Resort Dining Options

Hello, and thank you for joining me again to talk about food on The Disney Moms!  We all hope that you are enjoying all the information that we are presenting to you today, and that you keep coming back.  If there is anything that you would like to see us talk about, or if you have questions about Disney Dining, please feel free to leave a comment, write on our Facebook wall, or even send us a Tweet! Today I’m talking about leaving the parks for a bite to eat.

Ohana Bread Pudding at the Polynesian resort

When making your Advanced Dining Reservations, or ADRs, keep in mind that you aren’t limited to restaurants in the parks. Every Walt Disney World Resort hotel features at least one quick service restaurant. Moderate and Deluxe resort hotels also feature one or more table service options.


If you like to get moving quickly in the morning, check out your resort hotel’s quick service restaurant. You’ll be able to get a variety of pastries and bagels, as well as eggs and other typical breakfast fare. On the other hand, if you prefer to take it slow in the mornings and enjoy a leisurely breakfast, consider a table service meal. Kona, at the Polynesian resort, serves island-inspired specialties and some of the best coffee at Walt Disney World.


Most guests eat lunch in the parks, but if you travel with young children eating at your resort may give you a good excuse to leave the park for an afternoon rest. If taking a tired toddler into a restaurant isn’t your idea of a good time, consider staying in a family suites or Deluxe Villa. Both offer in-room kitchenettes, so you can skip the restaurants all together and whip up a quick PB&J before nap time.


If you like to keep the fun in the parks going well into the evening, but prefer to avoid some of the worst crowds, consider making dinner reservations at one of the resorts near the park you’re visiting each day. The Grand Floridian, Polynesian, and Contemporary resorts are a quick monorail ride from Epcot or the Magic Kingdom, and offer unique and delicious cuisine. After dinner, it’s easy to get back to the parks without waiting for the bus.

Booking dining reservations at the resorts is a fun way to explore all the resort options Walt Disney World offers, and get ideas for places you might like to stay on your next visit!


About Tricia Ballad

Tricia Ballad writes at the collision between epic fantasy and sweeping romance...except when she's busy taking care of her large family - the direct result of her own great romance - and helping other creative entrepreneurs balance life and business.
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3 Responses to Resort Dining Options

  1. tiffany says:

    Can I make a dining reservation in epcot even if we do not have a ticket to epcot? We want to go to magic kingdom for the day but eat in epcot. Thanks!

    • triciaballad says:

      No, you need to have a park ticket if you want to eat in a restaurant in one of the parks. You could add park hopper to your ticket, so you can play in Magic Kingdom, then eat in Epcot.

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