The Diamond Horseshoe now open for holiday week dining

Dec 21, 2015 in "The Diamond Horseshoe"

Posted: Monday December 21, 2015 9:18am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Magic Kingdom's seasonally operating Diamond Horseshoe restaurant is now open daily for holiday dining.


The restaurant will be open daily from December 19 through to January 2 2016, 11am to 3pm for quick service lunch, and an all you can eat table service dinner from 4:30pm.

Quick service lunch menu includes Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Chef Salad, and a Barbecued Turkey Sandwich.

Dinner items include Roast Turkey Breast, Pot Roast, Sliced Ham, Herb Stuffing, Macaroni and Cheese, Seasonal Vegetables and Johny Appleseed's Raisins Tart with Ice Cream. Pricing is $34.07 for adults, and $17.03 for ages 3-9.

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flyerjabDec 23, 2015

This is one of the things that Disney does (or does not do) that infuriates me. There are so many guests in the MK at any given time of the year. And yet they refuse to keep places like the Diamond Horseshoe open year round. It drives me nuts as it seems to follow this business model of maximizing guest capacity in the fewest number of QS offerings within the park so that profits in those locations are through the roof. Guest experience aside so that the almighty dollar wins out for the Mouse. I actually don't mind eating in the parks. I think that Disney is moving to improve their restaurant (TS and QS) offerings throughout the WDW resort. I love BoG and SC (Skipper's Canteen). And we recently had lunch at Pecos Bills with the new tex mex style menu and LOVED it. So much so that we went back the very next day and had lunch there again (rice bowl with spicy beef! :hungry:). The waffle fries stand back in the corner behind Tortuga Tavern is awesome, and we even like to have lunch at PVH in FL. Where I get angry is places like Cosmic Ray's...it is standard park food that we don't mind at all. In fact, the pasta salad there is very good. However, that particular location is CRUSHED every time we are in the park. As a result, it is miserable to eat there. And the bathrooms there simply can't remain clean unless they have staff in there constantly 24/7. Why not open the Tomorrowland Terrace, or the Diamond Horseshoe, or Tortuga Tavern year round?! Places like Cosmic Rays or Pecos Bills would be a little less crazy. It would be easier to find a place to sit and enjoy a QS meal. It would also be easier to keep them clean. Then the guest experience would be more enjoyable. Maybe now that MK is routinely seeing guest levels annually in the 18-19 million range, this might change. It is ludicrous, though, that it has to get to this point before a change is made to how they operate.

prberkDec 23, 2015

I am right there with you. There is no reason that this place is not used daily with a comedy or Western act. Just like the Hoop-De-Doo revue it would be fun, interesting, different, while being authentic to a bygone era. Something that actually fits the theme and in these days would seem different.

dizdaDec 23, 2015

It seems a bit odd that Disney would open (or re-open) new year-round dining while keeping fondly remembered venues on a seasonal schedule.

ABQDec 21, 2015

Thank God, this place is jammed. Even mermaid has a long line. When does that ever happen?

SteamboatStitchDec 21, 2015

This is one of the places I wish would return to it's former glory, though it's heavily tinted by the rosy glasses of nostalgia. I just remember grabbing a simple but delicious sandwich and chips, heading upstairs, and eating while watching a comedy routine. Good times.

wdwmagicDec 21, 2015

prices have been rising these days! ;)

Animaniac93-98Dec 21, 2015

$170.03 for kids!? I think there's a typo. ;)