In you’re not already aware, CoasterCrate is visiting Florida in September. Over the course of 2 weeks we’ll be bringing you extensive coverage of our visit including highlights such as Pandora — World of Avatar, Volcano Bay, Halloween Horror Nights and Kraken Unleashed.
However, of course there’s much more to the Orlando resorts than just the rides and attractions, with the resort hotels and restaurants often rated very highly amongst Disney bloggers.
Despite having around 3 months to go before our visit, we’ve already been making plenty of reservations to secure dining options that we can’t wait to experience!
1. Sanaa — Animal Kingdom Lodge
Serving up reasonably priced African style ‘market’ food, Sanaa has a great reputation built upon dishes such as a large bread service with exotic dips (we’re talking tastes such as Tomato-Date Jam and Tamarind Chutney) as well as pulled pork or sausage sandwiches served in nann bread buns. However, perhaps the best thing about this Animal Kingdom Lodge restaurant this the brilliant floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the hotel’s savannah, complete with giraffes and zebras!
2. Trail’s End — Fort Wilderness Campground
Best accessed by boat from the Magic Kingdom, this buffet restaurant is located in the quiet and leafy Fort Wilderness Campground towards the edge of the resort. Awaiting us there though is plenty of hearty American comfort food! From ribs to fried chicken and cinnamon buns to fruit cobbler, we will definitely be leaving this establishment much heavier!
3. Grand Floridian Cafe — Grand Floridian
A short walk from the Magic Kingdom, this traditional restaurant offers good quality food at cheaper prices than equivalent table service restaurants in the parks. Dishes such as Pork Chop, Miso Salmon and Strip Steak all feature on the menu, but which will we choose?
4. Boma — Animal Kingdom Lodge
Often hailed at the best buffet in Walt Disney World, Boma offers a range of authentic African cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’ll be enjoying breakfast at Boma and even early in the morning we can enjoy exciting dishes such as spinach quinoa salad, hand-carved turkey and plenty of waffles!
5. Be Our Guest — Magic Kingdom
Despite being arguably the most popular restaurant in Disney World in terms of numbers of diners, we’ve fortunately secured a reservation to dine in the Beast’s castle in the heart of Fantasyland. The quick service food has a slight French twist to it, with dishes such as Tuna Nicoise Salad, Croque Monsieur and Braised Pork all on the menu. It might not be the best restaurant we’ll dine at but it will definitely be a unique experience!