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  • On Aug 31, 2010
    Beth from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are heading to WDW this October and I was wondering where the best places are to eat in each Theme park. I would like to try to make reservations for meals on the days that we are at each park. Thank you!


    'Best' has different definitions...but here are some of my favorite table restaurants in the parks.

    Magic Kingdom:
    • Best Buffet: Crystal Palace serves up amazingly fresh food for buffet service, including inventive salads and home-style entrees.
    • Best Salad/Dessert: Although this restaurant is not the best for the dining plan, if you're paying out-of-pocket, The Plaza Restaurant's Strawberry Chicken Salad is not standard theme-park fare along with the Vegetarian Sandwich. One dessert can feed a family of 4!
    • Best Value/Best for Picky Eaters: Biergarten, especially at lunch. Here, you get a floor show, a meat-and-potatoes buffet, and for those who like a good beer, quite a selection. Runner up: Teppan Edo
    • Best Princess Meal: Forget Cinderella's Royal Table and its price-tag, Akershus for breakfast (book the latest seating you can) offers wonderful character interaction with MANY princesses for a reasonable price.
    • Best for Love Birds: Bistro de Paris, especially a seat by the window to catch Illuminations.
    • Best View of Illuminations: Tokyo Dining or Rose & Crown
    Disney's Hollywood Studios:
    • Best Theme: Even with its limited menu, Sci-Fi Dinner Theatre scores a thumbs-up.
    • Best for Grown ups: Brown Derby, although pricey, provides a respite from the parks.

    Animal Kingdom:
    • Best for Kids: Rainforest Cafe. Practically a must-do for our family (even though the teenagers wouldn't admit it!)
    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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