• On Nov 4, 2021
    Val from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    So my husband and I would like to come and just ride the rail and eat at one of your restaurants a day… No rides or anything. Is there anything like that possible?

    Hi Val!

    A day at Walt Disney World gliding along in the monorail and enjoying a delicious meal is a fabulous way to enjoy a Disney day!

    Val, you may absolutely visit Walt Disney World and skip the theme parks. Consider a meal at one of the Walt Disney World Resorts located on the monorail. My two favorite restaurants on the monorail route are California Grill perched atop Disney's Contemporary Resort and Citricos in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

    California Grill offers sweeping views, an observation deck for enjoying the Disney Enchantment fireworks at the Magic Kingdom, and wonderful cuisine. Currently a special prix fixe menu in honor of the 50th Anniversary Celebration is now available. Pop into the lounge at the newly refurbished Steakhouse 71 on the first floor of the Contemporary to relax on one of the mod couches with a cocktail beforehand if you wish. 

    Citricos has also been recently renovated to offer a subtle Mary Poppins feel. This restaurant offers possibly the best food I've eaten at Walt Disney World. The chef created cuisine here honors Florida foodways with loads of fresh produce, citrus, and fish. Take a minute to step into the nearby Enchanted Rose for an appetizer or just to view the stunning chandelier. 

    Disney Springs is another wonderful option for a theme park free day. The shopping and dining choices here are so fun! From the world's largest Disney Store to balloon rides to amazing restaurants, you will be quite entertained.

    Without ever stepping foot into a theme park, you are completely welcome at Walt Disney World, but do be aware valid theme park admission is needed to enter and eat at a restaurant in a park- even if you skip the rides and attractions. Eating at a resort restaurant only requires advanced dining reservations.

    Enjoy your Disney day!

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