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The Ultimate Foodie Disney Skyliner Crawl

The Disney Skyliner at the Walt Disney World Resort has quickly become a favorite mode of transportation for many Guests as it conveniently whisks them between several locations in a calm and scenic way. Each car is brightly colored, some even feature characters, and Guests often have the entire cabin to their own party.

The Disney Skyliner features several lines that connect EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and Disney’s Pop Century Resort. In addition to the convenience, the Disney Skyliner also offers up beautiful views and refreshing breezes as Guests move over scenic areas.

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Thousands of Guests travel on the Disney Skyliner every day, and Guests who are foodies can use the mode of transportation to visit the various Disney Resorts on each line and enjoy some of the delicious cuisine offerings found there. This also allows Guests the opportunity to enjoy the details and atmospheres of these Disney Resorts simply by slowing down and exploring between each bite.

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Foodies definitely want to be able to enjoy and sample as many bites as possible, and the best way to do that is to stick to only quick-service locations along the Disney Skyliner. This allows Guests to not only save time but also be able to try as many locations as possible without getting too full and giving up!

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Foodies should absolutely make it a priority to enjoy an afternoon or evening whisking around the skies at the Walt Disney World Resort on the Disney Skyliner and enjoying as many of the wonderful quick service locations along the way as possible!

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Disney’s Riviera Resort

One of the newest Disney Resorts is Disney’s Riviera Resort which takes its inspiration from the Mediterranean and Europe and combines their classic and modern architecture and cultures to create a relaxing and welcoming place. Disney’s Riviera Resort is home to many dining options, including several quick-service locations that are perfect for a foodie’s Disney Skyliner crawl.

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Primo Piatto

The first quick service location at Disney’s Riviera Resort is Primo Piatto which features a beautiful and airy interior with high ceilings, curved windows, and modern lighting that Guests immediately feel relaxed by. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but for the purposes of a foodie’s Disney Skyliner crawl, we’re only going to focus on lunch and dinner.

The menu at Primo Piatto features many fresh items that range from light to hearty. Guests can indulge in Hearth Bake Pizzas including the Sausage and Pepperoni and Margherita as well as hot sandwiches like the Bacon Cheddar Burger, Cheddar Burger, Croque Monsieur, and Grilled Chicken Sandwich with balsamic-marinated grilled chicken, sun-dried tomato relish, spinach-artichoke spread, and mozzarella on freshly toasted focaccia.

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Guests looking for more light and refreshing options at Primo Piatto can opt for the Spicy Italian Sandwich which is served cold with sliced capicola, salami, ham, provolone, vegetable giardiniera, and garlic-mayonnaise, Tomato Soup, Greek Salad, or Tuna Nicoise Salad. There is also the plant-based Vegetable Skewer which features harissa-marinated vegetables, cucumber-coconut yogurt, lemon-tomato vinaigrette, and quinoa salad accompanied by grilled pita.

Primo Piatto also features a variety of sides, seasonal desserts, and grab-and-go items such as fruit and yogurt that Guests can enjoy throughout the day. It is a great place to stop and grab a bite while exploring all of the amazing quick-service dining options along the Disney Skyliner route!

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Le Petit Café

Disney’s Riviera Resort is also home to Le Petit Café, a quick service location where Guests can indulge in an array of beverages throughout each day in addition to sweet treats and savory bites. The interior of Le Petit Café features a sleek and modern décor with bright white walls, dark wooden accents on beams and the ordering bar, and pops of black in the grout and industrial lighting. All in all, the feel is cozy and upscale, making it a great stop for Guests on a foodie crawl.

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In addition to coffee, teas, beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, Guests who stop by Le Petit Café can order up sweet treats including pastries, specialty cupcakes, and more. In the afternoon, more savory options are available including Olives, an Artisanal Cheese Plate, and Charcuterie. Le Petit Café is a must-do while on a foodie Disney Skyliner crawl as it offers up some delicious small bites with a relaxing atmosphere!

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Bar Riva

The final stop at Disney’s Riviera Resort on the foodie’s Disney Skyliner Crawl is Bar Riva, an open-air lounge located near the pool that serves up specialty cocktails as well as freshly made bites throughout each day. Bar Riva is a beautiful example of the Mediterranean influence found at the Disney Resort with bright blue mosaic tiles on the floor, bar, and support poles, wooden plank ceiling, comfortable lounge chairs, and bright white accents.

Guests who enjoy a bite at Bar Riva can choose from a limited selection of sandwiches including a Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, and Spicy Italian Sandwich with capicola, salami, ham, provolone, vegetable giardiniera and side of soup, romano and herb fries, salad, or fresh fruit. Lighter salad options are also available including a Tuna Nicoise Salad and a Greek Salad available plain or with chicken or shrimp.

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Foodies who are enjoying time at Bar Riva can also indulge in their limited menu of bar favorites which are indulgent and great to share. The Confit Chicken Wings are served with a spicy Calabrian chili agrodolce, the Baked Brie in Puff Pastry is accompanied with fruit preserves and grilled sourdough slices, and the Grilled Vegetable Skewer is plant-based and features harissa-marinated vegetables, cucumber yogurt, lemon tomato vinaigrette, quinoa salad, and grilled pita.

Bar Riva is a great spot for the foodie Disney Skyliner crawl where Guests can also enjoy the beauty and theming of Disney’s Riviera Resort. It’s the perfect combination of savory bar favorites and stunning views that Guests will certainly find themselves returning to time and time again.

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Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

The next stop on the foodie Disney Skyliner crawl is Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, a beautiful and laid-back location that celebrates the beauty of the islands. The Disney Resort is a sprawling location that features five separate areas representing Barbados, Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad, and Aruba, and brightly colored buildings, lush landscaping, and water views add to the charm.

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Centertown Market

The main location at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort for Guests to enjoy while on a foodie Disney Skyliner crawl is Centertown Market, a quick-service location located inside of Old Port Royale. Entirely indoors, Centertown Market uses theming and design to emulate the feel of an outdoor street market where Guests can enjoy Caribbean flavors while relaxing in a large dining area with a festive feel.

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Centertown Market is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but for the foodie Disney Skyliner crawl we’re going to focus on the latter two meals which have identical menus. Guests can order specialty items like the Fried Yucca Bowl, Roasted Half-Chicken, and Mixed Grill Platter with roasted citrus-marinated chicken, barbecued pork ribs, grilled Andouille sausage, fried yucca, seasonal vegetables, creamy mango coleslaw, and a roll.

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Also on the lunch and dinner menus are sandwiches such as the Hot Cuban Sandwich, Cheddar Cheeseburger, Turkey Sandwich, and Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwich. Centertown Market also serves up Chicken Strips, Fish Tacos, a Chicken Bowl, Romaine Salad, and various pizzas by the pie or slice. With so many options, Centertown Market is a great option to enjoy while on the foodie Disney Skyliner crawl.

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Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Continuing along the path of the Disney Skyliner, foodies will next head to Disney’s Pop Century Resort, a bright and vibrant location that pays homage to decades of the past. Each area of Disney’s Pop Century Resort highlights a different decade from the 1950s through the 1900s, and large icons such as yo-yos, rollerblades, and Rubik’s Cubes add to the immersive theming.

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Everything POP Shopping & Dining

The main quick service location at Disney’s Pop Century Resort is Everything POP Shopping & Dining is a quick-service location that features brightly tiled floors, vibrant yellow ceilings accents, and colorful pops everywhere Guests look to feel energized and hungry. The location is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and foodies who visit later in the day can enjoy convenient ordering counters as well as grab-and-go items like desserts and fruit.

The Burgers and Chicken station at Everything POP Shopping & Dining offers up some classic options including the House-seasoned Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Signature Pimento Bacon Cheeseburger, Cheddar Cheeseburgers, and Chicken Strips. A separate sandwich station features savory bites such as the Turkey Sandwich and Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwich that is served with creamy coleslaw and mango ketchup on a Kaiser roll.

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Guests who are looking for pizza can enjoy options by the slice or pie as well as pasta options at the same ordering counter such as Chicken parmesan Pasta and Pasta with Meatballs. Lighter salad options are also available throughout the day at Everything POP Shopping & Dining including the Garden Salad which can be enjoyed plain or with chilled shrimp or chicken.

The main entrée options offered at Everything POP Shopping & Dining include a traditional Pot Roast with green beans, mashed potatoes, and gravy, Roasted Salmon Dinner with lemon-butter sauce, roasted potatoes, and green beans, and a Roasted Turkey Dinner with mashed potatoes, green beans, and gravy. Walt Disney’s Favorite Chili in a Bread Boule is a specialty item offered as part of the 50th celebration and features chili in a fresh bread boule topped with cheddar cheese.

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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Right next door to Disney’s Pop Century Resort is Disney’s Art of Animation Resort which celebrates the history and art of Disney animated films. The lobby of the Disney Resort features wonderful sketches of Disney characters, settings, and more, and each area of Disney’s Art of Animation brings a different film to life including “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “Finding Nemo.”

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Landscape of Flavors

The quick-service location found at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is a beautiful example of the attention to detail that goes into each Disney animated film. Landscape of Flavors is a brightly colored restaurant where paintings and artwork depicting the backgrounds of many animated films are showcased. Guests can dine in several areas that portray various locations such as underwater, savannahs, the desert, and more.

Foodies on a Disney Skyliner crawl are sure to love stopping at Landscape of Flavors for lunch and dinner will notice that the menu is almost identical to the nearby Everything POP Shopping & Dining except for their main entrees which feature two unique choices in addition to the same Roasted Turkey Dinner and Walt Disney’s Favorite Chili in a Bread Boule.

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Guests at Landscape of Flavors can also enjoy the Shrimp and Grits which features perfectly cooked shrimp served with smoked ham, vegetables, a cream sauce, and grits. Also available is the Asian Chicken Bowl with honey-garlic chicken, sesame stir-fried broccoli, red pepper, onions, and jasmine rice.

While the menu at Landscape of Flavors is very similar to Everything POP Shopping & Dining, it is worth visiting on a foodie Disney Skyliner crawl for its several unique options and the stunning interior filled with artwork!

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The Drop Off Pool Bar

The final stop on the foodie Disney Skyliner crawl is The Drop Off Pool Bar at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Located right next to the Big Blue Pool where Guests can splash alongside larger-than-life characters from “Finding Nemo,” the pool bar serves up an array of specialty cocktails, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Foodies can also relax in the sun by the pool and enjoy several snacks that are served throughout each day at The Drop Off Pool Bar. An assortment of individual bags of potato chips are available to choose from as well as a fresh pretzel with cheese sauce and Cheese Curls. While it’s definitely a limited menu, a stop at The Drop Off Pool Bar is worth it for the chance to enjoy a small bite in the sun next to the Big Blue Pool!

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About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.