Intimate or Adult Dining In this our third installment in a series of articles on choosing a
restaurant at Disneyworld we look at a category of dining we call,
“Intimate or Adult Dining”
There’s Hope For You!
Whether you are a couple in search of a romantic dinner, just friends
looking for some interesting conversation over a quite dinner or a mom and
dad thinking about a night out without the kids, we want you to know there
is hope for you. Even though Walt Disney World is almost synonymous with
kids there are some extraordinary dining spots scattered all around you
that offer a break from the stroller crowd.
So, exactly how difficult will it be finding a little R&R and dinner too?
It’s as easy as
In this Issue:
The 3rd in a series of articles on Choosing a
Lunch at The Hollywood Brown Derby
- Disney-Hollywood Studios
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Lunch at The Hollywood Brown Derby
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
When visiting one of the Walt Disney World theme parks there are three
reasons I will frequently select a mid afternoon seating at one of
the park restaurants. The first reason being that the restaurant is
often less crowded. Secondly, it will serve as our “big meal” of the
day and the prices at lunch are often less than those seen on the
dinner menu. Thirdly, giving ourselves a break in an air-conditioned
restaurant away from the theme park crowds is always a good idea.
On this particular day at the Disney-Hollywood Studios we had chosen The
Hollywood Brown Derby.
For a look a why we did and a peek at the menu
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Tips On Dining Without The Kids
and How To Make It Special
What Are You Kidding! Looking for a quite dinner? Pick a restaurant in one of Disney’s
resort hotels and not at one of the theme parks. During your search
for this special night out focus on those restaurants found at
Disney’s “Deluxe” hotels. Each of these resorts will offer at least
one if not two or more restaurants where more adults than children
can be found seated and enjoying their meal. This is not to say
there are not a couple of fine dining experiences to be found within
the theme parks where you can also avoid the stroller crowd, but the
odds will be in your favor if you take a little extra time and
select a restaurant at a Disney resort hotel.
You Can’t Get There From Here During your hunt for the perfect night out take into
consideration how you are going to get there. Disney’s internal
transportation is designed and coordinated to operate using a system
of hubs. This system may often require that you travel to a central
hub and then onto your final destination. After dinner your will be
required to travel back to the hub before you can head back to your
home resort. This is particularly true when going from Disney resort
to Disney resort. It is not uncommon for a one way trip between
resorts to take upwards of an hour and a half.
Hey Taxi! If you have your heart set on a restaurant that will require
that you negotiate a maze of bus connections you may want to
consider taking a taxi.
A taxi in Walt Disney World? You bet and for about the price of a
round of cokes you can treat yourself to a little convenience and make
the night seem even a little more special.
For example from Disney's BoardWalk to the Wilderness Lodge or Epcot to
the Contemporary Resort will run you about ten dollars. Taxi's are
not a part of The Walt Disney World Co., but are privately owned and
Hey Buddy What’s The Rush? If you have chosen a restaurant in one of the theme parks you
may find that the service is a little hurried. Staff at the theme
park restaurants will often at least appear to be trying to “turn
the table over”. A clue to this may be when a server will try and
take your whole order at once. Take control of your meal by first
selecting your drinks and then ordering an appetizer. Tell the
server you haven’t made up your mind and need more time to select an
entrée. After your entrée enjoy an after dinner drink or coffee
while you look over the dessert menu.
What About The Kids? If you are fortunate enough to be staying at one of Disney’s
deluxe resorts relax. Each resort has a child care center, which are
called “Clubs” that are available to children ages 4-12, (children
must be toilet trained). In room baby sitting services are also
available for those that are younger. If you are staying at a Disney
resort that does not offer one of these clubs, then simply select a
restaurant at a Disney resort that does. The kids can come along and
you can drop them off before heading to your special dinner and
simply pick them up afterwards. You may want to consider a
restaurant located at Disney’s BoardWalk such as the “Flying Fish”
where you can also find some nighttime adult entertainment for after
dinner. Simply utilize one of the “Clubs found at Disney’s Boardwalk
Inn or Beach Club located nearby.
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theme of our feature article on choosing a Disney restaurant our question
will describe a restaurant that can be found at Walt Disney
Below you will find a combination of
clues to this issue's restaurant challenge
You will be dining at the top of the world
even though it is not called that anymore.
For a special treat enjoy a view of the
fireworks at the Magic Kingdom while you dine, and look over your
shoulder you might see Epcot's too.
Simply step off the elevator and you are
If you have Acrophobia beware
After dinner you can walk to the Magic
Kingdom or simply jump on the monorail
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last issues winner
The clues to our last Restaurant Challenge were:
You can arrive on a monorail, boat or by bus
Winnie the Pooh says he's sorry he
won't be there for dinner,
but you will dine with Cinderella, Prince Charming, and be
greeted by Fairy Godmother
don't have to be staying here to eat here but
it would be nice
Adults can help themselves here, while kids get
their food over there
The correct answer was:
1900 Park Fareat Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
This question caused pretty much an equal split
among Disney Trivia Players. Half chose the correct answer of 1900 Park Fare,
while about half chose Cinderella's Royal Table.
The two clues here that pointed to 1900 Park
You don't have to be staying here to eat
here but it would be nice
You can't stay at Cinderella's, but you
can stay at the Grand Floridian
Adults can help themselves here, while kids
get their food over there
Cinderella's is not a buffet, you don't
help yourself, 1900 is a buffet, and kids have their own buffet station.
Also, we said "Winnie the Pooh says he's sorry he won't be there for dinner"
Pooh used to be among the characters at 1900, but they switched to Cinderella.
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