California Grill
  • On Mar 11, 2019
    Matthew from MD Asked

    Are there Disney restaurants that we can go to without a ticket to the park? Can we go to the restaurants in the Disney resort hotels if we are just visiting Orlando and do not have admission to the parks?

    Hi Matthew,
    I'm so glad you joined us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks for submitting your question.

    There are plenty of restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort that you can enjoy outside of the theme parks. You can dine in restaurants in both the resort hotels and in Disney Springs without having to purchase a ticket (in fact, I'd wager that some of the best restaurants are outside of the theme parks). And since you're here, I'm going to go ahead and tell you about a few of my favorites.

    Favorite restaurants with kids: 1900 Park Fare located in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and 'Ohana, located in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Honestly, my favorite meal of the day is breakfast and I absolutely love these restaurants to enjoy my favorite meal. These are both incredible character experiences; the former has Mary Poppins and a few of her friends as well as a delicious buffet. The latter includes Lilo and Stitch and an unlimited meal served family style at your table.

    For a romantic dinner for two, my favorite is the California Grill located atop Disney's Contemporary Resort. The view is stunning, the food is sublime and if your reservation is a bit later in the evening, you may be able to see the fireworks from Magic Kingdom Park from the rooftop.

    Bon appetit!

    Best Wishes,
    Amy S.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Florida

I’ve grown up in Central Florida and have been visiting Disney Parks for over 30 years. Now that I’m a mom myself of a blended family with four kids, I love sharing Disney’s year-round special events with my family. Some of our favorite events are the Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Let me help you plan something extraordinary for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Amy

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