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  • On Jun 16, 2009
    William from GA Asked

    We will be arriving just before heading to a "Not-so-scary" Halloween evening. What are the quick dining options near the entrance of the Magical Kingdom?

    William:

    Good news and bad news on quick dining near theentrance of the Magic Kingdom...

    Technically, there are none directly outside the park, however, with just a hop on the monorail, you can be at any of the monorail resorts in just minutes!  So, I'd suggest looking at some of the quick-serve locations at  either the Polynesian, Contemporary, or Grand Floridian. 

    • Gasparilla Grill at  the Grand Floridian is a bit lackluster, in my opinion, but it's the last stop before the Magic Kingdom and I am always amazed at the atrium in the hotel and the 5-Star luxury it exudes.  But I digress!  Back to the grill!  Here, you'll choose your items from stations, and you'll find wraps and even pizza.
    • Captain Cook's is the only quick-serve at the Polynesian.  Although I prefer it for breakfast and its moderately-priced famed Tonga Toast, the resort provides a fun backdrop to your meal.  If you time it right, you might just catch the ceremonial torch lighting.
    • Contempo Cafe at the Contemporary has seen a recent facelift.  You now place your order on kiosk screens, and can be a little confusing for first-timers, but the food is a step up from Gasparilla Grill.  Best of all, if you want to skip the monorail, you can take the 5-minute walk right over to the gates of the Magic Kingdom!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
    Whitney

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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