Chef Mickey
  • On Dec 4, 2018
    Kren from FL Asked

    What are some good casual cafeteria and buffet style restaurants to take our 3 yr old granddaughter to eat lunch/dinner in the magic kingdom and Epcot?

    Hi Karen,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am tickled to hear that you are making dining plans for your 3-year old granddaughter!

    Before deciding, be sure to review the Magic Kingdom restaurant list. My girls' favorite buffet-style restaurant at Magic Kingdom is The Crystal Palace. They love to visit with Winnie the Pooh and friends while dining and, when they were younger, they loved dancing in the Pooh-rade. One of our favorite family-style restaurants at Magic Kingdom is Liberty Tree Tavern. Feel free to review the menus by going to the web page for each restaurant and then clicking on "View Menu." Although not in Magic Kingdom, just a few minutes away in Disney's Contemporary Resort is Chef Mickey's, a buffet-style restaurant. Disney's Contemporary Resort is a quick monorail ride away or you can take the walking path. For us, the walk takes no more than 10 minutes.

    Karen, there are a few other buffet or family-style restaurants easily accessible from Magic Kingdom by resort monorail. At Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, we love 'Ohana. Breakfast is a character dining experience. At Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, we have a blast at 1900 Park Fare. Cinderella's Happily Ever After Dinner is probably our favorite but the character experience at breakfast is also fantastic!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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