What counter services do you use in the summer?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by ADisneyQueen, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. ADisneyQueen

    ADisneyQueen DIS Veteran

    Mar 21, 2005
    Which ones are air conditioned? I can not eat outside in the heat.
  2. DisneyMomx7

    DisneyMomx7 DIS Veteran

    Mar 26, 2004
    Columbia Harbour House and Costmic Rays in MK
    Pizzafari in AK
    Sunshine Seasons, Liberty Inn in EPCOT

    (Never eat cs at DHS!)
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  4. PictureJumpr

    PictureJumpr At Least 'til it Rains

    Jan 12, 2007
    Off the top of my head, air-conditioned CS include:

    Cosmic Ray's at MK
    Pecos Bill's at MK
    Columbia Harbor House at MK
    Pinocchio's Village Haus at MK
    Main St Bakery at MK

    Sunshine Seasons at Epcot
    Electric Umbrella at Epcot (I never use this one, regardless - blech)
    Lotus Blossom at Epcot/China
    Liberty Inn at Epcot/US
    Sommerfest at Epcot/Germany - not technically enclosed indoors, but located well under an overhang and received a/c from the Oktoberfest area so it's not hot under there
    Tangerine Cafe at Epcot/Morocco
    Yakitori House at Epcot/Japan - very, very limited seating indoors, though

    Backlot Express at DHS
    ABC Commissary at DHS (another one I never use, worst. CS. ever.)

    Restaurantosaurus at AK
    Pizzafari at AK
  5. TinkBride

    TinkBride I am pro Spaceship Earth wand. I am anti candy/cak

    Jul 27, 2006
    MK - I love Columbia Harbour House - the trick is to go during an "off" meal time. Like 2:00 - and get a seat upstairs in the area that bridges over the walkway to Fantasyland. It is so quiet, relaxing, nice and cool, and enjoyable! I love watching all the activity going on below! :-)

    Epcot - I love Sunshine Seasons, but it is so crazy busy during lunch time.

    DHS - I honestly do not like any counter service here.

    AK - Pizzafari!
  6. tami82

    tami82 Moderator Moderator

    Mar 1, 2008
    Love Columbia Harbour House. We go at 11:30 before it starts to get packed and get a nice seat in the air conditioning. Feels so great after a long morning in the park.
  7. Kimi313

    Kimi313 DIS Veteran

    Apr 2, 2005
    Also vote me for Columbia Harbour House at MK and going upstairs where it is cooler and less crowded, I love watching out the window and people watch while everyone else finishes eating. Warning thou once you sit down in the nice cool quiet area and have a full belly you don't want to get up and move, :lmao:

    At Ak I would also go the Pizzasafarie. Hs the backlot express but go before the meal crowd or after. And at Epcot we always enjoy the Sunshine Seasons, it can get crowded and loud in there so beware, we usually just eat our way around the world getting one meal to share, then off to the gift shops, pictures, and then off to the next country. This way you may get hot but then your up and cooled off shopping.
  8. tinkgurl

    tinkgurl DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2006
    MK: Pinochio's and Cosmic Ray's
    AK: Pizzafari
    Epcot: Sunshine Seasons
    DHS: Toy Story Pizza Planet and Backlot Express

    Poly: Capt.Cook's
    AKL: The Mara
  9. megsher

    megsher Earning My Ears

    Mar 19, 2009
    We enjoyed Pecos Bill at MK and Pizzafari at AK. For Epcot and DHS we did restaurants (Biergarten and SciFi). It was nice to have a planned indoor lunch break in the ac.
  10. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

    CR Resort Fan 4 Life DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2006
    Magic Kingdom: Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe.

    Epcot: Electric Umbrella.

    Hollywood Studios: ABC Commissary.

    Animal Kingdom: Pizzafari.

    Downtown Disney Marketplace: Earl of Sandwich.

    Contemporary: Contempo Cafe.

    Grand Floridian: Gasparilla's Grill & Games.
  11. jdisnut

    jdisnut DIS Veteran

    Mar 20, 2009
    Add another vote for Columbia Harbour House! Even during the crowded season at the busiest mealtimes, I have never had trouble finding a table here. The restaurant is air conditioned, and the upstairs section provides lovely views of the Magic Kingdom park below.

    I also enjoy Sunshine Seasons, but it gets crazy down there sometimes. Between diners and people trying to squeeze into the massive Soarin' line, The Land pavilion can double as a mosh pit.

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