Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 16, 2009
    William from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be arriving just before heading to a "Not-so-scary" Halloween evening. What are the quick dining options near the entrance of the Magical Kingdom?


    Good news and bad news on quick dining near theentrance of the Magic Kingdom...

    Technically, there are none directly outside the park, however, with just a hop on the monorail, you can be at any of the monorail resorts in just minutes!  So, I'd suggest looking at some of the quick-serve locations at  either the Polynesian, Contemporary, or Grand Floridian. 

    • Gasparilla Grill at  the Grand Floridian is a bit lackluster, in my opinion, but it's the last stop before the Magic Kingdom and I am always amazed at the atrium in the hotel and the 5-Star luxury it exudes.  But I digress!  Back to the grill!  Here, you'll choose your items from stations, and you'll find wraps and even pizza.
    • Captain Cook's is the only quick-serve at the Polynesian.  Although I prefer it for breakfast and its moderately-priced famed Tonga Toast, the resort provides a fun backdrop to your meal.  If you time it right, you might just catch the ceremonial torch lighting.
    • Contempo Cafe at the Contemporary has seen a recent facelift.  You now place your order on kiosk screens, and can be a little confusing for first-timers, but the food is a step up from Gasparilla Grill.  Best of all, if you want to skip the monorail, you can take the 5-minute walk right over to the gates of the Magic Kingdom!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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