Thursday, November 7, 2013

Disney Dining {1}

One of my favorite parts of any vacation is the food and I especially love food in Disney! Choices in WDW range from signature dining at restaurants like California Grill located at Disney's Contemporary Resort, to an amazing quick service lunch at Animal Kingdom's Flame Tree BBQ, to a dinner show like Hoop Dee Doo at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. At Epcot, you can try dining options from any of the eleven countries located around the World Showcase like Les Chefs de France in France of course, or Le Cellier in Canada.

Then, there is dining with the characters: have dinner with princesses- Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Aurora and the Fairy Godmother at Cinderella's Royal Table in Magic Kingdom, or a Supercalifragilistic Breakfast Buffet with Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland & Friends at 1900 Park Fare located at Grand Floridian Resort. Or, of course, you can dine with Mickey & Friends anytime at Chef Mickey's.

And let's not forget snacking in Disney.....two words: DOLE WHIP! I'll share a list of more of favorite snacks in a later post.

After deciding on and making reservations for our next trip to WDW, my favorite part of the planning is where we'll eat! With Disney's Dining Plan, you can choose several levels of dining, but the regular dining plan seems to suit our family best. With it you get per day per person: 1 snack credit, 1 quick service meal credit, and 1 table service meal credit. The list of restaurant choices is huge, and it is actually a hard decision to narrow down. I highly recommend making your table service reservations as far in advance as possible {the window to book opens up 180 days prior to your arrival}. Our table service meals are the only planned meals of the trip. Snacks and quick service are decided depending on where we are when we get hungry! LOL There is rarely a wait for quick service, they keep things moving pretty fast. I do, however, have an idea where we will get lunch each day. I know if we are in Animal Kingdom, we will eat at either Flame Tree BBQ or Yak & Yeti. AMAZING!!! But, more on lunch in another post......

We've been to WDW several times now, we have a few favorite restaurants that have become "must-dos". One of Peter's favorites is the buffet at Cape May Cafe' at Beach Club Resort.
Who can resist all-you-can-eat snow crab legs????

Even if you are not a seafood lover, the selection is huge, the service is great, and the atmosphere is awesome. We usually do Cape May Cafe' on our Hollywood Studios day, since you can take a quick boat ride over from the park to Beach Club. It's also a great choice if you are in Epcot, you can just walk over through the International Gateway. Cape May Cafe' is a great choice for families, but we really enjoy going as a couple. After dinner, you can sit on the beach or walk around the Boardwalk....quite romantic! :O)

Cape May Cafe' is a definite choice on our dining list so far, we've eaten there on every trip to WDW.

Cape May Cafe' @ Beach Club= BOOKED

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