Choosing where to eat while on vacation at Disney is one of the most fun and challenging areas of your vacation planning. Not planning can cause complete and udder melt downs. I’m sure we’ve all seen that crazed, stressed out family at the theme parks, or maybe been that family. You know the ones I’m talking about. With the screaming, crying kids, both parents pulling their hair out while yelling at the kids, and everyone looking as if they are on the verge of a melt down! They can’t possibly be enjoying their vacation. You certainly don’t want to be that family when you head to the happiest place on Earth, do you? Then doing some planning ahead is curial to avoiding such melt downs.
As a huge fan of the great mouse, I actually love planning our family’s Disney vacations, taking great joy in every detail, including where to eat. That’s why I created Best Disney Restaurants, to help vacationers that may not enjoy such planning as much as I do. The restaurants on this site are a compiled list from each theme park, showcasing the most popular and the best values in order to help you find the perfect place within your budget. As of now, I won’t be covering Downtown Disney or Disney Resort restaurants for the simple fact that for most Disney vacationers it’s best to stay in park to eat, saving a lot of time traveling to different locations to eat, and spending more time in the parks themselves, that is after all why you’re there.
Each Disney restaurant that I feature will have info about its menu, price, and overall atmosphere. This info should help you in picking the right places for your family. It’s important to understand that most restaurants at Disney have relatively small menus, so if you have picky eaters you’ll want to keep that in mind. I understand this first hand, my husband is extremely picky, he eats like a 5 year old, with chicken nuggets being one of his favorite foods, so most of the places you’ll see on this site will offer at least one plain, traditional, kid (or in my case husband) friendly meal.
Lastly, character meals are a huge part of the Disney experience, and something that I highly recommend for everyone visiting, especially for the first time. You don’t need to do every character meal, that’s for sure, but it’s a great idea to at least get one into your plan. Kids love meeting their favorite characters, and as adults, it really brings out the kid in you to give Pooh and Tigger a hug!!
Above all, just remember that your vacation should be about fun. Doing a little planning now, even though it may not be what you want to do, will save you a lot of stress later, and help to ensure a more peaceful vacation. Here’s to wishing you a very magical Disney vacation.