California Grill
  • On May 18, 2021
    Bianca from TX Asked

    Hi does Disney have restaurants we can go to without going into the park?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Bianca. I'm so glad you stopped by with this great question!

     I am pleased to tell you that there are LOTS of restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort that you can visit without ever stepping foot in one of the theme parks. Let's chat about all your options!

     With well over 50 dining locations to choose from at Disney Springs, there is something to please every palate. From food trucks to fine dining experiences, it's hard to pick! My favorite Quick-Service restaurant is D-Luxe Burger which serves up gourmet burgers, fresh-cut fries, and artisanal milkshakes. For a Table-Service meal, I can't choose just one favorite! If you love Southern homestyle fare, visit Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'. Are you a fan of seafood? Try Paddlefish. Traveling with kiddos in tow? They'll have so much fun at T-REX. If you're looking for appetizers paired with an adult beverage, try Wine Bar George or The EdisonSelf-parking is complimentary at Disney Springs, so you'll have some extra cash for dessert. For a sweet treat, head to Amorette's Patisserie. YUM!

     The Disney Resorts Collection also features many Table-Service restaurants that you may visit with a reservation. Need some recommendations? My most favorite Disney Resort hotel dining location is Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. This unique restaurant offers incredible food and breathtaking views of African animals roaming the Sunset Savanna! Speaking of amazing views, I also recommend California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort. At this restaurant, you can check out the sights of Magic Kingdom Park without actually stepping inside! 

     Dining reservation availability is likely limited, especially this close to your arrival. I suggest frequently checking for availability online and on the My Disney Experience mobile app. You never know when someone will be canceling a reservation at the last minute!

     I hope this was helpful, Bianca. I'm wishing you some delicious and magical meals in the days ahead!

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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