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g8torphan 01-13-2013 03:52 PM

Tusker House lunch or Garden Grill dinner?
Will be there in May and can still get in at either during my trip.
Looking for a good character experience for my 3yo and good food would be nice!

Thoughts on either or both?

cruella23 01-13-2013 04:00 PM

I enjoy both, so I'm not much help... I prefer the character interaction at Garden Grill. The tables at Tusker house are close together and the characters "pause" for a picture, but don't always interact much. The last time we were at garden grill, Mickey sat down at our table and the chipmunks stopped a couple times. It was close to closing, so it wasn't super busy, though. I do like the variety of food at Tusker house. You can try something a little different but there is still items everyone likes.

Southern Bell 04-22-2013 09:36 PM

They are both good and you really won't go wrong with either. I would do either again!

I personally favor Tusker house a little bit more. I like buffets and enjoy being able to pick and choose what you want to eat. The day really worked out well for us, going for breakfast and then afterwards doing the Safari ride at AK.

Our Food was good at both, Characters spent good time with us at both. Waiters were good at both. Of course at Tusker house all they really had to do was bring our drinks. They take pictures at Tusker house and our wait for a table was a little longer than at Garden Grill.
At Tusker house the characters come around to each table and they also line up with the children (like a train) and dance around the room a little.

I think the one thing that hurts the Garden Grill for me, is that we usually eat at the Sunshine Seasons at the land. We wouldn't want to eat at both(lunch & dinner) in one day. Because it's alot of food from both places (for one day)and it would be in the same place again.

That being said my daughter liked the Garden Grill because she didn't have to worry about getting up with her son and fixing a plate. She hates buffets & she said it felt good to be waited on for a change! Our waiter did a great job!

I wanted to add you may enjoy the privacy the Garden Grill offers. When the characters and your waiter come around to the section your eating in(ours was more private) its just you and the characters. You have them more to yourself. No one is sitting on all four sides of your table like they are at Tusker house. I would compare siting at the tables at Tusker House like at Cracker Barrell and Garden Grill we were in a booth.

My grandson enjoyed the Breakfast at Tusker house(he likes breakfast food) and loved getting up with the characters. But he also enjoyed Garden Grill and the anticipation of what character was coming around the corner next to our table!

Southern Bell 04-22-2013 10:00 PM

Tusker House

Southern Bell 04-22-2013 10:03 PM

Tusker House

Southern Bell 04-22-2013 10:10 PM

Garden Grill

Southern Bell 04-22-2013 10:12 PM

Garden Grill

Crystal824 04-23-2013 05:07 AM

I agree that you really can't go wrong with either. I do prefer the food and atmosphere at Tusker House, but Garden Grill is not bad. I would do whatever fits into your schedule best.

pugs05 04-23-2013 06:34 AM

I loved The character interaction at Garden Grill. At Tusker house I was scared to get up to get food scared we would miss the characters plus with a three year old I'm not a fan of having to take them through the buffet line. Too much don't touch the food for me.

jmcghee2024 04-23-2013 07:28 AM

Love both! Of course we prefer breakfast at Tusker House. So if you are choosing between lunch there or GG. I would pick GG.

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