As the temperatures at Disney World drop and the holidays approach, Magic Kingdom enters the best time of year. At least in our opinion. The Christmas décor, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and pleasant temperatures are just a few of the things that make this time of year special. One of the other things we love are the holiday treats and snacks at Magic Kingdom. While these have a more Christmas treat feel to them, they are actually available in early November all the way through early January.
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After you take a spin on Expedition Everest, you may be interested in grabbing a bite to eat, or maybe you’ll need a drink! Or perhaps you are soaked after getting off of Kali River Rapids, and you want to sit a minute and dry off? You can accomplish either of these if you grab a bite at Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafés while touring Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It’s situated right next to the entrance of Kali River Rapids in the Asia section of the park. Here in our Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafés review, we’ll tell you about our dining experience at this counter service restaurant.
Frontera Cocina is a Mexican inspired restaurant that you will find in the Town Center section of Disney Springs. Beyond the food, the most notable thing about Frontera Cocina is that the restaurant is the vision of celebrity chef Rick Bayless. Here in our Frontera Cocina at Disney Springs review, we’ll cover our experience dining here, including thoughts on the food, atmosphere. We’ll pepper in several pictures along the way too!
Disney’s Beach Club Resort opened in 1990 as one of the original four Disney World Epcot area resorts. The design of the Beach Club was inspired by then Disney CEO Michael Eisner’s childhood visits to various Northeast beach towns. Here in our Disney’s Beach Club Resort review, we’ll cover our thoughts on the theming of the resort, room types, pricing, amenities, dining, and more. As usual, this review will feature plenty of photos of the resort.
Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a deluxe level Disney World resort that sits on Crescent Lake. It has a sister resort known as Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Many people actually consider them one resort, but they are technically two. Beach Club is the fun-loving and chill sister in the resort relationship, while Yacht Club is the more formal resort of the two. Being right next to each other comes with benefits, like the dining options of Yacht Club give Beach Club more options than your typical Disney World resort. They also share more amenities, but we’ll cover that later in our Beach Club Resort review.
Cape May Café is located just off the lobby of Disney’s Beach Club Resort. This restaurant serves only breakfast and dinner, but both meals have unique elements not found in other restaurants around the World. Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast takes place in the mornings with Minnie, Daisy, Donald, and Goofy dressed in vintage beach attire. In the evenings, a special “seafood and more” buffet is offered. Here in our Cape May Café character breakfast review, we’ll cover the décor of the restaurant, the character we met, and the food. We’ll pepper in pictures throughout, as usual.
Tucked inside of Liberty Square at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is a quaint, but not a quiet quick service location known as Sleepy Hollow. Located just over the bridge to the left of Cinderella Castle, this “refreshment” stand sees lots of foot traffic. Here in our Sleepy Hollow review, we’ll give you our thoughts on the food and a little background on this Disney World restaurant.
If you’re looking for a more elegant and refined dinner away from the Disney World parks, you may think about eating at Yachtsman Steakhouse. The steakhouse is located at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, which also adjoins Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Here in our Yachtsman Steakhouse review, we’ll tell you our thoughts on dining at this Disney World signature restaurant, covering the food and atmosphere of the restaurant.
Since Yachtsman Steakhouse is a signature location at Disney World, it does cost a bit more than your average table service meal. That’s true whether you are paying with cash or using the Disney Dining Plan. You’ll have to cough up two table service credits to eat here.
Olivia’s Café is the only table service restaurant at Old Key West. Due to the nature of the resort having rooms with full kitchens or kitchenettes, the lack of options is not surprising. As we’ll cover more here in our Olivia’s Café review, this restaurant is more than worthy of being the only choice for sit-down family dining. It is open for all three meals with different menus for each meal. We were able to enjoy both breakfast and dinner at our recent stay.
Tucked away inside of Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a quick service option known as the Beach Club Marketplace. This Disney World restaurant serves all three meals of the day and provides snacks for late-night dining options. Here in our Beach Club Marketplace review, we’ll provide our thoughts on this dining location, covering the lunch we had here. We’ll throw in some thoughts on the other meals you can have here too.
As we discuss in our “About Us” page, I have developed a gluten sensitivity, probably due to my chronic health issues. As a result, I eat entirely gluten free. Disney World Dining handles food allergies and sensitivities amazingly well for how many people they are feeding every day. Here in our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Gluten Free Food review, we’ll give you our thoughts on all the gluten free dishes we ate at the festival.
For the Food and Wine Festival, certain food items are designated as “gluten friendly.” Unfortunately, they do not assign any other classifications like nuts or dairy, but each booth has a binder that you can consult that lists all of the ingredients.