Vote of the week: Where to eat lunch at a theme park?
Let's say it's lunchtime... at your favorite theme park. You're hungry. So what are you going to do?
Eat something such as this?
What type of restaurant is your favorite place to eat during the day at a theme park? That's our vote of the week.
In the comments, please tell us what's your favorite theme park restaurant, and why. Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading Theme Park Insider!
I don't bother with that bland overpriced food in the park. I just get my hand stamped and prepare my lunch in my car and heat it if I need to in the microwave oven that I've set up.
Well we play hard when we visit the parks and allow ourselves to be pampered when we finally decide to grab a bite to eat. My husband and I are kind of food snobs and the traditional "theme park" cuisine is not really appealing to either of us. Breaking up the rides with new & exciting places to eat really made the vacation special for my husband. Just a few of our favorites were...Yak & Yeti, Mythos, Tchop Chop, well I could go on and on.
Definately counter service. It's a quick thing to eat at the theme parks and then you can continue on. Leave the character and sit down dining for dinner!
when were last at universal in orlando, we got meal deals and stopped at differant places, and sharde the food between us, works out cheaper, yours michelle.
Table service for dinner please!
While most theme park food does seem "bland and overpriced"... I definitely say PAMPER yourself when it comes to the food.
Pecos Bill Cafe - Muetti loves the double bacon cheeseburger! YUM!
For lunch, I'm currently craving some fish n' chips and a Butterbeer from the Three Broomsticks at Islands of Adventure.
I'm diabetic, but I have been remiss in the past as far as eating at parks goes. I wouuld often forgo food while in the park in favor of riding more coasters. I'd eat breakfast beforehand and hit someplace when I left the park. But since I'm often there open-close, that's not best.
At Universal Studios Hollywood, my favorite place to eat is the Flintstone's grill. It's a true outdoor charcoal fired grill where they turn out some awesome 100% Angus beef burgers, chicken, corn on the cob and turkey drumsticks. My favorite meal is the grilled cheeseburger, grilled corn on the cob and an order of their fresh made potato chips -- sweet and salty and a wonderful crunch. Just perfect!
The Festhause at Busch Gardens, Europe in VA. Great German food. Great Desrts and refreshments and terrific entertainment.
I always pack a lunch or eat a big breakfast and go back to the room for lunch in the afternoon. The lunches I make give me the energy to dominate the park, plus I don't feel lethargic like I do when I eat fried food. I splurge on a late-night table service dinner.
If the park has a defining, stand-out, table service (non-buffet) restaurant, I am all in. However, I am not opposed to counter service at all as long as the prices are right, the food is good, and the tables are in an air conditioned building.
Table service; I'm in a wheelchair, so it is easier for me. Also, I find the counter-service food at theme parks to be junk. It's more expensive but worth it.
Electric Umbrella in warm weather - refillable drinks! The Caesar salads used to be pretty good, although last time we went a couple of weeks ago, the salads were smaller.
It depends on my budget what i eat for lunch. Pizza is always good (Pizza Planet) hollywood studios. I like the Sci-Fi drive in for sit down at the studios for lunch. Libery Tavern a magic kingdom. The Buffet at Animal kingdom.and the Living Seas at Epcot for lunch are all pretty decent food.
Much depends on the theme park. At Disney, we always eat there, and usually will have a counter service for lunch and a full service for dinner. Some of my favorite counter services are.. at Magic Kingdom: Pecos Bills, At Epcot- Seasons in The Land or Yakitori House in Japan, at Hollywood Studios- Farefax Fare, at Disney's Animal Kingdom- Flametree BBQ.
Sixflags greatadventure I always go to I always get counter sevice food cause you can walk around with it and you do not have to sit at a table with it. THe only time I ever go inside for lunch is if it is a hundred degrees out and looking for ac which most resturants do have in the parks
I voted counter service. To me is mostly about price althogh I agree with Pyra in the sense about trying to do something different. I don't agree at all with "snobby foot eater" Anon.- Is about something different, but for my money being in the park already, in another country is something different enough!
Ann already mentioned 2 of my faves:The LIberty Tavern at MK and the Sci-Fi Diner.
I love table service but, last time at Disneyland I didn't eat in the park. I went to Downtown Disney. The food is cheaper and better and just outside the park gates. Really recommend the Mexican Restaurant there, good nachos.
I prefer to eat lunch at EPCOT. Even if I'm elsewhere, I'll still go eat lunch at EPCOT. And dinner. And breakfast the next morning (at the Land...)
Flame Tree BBQ. All the way. 'nuff said.
Counter service most of the time. But if it's a special occasion, sit down service is great! Well, most restaurants at least.
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