So you are ready to plan your trip to Walt Disney World (WDW)?
There are many logistics to planning your Disney vacation such as choosing the right resort, deciding on the number of days to stay, and most importantly where to eat while in WDW.
Disney offers three Dining Plans which are all convenient and affordable ways to pay for your meals and snacks while in WDW. Each plan includes a refillable resort mug that can be used for unlimited drink refills for the length or your stay.
Table-service restaurants where you are escorted to your table and waited on by a server are very popular places to dine while in WDW. Each one of the restaurants listed below are highly coveted table-service restaurants and if you don't plan ahead...chances are, you won't be dining there.
Be Our Guest Restaurant - Magic Kingdom
Be Our Guest Restaurant, in the Magic Kingdom, is one of Disney’s newest and most popular places to eat. This restaurant’s theme is based on Beauty and the Beast and is a magical place to dine. It is divided into three dining areas: The Grand Ballroom, The West Wing, and The Castle Gallery. Quick-service dining is offered for breakfast and lunch and then dining changes over to table-service for dinner.
The Grand Ballroom at Be Our Guest Restaurant
Le Cellier - Epcot
EPCOT offers many table-service restaurants which includes the always popular Le Cellier Steakhouse which is located in the Canadian Pavilion of the World Showcase. This is one of Disney’s most booked restaurants so it may be difficult to score a reservation here without some real advanced planning. Themed as a cozy Canadian wine cellar the most sought meal here is the Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce.
Le Cellier Steakhouse Dining Room
Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano - Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios is home to several top table-service restaurants. One of the most popular, Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, has an authentic Italian restaurant feel. The décor, aroma, and menu are all definitely “Italian” – warm, cozy, and inviting.
Mama Melrose's Dining Room
Tusker House - Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom has several table-service restaurants to choose from. Tusker House offers a character breakfast which includes the Fab 5 - Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy. The characters go from table to table to greet and pose for pictures. This is an excellent opportunity for great character interaction without the wait. The food is good and is served buffet-style with a huge variety of options.
Tusker House Buffet Area
How Do I Dine Where I Want To?
All of these are excellent choices for dining while in WDW – I can say that with absolute confidence because I have eaten at each one of them. The reservations may be difficult to score but it will be worth the effort. Keep in mind these options are just a fraction of the many table-service options offered at WDW.
But you are in luck! I am a Certified Disney Genius and can help you plan and secure all of your most-desired dining reservations for your Magical trip to WDW when you book your Disney trip with me!
About the Author
Jane McCall is Groupit Travel's Certified Disney Genius and probably holds the world record for the most visits to Walt Disney World. There is nothing that makes her happier than to help you plan and book your vacation to the happiest place on earth. Contact Jane at 919-578-9028, ext. 101 or email her so that you can start planning your next vacation. And did we mention ... there are no fees to use her services!
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