Vote of the week: Counter service or table service for theme park dining?
Written by Robert Niles
Our post this week on planning a low-cost Walt Disney World vacation inspired a discussion in the forum on counter service vs. table service restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort. The Disney Dining Plan has changed the economics of food service at Disney World, and now some fans are noting that they're finding significantly better value (and sometimes, even lower cost!) at the table service restaurants than the ubiquitous "quick service" food windows in the parks.
Table service (Crescent City Salmon Salad at Disneyland's Cafe Orleans)...
So let's make this our Vote of the Week. Which kind of food service do you prefer when eating a meal in a theme park? But let's not limit ourselves to the counter service vs. table service question. Plenty of visitors make a meal of a turkey leg or some other favorite food item available at the various snack carts in the parks. Others bring their own food with them, either to save money to accommodate their unique dietary needs. And some fans never eat inside a theme park, choosing to have lunch or dinner somewhere outside the park, or just to go without meals altogether. After all, if you're eating, you're not riding!
...or counter service (Ham and cheese quiche with house salad at Disneyland's Jolly Holiday Bakery)?
Of course, few people stick exclusively with just one of these options. Most theme parks fans mix it up. But what's your preferred option among these, the one you'd pick most often?
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