Character Dining with Donald Duck
  • On Mar 26, 2020
    Debbie from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    First, I hope you & your families are feeling well w/this virus happening. We have a family vacation scheduled for Oct & may want dinner at Garden Grill. Can they accommodate a party of 12 seated all together? Thank you and stay well.

    Hi Debbie!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. Planning future Walt Disney World vacations is the perfect way to spend some of the downtime we are all experiencing. A Fall vacation, coupled the with EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, sounds like a perfect getaway. I can't wait to try each one of this year's Outdoor Kitchens!

    The Garden Grill Restaurant is such a fun restaurant. Where else could you dine in a rotating restaurant with Chip & Dale, while also overlooking a Walt Disney World Attraction?! Plus, your meal will even include some of the produce grown right inside the Land Pavilion! The Garden Grill Restaurant can seat a large party of 12 together, although there is always a very small chance that you may be asked to break into smaller tables. I've never experienced the need to do this, but it is always good to keep it in mind. The upper level of the restaurant has tables that can be placed together to accommodate a larger dining party.

    One consideration as you finalize your dining plans is that these tables on the upper level have some advantages and disadvantages. One benefit is that it is much easier for Chip & Dale to interact and visit with everyone when you are seated at a table and can stand easily. Great character photos can be a little harder if you're all seated in a booth-style table and need to scoot around for pictures. The only downside to think about with the upper level of the restaurant is that your view of Living With the Land is much more limited. You'll be able to have a great view of the restaurant rotation, but the attraction scenes will be less visible. If this is an important factor in your decision to dine here, you can consider breaking into two smaller parties and simply request to be seated near each other on the lower level. These lower booths will provide a better view of the attraction, but it really is a matter of personal preference.

    In case you need a little extra Disney Magic to help you through the upcoming days, be sure to check out the Disney Parks Blog. Their posts always bring a little dose of happiness to my day and help give me some ideas for passing the time, including how to be a Disney Artist and draw Mickey Mouse!

    Stay well and let us know if we can help with any additional planning details!

    Kathie
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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