Places to eat in Disney WorldWalt Disney World: Can't decide where to eat in Animal Kingdom
From Terri PierceAfter examining the ratings that TPI gave all the restaurants in Disney and through my own experiences I have chosen one sit down and counter service restaurant for each park.... except Animal Kingdom. I haven't been since 2000 (I was 9 or 10) and none of my family remembers much. The reviews on the restaurants were not to promising as we are very plane eaters. We also had planned to eat at Rainforest Cafe at downtown Disney.
Posted September 22, 2010 at 11:13 AM
What are y'alls thoughts about where to or not to eat in AK. Also do you have any other favorites that are just too goo to pass up in any of the parks?
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From Colin CreeveyWhy dont you do the Rainforest CAfe in Animal Kingdom and somewhere else in Downtown Disney? Have only eaten in the Rainforest at AK, but we enjoyed it.
Posted September 22, 2010 at 11:16 AM
From Terri PierceWe would like to spend more time in Rainforest than we would be able to if we ate in the park... Plus we are big fans of sitting down and eating in park. The only reason I provided that option is incase my parents are feeling tired and would like to just sit down while my sister and I ride some of the coasters.
Posted September 22, 2010 at 11:28 AM
From Rob PJust three simple words for the best counter service at AK ( or almost anywhere else for that matter )
Posted September 22, 2010 at 1:43 PM
Flame Tree Barbecue
From Anthony MurphyFlame Tree BBQ gets my vote as the best in counter service in all of WDW, no joke!
Posted September 23, 2010 at 3:03 PM
Yak and Yeti, despite its lackluster reviews, is not all that bad. They have a pretty large menu, prices are not unexpected (I mean expensive, but what theme park place isn't), and pretty generous portions.
I have heard great things about Tusker House, but I haven't been there since it turned into a Buffet. They used to have a great Peanut Crusted Chicken meal, but, you know, that went down fast! Too bad too! It was tasty and different!
From Tim WFlame Tree BBQ is one of the best in counter service. Pizzafari is not bad, and probably has the best disneyfied pizza. Tusker House also has some pretty decent food.
Posted September 23, 2010 at 3:35 PM
From Terri PierceAwesome. That's what I had in mind. The only thing that turned me off from it was that it said it was outside seating because lunch is pretty much the only time we stop in theme parks. But with it being October I'm sure it will be fine. Man oh man do I miss Fall in Florida
Posted September 23, 2010 at 7:04 PM
From Samantha McCraeI like Restaurantosaurus, which is near the ride Dinosaur. However, as thats the only place iv'e eaten in AK, I guess im bias? :P Have fun! I'm just back from Florida and I miss it SO much :(
Posted September 24, 2010 at 7:23 AM
From Scott BI was beyond impressed with the food at Cinderella's Royal Table. Of course it has a limited menu because it is character dinning on a schedule. BUT, as limited as the selections were, it was still tough to choose what to have because everything sounded so good.
Posted September 28, 2010 at 10:57 AM
From Ann EbertAt DT Disney, the new T-Rex Rest is really fun. They have several seating areas (anciet coral reef, prehistoric, ice age and every 20 minutes the meteor shower occurs and all the dino's come to life. Fun for little ones.
Posted September 28, 2010 at 4:31 PM
From James RaoThis old discussion thread might help you out a little: DAK Favorite Foods.
Posted September 28, 2010 at 4:52 PM
From Thomas CrainWhen we go, I've always been partial to the counter service places. Like Epcot's Electric Umbrella and the Magic Kingdom's Pecos Bill's.
Posted September 28, 2010 at 11:02 PM
Hands down favorite place to eat and best value? Easily the Sci-Fi Dine In. Great atmosphere, great service, great prices, and GREAT food.
From Carlos MDo not spend your time at the PLAZA restaurant off Main Street at MK. Burgers and sandwiches are much more expensive than eating at a counter service place. I used a discount and four of us (two kids) still paid $50 for it. As far as T-Rex at downtown D, I loved the atmosphere, but wasn't impressed by the menu and prices. You can get a much better food and similar if not cheaper prices at Rainforest Cafe.
Posted October 3, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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