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Disney Dining During December

Walt Disney World: Are there any places to eat that you consider a must for this time of year?

From Amanda Jenkins
Posted June 13, 2011 at 6:58 PM
We will be going to Disney World Dec. 11-17. I already have the MVMCP tickets, we have our room at Bay Lake. The only thing we do not have is dinner reservations. This will be the first time that we go to Disney World during the holiday season. Are there any restaurants that have special meals or any special holiday type food and decor that we should not miss? We could use some input here.


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From Rob P
Posted June 15, 2011 at 12:58 AM
We haven't been to Disney at Xmas for a long while but from what I can remember we had a similar problem in deciding where to eat on Christmas Day.
I don't recall any of the restaurants being particularly Christmassy because the whole place is made so magical at that time of the year that it all blurred into one fantastic dream landscape. I do know that we ate at Citricos on December 25th and that it wasn't noticeably festive........but was wonderful nonetheless.
Christmas Eve we were staying at the Grosvenor and we returned from MK at about 9pm in torrential rain. We decided to try their Xmas Eve Buffet in Baskervilles and it was pretty good with a jazz band playing too.
But I think anywhere in WDW with a view out of a window will provide you with all the Christmassy glow you'd ever need.

From Kelly Muggleton
Posted June 15, 2011 at 4:48 AM
We spent Christmas day in the Magic Kingdom and I was counting down the seconds until I could book the Liberty Tree Tavern on an ADR... Because as Brits we wanted our turkey on Christmas Day...And the LTT is delicious too! :-)

From Kelly Bean
Posted June 16, 2011 at 1:54 PM
My family loves to visit Biergarten in Germany at EPCOT during Christmas time. The food is always fantastic but the entertainment takes on a lovely holiday tone during that time of year. The story of the Christmas tree is told as is the story of the song Silent Night. It is a wonderful experience! After a late lunch, we head over to the Candlelight Processional and enjoy the story and music there, too.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted June 16, 2011 at 9:15 PM
Good question, but I can't think of anyplace with a special holiday menu.

I always have thought MK's Liberty Tree Tavern is underrated, especially since you can get a Thanksgiving plate. The food there is actually pretty good considering that I believe MK has the weakest food of any Disney park.

As for other places, the usual suspects for good food are still there

If you want to go a bit fanicer, Yachtsman Steakhouse at the Yacht Club is very good. Reminds me of my native Chicago's steakhouses.

From Amanda Jenkins
Posted June 24, 2011 at 5:02 PM
Thanks guys. I agree with you Anthony. I have always enjoyed the Liberty Tree Tavern for dinner. I have made reservations there for an evening of our trip. I was thinking of the steakhouse at the Yacht Club resort. My only reservation with it is that our youngest son is such a picky eater. If he would just branch out a bit more before we leave then finding places to eat would be easier.

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