to get a favorable time.) It's been a couple of years since we've been, but we are now planning for our next trip in June 2013.
Delicious Polynesian-styled food and festive atmosphere with friendly servers! I highly recommend it!! One word of caution... because they bring you as much as you desire, save room for dessert!
Figment is a rather unimaginative trip into the imagination starring Eric Idle. The preshow actually seems to have more creativity than the rather lame setup of this ride, which has a dragonlike character named Figment ruining the creative labs of Eric Idle's character. Like many rides we've seen this go around at Disney, there is some obvious aging and wear that needs to be addressed. The first thing you notice here is a completely faded picture of Idle and Figment that looks like it's been hanging there since 1985.
It's cute, but slight.
For a "rehabbed" attraction, this seems to be the same as the last time I was here, only worse. The opening demonstration of water effects was demolished by a young cast member mumbling his lines in a soft rush that couldn't be heard at all. The tour itself is mostly the same, down to a boneyard that's become a weathered junkyard of mostly unidentifiable junk that nobody will ever use again.
Disney should kill this or make the Catastrophe Canyon into a short section of the demonstration. Since there isn't much production happening here, it seems as though they're just faking it. Maybe they should turn it into a walk through the imagineering process.
Another Disney Ride in need of an update and perhaps an audit of the performers. While our "Guide" was enthusiastic, her "replacement" was terrible, going through the motions and mumbling into the microphone. This ride could use a severe update. I'd say it's fun if you haven't seen it, but if you have the guide we had today, it loses whatever magic it has left.
I have always enjoyed the "4D" attractions at Disney, but it seems as though Disney's maintenance program involves making sure the film is running in the projector. When we saw this today, the water spraying gag was completely gone, the bubble machine appeared to be working only for the left side of the theater, and the entire show seemed rather effectless beyond what was on the screen. This most recent trip to Disney has shown a disappointing lack of attention to detail that used to be the hallmark of Disney World. It's better than it being closed, but still.
This was one of the best bargains I found at Disney! A Sterling Silver Ring with my name carved into it for under 40 dollars. All done by HAND, and all done in 15 minutes, and I watched it being done. The craftsmanship is superb and I will wear this ring for years to come as a wonderful souvenir of my trip to Disneyworld. I would caution you that ring sizing on a hot day in the late afternoon when fingers are a little puffy can lead to buying one that is slightly too large on a cooler day!
This is probably the best ride in EPCOT, but a general lower standard of maintenance I noticed this year also applies to Soarin'. The film and/or projector is filthy, and as debris flies through the projector, it gets blown up to proportions that look like birds in the distance. This cheapens the experience somewhat. Perhaps it's time for Disney to figure out a way to do this attraction without having to use film.
T-Rex is one of my favorite restaurants on Walt Disney World property. The service is spectacular. Their burgers are the best I have ever tasted, and it's more than enough to fill you up! Their fries are also delicious, much better than the generic ones you will find at other places. The atmosphere is great, especially the ice cave. Overall this is one of the best places to eat at Disney World.
We were very lucky that on our last day the new fantasyland was fully open and had a 10 min wait for the new Be Our Guest restaurant, I don't think many people knew about the opening as MK was very busy.
From the surroundings, the ordering, the food and the whole experience Disney have done a fantastic job. I would certainly say that surely rivals any restaurant in MK and other park offerings. We were on the dining plan and frankly if you are you'd be crazy not to go for the food in there. If you are buying then yes its more expensive than other offering but you certainly get the experience but also the fact that you really know you have had a meal as the portion sizes are plentiful.
Fantastic presentation (Brought to you by GPS type rose that you are given upon pre-ordering your food, you then choose your own table and approx 10 mins later your food is delivered on a wheeled trolley). Both me and my wife went for the pulled pork, mash and vegetables which is in a large bowl, followed by one of the lightest chocolate cupcakes I have ever tasted. The food was excellent and certainly so much better than than the usual park food in MK. You are not rushed through any part of the service which gives you time to look around the decor which is stunning.
We had not long come off the Disney Dream and must admit this was a similar experience to the restaurants on there which blew me away. Try it, you will not regret it.
Went on it for the cast preview of the refurbished Test Track and it is just unbelievable what they did with it. Walking through the queue line alone I was speechless and once you get to the ride all you can do is feel excited and anxious to see it and it will be well worth whatever wait it'll have. Once it opens on December 6th 2012 it will be the most must do ride that Disney World has.
Really? $10 for two powdered eggs, cold,gross, tough turkey bacon and dry toast!
NEVER AGAIN = = = YUCK!
I must admit that I considered cancelling our reservations at Le Cellier after reading numerous disappointing reviews. However, I think that many of the detractors had unrealistic expectations of Le Cellier that could not be lived up to. Therefore, I went into my lunch there with rather low expectations and was pleasantly surprised.
Now, I will preface this review by saying that I was on the DDP and did not pay out of pocket for my meal. Additionally, my visit was only 1 TS credit. I am not sure whether or not Le Cellier is worth 2 TS credits as I have not eaten at any WDW 2 TS credit restaurants.
My party of 6 had lunch at Le Cellier in October 2012 during the F & W Festival. We waited only a short while for our seats and were taken to a booth/table. That is..a table that has booth seating on one side and chairs on the other. We were fairly close to the other diners, but I did not find this to be a problem. The restaurant is cozy, dark and intimate. The acoustics were MUCH better than many of the EPCOT restaurants.
Our server was absolutely wonderful...the best server we had all week with the exception of Sanaa. He was informative, available but did not hover or talk too much. He helped us with the menu and made suggestions when asked.
The pretzel bread was as good as the hype, although I wish someone had ordered the cheddar cheese soup in which to dip the pretzel bread! The bread basket also had a sourdough roll and some whole grain rolls. They needed to be eaten while still hot as they hardened pretty quickly.
I had the filet with mushroom risotto and found it very good. My filet was a little overcooked, but the others at my table who ordered their filets medium rare (like mine) found theirs cooked perfectly. The meat was tender and flavorful and the risotto was my favorite dish all week.
My son wanted the chicken caesar salad which did not appear on the normal lunch menu, but he saw on the prix fixe menu. My son asked if he could order this and the server said "of course!". I had the Niagara refresher to drink which was a mango smoothie...very refreshing after the heat at Epcot!
For dessert, we sampled the Maple Creme Brulee (very yummy!), the cheesecake (which my husband LOVED) and the sorbet of the day (lychee, I think). I tried a taste of the lychee sorbet, which my dad loved, but did not like the taste. He loved it and pronounced it "very refreshing and light".
Overall, we highly enjoyed our meal, our server and the atmosphere.
My party of four had lunch here twice during our recent trip in October 2012. The lunch options are limited to a turkey or ham focaccia sandwich, but they do NOT disappoint! The sandwiches are HUGE and must contain nearly a pound of good quality turkey and ham lunch meat. They also have sun dried tomatoes, lettuce, fresh mozzarella (NOT the sliced squares) and some type of herb dressing. It is nearly impossible to put the sandwich in your mouth, but with some maneuvering, it is doable!
Not only are the sandwiches wonderful, but the cupcakes are to die for! I had the red velvet cheesecake cupcake on both my visits and my son had the peanut butter and chocolate cupcake. The cupcakes, like the sandwiches, are HUGE and enough for two to share for dessert after a meal....although who would want to share these cupcakes??
The only drawback is the limited seating...although we managed to find a table very easily on both trips. The only seating is outside, but the tables have umbrellas. The restaurant is a little hard to find, but make the effort to locate this gem!
My party of 6 had breakfast here in October 2012 and found it very tasty. I had the spinach and goat cheese frittata with salsa fresco and breakfast potatoes. It was a nice break from the ham, egg and cheese croissants and Bounty platters we had been having all week!
The potatoes were a bit dry, but edible with the addition of ketchup. My husband had the breakfast pannini and while he enjoyed it, it did not come with any side items. However, my boys had the Bounty platters and we had lots of extras to share.
My favorite part about Pizzafari is the building itself. The restaurant is enormous and has several different seating areas, some looking out on the landscaping. The restaurant never seems crowded (even during the lunch rush) and is a welcome escape from the ever-present heat and sun that seem to drain me at AK.
I had lunch here in 2010 and really enjoyed the pizza, salad and dessert. The pizza is standard Disney frozen pizza, but in my opinion much better than some of the other pizza served elsewhere. The chocolate mousse was a stand-out...lots of chocolate flavor!
I recommend Pizzafari for lunch or breakfast and although Flame Tree Barbeque gets much better reviews...I prefer to eat indoors here rather than battle the birds at Flame Tree!
Dead serious, it is the best pizza I've ever eaten!! The atmosphere is amazing, the service is great, and the pizza is even better! The best thing to get there is the truffle oil and artichoke pizza! It is a family tradition to go there every trip, and you should make it a tradition too!
In my list, This and California Screamin' are tied, but rocking roller coaster has more speed, and turns, also the music is WAY louder than on screamin' , But for screaming its a little more fun, but i have a feeling some one you are gonna not like me for saying i like screamin' more, but rockin roller coaster had an awesome soundtrack and 3 inversions!, its an awesome ride id have to say! 9.5/10 (scale won't get the 9.5, so it'll show up as nine, but the actual is 9.5)
I ate at Be Our Guest for Dinner on Nov. 3rd just before Wishes. From the starts we where directed to our table in the West Wing, this is such a special experience. It feels like a mixture of being in The Haunted Mansion and eating at the same time. The theming is just spectacular. I would suggest to ask from Michelle as your server, she is so much fun and just makes everything more perfect if that is possible. I ordered the Rotisserie Cornish Hen with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables, although I think the dish was really nice, I have to say that the chicken was to dry, they do provide a little container like a mini gravy bowl with the juices from the chicken but it's still dry. The vegetables were very good and it had wedge fries, well there were only five. The Chicken had a mini-slice of toasted bread that had garlic on it and it was really strong. But over all the prices are a little high, but the experience is priceless. We got to try "The Gray Stuff" and it was great but it's only for special occasions. The point is I suggest going to Be Our Guest just the experience alone is worth it. Bon Jour!
It has been a year or so since I have been to Sanaa, and happy to report that everything is still good at this hidden gem.
I started with the bread service, which is always a great opener to the meal. Next up was the black grouper, served with a light curry broth and seasonal vegetables. It was nice and light, ideal for a lunch. Well seasoned, and nicely cooked. For dessert I went with the Carrot Cake, which was a perfect light sweet ending.
The dining room was nice and quiet, a great place for some conversation. The views outside were great, with giraffe, cranes, zebras and more roaming around. Highly recommended!
This was the easiest rental I've ever experienced. Emails were friendly and answered immediately. I arrived early to my Disney resort and my stroller was there and ready for me!
I opted for the Baby Jogger Elite for our February 2012 weekend trip to Disney. I had a very tall four and half year old that needed a stroller that was higher off the ground to accommodate his long legs. This stroller was perfect for just that. The stroller came equipped with a parent console and you have the option to get a rain cover and/or a cooler that attaches to the stroller for free! The cooler was so handy! I put two bottled waters and two juice boxes in it and could have probably squeezed in two more juice boxes. It comes with a name tag so you know it's yours! Most importantly the stroller was immaculate!
They offer both Baby Jogger strollers (city mini, city elite and the new city GT!) and BOB Revolution with all having an option of single or double!
I highly recommend this company over any other stroller rental company!
This past September, I made my 5th overall trip to WDW and the second with my family (DW, DS8, DD5). This was my first trip during September and I was able to enjoy two new elements to what is always the highlight of my year when I go to WDW. These two things were the lower overall crowd levels and the MNSSHP.
Halloween is not necessarily my favorite time of the year, but I do not exactly hate it. I guess I am trying to say you should not read this assuming I am a 32 year old Halloween obsessive. I am not. My wife is, but I am not.
First, the decor. They decorate the park, but honestly it was not as if they went overboard. Everything was tastefully done. Even with the decorations not being as in your face as I assumed, you knew you were in for a different night. This was observed in the lighting used for both the Castle and Main Street. The Ghost Host voice-overs were also a nice touch. The characters available during the meet and greets were top notch. The Tremaines are a treasure. I have never seen them on property, though I do believe I have read they are part of a character dining experience. Maybe 1900? Anyway, you have the Tremaines, Seven Dwarves, Gaston, Jafar, Captain Jack, etc, the list goes on.
All of that leads to the first of the two "Main Events"- Mickey's Boo To You Halloween Parade. This is kicked off by the Headless Horeseman's ride thru the parade route. I could go on about all the great characters and CMs, and it was great, but I will single out the Gravediggers and Hitchhicking Ghosts from Haunted Mansion. These guys sell it sooooooo well. And when the Gravediggers drag their shovels over the concrete and set sparks to flying, you absolutely realize that the $200+ extra you paid for this was probably worth it, until............ Your 5 year old daughter's legs get tired an hour prior to HalloWishes (the second Main Event) and insists on climbing on to your shoulders. At that moment you remember that after the last WDW trip you walked like an old man for a week because that kid dang near crippled you by doing this. But you wanna make her stop so you give in, and within an hour you are contemplating faking your death and hiding in Pecos Bills (aka the worst restaurant to have never given you food poisoning) until the coast was clear. But you don't do that. Instead you stay and experience a fireworks presentation that is, in my humble opinion, the best show Disney offers.
We are already planning our next vacation. As it sits, and mainly due to MNSSHP, we are shooting for the second week of September 2014.
This was an attraction that my DS and I enjoyed on our May 2010 trip. The revamp was hyped and we were pumped to give it a whirl during our September trip. We rode 5 times and each was a different experience. The highlight of our day in Hollywood Studios was the last of these rides.
For those who don't know, the story is that you have a rebel spy hiding on board. Prior to take off, someone, usually Vader, stops your ship and identifies the spy which is one of the riders. First four rides, my son had his hopes dashed. After the 4th ride we left to meet up with my wife and daughter. He was upset, but he is 8 and got over it quick. This process was moved along by me agreeing to pay to have his face painted like Darth Mauls. This was done at a stand across from TSMM. It was well done, but in a case study on why I am campaigning for the repeal of the 19th amendment, every male that commented on his face paint identified it as Darth Maul and every woman called him Spiderman. Anyway, he asked if we could ride again to see if they would pick him. I agreed but told him to try to be ok if they do not pick him. We get into our seats and he was selected. He was the Rebel Spy. He beamed for the rest of the night.
When we got off the ship, which of course deposits you in a gift shop, I spotted a "I was the Rebel Spy" t-shirt. He did not see it and I was given the perfect daddy out. If he did not see it it did not happen. This was tempting because, eventhough we were only on our 3rd day of a 6 day vacation he had spent all of his $60 gift card after I warned him to hold off. At that point I realized a couple of things. One, I was trying to talk since to an 8 year old when most adults lack the ability to budget. And second, I had the chance to earn serious dad points. So, he I bought him the shirt. *Unintended consequence alert* If you try to look good by buying a $25 shirt for your son, realize you will have to buy something of equal, or greater, value for your daughter. Dang you George Lucas.
And keeping with all my other reviews, I have to find a way to work in an insult of Pecos Bill........ Ok, I have it..... Unlike Pecos Bill, Star Tours is so good, that I did not get violently ill considering experiencing it again.
Star Tours: A
Pecos Bill: Hopefully going to be turned in to a DVC booth.
The headline was a joke. The pizza was great. As a born and raised Southerner I do not feel equipped to properly judge this pizza. It was good. Better yet, it was damn good.
So, I have established that I am no pizza expert (for what it is worth, I am fat), but as a Southerner, I am an expert at something that is in great supply at Via Napoli..... Manners. The staff at this place are the most polite people I have ever met. This was not your run of the mill "Let me be nice to this twerp so he will leave". These people were fantastic. In fact, I am thinking about a grassroot effort to officially adopt Italy into the South.
Service: A+ (best on property)
Until our September trip I had never tried CHH. That is a mistake I will never make again. This is one of the rare CS restaurants that has food comparable to many TS locations. And, breaking with traditions, my family and I ate hear twice during our trip. We try to hit a variety of locations during our trips. With how good the food was on our first visit, and with how crappy MK CS tend to be, we had to try it again.
I had the lobster roll on the first visit and the fish basket on the second. Both were great, but I am considering the name Lobster Roll Harvey for my next kid. My only complaint is not really a complaint. It is busy. ALWAYS. But that is not a complaint. The food is so good it will draw the crowds. Heck, as Pecos Bill has proven, even the crappy CS restaurants can be busy.
A side note, I have now mentioned Pecos, negatively I might add, in nearly all reviews. In fact, I may have mentioned it negatively in a review of a ride.
That was my best Bill Murray from Ghostbusters II impression.
Since we ate there, in mid September, I have gone back and forth on this one. I think I am hard on this because it was one of the restaurants I looked forward to the most. The absolute best thing was the macadamia nut butter (hey, I am at a point in my life where I made the choice not to google the spelling of macadamia. YOLO). Saying this was the best part is not an insult. It was that good. The strip I had was pretty good too, but I ate at Le Cellier earlier and all other steaks are now dead to me. The creme brulee (refer to the earlier admission to spelling if that is wrong too) was very good too. Problem with that is I had the maple creme brulee at Le Cellier earlier and all other creme brulees are dead to me also.
I do have only one true complaint. The service. I have had better service at a busy Waffle House.
So, food A-, service D+. That said, we will be back. The best part of our vacation happened after dinner at Kona. We walked to the beach, and set up in some beach chairs. While the kids played in the sand (we are from the Mississippi Delta and have nothing approximating a beach) my wife and I just let it all soak in. After thirty minutes the show started. Watching wishes from that vantage point was one of the top, non-child birth / wedding, moments of my life. Add to that, who knew they had a water pageant during the firework show. If you knew, good for you, if you have read this whole thing, you will realize I may in fact be slow.
Kona, go for the crappy service, stay for the fireworks.
P.S.... An earlier review said this place was great, gave it a great review, but only gave it a 5?
I will keep this short. If money were no option, you would have to drag me out of the Wilderness Lodge kicking and screaming. But, for the money, POP is great. The rooms are small but well maintained. The theming is over the top, but that is one of the things I love about the Values, especially this one.
One thing I would like to mention is the service. We checked in at 6:15am after a 11 hour drive. We were walking around the gift shop while we waited for the 6:30am open of the food court. We picked a few things out for purchase, and my hyperactive daughter, who at 5, was the only one of the group who actually slept and this made her doubly dangerous, was her usual self. The CM, I am pretty sure her name is Barbara, took the time to speak to her. My daughter, not out of rudeness, was not paying much attention to Barbara. Again, this was the hyperactive part of her kicking in, especially with us being in the happiest place on Earth. Barbara did not give up. She asked Madison if she wanted to dress up Duffy. Maddy jumped at the opportunity and, in a few short minutes, the bear became Jack Sparrow Duffy Bear. Barbara then posted a certificate that announced to all that walked by that Madison was the official costumer for the day.
POP has B+ food, A+ service, B- rooms, B+ bus service (awesome having dedicated bus service). Oh, and the CM break into dance twice a day. Come on.... You can keep your monorails and V&A GF. I am staying where the CMs dance to the Hustle...... Just kidding, but it is what it is.
This is a review of the Everything POP food court for a mid September 2012 visit....
First an observation on the service. Practically everywhere you go in WDW you will find exceptional customer service. The good people at POP Century were amongst the best on property. They were friendly and courteous. As someone who has worked in retail for half their life, this is not always easy.
Service aside, the food is what any review of a dining establishment should center on. The options at POP exceed those at All-Star Resorts. The family and I ate breakfast here 4 of the 6 days of our stay. The food options and quality were top notch. And the dining areas were always well maintained. We ate dinner one night and, again, we were surprised at the quality and options provided.
And lastly, I give you......... tie-dye cheesecake. Oh my! Let me tell you, this little devil plays havoc with your snack credits.
Let me leave you with this. If you are staying at a moderate of deluxe resort, Everything POP will not even be on your radar. Heck, if you are staying at another value, I still doubt this will make any must do lists. But if you are staying at POP, don't just get your refillable mug and look down your nose at eating here. You can do a lot worse (I am looking at you Pecos Bill).
Finally, on my 5th trip to WDW, I rode SSE. As a certified coward, I always assumed it would be scary. To anyone who has experienced SSE this was obviously a silly thought.
The AA could probably use an update and the audio could use a little tweaking. This took nothing away from enjoying the experience. And with the large ride capacity, this is an easy ride to hop on with minimal waits.
Got to eat at BoG during the AP preview on 11/10/2012.
We have no complaints and had a wonderful experience and meal. The setting is wonderful, we were sat in the ballroom.
We took the advice of our server and started with the French Onion Soup and it was as good as we were told it would be.
We then had the Pork Chop and the Scallops and Shrimp. The port was rather tender and tasty. I really enjoyed the scallops and shrimp which comes in a pastry with a lobster sauce.
We feel the Magic Kingdom has been in need of a good table service restaurant and BoG certainly fits the bill!
Even though sometimes it has a long wait, it's worth it. I am nine years old, and I thought it would be a little freaky at first, but at the end of the ride I loved it and I would definitely go on it again. Unfortunately, we weren't able to go on it again because of the park closing hours. It's still an awesome ride even though we went on it once.
First, my score. I gave it a one because I was afraid if I did not, you would think it was an accidental omission.
This attraction is the worse thing to happen to Disney World since, I don't know..... Harry Potter. I say that as a 32 year old man who grew up listening to the mostly sane Michael Jackson of Thriller and Billie Jean fame. So, when I went in September, I took DW, DD5, and DD8, to try out EO.
First strike is the video they show before the main event. Whenever you push the fact that Francis Ford Copolla (sic?) and George Lucas were, along with Michael Jackson, were driving forces behind the attraction, you have certain expectations. My advice, stop. If the guests only walk in expecting 80s nostalgia, the disappointment will be reduced. Note: I say reduced, not eliminated.
Second strike is the actual movie. It was cheesy. I lived the 80s and know what chessy is and Captain EO, you are cheesy. If Dune had a love child with Ice Pirates, that kid would grow up looking down on Captain EO.
Guys, and ladies, I cannot stress this enough.....STAY AWAY. Only watch this if you enjoy punishing a family member that has been bugging you the entire trip. I would advise updating this attraction but cannot think of a way that would work. Captain PSU, the Paterno years? Makes as much sense as having an attraction headlined by Michael Jackson in a place that caters to kids. This attraction must be stopped, again.
Better uses for this area:
- yet another DVC counter
- interactive telemarketers booth
- "Fun With Gout"
- "Estaban's Gift Of Guitar"
Any other ideas should be forwarded to TDO. Listen, I am the ultimate Disney Dork. The glass is always half full and all four parks are perfect and all that fun stuff. I can spend all day riding Splash, which, if you listen to 80% of posters on this page, is one broken down AA from ushering in the end of the world. I say Universal is the evil empire. Guys, I am your typical WDW cheerleader. But this attraction is the biggest joke in the park.
All three of the children love the toasted ham and cheese tartine (it reminds them of pizza) as well as the chocolate mousse. I love the Napoleon, my mother the eclairs and my husband the tarts. It is the best for a fast snack or sweet. Don't be daunted by the long lines that go out the door, service is fast.
It took me 41 trips to get around to going to this park.
Very sad, I know. When I eventually did get to go to this park, I was happy to do so. And it is a very nice water park. But it isn't Blizzard Beach, nor will it ever be.
It has some great rides. Crush n' Gusher, the water coaster, is a fast, thrilling, unique water slide that is worth the trip. The wave pool is another great feature (even though everyone knows that the wave is coming, they still scream every time). I think I spent about 2 hours in there just swimming and jumping waves. Humunga Calibunga is a toned-down version of Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach for those of us who want something a little less intense (and less wedgie-producing).
There just seems to be something lacking in the park compared to the newer Blizzard Beach. The attention to detail is missing. At Blizzard Beach, you are always looking at something that features some sort of corny joke (Snowman's land, keep out! And the snowmaking machines). Here, it's just very bland like some of the story is missing. Also, forget Shark Reef unless you get there early. The line is long, the attraction is short, and the snorkels taste like antiseptic (though you can use your own if you have them).
While there are a few great attractions here, the rides overall are better at Blizzard Beach. There are more slides, the Family Raft ride is way better, and you are likely to get wetter on the lazy river (which can be fun or not-so-much, depending on your point of view). This is a very nice park. But given the choice, I'll take Blizzard Beach any day.
I still remember watching the construction of this giant mountain from across the water at Flame Tree Barbeque's seating area. I remember watching the pieces come together. Then I remember standing in line for about 2 hours on a pass holder preview date, waiting to ride this monster of a roller coaster. And that was just to get a Fastpass. And I've been on it too many times to count since then. This is most definitely the best roller coaster on property. Why?
The drop. It's big, it's intense, and it makes your heart feel like it's leaping out of your chest. The backwards sequence. You feel almost like you are going to go upside down. And the Yeti (which has since stopped working, but hopefully they will fix it soon).
It's big. It's bad. It's quite scarey. Do not ride this if you have a heart condition. Those with back or neck problems should be okay as the track is nice and smooth, but you should be careful if you have a very severe back problem. The height requirement is 44 inches. I would not put a child under about 7 years of age on this as it gets quite intense unless said child likes other thrill rides (not just Big Thunder Mountain or Star Tours, but Tower of Terror or Rock 'n Rollercoaster).
When people ask me what my favorite attraction in Walt Disney World is, I used to say I didn't know. But now the answer is clear: Star Tours. Ever since they redid this amazing attraction, I have considered it to be my favorite without a doubt, and not simply because I am a Star Wars nerd (see the name?)
The old Star Tours was, to be frank, just that. OLD! I never used to like it, since it would make me motion sick. It felt like you were in a big box that's moving and shaking you around (which, well, it what it is) and not like a flight through space. Let's face it, the technology utilized in Mission: Space left Star Tours in the dust, and wait times were declining more and more, and going up and up on other rides (coughToyStoryManiacough).
The technology on this one is completely awesome. It no longer makes me motion sick because it feels more real than the old technology did. And get ready for it: It's in 3D!!! Even if 3D normally gives you a headache, like it used to do for me, this technology is much better and is less likely to make you dizzy or give you a headache.
Another problem with the old attraction was the lack of it being "Star Wars". If you come to a park expecting Star Wars, you want Star Wars. You saw the Death Star and some rebel troupes, and that was it. Additionally, the only three characters from the films in the original were Chewbacca, Threepio, and Artoo, and all of them made brief appearances. In this attraction, Threepio plays a prominent role, and you can see other characters too, but not all at once. Why?
There are many new combinations of experiences on Star Tours. There's around 15 elements that can be combined in many different ways. So sometimes, you'll see Darth Vader. Other times, you meet Gunguns on Naboo (Episode 1 reference) with Jarjar Binks, the most unpopular Star Wars character ever, making a brief cameo. Princess Leia may send you a hologram, with specific instructions to help the rebellion. You may get to visit the ice world of Hoth (Episode 5), but not without encountering a few imperial walkers. The possibilities are endless. Characters appearing include Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, among others.
Although the actual layout of the ride hasn't changed much, the Queue area is very cool. There are many droids doing their duty throughout, signs, and information boards to make it seem like a real spaceport. And the droids? Be careful, you may get picked out by them. Captain Rex (from the original Star Tours) even makes an appearance, so look out for him.
Consensus? The new Star Tours is a MUST SEE!!!
The ride is set in between the events of episodes 3 and 4, and is a prequel to the original, set after episode 6.
My family and I had breakfast here in late September of 2012 and lunch in May of 2010. Both meals were spur of the moment reservations. In 2010, after using our last TS credit, we noticed we were still showing an available credit. We decided to give it a try. Going in with no expectations, we were impressed by the environment, service and food. This was the exact opposite reaction we had to Teppan Edo.
Fast forward to this past September and we had a similar decision to make. After a looooong night at MNSSHP we decided a 7:30am reservation for Kona would not happen. We were going to be in AK so we went the familiar route and picked Tusker House for breakfast. While waiting for our reservation we were able to get in line to meet Donald. The 2010 trip did not have Character lunches so this was an instant upgrade. DD,DS loved it, and we got the only visual proof that I attended this vacation when we took a group pic with Donald.
Once inside, all was right with the world. Same great food, a good bit of which i was not able to name, great setting and service as before. Add to that this was a rather good character meal. Interactions were top notch.
I do not know why this restaurant suffers, at least in my mind, from low expectations. While I put other meals ahead of it on both trips, Marrakesh, LTT, Le Cellier, etc, it beat better thought of Teppan Edo, WCC, and Kona Cafe.
This used to be a must for the hubby and I. That atmosphere is nice and dark which for a moment makes you forget that outside thousands of people are walking about. The service is top notch and have even been given a recipe card for the cheddar soup which in my opinion is divine especially if you have a piece of pretzel bread to dip into it.
That being said, while the food is good and has yet to really disappoint, we have yet been able to justify using 2 dining credits that they now require for dinner. We would much rather use the 2 on a dinner show or a more unique dining experience. So if you want to try this gem, I suggest going for lunch where they only make you to part with 1 table service credit.
My husband and I ate at the House of Blues for the first time. I have to say it was one of the best meals we had during our 10 day stay at Disney. We ordered the Basil Pesto and Tomato flatbread for an appetizer and it was very good. Husband had a half order of St. Louis Ribs for dinner with mashed potatoes and corn succotash. The ribs were tender and the sauce was sweet and delicious. The mashed potatoes came topped with cheese and bacon. I ordered the Buttermilk Fried Chicken. I was surprised to see that it came with four good size pieces of chicken. Luckily my husband helped me eat the chicken. I also got mashed potatoes, and corn succotash. The chicken was perfectly seasoned, juicy, and crispy. I loved the potatoes and the corn also. As a warning, the corn succotash is quite spicy but since I like spicy it was perfect for me. We did not have dessert as we were very full. Our service was also very good. Overall, I will definitely make plans to return to House of Blues on our next visit.
I can't say enough about the staff and accommodations for both my pets. We have added a cat to the family now..... Dixie loves the Kitty City. There is no odor and the littler box is always clean. It is worth the $21 a night (resort guest.) I started taking Dixie here when she was 2 months old; since we have been there 3 more times. The staff greets Dixie like one of their own and spend time with us at check-in and check-out.
As for Lulu my "Malchi" she is a regular. She has the best time running around the park. Visiting her is so much fun. She is happy and that is what matters the most.
One thing to remember that there is NO transportation to the kennel so you will have to get there in your car. If you really don't want to get the car and don't mind walking the kennel is across the Port Orleans and you can just cross street.
I visited the Turf Club for the first time a few days ago and came away impressed with the experience.
Being set on the golf course at Saratoga Springs, the Turf Club was much quieter than many other Disney restaurants. Less people, and less kids. The restaurant itself is quite small, offering both indoor and outdoor covered seating in about equal proportions. The decor is fairly dark, with wood panelling aplenty.
I had the Buffalo Chicken dip to start with, the prime rib as the entree, and a Peach Crisp for dessert. All were good, with the exception of the prime rib being excellent. You do not see prime rib on many many at Walt Disney World, so it was a welcome menu item. Cooked perfectly medium rare, and served with broccolini and garlic mashed potato. I thoroughly enjoyed the dish,
Pricing was about in-line with what you would expect from a Disney table service restaurant. Costing less than a signature restaurant, I felt it offered better value than many of those.
The good food and quieter ambiance means I would recommend this to anyone looking for something a bit of the beaten track.
This ride is great for everyone. Typical of Disney, the enitre ride is great. From the qeue area, to the actual ride, and even into the load off area everything is themed to a tee. The ride is smooth, not bumby or uncomfortable. It doesn't go too fast for the kids and not too slow to be boring. This is a must ride every time you are at Disney. It's a welcome change from the played out rollercoaster, it's very different. A good different. It never gets old!
Almost $100 after tip for 2 to eat chicken nuggets and mac and cheese, which are the same ones served in the quick services. Took almost an hour to get the bill after requesting it. the waiter never cleared our dinner plates from the table between servings and never refilled our drinks. We asked to talk to the manager to place a compliant and she told us she was not able to do anything for us to make up for it.... then to add insult to injury, there was an automatic/mandatory 18% gratuity added (which for a buffet is pretty ridiculous.)
The characters only spent about 30 seconds each with the table. and were rushed along by the character handler.
Although we have been to Disney many times we had not tried Flame Tree BBQ until our last visit...I wish we had found it sooner!
The food comes in larger portions than many other counter service restaurants and the service is quick. We ate there twice on our last trip trying out both hot and cold platters and everything was great.
Personally I liked the chicken salad and cannot recommend the key lime mousse highly enough!
Seating is very nice and you can find a table with no problem in their large seating areas on many terrace levels.
I would recommend this restaurant for families with and without kids. Be careful though...those chairs are HEAVY!
We are on the DDP. As you know this is signature dining location...and sooo worth the two dining credits.
This was the best meal of our entire trip edging out a delicious meal at California Grill to take the number one spot!
Our server Barry was top notch, knowledgeable and welcoming.
I had the Ceaser Salad - it was unique with fresh prosciutto and light ceaser dressing.
I'm a Rib Eye man any day of the week -- but I could not turn down the Yachtsman's world famous 28 ounce Porterhouse! Wow wow wow. Cooked to perfection and dressed with garlic butter it was everything I was told it would be.
The dessert was a peanut butter chocolate pretzel cake with a side of caramel ice cream.
I had this with a house blended cup of coffee. Let me tell you this was an experience on to itself.
Again this was our best meal of the whole trip and possibly one of the best meals of my life!
Tutto Italia--- September 25th
We loved the Original Alfredo’s Restaurant and worried that the next concept wouldn’t compare, but we have been very pleased by the change. Although Tutto was rumored to go under yet another renovation and name change back a few years ago, I think it is here to stay. With the addition of Tutto Gusto-its wine bar brother and Via Napoli, the Italian pavilion is booming.
Tutto Italia kept most of the original interior that Alfredo’s had. It’s most recent renovation added booths to the center of the restaurant. It broke up the dining room a bit and added some serving stations for glassware and silverware. The maitre de has been the same for many years as well. This fellow has been here as long as I can remember. Plus you’ve gotta love hearing “buona sera” when you enter the restaurant. We were seated immediately and within a few moments Vincenzo greeted us. We were feeling pretty festive so we all ordered a cocktail: a bellini for me; a red passion for Ma and a Moretti for dad. I am normally careful with my carbs, but I am a sucker for champagne cocktails! In the meantime, Letizia was there filling up our water glasses and bringing bread for the table.
We ordered a mozzarella appetizer to begin-warm, fresh mozzarella with lightly sautéed tomatoes and olive oil. This was not what I expected, but it was good-I liked the cheese warmed because it was flavorful and gooey.
The entrees arrived in a perfect amount of time. Dad and I went with the gnocchetti and mother the fettuccini. The gnocchetti are cavatelli pasta, a more narrow-thinner gnocchi, with sausage ragu, tomoto and pecorino. They were perfectly cooked al dente and the portion is large. The dish is on the creamy and hearty side, so it is filling. The fettuccini Vecchia Roma is different from alfredo, which is butter and parmesan cheese, this version had pancetta and parmesan cream. Doesn’t sound like much of a difference, but it is a touch lighter than your average alfredo sauce. Both dishes freshly prepared and delicious.
Vincenzo was an older gentleman, but no less enthusiastic or energetic than any of the young bucks. Excellent service and charming-he certainly had no trouble talking us into a round of cappuccinos and a couple of desserts to split. Letizia was at his side refilling my water glass many times and resetting forks.
The prices are higher here, but you are also paying for exceptional service to go along with your food. We will be back next year for sure. Another fabulous experience!
Mama Melrose’s –lunch--- September 25th
Being on the smaller side, DHS does seem to have a decent amount of table service restaurants, but finding an open one on a busy day can be tough to come by for guests who are not prepared. Hollywood Studios was jamming this Tuesday and people were walking up to see if they could wait standby, but there was nothing available. 50s Prime Time and Sci Fi Dine In have their fans and these places are normally booked solid, but Mama’s hangs in there-it has been full to the brim every time we have visited at lunch. This is a venue that gets its fair share of negative reviews, but we have always had great food and great service. This year was no exception!
We waited about 10 minutes before we were seated, but Mama’s opens after 12:00 PM, so it takes a while to get parties seated at first. Like I said there were people in and out seeing if they could get a table, but they were booked solid all day and not taking any walk in parties. We were taken to our booth in the front room and right after we were seated Karen arrived and welcomed us. She was very friendly and took our drink order.
By the time she came back we were ready to order our buffet of mixed salad, Caesar salad to start and a carne pizza and a margherita pizza to share. Gone is the house salad with walnuts, gorgonzola and cherries, but the new mixed salad has sopressata, marinated vegetables and house Italian dressing. It is a little more on the small size, but along with the larger Caesar salad was plenty for the three of us to split. The flatbreads are a really good size-about 12”. The carne D’Italia flatbread is topped with pepperoni, sausage, prosciutto and mozzarella. Sorry no picture on this one. The toppings are not loaded on, but there are a few pieces on meat on each slice. The margherita is topped with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil. Nice and simple for the non adventurers. There were only two slices left, but we were totally stuffed!
The time frame between courses was good and Karen was at the table many times checking with us to refill drinks etc. Mama Melrose offers Italian food with a Californian twist, not your typical chain style Italian menu. Another solid lunch performance by Mama’s and we will definitely be back next year!
This choice was a last minute rush one to make up for the change in schedule. I did not plan on returning here because of the two prior mediocre experiences we had in the previous years, but just maybe this time it would be great. It started off well, we were seated early with a nice view of the water and Conch Key building. Our server Zahira came over to greet us after a few minutes.
We placed our order and enjoyed the view of the small ferry boat and the monorail. It was relatively quiet, but it was early only about 60% full at the time. There was a table behind us that at least 3 parties declined to sit there. I started to wonder if people were afraid of us, it was kind of funny. The restaurant began to fill up with larger parties as the meal progressed.
Zahira brought out our appetizers after a while. Mother had the apple salad loaded with Gouda, pomegranate seeds, pistachios and sunflower seeds, which was very good and appropriate for the fall season. My father and I both had the blue crab corn chowder. It was not overly thick, but had a lovely silky texture with a hint of sherry. The potatoes and corn were a perfect combination with the crab. The chowder also had a slow building spice, not overpowering and by the end of the bowl we broke a sweat. Our plates were cleared and we discussed the plans for that evening.
Our entrees arrived in a reasonable amount of time-we didn’t wait too long and they weren’t rushed out of the kitchen either. Grandma Deb being the picky one opted for sweet potato ravioli with oyster mushrooms, figs in a light cream sauce with sautéed spinach. This dish was very good and thoughtful for a vegetarian dish. Pop and I both ordered the wild caught halibut. Off the menu was the crab crusted halibut, so I was rather disappointed because he has had it in the past and it was great.
Unfortunately we were both disappointed with this dish overall. First of all, it wasn’t as hot as it could have been. The fish was probably not fresh because it was mush in the middle-like watery and mushy. Then it was served with pickled vegetables and a strong mustard sauce-it wasn’t really balanced. We should have sent the meals back, but by that time after the soup and bread I was on the full side anyway.
No room for dessert. Saving room for treats at the Magic Kingdom! This was the best service we have had here, but this time the food was a let-down. I guess I expect a lot more for these prices, but hey that’s me. Many other people have great reviews, but that’s how it goes sometimes. I can go to a restaurant and have a great experience, while the table next to me has a lousy one. Unfortunately it happens.
Les Chefs De France-lunch
Chef’s is definitely one of my favorites. I’m a classically trained chef I so I love indulging on the many delicacies that French cuisine brings to the table. The menu features nouvelle style cuisine, a concept that focuses more on the freshness of ingredients, more simplistic methods of cooking and more appealing presentations. Whereas specialties like cassoulet, casseroles, coq au vin and dishes with heavy sauces like Hollandaise or Bechamel tend to be more like home style and heartier. It is has been an upcoming trend for restaurants to offer lighter, fresher food as people’s tastes have been changing over the years.
We arrived a few minutes early and were seated immediately. Our table was located in the front glass enclosed section. We have been seated in the side areas most often, but this was a new area for us. It offered a great view of Serveur Amusant for our dining entertainment as well.
Emeric arrived almost immediately to welcome us and offer us a cocktail. I had to go with my favorite St. Germaine Cocktail and to my surprise my mother ordered one as well. She’s not a big champagne fan, but she nearly drank the whole glass-lucky me got to finish. A Kronenbourg 1664 for my father and a bottle of Evian for the table. He took our order and returned with the fresh baguette served in a white paper bag. They used to serve a crusty roll, which they loved, but I prefer the newer baguette.
My parents both ordered the la flamme Alsacienne, a crispy flatbread with crème fraiche, bacon and caramelized onions. This I have made at home and it is luscious. Now my friends are always asking me to make this for parties! I had the Croque monsieur with mixed green salad and I really enjoyed it. The bread could have been a little less toasted throughout, but the cheese and tomato brings back those comforting grilled cheese and tomato soup memories.
For starters, the warm goat cheese salad with grapes, walnuts and tomatoes; cheese plate for my dad; and onion soup as a part of the pre fixe menu for myself. I have had the salad and it is very good and there is plenty of cheese to share on the plate. I enjoyed the soup. I am a big fan of French onion, this one is flavorful, not too rich or salty. Often times restaurants will add a lot of Kitchen Bouquet or go heavy on beef base to enhance to the flavor, but the idea is to taste the caramelized onion not just beef.
Emeric checked on us frequently and was very knowledgeable. We asked him about his home town of Lyon, which is also the home city of Paul Bocuse interestingly. He talked about the differences between there and Paris. He said he was enjoying his time here, but definitely different than what he is used to normally.
In between courses, Armand and Remy made their way through the dining room. If you have been there for the experience you will know that Armand likes to poke fun at people and of course my mother was targeted. It was very funny and a really cut idea to try to bring in the lunch crowd, while promoting Remy as a kid friendly attraction.
We ended the meal with my profiteroles and a round of cappuccinos! It was a great experience overall and we will certainly be retuning next year, possibly lunch and dinner!
My absolute favorite restaurant on property! We have only had one lackluster experience here with service a couple of years ago in over a dozen visits, so it is tough to beat. The Mediterranean inspired menu always offers signature items like sautéed shrimp, arancini, braised veal shank and oak grilled filet of beef, while other menu items tend to change with the seasons.
They moved the check in booth to the outside of the hallway now. Presumably this makes it easier to find for guests and now they use the waiting area as a lounge. It makes them a few extra dollars serving cocktails and gives people something to do while waiting to be seated. We were given a beeper and were seated in about 15 minutes. The restaurant was busy, but it is one of the best so I understand why. Sara seated us near the open kitchen along the windows.
Not much of a view this year due to all of the construction on the courtyard pool, but plenty at the bar and kitchen to watch. The Grand Floridian has major refurbishments all of property as a matter of fact. With the construction of the DVC wing and the pool as major projects, Gasparilla’s has been closed and Mizner’s opened for quick service. They seem to be rehabbing to prepare for the GF DVC, from what I have read Gaspie’s needed some serious tlc, so good news there. We didn’t explore much around the resort outside the main building, but the changes are very exciting. Shall we see sweeping changes at the Polynesian next? Looks like things are in the works for that property as well.
I opted for bottled water while my parents ordered a glass of wine. Cliff took our order and brought over the house bread and butter afterwards.
Our appetizers arrived: cheese plate-with fourme d’Ambert is one of the best blue cheeses not to mention the oldest French cheese, plus a Spanish cheese and another French style from the Basque region with all the accompaniments. Sorry I did not get a picture and the presentation was different this year, but it was nicely arranged. The macerated heirloom tomatoes was a large portion of halved red and yellow baby tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, micro basil and fresh mozzarella slices. I am a sucker for cured meats so the charcuterie plate was a great option. The plate offered a variety of cured meats including Prosciutto di Parma, beef bresaola, duck prosciutto, chorizo, Percorno Romano, medjool dates, pickled fennel, olives and Marcona almonds. A great antipasti platter for one although I probably could have shared with another person. The appetizers were all very good and well received.
Cliff checked back frequently to fill our water glasses and see if we needed anything. He works at Victoria & Albert’s as well so he is used to checking in with guests as often as he can. He made small talk and was very friendly, but not overbearing or awkward. Overall this was probably the best service we had on the trip.
Our appetites had hit their peak when the entrees arrived-it was perfect timing. I have tried a number of dishes, but one stood out this time for me the Berkshire pork 2 ways. Now I am not a huge pork fan with the exception of sausage and I must say the pork tenderloin dish at California Grill is lovely too. You cannot go wrong with rendered pork belly after all and alongside a huge piece of tenderloin with creamy cheesy polenta and corn, talk about heavenly! The cherry gastrique really rounds this dish out, a must try at Citricos. The salmon was mildly wonderful, we eat wild salmon weekly, but this was better than what we can get at the grocery store. My mother had the house oak grilled filet of beef with extra vegetables rather than the potato puree. She is not a big fan of mashed or gratin style potatoes, but most places are happy to substitute a reasonable side.
Dinner was wonderful, the service was excellent. After the warm chocolate banana tart for desert-the evening was nearly perfect!
We have always been extremely happy at Crystal Palace for breakfast and it is a must-do for each and every trip to the World.. The atmosphere is so bright and open it just seems to exude "wake up!".
The breakfast is an excellent buffet offering with a good selection from scrambled eggs and waffles to puffed french toast (my personal favorite) and omelets made to order. They have cereals and bagels as well as smoked salmon and fruit and pastries that are always fresh.
Service is very good and on the occasion that we have not had an advance dining reservation they have been accommodating and we have been seated in a very reasonable amount of time.
The characters come around one at a time and are more than happy to take an extra bit of time for pictures and autographs.
One of the best things is leaving your breakfast and already being in the Magic Kingdom emerging into the main hub with the whole World of possibilities laid forth before you!
Kona Cafe has always been my favorite restaurant in WDW. I absolutely love the atmosphere of the Poly, and this laid back restaurant in the upper level of the lobby, never disappoints! I mainly dine here for breakfast. I made an ADR for just myself to have an early breakfast on 9/25... I could not wait to finally try the pineapple macadamia nut pancakes after hearing such rave reviews! They were seriously as good as everyone says they are! The portion was huge, I actually wished someone else in my party was with me to help me finish them since I couldn't! Kona Cafe is always a must do for a great start to the day in WDW!
I stayed at POFQ September 23-28 solo. My trip wasn't solo, the rest of my party was staying at BLT, but I decided to stay at my favorite resort alone! I love the food court at POFQ.. it isn't too big and it was never crowded in the early morning and late evenings. Every morning, I was up very early and had my Mickey Waffle with strawberries on the side and that made for a wonderful start of each day! The choices here are great! I really like the Jambalaya, but I spent most of my time at the food court early in the morning before heading out for the day. I was really happy when I found out that they had a Gold Peak iced tea machine! I was able to fill my mug with my favorite sweet tea all week.. it was great!!!
We made a last minute ADR on our trip in September, on our last day since we had an extra table service credit to use before leaving. We all have never been to the Plaza Restaurant before, but I think it is safe to say that we will be returning in the future! It is a little small inside, but it didn't bother us. I ordered the Plaza Club with french fries... it was delicious!! The fries were the best I have ever had in my life!!! The rest of our party had the Philly Cheese steaks and the Reuben Sandwich.. they all enjoyed their meals and thought the food was great! Service was good. Menu prices are more moderately priced which is great when paying out of pocket! Can't wait to go back!
I dined at Teppan Edo for the 1st time on September 26th, and boy am I glad we chose to dine here! It was the best meal I have had on property to date! The service was great and the chef was really great and funny! The food was absolutely amazing! I ordered the Asakusa, which was the Shrimp and Steak... YUMMY!!!! This was the only meal all week where I cleared my entire plate! The noodles and veggies were cooked perfect and tasted so good! We all ordered the soft serve ice cream for dessert and even that wasn't your typical ice cream.. it was so good!!! We will definitely be returning to Teppan Edo in the future.. it has become a must do each trip from here on out!
The theming in the tavern is awesome. It is nice and darkish, even on a sunny day, as a tavern should be. Antlers are used in all of the decorating (my, what a guy, that Gaston.) Off of the main seating area (which includes a faux fireplace), is a little alcove with an impressively large antler chandelier.
It's a weird mix of stuff available to eat. My choices were quickly narrowed down to chocolate thing, cinnamon roll or pork shank. I can get a bun on Main St. and a chocolate treat any old place. I chose the pork shank because it seemed apropos to do so...and I wanted to know how it tasted.
The pork shank was really good. I worried that it would be too dry and tasteless, but it wasn't. I've had better pork, but it had a good flavor.
We had to wait forever for a table. There is so little room to eat in there! Maybe once the thrill of newness wears off, it will be better...but we had to stand there with our pork shanks, brew and water and wait.
Finally, we grabbed a seat and ate our pretty yummy pork shanks. I felt a bit like I'd entered the movie, which made me happy. If it hadn't been so crowded, it would have been an ideal, relaxing place to take a load off. But it was still pleasant, even after the waiting and jockeying for a table.
This was my second attempt to like LeFou's Brew, but I did not. Interestingly enough, it smelled like alcohol when i brought it to my lips. Sis agreed, but only after I mentioned it and she re-smelled. "You're right! It does! What did they use?" The staff said many people have said there is an alcohol smell to it, but confirmed that it is a non-alcoholic drink. I don't like citrus, so maybe that was my problem with the foam...but it had a tangy kick to it that I kind of liked. My sis did like the foam a lot. Neither of us liked the frozen apple stuff. We both pitched it before finishing, so I don't know how the dark stuff on the bottom tastes...and I never will. Twice was enough for me. I'm not paying $5 for a treat I don't like again.
I actually like Gaston's Tavern quite a bit and wish they'd made it larger, with more seating and more menu selections. Sis agreed. She liked the place even more than BOG (just going on atmosphere.)
Two thumbs up! :)
Every time I visit WDW (which is a lot) I go here at least once, usually twice. Why? Because it is the best.
The service is great. If your glass is half empty, you get a refill (soft drinks of course). The servers are great, forever thanking you for your patience. They cook in front of you, and the cooking is always a great show. I went to a Benny Hanna's recently and it was not nearly as good with the show as here. Watch out for the volcano!
The food is always good. If you're a vegetarian, this is the perfect place for you, as all of the vegetarian items are fantastic. That's coming from a non-vegetarian, too.
If you go here, I recommend the Steak and Shrimp. It is always fantastic.
One thing I will say: The tables all seat 8 people. If you have 6 or less people in your group, you will be put with another party. If this doesn't appeal to you, the don't go here.
My daughter who is a HUGE Star Wars fan loved this ride. She said that Star Tours is the best ride ever. We had to go on it four times. When we go in December we are probably going on it four times or more, which is what we did the last time we were there.
My daughter and I went on the green team several times and absolutely loved it. It is a bit claustrophobic, however, it is well worth it and provides what I would imagine is a fairly realistic experience. To us, it is not just the ride, it is also the ambiance that Disney provides for all their attractions. Very few I am ever not overjoyed with.
WOW wife kids (5+6) and I went on this ride to finish out the day at Epcot. We started with the green and found it was pretty good even my five year old who didn't like the Pirates of the Caribbean loved this ride. I had a real smart idea lets do the orange before the fireworks so we got right in and the first 3 seconds of the ride I new I was in trouble, the G forces are way more than the green. Though the ride was not for me it was quite the experience and my kids loved it and wanted to go on it again. I on the other hand found a bottle of water and a bench and tried not to barf, even though I underestimated the G forces and felt sick after I still appreciate a great ride thats why I rated it that high.
Somewhere in time, Pecos Bill's changed and not for the better. After my last review in 2009, I returned there in 2011 and was so disappointed, the burgers did not taste like I remembered, the buns were stale and you couldn't get a double with bacon anymore. The Fixins bar is still great, but not enough to save what was once my favorite place in WDW to grab a burger. I have since switched to Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland.
Super jealous of our Disneyfriends going to WDW today. / Reviewed 'Ariel's Grotto' video soft opening..all I can say is "WOW". The architecture and realistic surroundings are amazing !!! Two thumbs up to the Imagineers. Can't wait to see it live in Oct. 2013..celebrating our 40th Anniversary !!!!!
Let me preface this review by saying, My wife, son (1 1/2) and I go to WDW once a month for the weekend. We always hit up Epcot for one of the evenings. Whenever we do, we make reservations at Garden Grill. My wife really enjoys the Mahi and Turkey Picatta. I go for the Filet. The last time we went they had a new head chef who was testing a new sauce to replace the red wine butter that accompanies the steak. It was not as good as the butter. That being said, it was still delicious. They also make a plate for our son of chicken, and mac & cheese with goldfish in it. We continue to go for the food, the fact that Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale are there is an added bonus. The best thing that I can say about Garden Grill is that we were just there in September and will be returning in October!
We stayed at Bay Lake Tower back in Feb of 2012. We emailed our complaint to DVC and still have never received any response. Why spend all this money by buying Bay Lake before its even built and our poor experiences don't even rate a response. We had a 2 bd kingdom view and a studio lake view across the hall. New guy moves in next door and has a bunch of drunk friends over so we move the studio to another resort the next night because Bay Lake can't move him and would move the studio to another floor after we've been there for 5 nights! Cost us more points and just showed how much being a vacation club members really must count. Even the housekeeping staff told us how people who just complain about a hair on the floor get upgraded but they couldn't do anything for a DVC member. Why pay all this money for this kind of treatment? Btw you have to complain 2 times not just once about a drunk, at Disney World, the family resort!
Growing up with a Grandfather living in Miami, our family would travel down to Florida once a year just about every other year since I was 5 till I was about 16. So the only time of year we could go was the summer and when one of our friends was getting married in December a few years ago down there, I was wondering how it would be? Best experience at Walt Disney World ever. Weather is beautiful to maybe a chill at night to make it really feel like winter. People seem nicer, Mickey's Christmas Party and parade are a can't miss with free hot cocoa and cookies, fake snow shooting up from the houses on Main Street, and limited park attendance. (Did I mention the weather is beautiful? :) Low to mid 80's with no dripping-sweat-humid weather aggravating people more and more while waiting on line) Osbourne Festival of Lights is extraordinary with the faux New York city, the Candlelight Procession in Epcot is a nice time to relax the legs from walking all day and listen to a beautiful chorus ensemble including a guest reader for "T'was the night before Christmas." We have been down the the past 4 winters and this year will make 5! Unfortunately for us when the days get shorter they seem to get longer with something like Walt Disney World waiting for you. :)
We booked here mainly because I had seen a tv program that featured the Chocolate Cannoli Cake. Turns out that the cake is the one thing that tipped the rating over to the mid mark for me. The atmosphere is relaxed and rustic with dimmed lighting. We were surprised to receive rolls before dinner and they were very good. Crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside. We also received some oil and italian seasoning to dip the bread in. I ordered the 4 cheese flatbread. It arrived after a 15 minute wait or so and looked like a plain ol' cheese pizza to me. So how did it taste? Like a plain ol' cheese pizza. Only the tomato sauce was on the sweet side. DH ordered the Parmesan chicken and it was just your average baked chicken breast and noodles smothered in the same sweet tomato sauce as the flatbread. The chicken had a pink tint to it that I was skeptical about at first but DH chalked it up to the sauce. Dessert was the Chocolate Cannoli Cake topped with Nutella Ganache, drizzled with a chianti sauce. It was very good! My only complaint was that the cake itself was a little on the dry side but the chianti sauce was a great remedy to that. Service here was a little on the lax side and it was very slow. We waited about 10 minutes for a refill and another server noticed and refilled ours because our server went MIA for quite a while. All in all I would not return to Mama Melrose because there are far better places to eat at in Disney World.
We have been very fortunate to be able to visit Disney on many different occasions. We decided to try Caribbean Beach. We have stayed at all levels of Disney hotels on property. We were just not that impressed with this hotel. We really expected it to
be bigger but, it was not much bigger than a Value resort. It was clean and our check in was easy and very quick. The decor was nice and we had a room close to the pool. We would stay here again but, we would try to make different reservations just because we were not that impressed.
Best pizza in WDW. Love the margherita pizza. Great atmosphere and service. Highly recommended.
Not happy with the Caribbean Beach Resort.. Me, my husband and our kids (ages 4 and 2) just stayed there for a week and were so unhappy. We chose to pay the extra money for a "newly renovated" pirate themed room since it sounded fun for our kids but when we got here we realized the pirate rooms are all in the village of Trinidad South which is the furthest from the food court, main pool, and check in area. An employee of the resort told us that Caribbean Beach made these rooms to lure people into booking because nobody wanted to stay in those far villages of the resort.. Nice huh? The buses are very very slow.. They run every 20 to 30 minutes and its about a 15 minute walk to the food court if you decide to go that route.. There are no elevators either so at 11 or 12 at night you'll be carrying ur sleeping kids and a heavy stroller up a couple flights of stairs.. The food isn't very good and the way to windows are in the room make it so that a lot of light can come in through the plastic blinds since the curtains don't completely cover so if you like sleeping in darkness when the sun is rising don't stay here... I'd say its a good resort if u are right in the food court area.. Last year we stayed at the value resort All Star Movies and wish we would've stayed there again.. I don't recommend this resort for families with small children....
Background: We've been to the plaza probably 10 times over the years with our most recent trip July 2012.
Experience: The setting is classic disney Main St. USA, very charming with a turn of the last century feel to it. My only negatives are that for the closest restrooms you have to leave the venue and go next door...mainly a problem with small children (I often travel alone with my granddaughter and it's weird to leave the table empty mid meal for a bathroom run). My second negative is that service always seems as laid back as the atmosphere...not bad service but for the type of menu the meal should be at about the pace of say an applebees not california grill. It doesn't seem to matter if the restaurant is full or not...the servers (and I guess the kitchen) move at the same pace no matter what. Positives are the atmosphere, the view, and the menu is great especially when you travel with picky eaters. A fun plus to this venue is the Mayor of Main St. often stops in engaging the diners in a bit of disney fun.
The food: The menu is classic American and is varied enough to find something for everyone and is how we decided to go their in the first place many years ago... we have two picky eaters in the family. One of the best parts about their menu is their ice cream and shakes....super yummy! What's more classic than a burger and a great milkshake. Our food has always come out hot and cooked well. The fries are especially good as well. Our last trip I had the tuna salad croissant sandwich with fries and a chocolate milkshake (ok blew the diet there), my granddaughter had the grilled chicken strips. Both of us very much enjoyed our meal.
Background: We've been to Ohana's twice for dinner, once about a year ago and the second time in July 2012. On our first trip our adr was for 530, on the second trip it was at 9pm.
Experience: The entertainment during dinner both times was the same and is fun. The first trip service was great, second time just ok. The second trip had the added bonus of watching wishes at the end of our meal.
The food: The menu was unchanged between our visits. The first trip I thought the food was really good (I love grilling so this was right up my alley). The meats were moist, hot, and served quickly. The second trip was awful. The service was slow, she'd disappear for long periods of time and never cleared empty plates. This trip we also had the problem that the meats were sooooo dry that all the water in Bay Lake wouldn't have helped get it down any easier...just awful thus the 5 star rating is my overall average of our two experiences.
I have been to WDW over 100 times since I was a child. Most nights were spent fighting the crowds on main street. While magical, it is tough. I didn't want to carry my kids on my shoulders to see or to line up an hour before the parade.
The Wishes Dessert Party is the answer, we have done it the last 2 years and now my kids beg for it. Just check in, get some yummy desserts and coffee, and relax and enjoy the show. They even have Photo Pass photographers there. The price is not cheap, but not expensive. It is definately reasonable for what you get. The desserts are very good, not amazing, but good. What you are really paying for is to relax, eat snacks, and not fight the crowds. It was worth every penny. Plus you can exit into tomorrow land after the show.
The food was very good, not fine dining but very good. The service was spot on and we never had to wait long for anything we needed. Plenty of choices for our picky family. As for the princesses, we prefer Akershus to Cinderella's Royal Table. At Akershus, the Princesses do not seem rushed at all. They took plenty of time to talk to our kids, give hugs, sign autographs, and take pictures.
They went above and beyond. We had been to Cinderella's Royal Table the day before. As we enter Akershus and are taken to have our picture with Belle, she greets both of my girls (twins) by name, tells them Happy Birthday and that she enjoyed meeting them and Cinderella's the day before. Holy Cow, they must have looked up our previous reservations. My Girls felt so special that Belle remembered meeting them.
We loved the the experience of dining at the Sci-Fi Dine-In. As far as the experience went, it was a lot of fun and it gives you a nice break from the park. However, the food was not very good at all. Only because of the poor food quality would I not return.
Our kids were thrilled to see their favorite Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior characters. It was a great experience for them. However, the food and service left a lot to be desired. I would still consider it a must do for any parent with Pre-School to Kindergarteners.
This ride has been around for many, many years with little or NO updating. After a time or two on this lethargic ride throughout the years, there is no way that this can ever be fun. Maybe if you need somewhere to sit for a few minutes, or to get out of the sun or rain, then this will suffice. Otherwise, it's boring, old, and is an embarrassment to both Norway and Disney. Get those imagineers in there to update this dinosaur.
I used to love Wolfgang Puck Express but a few years ago had some not so great meals. It's probably been nearly two years since the last time we dined there. On our last trip we decided to go back and give it a try again. It was really good. We had our old favorite- meatball pizza and it was once again the prefect pizza that we used to know. I love the fact that the ingredients are organic and locally sourced where ever possible. The food tasted fresh and was made to order. It was so good we decided to go back again another night. We split the meatloaf sandwich. It was maybe a bit greasy but still very good, not a light or healthy option at all though. Wolfgang Puck Express in the marketplace has been returned to our must do's on our trips.
The Hoop Dee Doo Revue is a fun show. I had been hearing about it for years and thought it was about time to give it a try. I'm not really into hokey shows that rely on audience participation so I was a bit wary. I was pleasantly surprised, it was a very cute and entertaining show.
I had never been to any kind of dinner show so I wasn't sure how it was going to work. When you're seated the table is already set and there is corn bread and salad waiting for you. I'm very much a food person and love home baked breads and desserts. I try to avoid processed and packaged foods, so I'm pretty embarrassed to admit this but the corn bread was really good and completely addicting! I think I may have eaten a whole loaf! Its also served with a maple butter- yum! They begin the show while the audience is finishing up their salads and then take a break while the main course is served. The main course consists of fried chicken, ribs, bbq beans, corn (frozen), and mashed potatoes. The food was ok. It was decently prepared and flavorful but the chicken and ribs were not at all meaty. The ribs in particular were much more bone than meat. The show resumes as you're finishing up the main course and pauses again for dessert after a cute musical number about the dessert. Dessert was strawberry shortcake, which again I'm embarrassed to admit, I really enjoyed. It certainly wasn't homemade. It was a golden sponge cake with strawberries similar to a jarred ice cream topping and tons of canned whipped cream. I would have liked to have seen more strawberries but it was very good despite being full of chemicals lol.
I'm very glad I had the opportunity to see the Hoop Dee Doo Revue once but for me its a once and done kind of experience. Even thought I enjoyed it I feel for what you get its very pricey to do more than once.
You can't beat WDWmagic for up to the minute WDW news updates. I really love all the photos- they are just beautiful and so professional. There may be bigger WDW websites out there but I don't think you can find one that is more organized, professional and elegantly presented. I don't even bother to visit any other sites anymore!
We had lunch at Portobello and for our party it was hit and miss. We started by sharing the meatball sliders. I had the spicy pork meatball slider and enjoyed it. The others in my group enjoyed their sliders (veal and chicken) as well. They were flavorful, the bread was nice and soft and buttery tasting and the temperature was perfect. We also split the misti which ended up being my favorite part of the meal by far. I could have eaten the whole platter on my own as a meal and been very happy! I had the Italian beef sandwich for my lunch and enjoyed it. I haven't had Italian beef before so I can't compare it but the giarinierra was just perfect with the tender brisket. The biggest let down with the dish was that it was served with just plain old frozen french fries, not much better than MCDonald's. I would have much rather have had a nice herbed roast potato wedge or spring green side salad or maybe even just a little big of parmesan, garlic and oregano on the boring fries. Just something to elevate them above what you'd get in a fast food restaurant. Our friend had a pasta dish and wasn't at all happy with it. The sauce was watery and the pasta was overcooked. We didn't order dessert because we found the menu to be unispiring.
Overall, I enjoyed my meal at Portobello but wasn't blow away by it. If we do return I think we'll stick to ordering multiple appetizers and splitting them with the table.
Sort of missing the song that made the ride a classic.
Take this with a grain of salt, but calling New England (specifically Boston) home has some amazing advantages; specifically when it comes to food. We have it all here, you name the chef and he/she has likely worked here at some time in their life or owns a restaurant in my fine city. With that, I've had some outstanding meals in my short life.
How this relates to Disney and specifically to Le Cellier is how you view food, but more importantly where your standard level is. A vast majority of this country's perception of steak is Longhorn Steakhouse, now that's not their fault... it's simply what is made available to them in their area.
If you've experienced real steakhouses ... Morton's, Smith and Wollensky's, Capital Grill, Del Frisco's etc etc etc don't get your hopes us. It's an adequate cut of meat at Le Cellier but for the price tag, it's tough to swallow.
Nice theming and a great staff, but doesn't make up for the food.
Avoid: poutine; unsure where they got the idea that this is poutine... but no montreal establishment would serve fries with a red wine reduction AND truffle! It's curds and gravy baby!
I absolutely love Space Mountain. You don't find these types of great roller coasters in almost any amusement park. I love the pace, the dark, and the queue line. They all make up what an awesome ride this really is.
Last week we spent our vacation in WDW. Prior to going, I made a list of our eating places (for table service, according to our Disney Dining Plan), and included several of which we had never tried before. Nine Dragons made it onto that list and I'm surprised to say (based on how varied the reviews have been for it) that it has made its way onto our list of regular places we will be dining at in the future. I had the Kung Pao Chicken, my wife had a vegetarian offering, and our other two party members had something similar. Not only was our waiter pleasant and helpful, but everything was so fast. From the time we submitted our dinner order until we received it, it must have been barely 10 minutes....and the food was delicious. I swear we (a party of 4) must have made it through everything and paid our check and were back out the door in barely over an hour, if that. I don't know how much more I can rave about the place. Be sure and the caramel-ginger ice cream....very, very good.
The Sci-Fi Diner was on my short list of places that I'd never eaten at before in WDW, and had always wanted to try. So that time came the week September 24, 2012, during my most recent WDW vacation. Suffice it to say, I like the idea of the place and the decor....it is a cool looking restaurant. However, after having eaten there once, we were all pretty unanimous in agreement that we wouldn't have to go back again. Why? The food, with the lone exception of the delicious milkshakes, was merely tolerable....nothing to write home about, and in some cases, like with my wife (who got some kind of vegetarian burger), it was just "nasty". I got a burger too and it simply wasn't very good. I could have gone back to Cosmic Ray's at the Magic Kingdom and gotten a better burger. For the milkshake, I had gotten a "cosmic splash", which was basically an orange and cream (creamsicle-like) shake....and I loved it. But I wouldn't recommend going there unless I could advise that the food is good too, and it just wasn't up to par. Also, while the novelty of them showcasing bad, old sci-fi films is good, eventually it just loops back to the very beginning so even while you eat, you start seeing the same stuff over and over again. BORING. While our waitress was pleasant enough, we really never saw her unless she was bringing our food or check. No checks to see if we were ok or were enjoying our meal.
Let me start with something nice. The service was great. For better, or worse, you come to expect a drop off in service at CS restaurants (see Pecos Bill). The CMs for here were outstanding. A manager was training a new cashier and they were both great. The people preparing our order were friendly and engaged our kids. Ok.......
I had a salad, which was good. I also took a daddy tax from DS & DD trays. Guys, this place is a Little Caesars with better theming. That said, my kids LOVED this place. My only hope is that, on our next trip, this is either going thru a refurb or the kids buy that it is if I have to lie.
We have never had the opportunity to eat at Le Cellier on previous visits. With it going to 2 TS credits for lunch, this was our last chance. I booked this exactly 180 days out. From that day forward I obsessed about whether or not the build up would set us up for a disappointment. Fast forward to 9/15/12 and.....
We arrived at 11:15am for our 11:35am reservation. We waited inn the lobby with what must have been the entire guest roster from POP Century (hurray free dining). Prior to seating, the CM assembled and sang the Canadian National Anthem (I am shocked by how much I knew). At the end of the song, a CM yelled, "Let's play hockey". We were seated and our server was wonderful. Upon receipt of our bread basket we had our very first experience with pretzel bread and loved it. I ordered the filet with risotto and cannot say enough about it. It was a perfect medium rare that was fork tender, melt in your mouth, goodness. DW had the sirloin with the mash and raved about it. I am skeptical of this because she always orders it well-done, aka old shoe leather. That said, she was a fan.
For desert I had the maple creme brulee. I will admit that I am a newly arrived foodie who is just now being exposed to certain foods. This was my first creme brulee and it was fabulous. The flavor and textures were unbelievable.
Two credits, or not, Le Cellier will definitely be on our list for future trips.
Good theming, decent quick service food. If this were outside WDW, you would demand your money back. But since it is inside WDW you tolerate it and think it is ok.
Best meal we ate at WDW this year. Price was right, too.
This is a MUST RIDE, It´s super cool and awesome. I like it very much, a classic Disney Roller Coaster.
We stayed in the Little Mermaid section of AoA from Wednesday until Sunday.
The good about AoA: The theming is amazing. Everything inside and out is color coordinated including the lamp posts, garbage cans, outside pipe's and even the flowers. The color scheme is beautiful. The rooms are so very cute. They are directed at children. Even the toilets are the tiny ones you see in kindergartens. I have a pic to show just how short they are in the Resort forum. The toilet only came 2/3's of the way to my knee, and I'm barely 5"4". The chairs are shaped like shells. The mirrors and coat hanger are themed and the picture by the bed is really nice to wake up to early in the morning. The safe is much larger than the ones in the mods and it is digital. The food court is the best I've seen. You can easily eat well there and stay on a good diet; if you have the will power. The main pool is a dream come true for kids. They have all kinds of activities out there for the kids. There's also a themed play area with slides and a cave. The pool in the Mermaid section was also very nice. The theme in the Cars section is even better than it looks in pictures. Every little detail is there. The character cars are sitting on some kind of soft foam. It's fun just walking on it. They have the large cones around the pool as sitting areas. They left nothing out. They even have the metal shed that the military car would come out of in the movie. The cm's are really nice and helpful. Even the cm's in the food court went out of their way to be helpful. Even though I did online check-in, the cm took time to talk to me and see if I had any questions. The lobby is something to see. Once again, they thought of every little detail. They have a very large chandalier in the main hall and every light cover is a drawing like the ones on the walls. They have a nice little computer area for public use.
The bad about AoA: The toilets are short. The sink area is only big enough for one at a time. The curtain between the sink area and the room doesn't close all the way, so there is no privacy for changing if needed or to keep the light from waking others who are sleeping. The beds are only fulls; not queens. My feet were almost over the edge. There's only three small drawers because they used the other side for the fridge.
The ugly about AoA: The bus service is terrible. We had to wait forever going and coming, but particularly coming back to the resort. Heads up -- the bus from AK back to the resort had Blizzard Beach on it when it finally came. The reason for that is that it goes there first. The route assigned from MK back to the resort is an extremely long ride. I suppose that's because they have so many buses on the roads now they had to have different routes. The time we drove, it didn't take us even half the time as it did the bus. The noise in the Mermaid rooms was terrible also. I'm not talking about unruly people. I'm talking about normal noise. You hear the toilet above, beside and behind you. Everytime anyone went in the room beside or above us, we could plainly hear them just as if they were in our bathroom. You could hear people walking, shuting doors, moving chairs, babies crying, etc. all around us. It would be 2 or 3 until the noise finally stopped and then the bathroom noise would start again around 5 or so. My daughter slept right through it, but if you have a problem sleeping through noise, as I did, I recommend earplugs.
It is a really beautiful, fun place, but the bad outweighs the good for us. My daughter is 17, but if I had young children, I would stay there again. But since I don't have young children, we will be going back to the mods or deluxes for our next stay. I have photos of the inside of the rooms and some outside shots in the Resort forum.
This makes my second visit to the Rose and Crown in a two year span. Both visits I have been so impressed. The meals, atmosphere, and staff keep me coming back. Not only me but my entire family from age 40 to 10 years old loves the Rose and Crown. Although you cannot be guaranteed a seat on the veranda for Illuminations you are still able to go out to a viewing area when the show starts although the staff makes every attempt to seat you outside if you desire. I have had the fish and steak from here and both are very good. Well seasoned and cooked properly. The beer selection is very good and the pub atmosphere is the best! Dont forget to try a Pub blend the next time you are there if your into beers. If you want a taste of several beers ask for the Imperial Sampler. You wont be disappointed. During your visit dont miss The Hat Lady in the back of the Pub playing the piano. Always a good time!
We love Old Key West. We stayed in a two Bedroom Villa with our great family friends Alan,Debbie,Alex and the Abster. We were a group of 8 and we had plenty of room in the two BR Villa. We were close to the main pool and main bus stop. The buses were not crowded and we never waited long at all (this was during the holiday season), we have stayed at the resort hotels at the same time of year and the buses were very crowded and noisy. The rooms are huge and are in very good shape for them being one of the older DVC resorts. The kitchen was full sized and the livingroom dining area was very large as well. The bathroom facilities were also very nice. We were in building 12 or 13 can't remember. Everything worked well and we were very satisfied with our whole trip. We just loved Old Key West.
We have been lucky enough to visit the lights and sights the past three years and this year will be our fourth. We love all the lights and music that go along with the Osborne lights. It is very festive and the kids young and old will love it. It is a must see while at Disney.
We arrived at 5 pm- just in time for most of the children nearby to line up & bang tambourines & scream while joining cast members to a dance (if you dig hideously loud "the chicken dance" & "the hokey pokey", you are in luck).
I was willing to ignore that & just carry on with ordering, since I had good experiences here this year. Bad experience after bad experience here:
1) The Mongolian beef looked & tasted like it had been sitting out for quite some time. & the accompanying jasmine rice was lukewarm.
2) Husband asked the woman behind the station with baked chicken a few basic questions (i.e. what does this come with?) and she would only point to items. When he asked if he could sub mashed potatoes as a side, he was met with a blank stare.
He opted for the tomato/veggie soup- it was greasy & "nasty" according to DH.
3) Out of the 3 cold drink/soda stations, only one had a working ice dispenser and two had no coke or diet coke.
I went back for a refill & the manager acted like I had told her that the sky was blue when I told her about the drink machines. Sad, sad, sad.
Although I myself have not had the pleasure to rent a stroller from kingdom Strollers, I have read may reviews on them and have referred several friends. They have all had amazing experiences and love and will definately use there services again in the future!!
I have a simple rule when it comes to rides or attractions. It is not unreasonable. As a confirmed coward, I avoid Expedition Everest, Tower of Terror, Space Mountain, etc. If I can see my way onto riding a ride, I am fairly confident that I will, A. survive and B. somewhat enjoy the ride (see Splash Mountain). But my one hard and fast rule is that, if you can get in a sprinter's stance ( in a completely empty line) and run as fast as you can through the queue, and it take longer than the actual ride, go back to the drawing board. THIS RIDE IS TOO SHORT!
That said, it was fun. But at 3-5 minutes in length, it is not worth it guys. Even if you have a FP, by the time you make your way through the marathon that is Kali Rapid's queue, it is a waste of your time.
We booked at the 180 day mark. Reviews on this restaurant, aside from the random trolls ( not just on this site), have been so good that this was the restaurant we looked forward to the most. We arrived at 11:15am on 9/15/2012 for a 11:35am reservation. We waited with 10-15 other patrons (all of whom were also staying in POP, hurrah free dining) for 15 minutes. Prior to beginning the seating process for everyone, the staff assembled and began singing the Canadian National Anthem. This was alot cooler than it sounds. At the end of the anthem, a CM yelled out, "Let's play hockey".
Once seated, we were treated to our bread service. This bread basket included my first experience with pretzel bread. This, by itself, was nearly worth the price of admission. I had the filet and risotto. DW had the NY strip. I was offered a piece of the strip and must say, it was good. But the filet was star of the show. You could cut it with a fork and it melts in your mouth. I finished the meal with the creme brulee, which was a first for me. Not having anything to compare it against, I must say it was fabulous. I went on a personal journey to discover the awesomeness that is brulee during this vacation. And Le Cellier's Creme Brulee had only one real competitor and that is found at Kona's Cafe.
I was very happy to have experienced Le Cellier before it goes to signature for lunch. I do not see myself using two TS credits for any restaurant, but Le Cellier would tempt me. FYI, for those thinking about going here and paying OOP, our bill was $120+. This covered entree and dessert for two adults as well as meals for two kids.
We ate at Pizza Planet on 9/16/2012 for lunch. The food here is passable ( no worse than Little Caesars and probably will not kill your stomach). I had a salad while my DW, DS, DD had the pizzas. The kids loved their pizza, but I have seen what these kids enjoy eating and that is not exactly a ringing endorsement. I took my pizza tax from them and can say the pizza is marginally better than what you can make at home buying Red Baron pizza at your local Kroger.
That said, the service was top notch. Most people expect that service at Disney but, traditionally, service at QS restaurants vary. Everyone was engaging, from the manager training a new cashier, to the back end people that made a point to inquire about our day and help us the best they could.
We enjoyed Flame Tree Barbecue, but I really thought the menu was limited. It has potential; expand the barbecue menu!
I think Tony's Town Square can be described as "understated adorable". The theme is so cute, especially for Lady and the Tramp fans - which my daughter is a HUGE fan. The food was good and the pistachio creme brulee for dessert was yummy!
Kona Cafe is one of the best restaurants in WDW! When we go there we start with an order of some sort of sushi and end with dessert and its all good! One year my DS took his very picky eater girlfriend and she said the almond crusted chicken was the best chicken she had ever eaten- quite a compliment considering the source! The bread/butter is heaven - but don't get too full - you will want to save room for your main entree and be sure to leave room for dessert! I highly recommend Kona Cafe!
I read all the time about the food at SciFi and I have to disagree. Although it might not be a 'gourmet' meal - its is hardly as bad as some make it out to be. We have reservations here every trip - and yes mostly for the atmosphere but nobody in our party -(which sometimes is large and big age range) ever complains about the food. A couple of us usually have an 'adult beverage' which is always enjoyable and the others have milkshakes - YUM. But the bottom line is if you want to go somewhere that is FUN and nothing like any other restaurant - take a chance!
We make sure we eat here on almost every Disney trip. We love the family style meal. The food is great as is the service. A great eatery.
I ate here in September of 2012. I had the sweet and spicy chicken waffle sandwich. It was a large portion and it was very tasty. The breaded chicken breast was spiced with black pepper, the slaw and arugula on top were wonderful.
It was a bit messy to eat, but I would definitely order it again.
Wow I went right after the last night of Mickey's not so scary howllween party and in one night they took every thing down, orange and black then turned it in to one of the best disney vacation ever! I smiled the whole way through! I mean everyone has too cause it is a mix of Chirstmas and Disney together. It fits for everybody how enters.... little ones, teens, and adults. Don't look at pics it so much better in person; l
think the best part is Cinderella's home is so so so cool! How can a person not like it? Take a sniff when the parade comes through! So real. :)
Circus, that does not in anyway fit into disney world. What would Walt Disney think of this, I have an idea!
This is probably one of the best quick service locations at WDW!
The rotisserie chicken & mashed potatoes were excellent.
The workers must have asked us a dozen times if we needed anything...and this is not even a table service restaurant!
We ate there for dinner & the atmosphere was very nice...we sat in the expanded seating area.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
We ate here for dinner for the first time on our most recent trip.
The steak & mashed potatoes were very good, but the service left something to be desired.
Although our waitress was nice, she was extremely slow & didn't check in with us very often to see if we needed anything.
I would recommend this restaurant for the food.
As a huge Disney junkie, I was more than excited to finally pay a visit to Disney's new Art of Animation Resort for the first time on my last trip in August. I was overwhelmed! All of the friendly Cast Members were on their best game! The entire resort is gorgeous; we found ourselves standing in the middle of the spacious Landscape of Flavors Food Court, the walls flanked by murals, the ceiling by lights colored with trees and blue skies, and the floors with pixellated splotches of color. It really was like stepping into an animated film. The drink stations are sleek and bright. There is plenty of room. I was also heartened to see recycling bins, dish bins, and garbage bins connected in one setup--it's clean, green, and efficient!
The dining setup is similar to Seasons food court at The Land pavilion at Epcot and the Port Orleans Resort food courts--a variety of food stations at which to order different options. The menus rotate on the screens above the stations and display photos of the various dishes. While we were staring at the various tasty and HEALTHY food options (many which seemed to be Indian-inspired) unable to make up our minds, the chef came out and walked up to us to give us more information about the menu. He even brought us extra samples from the kitchen to help us reach a decision! (The chef was very open, personable, interesting, and talkative. He's actually a Vietnam veteran who went to culinary school on the GI Bill.)
We wound up with the turkey burger, Portuguese sausage, which came with Roti, rice, and chickpeas. The portion sizes were not bad, and neither were the prices! After a tasty, satisfying, wonderful dinner, we stepped just outside the restaurant to take a stroll by the beautiful pool and around the incredibly heavily-themed resort. I hope to return someday to eat AND to stay!
Stayed at OKW last week of July-first week of August. Loved this resort. The rooms were huge. We started with a 2 bedroom and then into a 3 bedroom. Have stayed at 2 other DVC resorts (Saratoga and Beach Club). By far this is the best as far as space and amenities. Would have given it 10 except for 2 reasons. First is location. Our first room was a 15 minute walk one way to get refills. You need a car or have to hop on a bus to get to the main building. Second, the food. We had breakfast at Olivia's and the service and food were fantastic. I highly recommend the banana bread french toast. But counter service was very limited and small. The cast members were very friendly and accomodating. The main pool was wonderful. If you are looking for a "relaxing" Disney vacation, this is the place to stay. Will definitely stay here again.
I visitied here twice during a recent trip and both times had a very good experience. The pizza we ordered was very good and came quickly. The second time I ordered the chicken pesto sandwich which was excellent. They also have excellent fries. Overall this is a good place to grab a quick meal.
Its been years since we ate at this establishment and this year Dad asked that we eat here. Yes, this is your typical habachi house but the service is excellent and the food is overall very good. They had a vegetarian/vegan option and cooked my food first so it would not touch the meat.
The table winners were the scallops and the swordfish...
The show is fun and watching the kids expressions while the chef presents is priceless.
The drinks were very good here. I recommend the Apple Martini and the Plum Wine.
The desserts here are a bit funky. Even the ice-cream was odd.
Overall, we would return!
This is by far our favorite restaurant not only in the Disney resort area but, in the Orlando area!
For the vegetarian/vegan this restaurant will make your belly sing. The dishes change seasonally here. Our last visit I was spoiled with a veggie filled Falafel served with a Lentil cake with cilantro yogurt and olive tepenade. I can sum my thoughts up on this dinner in one word "Amazing".
My husband chose a dish no longer on menu but, they were happy to accommodate him. They served him a beautiful Fillet over a bed of mac and cheese Jiko Style. This and the short ribs are his 2 favorite dishes.
Wine pairing and private dining are available here.
The waitress was kind enough to suggest a sweet red with my dinner, Jar Jam. This beautiful South Africian wine went well with my meal.
When we walked in a saw this massive dining hall our expectations began to dwindle. But, to our surpise this restaurant satisfied Carnivores and Vegetarians alike.
Just a few of the many delish samplings from the salad bar fit for a queen...
Couscous Couscous Salad
Meditation Quinoa Salad
Fresh Vegetables and Fruits
Fresh crisp lettuce and all the fixings for a wonderful salad
For those of you who indulge in an egg every now and again, the Corn bread was devine!
For the Carnivore the options were endless...
4 Carving Stations Roast Beef, Turkey, Ham and Fillet Mignon, the beef being very tender...
The Chicken tenders set out for the kids seems to be a huge hit with the adults in our party.
The mash potato were wonderful along with the piping hot veggies being served.
For your after dinner sweet that was an array of choices but, the stand out preformer here was the soft-serve icecream and the bread pudding.
Characters in attendance:
I'm not a huge steak person, but my husband is so I made ADR's for us for our honeymoon. I had the filet, which was amazing, and he had the NY strip that was really good too. The mac & cheese was the best I've ever had and the dessert was really good too. They brought us a plate of caramels to go with our dessert since we were on our honeymoon and they were absolutely delicious.
This was our second favorite signature restaurant on our last trip in March. I had the salmon, which was cooked perfectly, and my husband had the buffalo which was so tender he didn't even need to use a knife to cut it. For dessert I had the cobbler that was to die for, and he had chocolate molten cake that was amazing. Because we were celebrating my birthday and also we were on our honeymoon, our waiter brought us an extra dessert with a candle and also two glasses of champagne to celebrate. Can't wait to go back in October.
We love both breakfast and dinner at 'Ohana. Even though its served family style, everything is always cooked to perfection, and I love being able to get more of our favorites. The dipping sauces are delicious and go great with the three selections of meats. The juice they give you with breakfast is also really tasty. The characters are great, love seeing Mickey dressed in a tropical shirt.
After years of hearing about the Tonga Toast, we finally made ADR's for Kona on our last trip and boy am I glad we did. This was the best breakfast we had on the entire trip and I can't wait to go back in October. I had the Tonga Toast, which is even more delicious than I thought it would be with the strawberry syrup. My husband had the Samoan which looked good. Can't wait, 47 more days till Tonga Toast!!
We LOVE having breakfast at 1900 Park Fare. The food selection is better than most of the breakfast buffets, the strawberry soup is great!! I love the characters, its nice to see Alice, Mary Poppins, Mad Hatter along with Pooh and Tigger, and they spend a decent amount of time with each table.
Went here in March for dinner and it was great. We had a table right by the window so we could look out onto the lagoon and we could see the castle over in Magic Kingdom. It was pretty quite, not a lot of screaming kids which was a nice break, and the food was absolutely delicious. I had the lobster which was HUGE and the fried calamari that was amazing. Can not wait to go back in October!!
I was surprised at the service we had. For a signature restaurant our waiter was absolutely horrible. My husband and I waited for almost 20 minutes for our first course, I had the cheese plate and he had a salad. We never got a refill on our water so by the time our entrees came out we were parched, we asked our waiter 3 times for more water and never got it. By dessert I was annoyed and just wanted to get out of there. It took our waiter 10 minutes to bring the check, and then it took him another 15 minutes before he came back to get the check. There was a table of 10 sitting near us and it seemed like our waiter was spending all of his time with them because he knew he'd be getting a larger tip from them. Sadly I will not be going back here again, for the price of our meal it wasn't worth it.
Ate here for the first time in March, and its on my list to do again in October. The sushi was great, much better than anything I've eaten at home. I planned our dinner so we would be eating during the fireworks, and it was wonderful to go out on the observation deck for a unique view of Wishes.
Went here for the first time in March and I can't wait to go back in October, this will be a must do for me on every trip from now on. I can't even put into words how wonderful Jiko is. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and we didn't have to wait for refills once. The ambiance is wonderful, we especially loved the lighting effects they used on the walls and how it was made to resemble a sunset in Africa. The food was the best we had on any of our Disney trips. My husband had one of the flatbreads that was delicious, and I had the Ahi Tuna which was perfect. The filet melted in my mouth and the "one last cup" for dessert was amazing.
We LOVED Boma in March, can't wait to go again in October!!! We went for breakfast and the range of food they had was amazing. I enjoyed trying the different African dishes, it was a nice change of pace after eating Mickey Mouse shaped waffles and scrambled eggs all week. The jungle juice they have is delicious, you must try it, its actually better than the juice they serve at 'Ohana, and I didn't think that was possible. We had a great table near the windows and I was surprised that it wasn't more noisy. This is a must do if you are not a fussy eater, however they still offer American dishes for those who prefer sticking to what they know.
We have had breakfast, lunch and dinner at Crystal Palace and all three of them were great. The offerings they have surpass most of the other buffets on property. The characters are great and we are always able to meet all 4 of them before we are done our meal. There are some tables off to the left side that have wonderful views of the castle.
We LOVE having breakfast at the castle and I make it a point to do it once every trip. You get to meet Cinderella in the lobby of the castle to get a picture with her (which is included in the price of the meal) and then you are taken upstairs to the dining area. There are beautiful details in the lobby, look for Jaq and Gus in the ceiling, and the stained glass window you pass when you are going up to the dining room is stunning. Once you enter the dining room, it is breathtaking. There are flags hanging from the ceiling, and the windows overlooking the park are amazing. We were lucky enough to be seated next to a window and we had a great view of fantasyland while we were eating. The Princesses spend plenty of time at each table and even though we are adults, my husband and I were given a sword, a wand and 2 wishing stars just like the kids. The food is okay, pretty much your basic breakfast with eggs, yogurt, fruit and cinnamon rolls. We don't go here for the food though, eating in the castle is a wonderful experience that should not be passed up.
The burgers and taco salad are great, but the best part about this place is the fixins bar. They have everything you could think of to put on a burger. It can get very crowded at lunch time, so we try to go a little early to avoid the rush. We can not go to Magic Kingdom and not stop at Pecos Bill.
Absolutely LOVE the pineapple float, its such a refreshing snack on a hot Florida day. If you don't like pineapple, they have pretty good root beer floats too.
We have eaten at Tony's on each of our last 4 trips and have enjoyed it every time. The theme is cute, I love seeing Lady and the Tramps paw prints outside in the cement and all the little details around the restaurant. We have always had good service and we always get seated outside on the porch which we love because it has a great view of main street. The food is pretty good, my husband always gets the seafood alfredo and I usually get the eggplant parm, the portions are HUGE and we can never finish our meal. The desserts are really good too. The only downfall is that it can get pretty loud, but its like that at a lot of the restaurants in Disney so there's not much you can do to avoid that.
This is a wonderful hidden gem. Arrive as soon as they open if you want to grab a table, we were one of the first few people in and after 10 minutes the place was full. The tortillas and salsa was delicious and they had a HUGE variety of margaritas it was hard to pick because they all sounded so good and different. Must go back again to try out some more flavors.
We had breakfast here in March and I regret wasting one of our table service credits here. We had one of the first reservations and were seated pretty quickly, but we were done our meal before the Princesses even came out! The food selection was horrible, in the buffet there was bread, yogurt and cheese. They brought over watery eggs, soggy bacon and sausage. We asked our waiter for more sausage since it was the only actual edible food and instead he brought us more eggs. I wanted to get pictures with the Princesses, but the waiter kept rushing us to leave. The only Princess I saw was Belle who was taking pictures with guests before being seated.
My husband and I LOVED the Garden Grill. The food is served family style which we liked, and he still talks about the delicious butter they serve with the warm bread. The veggies they serve are actually grown in the Living with the Land facility, which I thought was really neat. I enjoyed seeing the different scenes from the ride as we were eating. The best part of this restaurant are the characters. Farmer Mickey is adorable and each of the characters spent a decent amount of time at our table. Since we are two adults the characters often rush by us to get to the tables with kids so it was nice to have a little more time interacting with Mickey, Pluto and Chip and Dale.
We have eaten at Coral Reef 3 times in the past 4 years, it was always one of our favorites. The restaurant is beautiful and each table has a great view of the tank. We love sitting there watching turtles, fish and sharks swim by as we relax after a long day in the park. The food is pretty good, I usually get the salmon which is delicious, and my husband usually gets some type of beef. The desserts are absolutely amazing, I can never pick just one.
We always have a blast at 50's Prime Time. The food is good, its the only meatloaf I eat besides my own, their choices are different than many of the other restaurants on property and of course the atmosphere is great. We have always had excellent servers and I think that's what makes this a great place to eat. Try the peanut butter and jelly milkshake, its to die for!!!
I ate here for lunch in early September 2012, my first visit to this restaurant.
I started with the meatball sliders. The plate served 3 meatballs on a bun - spicy pork, beef and veal, and a chicken. We split this three ways. As an individual appetizer, it would have been a lot of food. Complimentary bread was also served, but was nothing special.
Next up we shared the Misti - the 2 person portion was enough to split 3 ways. It was well presented and offered a good variety of cheeses, meats, and vegetables.
For my entree I went with the brisket sandwich. The meat was well prepared, tender, and good tasting. The bread was perfect for the sandwich. I was disappointed that it was served with bland, generic fries. The dish would have been much better with something more exciting served with the sandwich. It is Italian, so how about some seasoning on them?
Being lunch, the restaurant was not at all busy. The inside of the restaurant was pleasant and well maintained. Outdoor seating is also available. I did find the seats slightly uncomfortable however - not a good first impression, and not a place that I would want to spend a long time in. The restrooms were not good either.
I used my Annual Pass for a 20 percent discount, which made the pricing good value. I would eat here again with the discount, but there are certainly better options in Downtown Disney.
We ate here recently for the first time. The restaurant is very pleasant inside but was very quiet although it was just after 2pm. We ordered the anti-pasti 'Misti' to begin and the meatballs both were excellent. I ordered the Rigatoni Calabrese and was very disappointed with this dish. The dish consisted of a Sausage, tomato and spinach cooked with pasta. There was no sauce to speak of and a huge amount of liquid in the bottom of the dish. The pasta seemed very over cooked and the taste was very bland. I'm not one to really complain but I felt compelled to with this dish as it really wasn't what I had imagined. The server was very helpful and asked for a new dish to be prepared. She didn't seem very optimistic of it being any different and sure enough it wasn't. I think maybe this was a dish that should be avoided and maybe there are better ones on the menu. It had been removed from our bill which I was not expecting. Overall the experience of our group was a good one let down by this problem. I probably wouldn't order any other pasta dishes a portobello again.
We always stop here for a quick meal at least once during our trips. This time we were disappointed. The burgers were very dry. They didn't have many lines open so the wait was much longer than usual. The fixins bar is the draw for this restaurant. It was ok but not as well stocked as other times.
We really enjoy dining here. We were seated on time. Our server was great. He didn't rush us so we spent quite a bit of time. He made sure our drinks were always full. The food is great. The turkey is very moist, the pork with the apple chutney was delicious and the beef was very tender. All the sides were wonderful. The apple/cranberry cake is good but wish they would bring back the apple crisp.
Love this restaurant. We have never been disappointed. Our server was attentive and a lot of fun. She was joking around with all of us especially my teenage family members. The food was delicious. The chicken parm is tasty. Be prepared for large portions. They definitely do not skip on the food. I highly recommend their salad appetizer. The dried cherries, pecans and cherry vinegarette is wonderful. If you like tiramisu, they have changed it again. It is served frozen and tasty but not as good as Tutto Italia.
It had been a few years since dining here and decided to go back. Big mistake. It is fun to do once because the atmosphere is good. The food leaves much to be desired. The menu is very limited compared to previous times we had dined there. Our server was wonderful. That is the reason I gave it 2 stars.
We were hesitant about our dining here. Each trip we take we always go back to our favorites but also try a new one. Some of the reviews I had read were not encouraging. I am so glad we decided to dine here. This was the BEST meal of our 10 days during July and August. We were seated before our reservation time. Our server was AWESOME! He and his assistant were very attentive. He even commented on a dish he told us not to order as the meat is dry (and told us he didn't want to get in trouble telling us that but did want us to be pleased with our experience). All of the appetizers ordered were tasty and just enough. 2 of us had the lasagna, which was the best I have ever tasted. It melted in your mouth and the flavor was wonderful. 2 others had a pasta dish with sausage that also was delicious and 1 had the fettucine alfredo (wouldn't even let the rest of us have a taste. Everyone cleaned their plates. Dessert was delectable. The tiramisu was unbelievable, the cannoli to die for and the gelato (chocolate and vanilla) were so creamy. Will definitely make it a must the next trip.
This has been a must for many years. We actually would plan our trip around the day we were able to get a reservation. We had lunch here July 31st. We were promptly seated. We were very disappointed with our meals. The steaks were not as tasty as they had been in the past and it seems as if the quality of the meat was not as good. It was very "cordy" and there was more waste than what was edible. The cheddar cheese soup was good. The best part of the meal was a shrimp appetizer and the maple creme brule'dessert. I was also disappointed in our server. She was not very attentive. We are very laid back and understand they are very busy. However, we were finished with our meals before we were asked if we wanted a beverage refill. In the future, will not make it a must unless we hear of improvements in the food and service. Would rather try another restaurant. Definitely not worth 2 credits if you are on the dining plan.
Visited here during the evening, we were greeted by friendly staff who assisted us with the menu. There were pictures of some of the menu items but not all of them, this would of been helpful for those of us that aren't too familiar with Japanese food. I had the chicken cutlets and beef curry with rice. It was an excellent dish which was very filling. I would definitely go here again.
Had a very nice piece of carrot cake here. Thought that the prices were pretty reasonable.
This is a really good place to eat if you want a quick light meal. The sandwiches are excellent and taste really good. They are all prepared freshly based on your order. The only disappointment is the stresses of obtaining your sandwich and drink. The Earl is busy at most times of the day, you will need to stand in line to place your order and then pay. After this is done you need to collect you order and then wait in line for the single drinks machine. You will find a very cramped and confined area to achieve all of this in.
Overall though the pains in getting your order are very much outweighed by the quality of the sandwich.
My family attended the Grand opening of the Port Orleans and the following year staying for the Grand Opening of Dixie Landings. PO, FC always had the better table service, Bonfamillies. It was excellent and the service was superior. Over a two week stay we would always eat there 4 or 5 times.
Boatwright we tried hard to avoid. We would truck over when there was a shuttle between the sister resorts and our kids were small and unexpectedly not up to returning to the parks. Now on the flip side POR always had the better CS so it balanced out. Boat has always had snippy staff, especially the greeters and Lordie help ya if you didn't have an ADR and dared to ask if they had openings. Last time I asked that question and was genuinely told off, I went to the lobby to find out who had ressies, I so didn't want to go out that night and there were openings at the BoatWright, duh I saw the empty tables. I chose not to go anyhow and flipped over to Key West, I was afraid of what the greeter would do if I showed up with an ADR 5 minutes after she put me in my place for inquiring.
I did give it 2 stars over one because their breakfast isn't so bad.
The great movie ride is one of my rides in Hollywood studios. I enjoyed that ride everytime I go to disneyworld with my family. My favorite parts in the ride are Gangster and the cowboy/cowgirl scene. Do I recommend this ride? Absolutely. It's action pack and A great ride for the whole family.
I contacted the staff of the lost and found department and in less than a "Flickler"I had a positive response .In less than 24 hours I had my items in my hand ,with no negative issues to report .Thank you staff ,you made a real dream come thru.
You are what every client hopes for .I will be returning soon ,Why not ?
Last year we ate here twice, because we really enjoyed the food. This trip the food was awful. Super small portions, tough meat, and inedible sides was only the beginning. You know it's bad when you leave half your food on the plate. Place was empty even at 6pm. We only enjoyed the dessert.
I have not used Kingdom strollers before, but My family and I are planning a trip to Disney World in October. We will have 4 kids (ages 3 months to 5 years) we will probably need to rent 1-2 strollers while we are there. The Disney World strollers are too expensive per day. I found Kingdom strollers website and they look like just the strollers we need, we will probably get a double and a single. I've only read great reviews about them, and they deliver to where you are staying!
We loved the shouting of the dessert Volcano, but we miss the sparklers. The food is typical "bar" food, but the appetizers are a good choice, such as spring rolls and shrimp. The burgers are good. The atmosphere is very interactive. Beware that the little ones may be scared of the thunderstorm when the animals come to life.
The food was delicious, not all seafood choices. The scenic water view is very nice! But, our waitress gave extra special attention to our little ones, and gave us a glowing Buzz Lightyear free. That was such a nice touch. We would eat there again!
The food is good, especially the flat breads and specials. The place has limited seating inside, and tables outside. It is in a strange location around the corner from the main restaurants, but it is convenient to the pool complex.
The experience here is loads of fun! If you want ketchup, then you shout "We Want ketchup". The table with the ketchup bottles brings them to you, and then when you hear someone yell, you bring it to them. There are children's activities such as the hobby horse riding. The food is outstanding, especially the Skillet! The trout lettuce wrap appetizer is delicious and the bottomless shakes are the best on Disney World property! This restaurant is not to be missed!
This is a large food court quick service restaurant. The choices are typical for fast food, but there are some specials available which are good.
I would only eat here if you are staying at Port Orleans Riverside. The place was practically empty, yet we still had to wait for a table around 6PM. The food was served rather cold, and the waitress was not good at all. The only reason we'd eat here again is for the convenience if staying at Port Orleans Riverside.
This is a typical fast food quick service meal. There are plenty of places to sit, but very loud. There really isn't anything I would recommend for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
This is a typical quick service place to eat. There are a variety of choices, but nothing that really stands out as a meal to recommend.
The food was nothing special, but our waitress and the staff were very sweet and kind to my Mom. It was her 70th birthday, and my twin boys' 6th birthday (August). They brought us cakes with a candle and sang happy birthday. We also were presented with leis, which the boys loved! We had fun. it's a convenient restaurant if you're staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort, otherwise I wouldn't eat there.
This signature restaurant has the most delicious crabcake appetizer I've ever tasted, and I'm from Maryland! Our waiter was so very kind and attentive! I would recommend going without kids, as it has an upscale atmosphere! The seafood truly was amazing! I would definitely like to experience this restaurant again!
We enjoy this restaurant. It's not truly authentic Italian food, but the ravioli and the eggplant parmesan were delicious! My husband likes the New York Strip steak. I like to dip the bread into the olive oil and spices mix. It is loud and the restrooms are very small! The wait staff can be hit or miss. This is a favorite classic restaurant, especially if you book during the parades: you can request a seat outside.
This is a place to stop if you want a true taste of authentic crepes. It's my father's favorite "snack" of the day! These crepes are absolutely magnifique!
This is the best place to enjoy a drink! The Gran Magnier slushies were features on The Travel Channel. It is expensive, but well worth the splurge!
The food had a bit of Norwegian flare to it. My husband really liked it! It is a buffet, and the princesses are wonderful! It is a fun place to eat!
This is a very neat experience! The restaurant revolves and you can see scenes from The Land boat ride. The food is served family style all you can eat. It is also very fresh and delicious! The strawberry shortcake was the best! It was worth it just to get pictures with Farmer Mickey!
Just for a cup of coffee because we needed to warm up a bit ( it was December), we waited 30 minutes. We watched the Fife and Drum Corps go by. That's the only good thing about this coffee stop.
Our experience was not the best, but certainly not the worst. There is a limited menu with chicken, mashed potatoes, rolls, and vegetable choices (not cooked completely). it was loud and crowded. Our waitress didn't seem too happy, so that ruined our experience a bit. The food is served to your table family style all you can eat. If you wanted more of something, it seemed to take a while to get it. You basically serve yourself, but I like it better than a buffet. I miss this restaurant as a character dining experience.
Living With The Land boat ride is near some of the seating. The food is very fresh, especially the salads, fruit, and vegetables! This is the place to eat if you want healthy food, and a variety of choices. There is plenty of seating available, but beware of peak lunch and dinner times. It is clean. The condiments are in a strange place, away from the beverage soda fountains, which seemed unusual. It is quite loud. Since Soarin' is in the same area (ground floor), there are quite a few people to maneuver around. Overall, the food is Disney World's finest when it comes to quick service!
This quick service restaurant is a child's favorite, but if you don't like burgers and chicken fingers, then I'd choose another restaurant. It gets crowded during the summer months especially during the peak lunch times.
I did not find this restaurant to be particularly special. My husband really enjoyed the steak and the green tea. The waitresses were very attentive, and they bowed when serving you. There was a mix-up with the cooks, so we had to wait an extra 20 minutes or so for our meal. My 6 year old twin boys enjoyed dipping the chicken into the teriyaki sauce. The "Space Mountain" onion tower that smoked amazed our boys. If you like Japanese Steakhouse food such as miso soup, rice, and a limited menu then you will enjoy Teppan Edo.
We were not able to get a table close to the boat ride. It was too dark for my Mom to read the menu. We did not have good service. We had to ask for our chips and salsa. The restaurant is very crowded! The food, however was delicious!
We had dinner here. I had the best filet mignon I had ever tasted! My husband raved about the New York Strip steak. The bread was fabulous. The waiter was very nice, and we had a conversation in French: he was from the Quebec area. The cheese soup was delicious. This restaurant is now signature dining, but it is well worth it!
We enjoyed the seafood at this restaurant. Although we had reservations, we still had to wait a while before being seated. We had a wonderful waiter who was very knowledgeable of the menu choices, always refilled our drinks, and was attentive to our needs. It was difficult to get a seat close to the fish "tank". We were far away from it, even though we had requested a seat closest to the "tank". Overall, it was a nice experience.
You have a choice of many Italian dishes as well as others if you don't want Italian, but others in your party do. It is difficult to find: hidden near the Muppets 3-D. We had reservations, and still seemed to have to wait a while to be seated. The food was not spectacular, but it was good.
The Play n Dine is a buffet with "special" choices for little ones. The food is not outstanding by any means, but the interaction with the Disney Junior characters is memorable and worth the time at lunch for little ones. Otherwise, if you do not have children, then I would not recommend this restaurant.
This is a typical quick service self serve restaurant that is convenient to the resort guests. There are plenty of choices, but beware that the snack options can be a bit confusing for new guests. Overall, the food is served hot and it is tasty. Just keep in mind that it is just quick service, so some of the food choices are of the "fast food" type. Children seem to like the choices given to them.
Themeing is great no question, also really enjoyed the milkshakes. However the food was very poor the shrimp pasta had no sauce so was basically plain pasta with some shrimp in, burger was ok (huge) but fairly tasteless. Milkshakes are great, my tip would be to go just for a milkshake and skip the food, there are better options even most of the CS options at DHS are better!
I will be the first to admit that I am not a fan of sauerkraut so that must be considered when reading this review. My DH and I were dining, just the two of us. We enjoyed the music and atmosphere but were seated in the middle of two other couples dining. The seating is more family style as you are very close together and it made things a bit awkward. I do enjoy sausages of all varieties but all were cooked or served with sauerkraut so I didn't enjoy them as they all tasted of sauerkraut. The desserts were good and the beer too! The cast members were my favorite part - loads of fun and friendly.
We have not been back since it went to a signature dining experience but will be in a couple of weeks and we are SO excited! We stumbled into this Le Cellier quite by accident. About 6 years ago, they had a table open as a walk up and we were blown away! We love the "feel" and "atmosphere" of the restaurant! Its one of our faves for this reason! After enjoying the warm variety of pretzels they give you and sipping on a cold Canadian Beer (i'm from MI, I miss these where I live now) I always order the same thing! I start with the best Cheese Soup! Words cannot describe! Then I get the Mushroom Filet which has been cooked to perfection every time! I barely have room but finish with Maple Creme Brulee!
You can't go wrong choosing Le Cellier! I think lunch is a great option so you don't use up 2 table service credits at dinner and the food and service is just as amazing!!
We love Flame Tree BBQ for a quick service lunch. The food is great and is a large portion.Its fast. Seating is nearby and it is usually pretty easy to find a seat. Beware of the birds because they sometimes will try to steal your food but it is a great place to sit and eat between rides.
Our family chose this restaurant in February 2012 as we had overseas guests and Chinese seemed like something that would be different but not too exotic for the 4 kids in the party. It was wonderful! Service was fast, lightening fast...The menu was very different (more gourmet) from our local chinese restaurants who have the standard fare, (no sweet and sour chicken, beef and broccoli here) but had really good twists on what we are used to, the stir fry tofu and vegetables was fantastic! THe only negative that I wish was different was that kids drinks cost $3 rather than being included in the price of a meal which when you pay out of pocket with 4 kids, changes things.
What a great place. Loved this breakfast. The buffet seemed to be one step above the other breakfast buffets we have been to. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff was good. The characters were fantastic. Maybe they appealed to me more becasue I am in my late 40's and I grew up with Alice, the Mad Hatter, and Mary Poppins. Mad Hatter and Alice sat right down with us and spent a fair amount of time interacting with my kids. We had a ball!!! Winnie the Pooh was there as well.
I absolutely love the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater! The theming in this restaurant is amazing and, if for no other reason, a major reason to visit on your next trip. The 1950s drive in movie theater vibe cannot be beat! As soon as you are taken to your table you are transported to a different era. It’s a really fun environment, watching old B movie trailers and sci-fi clips while sitting in your car. The only downside to the seating arrangement in the cars is that most of the cars seat 2 people per row and so it can be difficult to talk to the rest of your party if you have a larger party. If you are a smaller party, you will most likely be placed in a car with another party. This isn't terrible since you aren't sitting right next to them but they may be in the row in front or behind you. The food definitely takes a back seat to the theming of Sci-Fi but it certainly is not a major disappointment. I have had many good meals at Sci-Fi but I would suggest going for the atmosphere and not to expect the best meal of your life.
I have enjoyed Flame Tree Barbecue on every visit. The food is always delicious and the seating area looking out towards Expedition Everest is beautiful. The pulled pork sandwich is my go to meal at this location and I have not been disappointed. Great food. I highly recommend.
We finally splurged and had breakfast in the castle! Let's be honest, it's pricey for a simple meal. The atmosphere was wonderful and the interior of the castle was beautiful. The characters were very interactive. However, we were rushed through pictures with Cinderella so fast, they didn't even give my son a chance to take off his jacket! The servings were VERY small, much smaller than other locations and the food was nothing special. I'm glad we went, it settled our curiosity of "what's it like in there?" but not something we'll do again.
We are DVC memebers and this is a "must do" for us every single trip. I'm absolutely serious- our trip is not complete without a stop to the Aloha Isle. I love the dole whip float. Our son (now 9) insists everytime that he just wants plain old vanilla soft-serve and ends up skimming off of my float!!!!! I can't tell you how many pictures we have of the family, sitting outside the AI stand devouring our frozen treats! YUM! Can't wait until our next trip down there!
Well, thunder mountain train is broken again, happens saturday at 4:35PM. they just removed this attraction and it s seems that i break now more than before and there was a young lady, blonde, with bad attitude. i guess they never learn...
We decided to add Via Napoli to our dining plans on a whim during our last trip and I am so glad that we did because it is now a "must do" for us.
Everyone was so friendly from the time we checked in for our ADR until the time our bill was presented to us, even though they were extremely busy.
It was just my hubby and myself, so we were seated at a two top table in the middle of the restaurant. My one and only complaint was the sound. I do not typically mind the noise at most restaurants, but I think the accoustics in this restaurant just seem to make things louder.
We started with the "Family Style" House salad, which is only served with a pizza order. This salad was delicious and contained marinated mushrooms, olives and peperoncini and was topped with a red wine vinaigrette. All of the ingredients gave it a nice Italian feel.
We then split a wood fired Margherita pizza. This was one of the best pizzas my husband and I have ever had. The dough and the taste that the wood fire brings to the pie is really wonderful.
We can't wait to dine here during our next trip.
We ate at Les Chefs for the first time in March 2012. The food was good, but not great (we're hoping for great at Bistro de Paris this December). The atmosphere was crowded. We were sitting about two feet away from other families on both sides! And our server left much to be desired. He was rude and acted like we were inconveniencing him by being there. None of the servers seemed to smile unless they were talking to each other. I'm not sure if this is French hospitality in general. I've never been there. In any case, I don't think we'll be returning. The food quality in itself wasn't enough to make us spend another dining credit. But then, I'm a stickler for good service.
My Wife and I have been to this restaurant 4-5 times and have never had a bad meal.
After looking at some of the poor reviews givien I am somewhat surprised. Although the menu is somewhat limited the food was spot on. The menu items are priced right, decor is decent, overall a fine choice. Some of the poor reviews quoted some of the prices or the fact they did not greet you with bread? As a culinary graduate, one of the finest in the country (J&W) if you want bread eat at a dinner, if you want larger portions eat at a buffet. The menu is priced right, if you want fine dinning go to Victoria and Alberts, but I doubt you would want to pay the bill.
We dine here every trip and are always blown away by the food and the service. The setting is awesome and the balcony has awesome views. Every server we have had is always very knowledgeable about the wine and food selection. They always make good reccomendations which makes me feel safe when I order somethin.g that I normally wouldn't. It can be very romantic if you get the backroom or if you prefer more of a party atmosphere, the main room is great.
Forget Stacey's List, this is our "Must Do" on every trip!
There may be better "meals" (not many) on Disney property but no other meal says
"Disney" like 'Ohana. They've changed some of the choices over the years but family style experience and grilled meets are always the best. It never disappoints!
For years I defended Sci-Fi. I am finally done with that now. The meals I had here were always decent. Nothing to really get excited over. But decent food and that theater made for a really nice meal.
My last trip there was simply AWFUL. The food was just terrible and the service was absolutely horrible. Our server was not rude or anything...he was just nowhere to be found. It was very busy when we were there but the wait staff at other "cars" were always around. Our guy was lost and barely spoke English.
This one bad time sadly does out weigh the good times we did have here. We really do want to go back so next time we will just go for milkshakes so we can enjoy the great atmosphere this place provides.
50's is a place I always have to stop at. The fried chicken meal is awesome. LOVE the mashed potatoes and gravy. The green with bacon are really good. The "Dads Brownie" dessert is simply great as well.
What really sets 50's apart though is the atmosphere. I LOVE the old TV's playing re-runs of old classics especially Dennis The Menace.
The servers used to be REALLY in character. I guess from complaints from people not knowing what they are getting into have really calmed that down though which is sad. Now we start poking jabs at the server and "tattling" on each other and that will for sure get them into character.
We visit Crystal Palace at least twice, if not three times, each trip. One breakfast (scheduled before park opening, of course), one dinner and usually walk up for a mid-day meal at some other point in the trip. The food is great, there is a good variety and the kids buffet area is wonderful. I see many very, very tall kids (wink, wink) at the chidrens buffet area, as well! The variety in offerings is what appeals to our family. There's elaborate dishes and salads, but also simple fixes for those less adventurous. The cold salad selections are very tasty and in my opinion, among the best of any buffet offering. The characters are as interactive as you wish them to be and we have found them to be a bit more patient than some of the other character dining experiences. We highly recommend.
Love the fried calamari. Perfectly fried and not over salted. My mom llikes their strip steak they always cooks just the way she likes not overcooked but not raw. I like the chicken parmigiana but I dont like the pasta served with it. I dont like the texture of the pasta.
The sandwiches here are amazing! The bread they use is so good. It is soft and crunchy at they same time. My favorite are The Full Montagu which is roast beef, turkey and swiss cheese and the Italian which is salami, capicola, roasted ham, mortadella, and mozzarella cheese. The only problem I have with earls is there is just not enough seating.
If you hate waiting in a crowd of people to watch the fireworks this is perfect. From where I was sitting I was also able to see the parade. The view for the fireworks was great. The desserts were amazing. They had assorted tarts, chocolate cookies, soft ice cream. They had lemonade and ice tea for beverages. They also had assorted fruit which my mom enjoyed. Definitely doing it again for my next trip!!
This is one of my favorite counter service place in all of Disney World. The food is great. Love the fried shrimp! My mom loves the fish and chips. They have seating both downstairs and upstairs. The staff is friendly and quick. Definitely recommend it!
We had never dined at Yak & Yeti prior to last year and we were a little hesitant because of it's Asian inspired quisine (darn kids). Well this turned out to be the gem of our entire trip last year. We had a late in the day dinner reservation, just prior to park closing. When we arrived, we were immediately seated. We were lucky enough to be given the table located right at the front windows on the second floor. We loved the fact that we could watch everyone moving through the park. Our waitstaff was exceptional, and attended to our every need. We had a ball kidding around with the entire staff as they were doing things all around us, my sons really appreciated this, as did I. The decor is amazing, it transports you into that Himilayan frame of mind and feeling, with the authentic statuary and props. The food was excellent. The wife and I both had the Shaoxing Steak & Shrimp which was out of this world. My oldest son had the Baby Back Ribs which he loved, son #2 had the Sweet and Sour Chicken (he says he hates Chinese food but ate all of it) and our youngest had to eat from the childrens menu which he was happy with. I know experiences here vary greatly but, Yak and Yeti were on their A game when we were there!
We had tried this place about 7 years ago, and although son doesnt eat seafood, the Chef actually came out and asked my son if a hamburger would be OK, YES!! (We thought our son would eat the shrimp pasta without the shrimp, but nope!) Then the waitress gave DS her jacket because the A/C was on HIGH. I honestly enjoyed the shrimp dishes too. Desserts left something to be desired but we really enjoyed our meals here
Years ago this place was really good, but has been steadily going down hill. The Worlds Famous Chicken crunch is good, well was. Three years in a row, we have gone here and saw *bar fights* twice with 2 to 4 girls, once with two *gentlemen*. Just loud, obnoxious, food quality has gone down. Sorry this is a sinking ship
We have eaten here many times and really enjoy the food, ambiance, and service. The Cold Seafood Platter appetizer was sooooo very good! My DS doesn't eat seafood and raves about the filet mignon here. Service was excellent and really made us enjoy our meal even more. A definate must try if you love seafood and looking for a relaxed, atmosphere
We absolutely love the Notorious Banjo Brothers. These guys are so talented and our favorite of all the WDW live entertainment acts. We make it point to hang around in Frontier Land so that we can catch at least a couple of their shows.
I saw this show when I was very young. From what I remember, it was a blast. This time, not so much.
First the food. The food was definitely good. No complaints there. Plus, they will give you as much as you can eat. The dessert was alright at best.
Now, onto the show. The plot of the show was lame at best. The first two acts both began right as food was being served. Everyone was knee deep in their food, and the "actors" kept looking for crowd participation. Through most of the show, none of the crowd was into it. Plus, over-friendly elderly host got fairly annoying by the end, even for Disney.
The traditional dances were all very good, as expected, and were, unfortunately, the only good part of the show. The Samoan dancer with the fire batons was very impressive. He was the only one to get a response out of the crown, and he deserved it.
All in all, dissapointing. I felt bad for the dancers because unfortunately they all had to participate in the silly plot. I think they were trying to tie some love story into it, honestly I'm not sure. No crowd participation. Annoying host. Don't take this as an angry reviewer, because I really wanted to have fun, but I was just dissapointed.
This is what every Counter Service at Disney should be. Breakfast, lunch or dinner is a treat. Not only are the options plentiful, but made fresh and oh so good. Po boys, shrimp, chicken or pork, although not as good as in New Orleans but pretty close! The beignets are devine! (Just dont wear black when eating them, powdered sugar goes everywhere!). The meatball sandwich was a nice surprise as well. We look forward to going back!
Chef Mickey's is a must do for us every vacation. If not for dinner, for breakfast. The food is plentiful and the parmesan mashed potatoes offered during dinner, are in a word, outstanding! The atmosphere here, is definately family friendly, but can be a bit loud for families with older members. During dinner, the dessert bar alone, can fill you up! Character interaction is probably one of the best on Disney property. This is a perfect place for breakfast before a day at the parks or even a ride on the searaycers. Go hungry... lots to chose from.
A bratwurst, beer and cheesecake... DH favorite spot for a quick meal. Its good but no where as good as Biergarten, but a very nice quick lunch or dinner after sampling all that Disney has to offer
The pork sandwich or chicken tenders with fries, really completes a day at *the beach* here. The chicken wrap is good, light and paired with a beverage and chips, is a terrific lunch
Nothing beats a flat bread or pork nachos with a dole whip, pool side!!! So many yummy options for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Captain Cooks. The famous Tonga Toast is one of the many offerings here for breakfast as well. We must have tried everything on the menu here over the years and enjoyed it all. If you have a down day during your Disney vacation, lunch volcano pool side or quiet pool side, is definately recommended!
Aloha Isle is a great place to grab a refreshing snack at MK. I always get the Dole Whip float with vanilla and it's super delicious. Sometimes the lines are really long but other times you can walk right up and get your treat. Definitely recommend it to everyone!
We love Crystal Palace for an early breakfast before the park opens. The food is standard breakfast fare but Pooh's Puffy French Toast is really good!! The characters make their rounds and do a little parade with the children. The restaurant itself is beautiful Victorian theme. Some of the tables are a little close together. Never had lunch or dinner but have heard good things about both meals. A must do for us at least once a year!
This is one of our favorite places to get drinks in Epcot. The Grey Goose Lemonade Slush is delicious. It's nice to grab a drink, sit at one of the tables next to the lagoon and just soak up the atmosphere of World Showcase.
We dined here in Novermber 2011 and again in May 2012. Both times were ordered the Large pepperoni pizza. It fed three of us ladies just fine. The pepperoni was crisp and the cheese was melted perfectly. There was just enough sauce on it, not overloaded. The waistaff we had both times were great and were very attentive. We were seated quickly both times, within about 5 minutes of our ADR times. This is a must do for us every trip and would recommend it to others.
We love Kona Cafe for breakfast!! Two words... Tonga Toast!!! I dont know whats better, the banana stuffed goodness or the strawberry syrup!! The ham and cheese omelette is OMG good and fluffy! The Big Kahuna breakfast can easily be shared. (however, the macadamia nut pancakes have been reduced in size for the Big Kahuna breakfast) We love it for breakfast, but didnt love it for dinner. The desserts during dinner were wonderful, but the dinner meal didnt blow us away. I do, recommend Kona Cafe highly, for breakfast though. A perfect place to start a magical day!
We dined here in November 2011 at the request of my sister who wanted to see Remy. We knew he wasn't guranteed to be there (and he wasn't) but we still enjoyed our meals greatly. My sister and I both ordered the half chicken with gravy and risollo potatoes. The chicken was great and the potatoes were melt in your mouth. My mother ordered the crepes florentine and she really liked it. We paired our meals with a glass of Reisling wine. We were at a window table and could see Belle and Beast walking back from their meet and greets. We were sseated right at our ADR time and our waitress was very nice, but new so she had a little struggle when we presented our Tables in Wonderland card to use. She got help with it and it was taken care of right away. We would definitely mix this restaurant in every few years and recommend it to others as well.
Raglan Road was a pleasant surprise. Having dined here during several trips, each visit was better than expected. The Appetiser D'Lirrah for two, was a meal in itself. The entertainment was a nice touch. Last visit we opted to sit outside, and it was a nice choice!! The Paddy's Pork and Serious Steak was fabulous, and no visit is complete without trying Ger's bread pudding!
Le Cellier is a staple for us to dine at (sometimes more than once) on each trip we have taken for the last 10 years. We have always had delicious food and great service. The filet is always cooked perfectly and the risotto compliments it perfectly. The chocolate whiskey cake was better before they changed it to the small bar (and now it's gone completely I believe) The tables can be a little close together which can be kind of annoying when the table next to you had kids who won't stay seated and use your table to help them get on and off their chair. haha. Overall this is a can't miss meal for us and hopefully it will stay great even when lunch goes signature as well.
Starring Rolls is a must do for us every day we go to DHS. We've tried everything from the Marble Cupcake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake to all the assortments of brownies with M&M's and chocolate chips on top but my ultimate go to here is the Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcake. It is absolutely delicious!! They have sandwiches there as well but we have never tried them (we will next month!)
We dined here in May 2012 du to my sister wanting to change it up a little and try somewhere new.
PROS: we were completely in awe over the atmosphere of the place. It really did feel like you were outside at a drive in theater. Dining in the cars was cool too. I got the burger and it was good. My sister really enjoyed her buffalo chicken potatos skins and my mother got the turkey sandwich and said it was good.
CONS: We had to wait awhile past our ADR time (This wasn't their fault as there was a pushy woman who demanded they seat her party without an ADR ahead of all the people who had made ADR's) It is kind of dark in the cars so it's a little difficult to see what you're doing.
OVERALL: I think we will throw this into the mix every 2-3 years or so but it won't be a must do. I do think everyone should try it at least once, if just for the atmosphere.
We have dined here many times and always have a great time!!
PROS: The food is DELICIOUS!! I always order the pot roast and it is fork tender and full of flavor. The mashed potatoes are yummy as well. The decor is perfect and fits the theming to a tee! They call your party by saying things like "Johson kids, it's time to eat!!" and "Brown family, your supper is getting cold!" We love the antics of the place and always seem to have a wait person who is fully in character. You even get Clean Plate Club stickers if you finish your whole meal!
CONS: It can be a little loud at times and some of the tables are close together. Also some waitstaff go way over the top with their antics. I'd avoid this place if you're not into that stuff.
OVERALL: This is a must do for us at DHS and our favorite table service location there by far. Can't wait to dine there next month!
DAK's version of Starring Rolls (DHS) the brownie paw is DELICIOUS!! (Brownie with buttercream frosting and a chocolate Simba pawprint) and the Zebra cupcake is delicious as well. They have other baked goods as well as coffees and other beverages. We stop here everytime we're at AK!
We really like Flame Tree BBQ for a QS option at DAK. They have different offerings than the traditional burgers and fries like at most QS places. The BBQ chicken is good as are the coleslaw and beans on the side. Definitely check out the seating area down behind the restaurant. Great view of Expedition Everest!
We dined here for breakfast in May 2012.
PROS: We met Donald first with hardly any wait and then we were excorted to our table right away. There was standard buffet foods but then there were also things I didn't see at other buffets (donuts - glazed and chocolate frosted and the oh so delicious POG juice!)
The characters were Donald (who you meet outside) Daisy, Mickey and Goofy. They did a little parade around for the kids. We had our breakfast scheduled before the park opened so it allowed us to get in the park before rope drop.
CONS: The tables seemed kind of close together. When my mom pushed her chair back there was a small part of the wall that prevented her from moving it back very far. Characters seemed a bit rushed which for us was no issue but some children might like to spend more time with them.
OVERALL: We would definitely dine here again. Daisy is one of my favorite characters and to see the characters in their safari gear is pretty cool.
What a hoot!!! We always enjoy meals here. The Cast member antics and food are always enjoyable. If you're shy and don't like to be the center of attention, you may want to chose another restaurant, but you will miss out on some great food. *A Sampling of Mom's favorite recipes* was fabulous. The milkshakes are to die for!
Guten Tag!!!! We love the Biergarten!! We have been here atleast 8 times and love it more each visit. LOTS of food and choices. The atmosphere is spectacular. Once you enter, its as if you were in a quaint German village. You will be seated with others at your table (this may be a turn off for some) but this never bothered us. It just added to the experience. From the cold salads, and breads (heads up..... pretzel rolls!!!!) to the various desserts, Biergarten is very enjoyable! If you're a beer drinker, this is the place for you
Over the years, we have loved Crystal Palace for every meal. The breakfast, you cant miss the puffed french toast!! Lots to choose from, at every meal. It does take some time for the characters to come to your table, and at times, you may wait longer to be seated after your reservation time, but it is worth it.
This is how steak is suppose to taste! We love this restaurant. The filet mignon and NY strip were wonderful, and the pretzel bread dunked into the Cheddar Cheese Soup is something you will be talking about for months. The restaurant itself, is somewhat dark but relaxing. The desserts never disappoint. Highly recommend making a reservation for around 6pm, enjoy a fabulous dinner, then view Illuminations. Not only is this a great family restaurant, but a great *date night* too.
Teppan Edo is one restaurant my son looks forward to. It may be considered, to some, as a *normal hibatchi restaurant*, but the Chefs are terrific! Yes, the food is good, not superb but good. In our experiences, the filet mignon they use was extremely juicy and flavorful. Cannot go wrong with Teppan Edo
From the welcome bread to the banana bread pudding, is outstanding. With the abundance of meats (chicken, pork, steak and also shrimp) you are given three dipping sauces. Trust me, the peanut sauce is wonderful, and you will be asking for more! Words of advice... GO HUNGRY! There is also a child's menu and you can opt for vegetarian options as well. Breakfast is standard fare, but very good, and the character interactions never disappoint. Once you try Ohana, it will become a family favorite!!
We did this a couple of times a few years back.
The characters were a lot of fun...lots of interaction.
The food was OK.
We have eaten here several times & it has become one of favorite WDW restaurants.
It is lots of fun!
The staff interaction is awesome...the food is great...the service is the best.
I would definitely recommend this one!
This is a good food court.
Food quality was good.
I would recommend it.
This food court has a lot of choices.
The food quality is good.
I would recommend it.
My husband & sons ate here for dinner the first time on our last trip.
They were not very impressed with the food quality or the service.
I would not recommend this restaurant.
This is definitely one of my favorite food courts at WDW.
We love to go late at night & eat beignets.
It's almost like being in New Orleans!
By far, this is our favorite WDW restaurants!
We have eaten there many times for dinner & several times for breakfast.
Both meals are awesome!
The service here is excellent...the food is excellent...the atmosphere is excellent.
I would definitely recommend this one...it's a great choice!
We have eaten at 1900 Park Fare for dinner several times.
The service & food quality were very good each time.
We have been able to dine with Cinderella, Prince Charming, the mice, the Fairy Godmother, the Stepmother & the Stepsisters.
Our absolute favorites were the Stepmother & the Stepsisters...they were great!
My daughter & I have also eaten there for breakfast.
The service & food quality was good.
The characters were great...we met Alice, the Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins, Tigger, & Pooh.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant for breakfast or dinner!
We love this restaurant!
It is definitely one of our favorites!
The characters are very interactice & lots of fun!
The atmosphere & service are very good.
The food quality & selection are also very good.
I would definitely recommend this one!
We ate here several years ago for dinner.
The food quality & selection were pretty good, as well as the service.
I would recommend this restaurant.
This restaurant is definitely one of our favorites!
We have eaten there several times for dinner.
The character interaction is great.
The buffet selection & food quality are very good.
The service is good also.
On one of our visits, we were able to sit close to a window where we could see the castle.
One our first visit, we celebrated my oldest son's 8th birthday there.
I would definitely recommend this one!
My daughter & I have eaten breakfast at this restaurant twice.
It was one of the most magical experiences of those particular WDW trips.
From the time that you enter the castle, you are treated like royalty.
First, you meet Cinderella in the lobby & pose for a picture - there is a package that is included with the meal.
Then, you are escorted to the restaurant on the second level.
On our first time there, we were seated close to a window where we could see Fantasyland while we ate.
The food quality, service, & atmosphere are all excellent!
I would definitely recommend this restaurant...it is a true royal experience!
This is a good quick service restaurant.
The food quality & atmosphere are OK.
I would recommend it for a quick, filling meal.
I love to stop by & get a breakfast snack right after entering the MK.
It is one of our absolute favorite snack places at WDW.
Their cinammon rolls are great!
I would definitely recommend this one!
As far as quick service locations go, this one is pretty good.
I would recommend it for a quick, filling meal.
In my opinion, this is the best quick service restaurant in the MK.
We eat here every trip.
We love to get the fried shrimp.
The meal portions are large & the food quality is very good.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
My daughter & I have eaten here 2 times for dinner & once for breakfast.
Although each meal was nice, we prefer the dinner.
I love the fact that you get a photo package with your meal.
Each time that we have visited, Belle has been the featured princess.
But, we have also seen Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins, Jasmine, Ariel, & Snow White.
The food quality is very good.
I like the fact that you can pick an entree from the menu & still go to the bar for salad, cheeses, meats, seafood, etc.
The service was also very good.
We really enjoyed the desserts.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
We ate here on our first trip to WDW with the kids.
The characters were extremely interactive & lots of fun!
Chip & Dale played tricks on one another & made us laugh.
The food was pretty good & so was the service.
I liked the fact that the restaurant made a full revolving turn during the meal.
I would recommend this restaurant.
Got a margarita here a couple of years ago & it was pretty good.
Maybe I'll try another one on our next trip!
We have eaten here a couple of times.
It is a good, filling quick service meal.
There is lots of seating.
I would recommend this restaurant.
We stopped by for some ice cream on our last trip to WDW.
We were able to use some of our snack credits.
The quality of the ice cream was very good.
We sat outside, so we had to eat it fast.
I wish there was more seating for this restaurant.
Overall, it was a nice, refreshing experience.
The pizza at Via Napoli is delicious - by far the best in Walt Disney World, and my favorite anywhere (admittedly having never tried Chicago or New York deep dish). This is our favorite restaurant in the World Showcase.
Service is mostly good but can sometimes be a bit slow. Everyone is very friendly! Love the casual, comfortable atmosphere here. Really great place!
We've eaten at 'Ohana 3 times (twice for dinner, once for breakfast). Both dinners were amazing. The dessert was our favorite part, followed closely by the noodle course. Luckily we knew to pace ourselves during the meal...there really is tons of food!
Breakfast was fun (love meeting the characters) and the food was delicious. Despite it being all-you-can-eat (care-to-enjoy...whatever!) everything was really fresh, hot and tasty.
You really cannot beat the atmosphere at 'Ohana. It's upbeat, yet relaxed. Definitely one of our favorites.
I am pretty sure we have eaten here every time we have visited WDW.
It is a great place for a quick meal.
The food quality is good & the food portions are excellent.
Tip: We like to eat upstairs!
Even though we have been to our local Japanese restaurants, this one was a scale above in my opinion.
The waiting staff was awesome!...We never had to wait for anything.
The chef was a lot of fun too...our kids got a big kick out of watching his "show."
Even though the restaurant was crowded, it was still very relaxing.
The food quality & atmosphere were great.
This is one of our favorite restaurants at WDW.
I would definitely recommend this one!
We ate here a few years ago when you could use just 1 table service credit on the dining plan.
The service was great & the food was very good.
The atmosphere was nice too.
Although we haven't been back, I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
I just wouldn't want to use 2 table service credits.
In my opinion, this is the best quick service restaurant at DHS.
If you are looking for a quick snack, this is the place to go.
We stopped here one morning & got some breakfast snacks that were delicious.
I would definitely recommend this one!
My kids really like this place...it is one of their favorite quick service restaurants at WDW.
Personally, I am not that fond of the pizza...it is OK.
I do like the salads though.
It works out great for us...the kids eat the pizza & the ones who don't eat salad pass them along for me to eat.
DHS does not have a lot of good quick service choices...this is actually one of the better ones.
We have only eaten here once & didn't really enjoy it.
The food quality was poor.
I wouldn't recommend it.
This is one of our favorite WDW restaurants.
I love the atmosphere.
The service & food quality were both very good.
Be sure to try the milkshakes - they are GREAT!!!
We have eaten at this restaurant several times for dinner - we also got the Fantasmic package, which was very convienent.
There was lots to choose from on the buffet & the food quality was good.
Overall, we have had good experiences at this restaurant.
Nice setting...good food...portions are very substancial for a quick service meal.
Really enjoyed our meal at this restaurant.
Would definitely recommend.
In my opinion, this is one of the best breakfasts on the WDW property.
The characters were very interactive and there were tons of food choices.
I believe we saw Donald, Daisy, Mickey, Goofy, & Pluto.
The food quality was very good.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
If you go down to Sanaa today,your in for a big surprise.This is one hidden gem I hope remains hidden,we chanced our luck for a walk up table for lunch,and loved the food.From the Indian breads to chutneys,and the tandoori selection.If you love your "Ruby Murray" and need a pick me up,then look no futher.:)
We knew this wouldn't be fine dining but were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food.Yes it's loud,but hey! Who wants to whisper when there's dino's flying overhead.From the surf & turf to my DS New York strip to my giant T-Bone,all superb.Then there's our cocktails,well that's another story.Did I fly back on a terra dactyl.Great food,great fun. :)
well this was a surprise.we popped in around 11.40am for lunch,it was quiet and got seats no problem.My DS fish & chips were super and DW had the chicken & mushroom pie and I opted for beef pie.Both superb.This is a great QS place and the pies are home made,hence the 20 min wait,but it was worth it.
OMG,OMG,OMG. Now this is what food should taste like. A Gastronomic adventure of the third kind.From the presentation to the views.My sushi was top class,salmon & ginger,where did the chef get that idea from?Our steaks were that tender,we used our forks to cut it.And Wishes fireworks from the viewing deck outside the 15th floor,what a way to finnish off a superb night.In January 2013 it closes for 6 months for renovations.We will be back in 2014.
Had the Mezzo Metro between three of us.It's half a metre,like 18" dudes.This is the best pizza on WDW property.Even the house wine was reasonable at $25.00 a bottle.If you like pizza,you'll love here.:)
Well we stayed here for our third vacation from july15th till 29th.Is it still as good.Yes.The food court has some really nice choices like " Create your own pasta " and the " Carving station " as well as a pizza counter,an awesome salad bar,and superb bakery.Oh how I miss my " Magic Cookie Bar " .And of course there's the burgers & fried chicken.All in All it caters for everyone.:)
This is a great wya to start the day at the Magic Kingdom. The food was hot and fresh, and the character interaction was great. We were very pleased by our experience there.
We visited here during our last trip and were pleasantly surprised. I had the chicken Burrito and DH had the nachos. The burrito was huge! I loved the cilantro rice that was on it. There was also a really nice toppings bar. We did find seating to be a bit limited on a busy day.
This is a nice place for a quick snack. The funnel cakes are especially yummy!
The food here is good especially the salads, but I do enjoy all the details in theis restuarant like the stained glass and the murals. It's also fun if you cna grab a table overlooking 'It's a Small World.'
When you need a burger while at WDW, this is the place to visit. It's crowded, loud, and hard to find a seat, but the burgers are good and the toppings bar is great!
I have always enjoyed eating here, but now that they have healthy options, I am an even bigger fan. I recently had the salmon, couscous, and broccoli plate and loved it. It's nice of have the option of a grean vegetable instead of fries. Their fried shrimp and salads are also excellent. This is definitely my favorite counter service in the Magic Kingdom.
Some of my favorite memories at the Magic Kingdom is ordering a hot dog and sitting outside people watching. The food is simple - hot dogs and fries, but there is something special about this place that makes me visit time and again and puts a smile on my face.
This place serves Dole Whip floats so of course it gets a 10! Great place for a refreshing snack in the Magic Kigdom!
We have eaten here a few times, and the service has ranged between the best we have had at WDW to barely passable. The food has been similar. When Tony's is good, it's very good, and when it's having an off night, the experience can be disappointing. One thing that I do love here is the calamri appetizer with olive relish. It's delicious! Also, the restaurant itself is lovely and the location is perfect.
I had probably visited the Magic Kingdom 5 times before I knew this place existed, but we were never able to try it until recently. We had an awesome dinner here. The menu is very basic - burgers, sandwiches, and salads, but it is done very well. I tried the tomato soup, the cheesteak sandwich, and DH had the rueben. Everything was delicious. My daughter enjoyed their kid's meals also. I liked the fact that they had grapes and soup as appetizers for the kids. For dessert, DH and I split a brownie sundae. It was delicious and huge - we couldn't finish it! The girls loved the adorable Mickeylodeon sundae.
The service here was also really good and efficient, and we had a nice view of the castle from our table. I am just kicking myself that we waited so long to visit.
The character interaction here has always been great. My girls love meeting with the princess and having their picture taken. The cast members who work have also always provided excellent service. The food is a bit different, but we have always enjoyed it. The cold bar has some excellent salads, cheeses, bread, and seafood. The meals all have exotic names, but the flavors aren't so even picky eaters will find something to enjoy.
I absolutely love this place, and it's always on my list of restaurants to visit while at Epcot. The food has always been nice and fresh. I especially love the couscous salad and the baklava. We have also been impressed by the service here. They CMs here are some of the nicest we have ever encountered. I remember one of the guys running from behind the counter to help me carry my tray. They have also done little things like that every time we have visited. The setting here is also lovely and relaxing. Just a great place to eat!
This is an okay place if you need a fast lunch, but there are so many other choices in the World Showcase that are better. We did find service to be very fast and effecient, but the food was just okay. The restaurant itself is lovely and quiet.
This is a great place for lunch at Epcot especially if you are visiting with a large group. There is so much variety here that there should be something for everyone. The roasted pork chop and roasted chicken are especially good. They also have amazing dessert options here. The only negative is that it is often really cold in this area so don't sit by a vent!
This is an excellent place for a great snack or a quick lunch. I absolulety love the almond pretzels here, but all the pastries are good. We had lunch here during our last visit, and it was amazing and large enough to share. The ham and apple and roast beef sandwiches are delicious. Each lunch also comes with the choice of a green or fruit salad. This is now one of our favorite places to get a nice lunch in the World SHowcase.
We had a great dinner here - salad, pepperoni pizza, and zeppolis for dessert. This restaurant definitely lived up to the hype! My DH still talks about the pizza from here. I highly recommend Via Napoli to anyone who is looking for a great pizza while at WDW.
This restaurant tends to get mixed reviews so I was a little hesitant to try it, but I am so glad we did. We were seated at 5pm and just in time to see Remy and his handler Armand. Remy was adorable, and Armand had our whole table in stitches. He spent a lot of time at our table talking to us and teasing our daughters. The whole interaction was definitely a trip highlight for all of us.
We started the meal with the lovely loaf of french bread the restaurant provided and a flatbread with creme fraiche, onions, and bacon. It was so good! I could have made a meal out of that alone (but of course, I didn't!). For dinner, I had the seafood in broth with gnocchi, DH had the tenderloin, and our friend had the roasted chicken. Everyone was please with their meal. Our daughter and our friend's daughter each had a kid's meal, and they all enjoyed their choices,
The highlight for me and everyone else at the table was dessert. The profiteroles are my new favorite dessert at WDW. Just perfect! My daughters loved the cookie that came with their kid's meal - it was HUGE! They thought that was the greatest thing ever!
All in all, we were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed our dinner here, and we are looking forward to trying it again.
The Main Street bakery is one of the food must-dos in the Magic Kingdom. It features home-made baked goods, including the awesome cinnamon roll. The place gets busy, and seating inside is limited. I
We enjoyed our meal here. We did have a bit of a wait even with an ADR. We were seated toward the back of the restaurant so the view of the aquarium was good, not great. The service we had was excellent, and we did like the food. We shared an appetizer of fried shrimp. I had the Grilled MahiMahi and DH had the catch of the day. We both enjoyed our entree although I liked DH's better than mine. My girls each had a cup of lobster bisque and the grilled fish. My four year old ate more here than any other restaurant all week. She loved the fish and the rolls that were served with dinner.
I had the Chocolate Wave for dessert, and it totally lived up to my expectations Really, really good!
This is a pretty dark restaurant which I think would be great if you have a good view of the aquarium, but since we didn't, it was just dark. All in all this was a good restaurant, but not a stellar one.
My family loves the Biergarten! The food is excellent especially if you are a fan of German food, the entertainment is fun, and the service is great. My daughters love dancing with the oompah band. I love all the sausages, the pretzel bread, the sauerbraten, roasted pork, and spaetzle. They also have a great selection of salads, soups, and desserts. The only potential downside is that, unless you have a larger party, you will be seated with strangers.
I live in NY where great steak houses are easy to come by and still Shula's impressed me. This restaurant is expensive but the food and service is absolutely worth it. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Starring Rolls is my favorite place in Hollywood Studios to grab a quick lunch or snack. the cupcakes and dessert options are fantastic. I especially like the peanut butter fudge cupcake and the red velvet. They are huge so you may want to share! They have a limited lunch menu, but it the sandwiches are excellent. The only negative is that this is a very small space and it gets really crowded and chaotic in there.
This place sometimes gets a bad rap, but I actually like the pizza. It's not gourmet, but it's always been hot and fresh. The vegetable pizza is especially good. I like how the vegetables are sauteed before being added to the pizza. Meals here also include a caesar salad which is small but good. The real winner on the menu is the cappucino cukcake. I was very excited to try it when I saw it on the menu, and it's one of my favorite cupcakes at Disney. Very good!
This place is usually crowded , and it is sometimes hard to find a seat especially if you have a large party.
DH decided to share a chicken and ribs platter here during our last trip, and we were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. The chicken was moist and the ribs were pretty good for fast food at a theme park. This is definitely worth visiting while at Hollywood Studios.