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Old 01-03-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
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Break from Magic Kingdom for dinner

I am headed to Disney with my family in February. We plan on spending one the day at the Magic Kingdom and are thinking of taking a break and eating an early dinner at one of the resorts. Are there any resorts that are easy to get to from the Magic Kingdom that have yummy restaurants? Any place not to be missed? We already have reservations at 'Ohana and Citricos. Thank you!
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:34 PM   #2
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We like Grand Floridian Cafe and Kona. Both right on the monorail. We are not fans of the Wave but others seem to like it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:52 PM   #3
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I only like kona breakfast. Wouldn't recommend lunch or dinner. But its a popular place.

Id go with GF cafe for sure!
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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Another vote for GFC! It was one of our favorites from our last trip.

Another fun thing to do would be to take the boat to The Wilderness Lodge and try one of the restaurants there. Whispering Canyon is fun and Artist Point gets great reviews

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Old 01-03-2013, 06:18 PM   #5
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Good suggestions. Kona is a must do for us every trip. They have amazing desserts! We also love Grand Floridian cafe. We also like the Cinderella character meal at the GF. The food is pretty good for a buffet and Lady Tremaine and the wicked stepsisters were just a hoot!
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:25 PM   #6
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Honestly, I feel like ALL the monorail resort restaurants are good! Personal faves are Narcoosees, Citricos and California Grill.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:35 PM   #7
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We also like the Cinderella character meal at the GF. The food is pretty good for a buffet and Lady Tremaine and the wicked stepsisters were just a hoot!
the restaurant your referring to is 1900 park fair. Character interaction is great, but i didn't care for the food at all. But id go again for the step sisters. They're so funny!

And i agree with California grill. OMG food is amazing!
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:26 PM   #8
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California Grill will be closed when we get there. I didn't even think about Kona for dinner. I'll check it out. What about Wave... of American Flavors? It looks like I can get a reservation there. Anyone have an opinion about that place. Thanks for all of the input!
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If you're already doing O'hana, I would skip Kona. I would do something a little different and take the boat from MK over to Ft. Wilderness and have Trail's End. Whispering Canyon at WL is good, too (but loud).
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California Grill will be closed when we get there. I didn't even think about Kona for dinner. I'll check it out. What about Wave... of American Flavors? It looks like I can get a reservation there. Anyone have an opinion about that place. Thanks for all of the input!
My DH & I had dinner there with three friends and none of us enjoyed it. I have heard from others that loved it, but we did not have a good experience. There was dirt in our salad (big chunks) and the steak was really tough. When we asked for a steak knife, we were told they don't have any on hand because their meat is so tender. Yeah, not so much. All of our plates were still practically full when they cleaned the table at the end of the meal.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:40 PM   #11
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Chef Mickey at the Contemporary or Ohana would be my choices
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:15 AM   #12
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Mmmmmm . . . almond crusted cheesecake at Narcoossee's. If you take the boat to GF from Mk, you walk up on the dock and practically fall into Narcoossee's.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:36 PM   #13
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We too are missing out on Cali Grill we are trying Flying Fish tis time in its place we also really enjoyed Narcoossees at GF. I was enchanted that not only could you watch the fireworks at MK, but also the water parade in the seven seas lagoon!
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We ate at Boma this past October. DH and I thought it was good for a buffet. DS8 was not an adventurous eater at first, so our waitress brought him a plate of chicken nuggets and fries. He finally started sampling our food and enjoyed several dishes. We have done Whispering Canyon twice and we have all enjoyed it. It is certainly not gourmet food, but they had some antics my son thought were hilarious. Whispering Canyon is the easiest to get to from MK.
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