8 Most Magical Places to Dine at Walt Disney World

Going to Walt Disney World is an incredibly magical experience. But did you know that even eating there can be, too? Any restaurant you visit is going to be great, but there are certain places that just add that little bit of extra pixie dust. Here are our 8 most magical places to dine at Walt Disney World:


1. Cinderella’s Royal Table

For a little kid, or a big kid, it’s hard to beat eating in a castle. Especially when it’s Cinderella Castle! At this incredible dining experience, guests are treated like royalty while eating in the heart of the iconic Disney landmark. Not only do guests get to enjoy a feast, they get to hang out with the princesses too! The interior of the Castle is gorgeous, and the views of Magic Kingdom are absolutely magical!

2. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Another meal fit for a princess! This character dining meal is located in the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, and Ariel all make their way around the restaurant to share Storybook memories with their guests. Classic American breakfast is served daily, while Norwegian cuisine is offered for lunch and dinner.

3. Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White

Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge has been transformed to be something right out of the classic film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. There is a lovely prix fixe menu with themed foods from the movie or fairytales in general. But the magical part of the evening is dining with Snow White herself and her friends, Dopey and Grumpy. Watch out though! The Evil Queen might be lurking near….

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4. Chef Mickey’s

There’s nothing magical about the menu at Chef Mickey’s. There’s nothing all that magical about the décor of the restaurant. But the look on a child’s face when he sees Mickey coming toward him? That’s pure magic. Chef Mickey’s is a standard American buffet in the Contemporary Resort. They offer breakfast, brunch, and dinner daily, where guests can hang out with Mickey and the whole gang.

5. Be Our Guest

What’s up with Disney and castles? Just kidding. Now guests can be Disney’s guest in the Beast’s castle! In Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom, guests can eat a quick serve breakfast and lunch, or sit down dinner, in one of three dining rooms that look like sets from the wonderful movie Beauty and the Beast. This is so magical. Guests can truly feel like they are a part of the movie, even trying the grey stuff or running into the master of the castle!

6. California Grill

This fine dining restaurant at the Contemporary Resort is known for its amazing seafood and sushi and romantic atmosphere. But it’s also known for its beautiful fireworks viewing! Every night, the lights dim and the music gets pumped into the restaurant from across the lagoon. Here you can have a unique, fun, and downright magical experience right from your table! Regardless of when you ate, you can come back with your receipt to get special viewing too!

7. ‘Ohana

‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort is magical because it’s totally unique. For breakfast, guests can join the ohana of Lilo and Stitch! These lovable goofs, along with some other friends of theirs, hang out at the restaurant for pictures and autographs. For dinner, families often see a Hawaiian storyteller and singer who walks around the restaurant throughout the evening. Don’t forget coconut races! Kids are invited to participate in this tradition as they roll coconuts around the restaurant. ‘Ohana is a restaurant for families, and that’s pretty magical.

8. Sanaa

Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge is a restaurant like no other. Its menu is filled with unique and rich flavors and everything is delicious. But what makes this restaurant so magical is the view. Sanaa overlooks the AKL savanna. So while you eat your amazing meal, you get to watch zebras, giraffes, gazelles and so many other animals just wandering by right in front of you. No meal is the same, but every meal is magical.

About Molly Elias

Molly Elias has been a dedicated Disney fan since she was 18-months old. She has grown up with and learned from Disney her whole life. As her family's main vacation spot, Disney World is a place of love and laughter and magic for her. Her family also prides themselves on their Disney Cruise Line knowledge and would rather be on the high seas with Mickey than anywhere else in the world. Molly plans to keep Disney in her life forever, while also pursuing a writing career. She recently completed a master's program in creative writing in the hopes that someday she will be able to be a writer for the Happiest Company on Earth. Molly keeps Walt's famous quote at the forefront of her life: "Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."