Monday, September 2, 2013
Best places for budgeting & splurging on Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner!
Welcome to those of you joining me from 400 Miles to Disneyland and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail.
I am going to try my best to keep this simple by saying that I think you really need to consider all your Disney meals on property a splurge. I mean, if we put it in perspective even quick service snacks and counter service meals can be pricey for a family! This is why I often opt for the Disney Dining Plan and I think that is my biggest meal-related splurge since I like the idea of pre-purchasing meals and budgeting prior to the trip to pay for my dining.
I can't quite narrow down a specific restaurant but I must say that my favorite breakfast experience to spend extra money on is character dining! O'hana is my favorite character dining which is located at the Polynesian resort and Cape May Cafe a close second at Yacht & Beach Club. and although the breakfasts are usually family-style or buffets they still cost a pretty penny if you are paying out of pocket.
I love World Showcase and if we schedule a late dinner and grab an on-the-go breakfast we sometimes book lunches at our favorite Epcot restaurants. In particular we always enjoy our meals at Chefs de France and San Angel Inn. No matter what cuisine you are looking for you can find it in Epcot's World Showcase, and after eating at every restaurant in World Showcase I can honestly say you will enjoy the cuisine here. In most country pavilions you can also stop at a quick service dining location which, although pricey for something called "quick" is very tasty and far from fast food. I particularly like the quick service dining in Mexico, Germany, and Japan.
My favorite dinner splurge is a rather large splurge and that is signature dining locations. Most of these are located in Disney World's deluxe resorts but there are some in the parks as well (Epcot's Le Cellier Steakhouse and Magic Kingdom's Cinderella's Royal Table are two notable examples). These pricey meals use two table service credits if you are on the Disney Dining Plan and my favorite so far is Narcoosee's at the Grand Floridian. If you can't eat shellfish I would instead recommend California Grill at the Contemporary.
One of the best things about visiting Walt Disney World is the world class dining and amazing experiences to be had with your meals. I highly recommend checking out the Disney World Guide or purchasing a guide book to help you through researching your meals and books advanced dining reservations!
Bon Apetit & thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney in Our Blood.
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