• On Jul 1, 2020
    Cheryl from MN 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.

    I am a plain Jane eater and don't eat a lot of ingredients or spices in the entrees on menus, I do a lot of character meals because it's what I can eat, where can I get that kind of meals without the price?

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Cheryl!

    When my family tours Walt Disney World, we plan our days around dining, so I know how important it is to enjoy your meals at a location that's right for one and all--especially those whose tastes are on the milder side. :-) 

    You are probably drawn to Character Dining experiences because they are typically buffets or feature more traditional fare. Let's look at some of the most popular Character Dining locations and find other spots that offer those milder options nearby. 

    On a Magic Kingdom Park day, you may have enjoyed The Crystal Palace or Chef Mickey's--both classic, delicious buffets. Instead, consider visiting The Wave...of American Flavors located at Disney's Contemporary Resort. They offer a delicious breakfast buffet, yet you can order traditional items from the menu as well. Dinner entrees include Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Herb-Roasted Chicken Breast, Seared Gnocchi, and Pork Tenderloin, among other dishes. 

    While touring Disney's Hollywood Studios, check out Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano, one of my family's favorite places! Their salads, soups, flatbreads, steaks, and pasta rank among our Disney Parks favorites, so you might find some new favorites, too.

    Over at EPCOT, we absolutely love Sunshine Seasons, a fantastic Quick Service location that offers so many options; there's sure to be something for every palate there. You may also enjoy the mild combinations of stir-fry options at Teppan Edo, in EPCOT's Japan Pavilion. It's a must-do for us.

    On a non-park day, check out the menu for the always-delicious Wolfgang Puck Express at Disney Springs Marketplace. This is the Quick Service restaurant that eats like a Table Service location. So many delicious options, and the prices can't be beat!

    While looking through these menus, if you're not sure about the entree offerings, consider ordering an appetizer, a soup, and a salad, as those items may combine for a perfect meal that's right for you. 

    As you put your final pixie-dusted plans together for your upcoming trip, be sure to check out this very helpful post Dining: Know Before You Go. You'll find the latest updates about all things Disney Dining there as well as on Disney Parks Blog. I can't wait to plan our dining options for our upcoming stay, and I'm sure you're excited to find new favorites!

    Be sure to send up additional questions, too, Cheryl. We love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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