1st Disney Trip

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reservations' started by goofy1977, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. goofy1977

    goofy1977 Earning My Ears

    Jul 8, 2012
    Family of 3 visiting Disney for the first time for all. We are staying at the Wilderness Lodge ( woods view requested) for 10day/9nights in April. We are on the deluxe dining plan and have park hopper tickets. My family are BIG breakfast eaters! We are looking at going to each park twice if needed if not the 2nd day at each park will be flexible.

    We have the following planned so far.....

    Thursday (Arrival Day around 3;30)
    Dinner:Chef Mickey (Contemp)

    Friday (Animal Kingdom)
    Breakfast: Donald's Safari (Tusker House)
    Lunch: Flame Tree BBQ (AK)
    Dinner: Hoop Dee Doo (Ft Wilderness)

    Saturday (Epcot)
    Breakfast:Akershus Royal Banquet (EP)
    Lunch:Liberty Inn/Yorkshire Fish (Counter Service ??)
    Dinner:LeCellier Steakhouse (EP)*** not sure if I want to switch to Yachtmans Steakhouse?

    Sunday (Hollywood Studios)
    Breakfast: Hollywood & Vine
    Lunch: Pizza Planet (Counter Sevice ??)
    Dinner: 50's Prime Time

    Monday (Epcot)
    Breakfast: Whispering Canyon (Wilderness)
    Lunch: Counter Service??
    Dinner: Via Napoli

    Tuesday (Magic Kingdom)
    Breakfast:Cinderella's Royal Table (MK)
    Lunch:Cosmic Rays/Casey's Corner ( Counter Service ??)
    Dinner:Liberty Tree Tavern (MK)
    **Wishes Dessert Buffet @ 9:00

    Wednesday (Hollywood Studios)
    Breakfast:??? Unsure where to eat?
    Lunch: Sci-Fi Dine in Theater (HS)
    Dinner:Hollywood & Vine Fantasmic Pkg

    Thursday (Animal Kingdom/DTD)
    Breakfast: ???? Unsure??
    ***Wild Africa Trek @ 8:45-Noon
    Lunch:Counter Service???
    Dinner: T-Rex

    Friday (Magic Kingdom)
    Breakfast:Crystal Palace (MK)
    Lunch: Peco's (Counter Service???)
    Dinner: Whispering Canyon (Wilderness)

    Saturday (Departure Day)
    Breakfast:Ohana (Poly)

    Looking for recommendations for Counter Service and Snacks each day.
  2. ses1230

    ses1230 DIS Veteran

    Aug 10, 2006
    For CS in MK, I like CHH as a nice change from the routine. There is a good tuna sandwich and the vegetarian sandwich is also good. I also like the taco salad from Pecos Bill's - they have a topping bar so you can add your own toppings to the salad. My favorite snacks at MK are mickey bars, roasted nuts, and Dole Whips.

    At Epcot the choices are incredible, for both CS and snacks. Sunshine Seasons has varied choices like Asian, cold sandwiches, grilled items. My favorite CS in Epcot is Tangierine Cafe and the shwarma platter. For snacks, there is something in each country like churros in Mexico, anything from the caramel store in Germany, andything from the bakery in France, etc.

    At HS, the choices ar somewhat limited, imo. But the sandwiches at Starring Rolls are good and then you can top it off with a delicious cupcake!
  3. jhryb

    jhryb DIS Veteran

    Jan 13, 2007
    I just want to warn you that you will be spending a lot of time in Restaurants on this trip instead of enjoying the parks. I usually recommend that families who are visiting the parks for the first time stick with the regular dining plan. A table service restaurant can sometimes take 2 hours from beginning to end. Families with older kids will be fine on the deluxe dining plan, but families with younger kids may find that their kids are unhappy.
  4. jodywgirl

    jodywgirl DIS Veteran

    Oct 30, 2008
    I agree with previous poster that you will be spending a lot of time in restaurant but since you are there so many days you should be okay

    Here are some of our favorite counter services
    MK - Columbia Harbor House, Pecos Bill, Cosmic rays, Sleepy Hollow and can't wait to try Be our Guest for lunch in May
    HS - Starring Rolls has good breakfast and treats and Min and Bill's docside diner has great sandwiches
    EP - Sunshine Seasons is yummy and has great variety, French Bakery,
    AK - Flame Tree Barbecue and Pizzafari
    DTD - Earl of sandwich is great
    Resorts - Captain Cooks at Polynesian, Mara at AKL

    MK - Dole Whip Float, cream cheese pretzels,
    HS - Cupcakes at Starring Rolls, churros, homemade carrot cake ice cream sandwich at Writers stop
    EP - Anything at French Bakery, Anything at Germany Carmel Shop,
    AK - Frozen Bananas, Jalapeno Cheese pretzels, fresh pineapple,
    DTD - Anything at Ghiradellis or goofys candy shop

    We love Le Cellier the mushroom filet melts in your mouth but will probably not be eating here unless we are on deluxe since all meals are 2 credits now

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