What are the worst restaurants at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando?
Published: September 4, 2013 at 4:18 PM
Is this the worst theme park restaurant in Orlando?
Many fans asked for a summary of the results. Let's go one better: How about including the results from our on-going reader ratings of the restaurants at the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando theme parks, too?
Our Facebook fans panned the food at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano in Disney's Hollywood Studios and the Rainforest Cafe at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Downtown Disney. Also in Downtown Disney, T-Rex earned several bad reviews from fans, as did the Hard Rock Cafe at Universal Orlando's CityWalk.
Several Facebook fans had unkind words for Epcot's Les Chefs de France, but that restaurant scores relatively well in our Theme Park Insider reader ratings, so we'll leave it up to you to debate in the comments if that restaurant deserves a place on any Disney visitor's "must avoid" list.
With that, let's go to the results of the Theme Park Insider reader ratings. Here are the five worst-rated table-service restaurants at the Orlando area theme parks, starting with the worst. (10 votes minimum. Also, TPI reader ratings include only restaurants located inside a park's gates — no hotel or CityWalk/Downtown Disney restaurants.)
Worst table-service restaurants
- Hollywood and Vine, Disney's Hollywood Studios
- Tony's Town Square Restaurant, Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
- Nine Dragons Restaurant, Epcot
- Coral Reef Restaurant, Epcot
- Tutto Italia, Epcot
And for those of you who don't bother with Priority Seating reservations anyway, here are the five worst counter-service restaurants at Disney and Universal, according to Theme Park Insider readers.
Worst counter-service restaurants
- ABC Commissary, Disney's Hollywood Studios
- Liberty Inn, Epcot
- Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoopendous, Universal's Islands of Adventure
- Pizza Planet Arcade, Disney's Hollywood Studios
- Backlot Express, Disney's Hollywood Studios
For what it's worth, no restaurants at SeaWorld Orlando made the cut for either list. You can follow the links above to add your rating and review for these restaurants, if you'd like to pile on with yet another negative review or challenge the conventional wisdom with a positive one.
And if this is too much negative talk for you, tomorrow we'll focus on your picks for the best theme park restaurants in Orlando. We've already started that discussion on our Facebook page, if you'd like to jump in there.