A great way to explore more of the Walt Disney World Resort than just the four Disney Parks is by visiting the different Disney Resorts that are spread throughout the property. Each Disney Resort has its own unique theme that is brought to life through décor, architecture, landscaping, and much more and each Disney Resort is home to its own dining options that are all amazing. Guests who are looking to explore some new Disney Resorts while enjoying great food have plenty of quick service locations to visit, all of which offer up unique options that can’t be found elsewhere! Let’s check out some of the best quick service dining options at Disney Resorts that are worth visiting on any trip.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is home to many dining options that all focus on flavors of the islands including the quick service Capt. Cook’s located on the main floor of the Great Ceremonial House. The location is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day and features grab-and-go options as well as made-to-order meals that can be enjoyed in a small indoor area with bright colors and theming or an outdoor patio that overlooks the Lava Pool. Some menu items served up at Capt. Cook’s include Tonga Toast, Breakfast Burrito, Power Breakfast Bowl, Thai Coconut Meatballs, Pulled Pork Nachos, Asian-style Noodle Salad, and Roasted Red Pepper & Arugula Burger. Guests who make a trip to Capt. Cook’s can also enjoy some delicious treats like the Aloha Cupcake, Moana Cupcake, classic Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar, and more. With Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort being so close to the Magic Kingdom, it’s a great spot to visit for a break from the park.
Landscape of Flavors
Landscape of Flavors is another wonderful quick service location that can be found at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. This particular Disney Resort focuses on celebrating the beauty and variety of animation through décor that features bright colors, sketches, and characters and Landscape of Flavors encapsulates that theming with artwork showcasing landscapes from various Disney animated films. With several different dining areas to choose from, Guests can explore all of the artwork and spend time figuring out what films they are from while dining on breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some menu options at Landscape of Flavors include Waffle Bounty Platter, Egg and Cheese Sandwich, Pot Roast, Chicken Parmesan, Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger, Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwich, and Garden Salad with Chilled Shrimp. There are also plenty of grab-and-go snack options as well as a bakery counter for Guests to order from with an assortment of items.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort is known to many Guests for its beautiful architecture, monorail line that runs directly through the main concourse, and table service restaurants like California Grill and Chef Mickey’s, but it is also home to a great quick service option in the middle of the action. Contempo Café is situated right in the middle of the main concourse with an open air dining area that offers up great views of the monorail whisking by, towering Mary Blair mosaic, and large glass windows that look out at the Florida sunshine. Guests who visit Contempo Café for breakfast, lunch, or dinner can order up American classics as well as variety of snacks and grab-and-go options. Menu options include Breakfast Tofu Bowl, Grille Breakfast Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Burger, All-Meat Flatbread, and Kale Power Greens Salad. Contempo Café is also home to the insanely delicious Peanut Butter Pie which is a vanilla tart shell filled with peanut butter mousse and banana sauce that is topped with a chocolate glaze and worth the visit alone! Disney’s Contemporary Resort is only steps away from the Magic Kingdom via a direct path, so it is a great spot to visit for lunch or dinner when needing a break from the park.
One of the most beautifully themed Disney Resorts is Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and the beauty continues in the resort’s quick service location. The Mara is located just off the main lobby and welcomes Guests into a dining room with thick posts that are designed to feel like tree trunks, décor above to emulate tree branches, and murals depicting animals and vegetation found on an African savannah. Guests can enjoy the beautiful setting while dining on breakfast, lunch, and dinner options such as French Toast Bread Pudding, Bacon and Gruyere Quiche, Roasted Half-Chicken, Tamarind Barbecue Pork Sandwich, Tuna Salad Wrap, and Marrakesh Falafel Platter. Guests who visit The Mara can also enjoy Zebra Domes, a unique treat of chocolate mousse with Amarula Cream Liqueur coated with which chocolate and drizzled with chocolate stripes.
A rustic quick service location can be found in the main building at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge that serves up snacks, meals, and an assortment of beverages throughout each day. Roaring Fork perfectly captures the theme of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge with a cozy ordering and dining area with wooden accents, stone work, barrels, and outdoorsy décor including snow shoes, fishing lures, and more. Guests can opt to dine in the cozy indoor area or outdoors on a nearby patio, and several options available at Roaring Fork include Chicken and Waffles, Bananas Foster French Toast, Ranger Hash, 10-Hour Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich, Western Chicken Strips, Wilderness Salad with Chicken, and Lumberjack Platter. A limited menu of late night dining options is also available at Roaring Fork which makes it the perfect stop after a long day in the Disney Parks!
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is a charming and small Disney Resort that welcomes Guests with the spirit of New Orleans through romantic details and vibrant music. Guests who visit the Disney Resort can check out Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory, a quick service restaurant located in the main lobby building that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day. Featuring festive colors and a large dining area with murals depicting Mardi Gras float props such as masks, Guests can order from several different counters with a variety of options. Some menu choices include Biscuits & Gravy with Scrambled Eggs, House-made Vanilla Pancakes, Shrimp & Grits, Jambalaya, Voodoo Chicken Sandwich, Creole Cheese Steak Po’ Boy, Bayou Lasagna-Pasticcio, and French Quarter House Salad. Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory both reopen on October 28th, 2021 and Guests can’t wait to return!
Many Guests love to visit the Crescent Lake area of the Walt Disney World Resort as it features the beautiful Disney’s BoardWalk Resort where the charm of the turn-of-the-century Atlantic boardwalk comes to life. The BoardWalk Bakery is a great quick service location located right on the boardwalk where Guests can pick up breakfast, lunch, and dinner and then enjoy their meals while strolling around Crescent Lake or on nearby benches. The location serves up fresh pastries including croissants, assorted muffins, and Banana Bread in addition to “The Veggie” Sandwich, Jersey-style Italian Hoagie, Gobbler Sandwich, and Caesar Salad with Chicken. Any of these options pairs perfectly with a view of beautiful Crescent Lake and Disney’s BoardWalk Resort!
Disney’s Riviera Resort features an array of new dining options for Guests to enjoy including the quick service Primo Piatto. Open for all three meals each day, the location features a light and airy indoor dining area as well as some comfortable outdoor seating and Guests can also check out back and white photos of Walt Disney’s international vacations. Primo Piatto features convenient grab-and-go options as well as made to order menu choices including Blueberry-Lemon Pancakes Cinnamon Crumble ‘French Toast’ Bread Pudding, Margherita Pizza, Croque Monsieur, Spicy Italian Sandwich, Tuna Nicoise Salad, and Grilled Vegetable Skewer.
A great quick service option that Guests will love thanks to its array of unique options is Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Located conveniently inside of Old Port Royale, the restaurant features bright and vibrant colors to bring the spirit of the islands to life and serves up flavors from those locations each day for all three meal periods. Guests order from one counter location and can then kick back and enjoy their meals throughout the extensive dining area that offers glimpses of the walkways and water outside. Menu offerings at Centertown Market include the Breakfast Bagel Sandwich, Ham and Cheese Omelet, Avocado Toast, Fried Yucca Bowl, Hot Cuban Sandwich, Fish Tacos, Chicken Bowl, Turkey Sandwich, and more.