Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Restaurants
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
autismgoesdisney
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,579

Help me plan my meals for MK days...

We are going August 24-September 2. We are a family of five; myself, DH, 9 year old girl, 7 year old boy and 5 year old girl. We've been to Disney several times now but are on a quest to eat at all the restaurants. We are not picky at all and after trying a ton of Disney restaurants only ONE we did not like!

We plan on hitting Magic Kingdom three times during our trip. So need 3 counter service and 3 table service (we are on the dining plan)

So these are the Magic Kingdom (or nearby) restaurants we haven't tried:

Table service
Be Our Guest (priority)
Hoop De Doo Revue (really unsure on this one...if we want to pay OOP for it)
Plaza
Ohana breakfast (Polynesian)
The Wave (Contemporary)
Grand Floridian Café
Liberty Tree Tavern - this menu doesn't really excite me
Tonys Town Square - the reviews really don't excite me lol

Counter service
Be Our Guest  counter service lunch
Pinnochio Village Haus
*we love Colombia Harbor Haus -- we may have to do this just because we are now able to pick and choose for our third since we tried everything else
__________________
DH DD10 DS8 DD6
Next trip to WDW
August 27, 2014-September 6, 2014 - hoping for CBR!

Previous trips to WDW: 1981 Poly; 1984 Poly; Mar 2001 CSR; Nov 2008 Sports AS; Dec 2010 POP Century; Aug 2011 POR; Aug 2012 CBR/POR; Aug 2013 AOA/POR; Aug 2014 POR
Previous cruises: Carnival Splendor April 2013; Disney Fantasy January 2014;

Last edited by autismgoesdisney; 01-04-2013 at 08:13 PM.
autismgoesdisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
Disneyaddictz
DIS Veteran
 
Disneyaddictz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 617

Quote:
Originally Posted by autismgoesdisney
We are going August 24-September 2. We are a family of five; myself, DH, 9 year old girl, 7 year old boy and 5 year old girl. We've been to Disney several times now but are on a quest to eat at all the restaurants. We are not picky at all and after trying a ton of Disney restaurants only ONE we did not like!

We plan on hitting Magic Kingdom three times during our trip. So need 3 counter service and 3 table service (we are on the dining plan)

So these are the Magic Kingdom (or nearby) restaurants we haven't tried:

Table service
Be Our Guest (priority)
Hoop De Doo Revue (really unsure on this one...if we want to pay OOP for it)
Ohana breakfast (Polynesian)
The Wave (Contemporary)
Grand Floridian Café
Liberty Tree Tavern - this menu doesn't really excite me
Tony’s Town Square - the reviews really don't excite me lol

Counter service
Be Our Guest – counter service lunch
Pinnochio Village Haus
*we love Colombia Harbor Haus -- we may have to do this just because we are now able to pick and choose for our third since we tried everything else
If you haven't been to hoop de doo I recommend it, I also recommend paying a little extra for the floor tables! It's a great show and the floor seats really put you up close and in the show... nice change from all the character meals and the kids loved it! Food was great too. Have you checked out Mickey BBQ?
__________________
<a href="http://distickers.com/ticker/"><img src="http://distickers.com/ticker/tickers/95a64agsr0qdg9x5.png" alt="DIStickers.com Ticker" border="0"/></a>

<a href="http://distickers.com/ticker/"><img src="http://distickers.com/ticker/tickers/se588u4s7y1d3nmf.png" alt="DIStickers.com Ticker" border="0"/></a>
Disneyaddictz is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-04-2013, 08:13 PM   #3
autismgoesdisney
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,579

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disneyaddictz View Post
If you haven't been to hoop de doo I recommend it, I also recommend paying a little extra for the floor tables! It's a great show and the floor seats really put you up close and in the show... nice change from all the character meals and the kids loved it! Food was great too. Have you checked out Mickey BBQ?
No we haven't done that yet either. We haven't done ANY 2 credit meals. This would be our first. My kids may like Mickey BBQ now though since they still love characters???
__________________
DH DD10 DS8 DD6
Next trip to WDW
August 27, 2014-September 6, 2014 - hoping for CBR!

Previous trips to WDW: 1981 Poly; 1984 Poly; Mar 2001 CSR; Nov 2008 Sports AS; Dec 2010 POP Century; Aug 2011 POR; Aug 2012 CBR/POR; Aug 2013 AOA/POR; Aug 2014 POR
Previous cruises: Carnival Splendor April 2013; Disney Fantasy January 2014;
autismgoesdisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
Disneyaddictz
DIS Veteran
 
Disneyaddictz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 617

Ok well if I had to choose then go to Mickey BBQ.. My daughters 2 & 9 loved it so much they wouldn't sit they just wanted to dance, it was so special watching them dance with Mickey and friends! Truly unique experience, get there early it's worth it, get in line to meet them all before the show! I felt like we shut it down with all the dancing after too if your not used to the weather of course cam be daunting but one of our favs plus we just love walking around ft wilderness too it's cozy! Good luck
__________________
<a href="http://distickers.com/ticker/"><img src="http://distickers.com/ticker/tickers/95a64agsr0qdg9x5.png" alt="DIStickers.com Ticker" border="0"/></a>

<a href="http://distickers.com/ticker/"><img src="http://distickers.com/ticker/tickers/se588u4s7y1d3nmf.png" alt="DIStickers.com Ticker" border="0"/></a>
Disneyaddictz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
autismgoesdisney
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,579

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disneyaddictz View Post
Ok well if I had to choose then go to Mickey BBQ.. My daughters 2 & 9 loved it so much they wouldn't sit they just wanted to dance, it was so special watching them dance with Mickey and friends! Truly unique experience, get there early it's worth it, get in line to meet them all before the show! I felt like we shut it down with all the dancing after too if your not used to the weather of course cam be daunting but one of our favs plus we just love walking around ft wilderness too it's cozy! Good luck
We've done the late night Hollywood Studios dance with the characters and that's included in the tickets, so I kind of feel we can do that again and its the same thing just about??? And not waste 2 dining credits???
__________________
DH DD10 DS8 DD6
Next trip to WDW
August 27, 2014-September 6, 2014 - hoping for CBR!

Previous trips to WDW: 1981 Poly; 1984 Poly; Mar 2001 CSR; Nov 2008 Sports AS; Dec 2010 POP Century; Aug 2011 POR; Aug 2012 CBR/POR; Aug 2013 AOA/POR; Aug 2014 POR
Previous cruises: Carnival Splendor April 2013; Disney Fantasy January 2014;
autismgoesdisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 10:32 PM   #6
Disneyaddictz
DIS Veteran
 
Disneyaddictz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 617

Hmmm. Never did that so I can't say what about royal table? My husband actually enjoyed that one!
__________________
<a href="http://distickers.com/ticker/"><img src="http://distickers.com/ticker/tickers/95a64agsr0qdg9x5.png" alt="DIStickers.com Ticker" border="0"/></a>

<a href="http://distickers.com/ticker/"><img src="http://distickers.com/ticker/tickers/se588u4s7y1d3nmf.png" alt="DIStickers.com Ticker" border="0"/></a>
Disneyaddictz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 10:46 PM   #7
disnmooner2013
Mouseketeer
 
disnmooner2013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 491

For me it would be Hoop Dee Do Review, Be Our Guest, and Grand Floridian Cafe. Stay far away from Tony's Town Square (in my opinion WORST Italian food on propery). Also, since you really enjoy Columbia Harbour House (although I am biased since it is one of my top three if not top C.S. restaurants in all of Disney World) go to it again on this trip.
disnmooner2013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 10:51 PM   #8
meredith1
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 894

The Wave is fantastic and quick. It would be a good breakfast choice!

Grand Floridian breakfast is absolutely on our list for this next trip.

Hoop Dee Do hasn't ever been on our radar. I honestly don't think I could sit through that.
__________________
Dec, 2011-Contemorary Resort/TPV
Dec, 2013-Grand Floridian/TPV

DD 5 yrs twin DD & DS 3 yrs
meredith1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 11:15 PM   #9
Hoosier Mom
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Plainfield, Indiana
Posts: 1,130

Quote:
Originally Posted by autismgoesdisney View Post
We are going August 24-September 2. We are a family of five; myself, DH, 9 year old girl, 7 year old boy and 5 year old girl. We've been to Disney several times now but are on a quest to eat at all the restaurants. We are not picky at all and after trying a ton of Disney restaurants only ONE we did not like!

We plan on hitting Magic Kingdom three times during our trip. So need 3 counter service and 3 table service (we are on the dining plan)

So these are the Magic Kingdom (or nearby) restaurants we haven't tried:

Table service
Be Our Guest (priority)
Hoop De Doo Revue (really unsure on this one...if we want to pay OOP for it)
Plaza
Ohana breakfast (Polynesian)
The Wave (Contemporary)
Grand Floridian Café
Liberty Tree Tavern - this menu doesn't really excite me
Tonys Town Square - the reviews really don't excite me lol

Counter service
Be Our Guest  counter service lunch
Pinnochio Village Haus
*we love Colombia Harbor Haus -- we may have to do this just because we are now able to pick and choose for our third since we tried everything else
I can tell you our experience at 3 of them.

Tony's: First time we loved it. Next 2 times it was yucky. I think for my chicken parm, they must have opened up a can of plain sauce and dumped it on. Bleck.

Liberty Tree: I was like you....I never would try it because I wasn't wowed by the menu. But we wanted something new last time so we booked a lunch there so we could pick off the menu. My husband had the pot roast. I ordered the mahi mahi. The waitress did not recommend it, but cautioned me that if I didn't like it, I could trade. Well, I should have listened. She quickly swept it away and brought me a turkey dinner. It was divine. And for dessert I think we both had the chocolate cake. Very tasty. Looking back, one of us should have gotten the chocolate cake, and the other the toffee cake...then we could have tasted both! We will definently repeat this one.

Plaza: Again, we wanted to try something new. We really enjoyed Plaza and will be repeating it. I got the grilled chicken sandwich. I think my husband had a mushroom swiss burger. Our son ordered a PB sandwich and it came cut in the shape of a mickey. I ordered a black & white shake and it was tasty!!
__________________
Hoosier Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 11:49 PM   #10
aristocatz
DIS Veteran
 
aristocatz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,414

I would make Hoop Dee Do a priority. Food is good and the entertainment is fun for all ages

Personally, I love the Plaza. The menu is simple (burgers, sandwiches, ice cream), but what they serve is very tasty. When we went, we were seated at a window and had a beautiful view of the castle at night.

I also like Tony's. We only went there once & did not order a pasta dish (I think I ordered a pork tenderloin), but I thought the restaurant was well themed, service was great, and the meals we ordered were very good.
__________________
~*~Married at the Disney Swan in 2011~*~











aristocatz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 12:00 AM   #11
partigus
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 127

my 2 cents

looking at your list- if you can get BOG for dinner great, if not then try to get in for lunch.

I love GFC- think its a hidden gym, and we also really liked O'hanna for breakfast.

The plaza is nice, but not really a great value as a TS on thr DP- much better fit to pay out of pocket if you aren't on the plan, or are covering for a Signature meal elsewhere.

Just roll with it on CS. CHH is really popular- I wouldn't NOT eat there just cause you've not tried the other CS- unless it's a quest!

For what it's worth- we've enjoyed the wave for both dinner and breakfast and we are NOT health food types.
__________________
2013 Another night at Lowes RPR and 6 more at Beach Club
2012 Lowes Royal Pacific (6)(Heresy right?)Wilderness Lodge (1)and Swan (1)
2011 Yacht Club (5)
2010 Contemporary (5)
2009 Beach Club Villas (6)
2008 Wilderness Lodge (5)
2005 French Quarter (7)
2004 Wilderness Lodge (2)
2004 Marriott World Center (2)
2003 Polynesian (4)
1996 Port Orleans (4)
1992 Off Site (2)
1988 Grad Night (1)
1988 Naval Training Center (1)
1987 Grad Night (1)
1987 Naval Training Center (1)
Several family day trips- early 80's (4)
Trips to Fort Wilderness Campgrounds in early 70's (?)
partigus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 12:17 AM   #12
Julie711
DIS Veteran
 
Julie711's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 850

We tried LTT this past Nov for dinner and really enjoyed it. We also like for dinner GFC.
I guess I'm one of the odd ones, lol but I do t have a problem with Tony's. We have eaten there 3x, last time was last May. Been to Ohana's on e but that was for dinner & it was pretty good, DH liked it more then I did.
__________________

Me DH DD(6yrs)DS(2 yrs)

9/06- CBR- Honeymoon/ 4/10- CBR- 1st Family Trip/ 8/10- CBR- Family & Grandmom Visit/ 5/11- CBR/ 2/12-AKL- Kid Free Trip For My B Day!/ 11/12- BWV- 1st Christmas Visit 4/13-DL-DH Birthday Trip Kid Free/ 9/13-WLV

Julie711 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 12:38 AM   #13
partigus
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 127

to th op

I just read the name you post by...I have 2 daughters on the spectrum and we ( well they) have some dietary restrictions because of it...feel free to let me know (in private if you prefer) if there are any special considerations to take into account from food restrictions to environment etc. I'll be happy to share the experiences of our trips over the last 5 years.
__________________
2013 Another night at Lowes RPR and 6 more at Beach Club
2012 Lowes Royal Pacific (6)(Heresy right?)Wilderness Lodge (1)and Swan (1)
2011 Yacht Club (5)
2010 Contemporary (5)
2009 Beach Club Villas (6)
2008 Wilderness Lodge (5)
2005 French Quarter (7)
2004 Wilderness Lodge (2)
2004 Marriott World Center (2)
2003 Polynesian (4)
1996 Port Orleans (4)
1992 Off Site (2)
1988 Grad Night (1)
1988 Naval Training Center (1)
1987 Grad Night (1)
1987 Naval Training Center (1)
Several family day trips- early 80's (4)
Trips to Fort Wilderness Campgrounds in early 70's (?)
partigus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 06:03 AM   #14
NHKristy76
Senior Mousketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Merrimack, NH
Posts: 747

My vote is for Liberty Tree Tavern! Lunch there is one of our favorite WDW meals.

We'll be there very soon!
__________________
Poly 10/86 Sports 12/97 CB 12/98 WL Nov/Dec 99
ASMu 9/01 POR 12/2003 WL 9/04 WL 12/04 ASMo 9/05 CS 12/05 POFQ 10/06 ASMo 2/09 WL 10/09
CS Nov/Dec 11 BC 8/12 WL 11/12 ASMo 1/13 AKL 8/13 CS 10/13 DLR-GC 2/14 POR 4/14 Dream 4/14 YC 8/14 WL 8/14 AKL 12/14
NHKristy76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 08:36 AM   #15
daughtryfan114
Earning My Ears
 
daughtryfan114's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Temple, Pa
Posts: 69

We requested a table on the porch at Tonys and watched the electric parade while we ate!
daughtryfan114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.