Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Nov 1, 2015
    Shelby from WA 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.

    My husband and I are going to WDW in Jan. for the marathon! We are from Seattle, and are foodies. What restaurants, and counter restaurants do you recommend for great food?

    HI, Shelby! 

    One of my favorite aspects of a runDisney race weekend is selecting dining options; you'll be pleasantly surprised at the exceptional cuisine you'll find at Walt Disney World® Resort. From one running foodie to another, here are my top suggestions. 

    Signature Dining:
    • California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort - Nothing beats being 16 stories above Walt Disney World® Resort with a full view of Magic Kingdom. Here, you'll find seasonal dishes with a California flair. 

    • Flying Fish Chef's Tasting Wine Dinner - This top-of-the-line dining experience gives you full view of the show kitchen while your personal wait staff tends to your 5-course meal. I'll be enjoying this experience for the second time. 

    • The BOATHOUSE® in Disney Springs - This is one of the newest dining experiences available on property and offers amazing seafood fare. 

    • Morimoto Asia - Experience another new dining option as Chef Morimoto from Iron Chef America brings his creations alive! This dining option just opened in September and I can't wait to try it for myself on Thursday! 

    Counter Service:
    Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
    Captain Cook's in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
    Columbia Harbor House in Magic Kingdom
    Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie in the France Pavillon of Epcot's World Showcase

    Dining reservations may be made online, or by calling 1 (407) WDW-DINE. I suggest making your Advanced Dining Reservations as soon as possible as most popular dining destinations book quickly. 

    I hope this helps get you started, Shelby! Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. 

    Happy running & dining around the world!

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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