Theme Park Insider Awards is Best Quick-Service Restaurant, honoring in-park restaurants where you order your food at a counter or a window, rather than at your table. This year's finalists are:Today's category in the 2019
Columbia Harbour House
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Flame Tree Barbecue
Disney's Animal Kingdom
The Leaky Cauldron
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, Universal Studios Florida
Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall
Tokyo Disney just dropped that on Facebook this morning. I couldn't resist.
Pandora - The World of Avatar, Disney's Animal Kingdom
The Three Broomsticks
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios Hollywood
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It’s crazy not to have an “other” category.
Once again I haven’t been to any of these places, so I can’t vote ... :(
With an ‘other’ choice I would pick Serengeti Overlook at BGT.
Food is good for this type of restaurant, but the view over the Serengeti is what gets it my vote.
Sam Eagle remains correct with these salutes to all nations but mostly America, but adjusted to mostly Disney and Universal. These nominees are actually good, but there are plenty more that don't involve wands or mouse ears all over the globe.
It used to be Satuli for me, but then they changed their menu last summer and it isn't nearly as good IMO. I was torn between Leaky Cauldron and Columbia Harbor House. I went with the former simply because they don't let people without food hog the tables.
Thanks to working in the industry everywhere I have a nutty travel schedule that puts me at many theme park destinations. When I'm on my own, I end up at many quick service places, tending to frequent full-service favorites when I'm dining with others. While I do like the nominees, there really are many, many venues worthy of consideration not talked about on here. Wish we all could suggest nominations for each category in advance instead, but it is what it is. Also tend to frequent many venues outside the theme park gates but on-site within theme park destinations where quality of food is often higher, both full and quick service.
As Robert mentioned before the nominees come from reviews on this website. It's not the sites fault that Orlando proves to be so popular it gets way more reviews. It wouldn't be fair to randomly pick places from around the world that have barely any reviews.
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From this selection, my vote's for Satu'li Canteen. The place itself isn't remarkable, but it's so refreshing to have a quick service outlet where fresh, healthier food isn't just an afterthought but the star of the show. And the view sitting outside is pretty spectacular.
My favourite counter service anywhere though is still Explorer's Club at Hong Kong Disneyland. It features a combination of high quality food and a genuinely interesting menu, and the interior design is full of gorgeous details. It really pains me that this one languishes in relative obscurity as far as our community generally goes.