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Disney Dining Blog: Try Something New

Disney Dining Blog: Try Something New

Too often people think of theme park food as dry burgers or bland pizza. One of the nice things about Walt Disney World is that they offer so much more! You can eat three meals a day at Disney for your entire vacation and never once have to order a burger or pizza. Of course if you want a burger or pizza Disney knows how to make those special as well.

World Showcase offers many chances to try something different. I never would have realized how much I like couscous if I had not eaten at Restaurant Marrakesh. There are plentiful counter service restaurants in World Showcase. Order one dish from several different places and share with everyone else in your party. That way you can all try something new.

One thing that Disney does very well is to explain the items at the restaurants. The menu descriptions go into a fair amount of detail so you will know what to expect. If you are still not sure about an item, ask a cast member. He or she will be able to give you more details and even make recommendations if you need them.

Don’t forget about the restaurants in the resort hotels! Even if you are staying off property you can still dine at the hotels. Some of the best restaurants are located inside the resorts. You don’t want to miss the Tonga Toast at Kona Cafe or the delicious blend of flavors at Jiko – the Cooking Place. While dining at a hotel will take time away from the parks, you will experience some of the best food that Disney offers.

Even if you prefer foods that are familiar you can still step outside the box. Instead of grabbing a quick hot dog try a Barbecue Slaw Dog at Casey’s Corner. If you do want a burger, stop by Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe because their toppings bar is out of this world. Step away from the ordinary pizza by making a reservation at Via Napoli, you won’t be disappointed. You can even find a new twist on the classic ice cream sundae at Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop.

Walt Disney World takes dining very seriously. The chefs have worked hard to create things that are different from the food that you will find in other theme parks. Try something a little bit different. You might discover a new favorite dish.

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About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.