by Deb Tokarski
I love, love, love going to the Walt Disney World® Resort…more so now that I go as an adult or in an all adult group, as opposed to when I was a child or traveling with children. Not that Disney is not for children, it certainly is, but Walt Disney World® dining with adults, well let‘s just say…“It‘s a Whole New World.”
The dining options (and excellent chefs) at the Walt Disney World® Resort couldn‘t be more enjoyable! Here are a few of my favorite adult dining destinations:
Narcoossee’s, located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, has a timeless eloquence, beautiful surroundings and an excellent menu of innovative, coastal cuisine from North American waters. The experience is capped off with a spectacular view of the Magic Kingdom®!
The Flying Fish Café, located at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, has a whimsical atmosphere and a diverse menu encompassing the “New American” style. Guests can also dine at the show kitchen to watch and interact with the chefs.
Wolfgang Puck is located in the Downtown Disney® West Side. The name says it all! Awesome! You will feast upon the inventive creations of master chef Wolfgang Puck at this exciting, upscale eatery. The four different dining rooms in this unique restaurant each offer its own unique atmosphere.
One of my personal favorites, Le Cellier Steakhouse, located in the Canada Pavilion at World Showcase in the Epcot® has the best steak at the Walt Disney World® Resort! A steak-lover’s paradise served in an environment inspired by castle wine cellars of the grandest of Canadian chateaus.
Epcot®’s new tequila bar, La Cava del Tequila, located in the pyramid of Epcot®’s Mexico pavilion, The 30-seat La Cava del Tequila is open from noon until Epcot® park closing time. It is connected to the famous San Angel Inn as part of the Mexico pavilion. A popular stop for Walt Disney World® guests in the afternoon or early evening while touring Epcot®. Service and a The Magic Blue Margarita , make it well worth the trip! Magic Blue Margarita : El Mayor Premium White Tequila, Blue Curacao, fresh lime and agave nectar, served on the rocks with a hibiscus Himalayan salt rim and a souvenir LED blue ice cube! Other offerings: The Classic, Wild Passion Fruit, Blood Orange, Hibiscus and 'Jalapeno! A half-dozen small bites are on the menu, from chicken, shrimp and blue crab tostadas to shrimp cocktail, guacamole and beef taquitos.
Try Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village or Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, both with an African influence, a pleasurable experience! Both offer creative menus where the inspiration comes from the many cultures and cuisines along the historical spice route – Africa, India, China, and Europe.
For the ultimate adult dining experience, make a reservation at the posh Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for award-winning meals that make heads turn! This very-special-occasion romantic Victorian retreat offers nightly harpists, lavish décor, personalized menus and a long-stem rose for each lady.
Do you have special dietary concerns? Need Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, or Kosher meals prepared for you or someone in your traveling party? Disney chefs are very accommodating; just mention this to your Mouse World Travel Agent when asking for your Advance Dining Reservations.
Still want to feel just like a kid again and dine with the characters? No worries, adults are always welcome in their most popular restaurants! Have dinner with Cinderella’s wicked step sisters at 1900 Park Faire at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, dining with the Big Cheese himself at Chef Mickey’s in Disney’s Contemporary Resort or have breakfast with Minnie Mouse, Goofy & Donald Duck, at the Cape May Café at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. All have excellent buffets with plenty of options to please any appetite! Yes, you can still eat at a majority of the Walt Disney World® Resort restaurants with children, in fact children’s menus are offered in most of their restaurants.
Dining with an all adult group is really an enjoyable dining experience. I rank some of the Walt Disney World® Resort restaurants with five stars! I hope on your next trip…you can enjoy a few of these excellent adult Disney dining choices and the great service given in each and every one of them! Just mention these restaurants and let your Mouse World Travel agent grant your Disney Dining Wishes!