Every aspect of a Walt Disney World is entertaining to guests, from attractions and character experiences to recreation and shopping. In addition to these wonderful experiences, there is another element of a Disney vacation that is also entertaining that guests might be surprised over. Dining in Walt Disney World includes hundreds of restaurants which each have their own unique menus, flavors, and themes. While every restaurant includes an enjoyable dining experience, some also include some incredible entertainment that guests ca enjoy while indulging in delicious cuisine. Some of this entertainment features live music and dancing whereas others focus more on interactions with Cast Members, but they are all enjoyable for guests. Here are the eight most entertaining places to dine when enjoying a Walt Disney World vacation.
1. Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is home to many dining experiences including the popular ‘Ohana and Capt. Cook’s. In addition, there is a unique dinner show that features an all-you-can-eat family-style meal and live entertainment that guests will love. The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show is hosted by Auntie Wini and is a celebration to say goodbye to a local girl who is heading to the mainland. Throughout the show, guests can check out hula dancers, fire dancers, live music, and more. In addition to the entertainment, guests can indulge in delicious food options including pulled pork, roasted chicken, and ribs.
2. Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
Another live dinner show can be found at The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort where guests are sure to be clapping and stomping along. The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue takes place in Pioneer Hall and is hosted by six hilarious individuals including Claire de Lune and Johnny Ringo. These hosts create all sorts of skits and musical numbers and even get guests up on stage to take part in the antics. Throughout the show, guests can enjoy the entertainment in addition to buckets of fried chicken, smoked BBQ ribs baked beans, and more.
3. Biergarten Restaurant
The Germany Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is home to the Biergarten Restaurant which perfectly combines traditional German cuisine with live entertainment. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the restaurant sits guests family style and celebrates Oktoberfest with a live oompah band featuring traditional German instruments and a large dance floor for guests to twirl around. With plenty of wonderful cuisine and live entertainment, the Biergarten Restaurant is a must do!
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Also found in Epcot’s World Showcase is another full service restaurant that features live entertainment each day for lunch and dinner. Restaurant Marrakesh is located in the rear of the Morocco Pavilion and features a menu focused on traditional Moroccan cuisine including roast lamb and couscous. In addition to the wonderful menu, guests can enjoy live entertainment throughout their meal including belly dancing and live music in a setting themed to feel like a sultan’s palace.
5. 50’s Prime Time Café
One restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios brings guests back to the 1950s and includes entertainment in the form of interactions. The 50’s Prime Time Café welcomes guests into a family home from the wholesome decade and serves up traditional America comfort food for lunch and dinner each day. In addition to the wonderful cuisine and décor, the Cast Members who work at the restaurant all pretend to be cousins of guests and playfully bring the rules of the era to life by reminding diners to finish their vegetables, keep their elbows off the table, and more.
Also found in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is another restaurant that entertains guests with a unique setting and immersive theme. The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant also brings the era of the 1950s to life by bringing guests to the drive-in where they can dine inside specially crafted vintage cars all situated around a massive screen. Featuring a menu filled with American classics, guests can watch sci-fi movie clips from the 1950s which include advertisements, film previews, cartoons, and more.
7. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
There are dozens of restaurants for guests to enjoy in Disney Springs including one location that offers up live entertainment that will have guests wanting to dance along. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is located in The Landing area of Disney Springs and serves up an extensive menu featuring Irish cuisine which pairs perfectly with traditional Irish entertainment. Guests who dine at the location for brunch on the weekends and lunch and dinner each day can enjoy live music from various bands and instruments as well as Irish dancing from performers who move throughout the entire dining room.
8. The Edison
Disney Springs is also home to another unique dining location that serves up an amazing menu that pairs with live entertainment. The Edison is also found in The Landing area of Disney Springs and serves up American cuisine in a location inspired by the industrial gothic-style. The restaurant is themed to feel like a 1920s electric company and features many unique details and items that are spread throughout several differently themed rooms including the Telegraph Lounge and Radio Room. While dining at The Edison, guests can enjoy the atmosphere as well as live entertainment including cabaret, contortionists, DJs, and more.