Published: July 19, 2012 at 6:17 PMAt thirty freaking Euro, it had better be the best burger you'd ever eaten, never mind what's on it.
Published: July 19, 2012 at 6:42 PMSo, basically have to rob Walt's Bank before taking your family to his restaurant?
Published: July 20, 2012 at 1:44 AM"After confirming our reservation, the host in the Victorian-inspired lobby directed us up the stairs where we met another host, who led us to our table in the Grand Canyon room, overlooking Main Street."
While you tried to devise a pantomime routine to tell the host your seating time, did he stride toward you with your priority seating ticket in his hand and ask, "Mr. Robert Niles?"
Published: July 20, 2012 at 3:55 AMI think the Walt restaurant doesn't receive as many votes since most readers of your blog are U.S.A. based and so haven't been to Disneyland Paris yet..?
The fact is though it really is a little hidden gem in the park, all too often I read about people visiting DLRP and complaining about the junk food that's being offered, many people who are not Disney maniacs do not realize there are several excelent restaurants in and around the parks that serve up perfectly fine food. And if you check out the set menu offers, there are menu's starting at around 29 euro's at Walt's for a two course meal.
I do think that DLRP is not really promoting the restaurant options all too well, opening times are nowhere to be found and strangely enough they planned the daytime parade at 19.00 o'clock .. wich is the prime time to have dinner, wich seems so strange to me.
Also really worth a visit is the Inventions buffet restaurant in the Disneyland hotel, more expensive at 59 euro's for an adult or 29 euro's for a child, but the location is awesome, the choises are superb and Disney characters roam the tables all evening, that and you get a view down mainstreet towards the castle!
a good place I always start is http://www.dlrpmagic.com/planning/dining/restaurant-menus/ wich gives way more information and all the menu's that the official website does not.(they really could do a better job at the official website)
I'll be there the first weekend of August en look forward to enjoying a diner at the blue lagoon (inside the potc attraction) Walt's and the Inventions restaurant.
Published: July 20, 2012 at 9:40 AMNice one, Andrew.
Actually, the front desk host at Walt's was multilingual (as are many of the cast members at DLP). We were noted in the reservation system as English-speaking, so we were given English menus and assigned an English-speaking waitress.
That said, my daughter takes French, and she helped us learn enough of the language to order entirely in French at the counter service places.
Published: July 20, 2012 at 10:54 AM40 Euros is actually pretty reasonable for any meal in Europe these days. When we were in Sweden and Denmark this past winter, even fast food meals were running us between $15-$20, so a nice sit down meal at 40 Euros is rather economical, particularly inside a theme park. I don't know why, but food in Europe has gotten seriously expensive over the past 10-15 years, and it seems that a good rule of thumb is to plan on spending 50% more more an identical meal in Europe than you'd spend on a meal in the US. Of course that doesn't even include the drinks, which are single serve in Europe compared to their bottomless counterparts in the US.
Published: July 20, 2012 at 11:40 AMRussel, you are right, food has gotten more expensive, but do realise that in Europe the service is included in the prices you see. Besides that it is amazing to us Europeans how cheap food is in the States and especially the enormous portions you get for your money.
Published: July 20, 2012 at 9:23 PMThe facinating thing I always found about DLP was the amount of American food they try to emulate in the parks. Its almost freaky.
Anyway, the food at DLP (and France) is usually pretty top notch. I actually like, god help me, Chicago Steakhouse. As a native Chicagoian, I was impressed. The service at the place was outstanding!
Published: July 21, 2012 at 5:06 PMI love Walt's. Been there twice, shame the menu isn't as good as it was about 5-7 years ago. It's still a hidden treasure in the park, but when I first went there it was spectacular.