Last Updated on February 27, 2024 by Suzy McCullough

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is full of themed restaurants and character dining. Today I am bringing you our ultimate bucket list of Walt Disney World restaurants. It is strongly recommended to make a reservation in advance for all of these restaurants. For most of these restaurants bookings in advance is essential.

To make sure you dine at the time you want booking should be made as soon as possible. Which is 180 days in advance for anyone regardless of where they are staying. So where are the best places to eat for an extra special experience across the 4 main Disney Theme Parks and Disney Springs? Read on to find out.

Please note that restaurants within one of the Disney Theme Parks require you to have a valid entrance ticket to be able to book and dine. Restaurants at Disney Springs do not require this.

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EPCOT

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Epcot

Casual character Dining with Disney Princesses and friends in a medieval castle. Characters you can expect to meet are – Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Princess Aurora and Ariel. The characters mingle between tables during the meal for photographs and autographs.

The food is a buffet and they have three sittings – Breakfast 8:30 am – 12:10 pm. Lunch – 12:15 pm – 4:40 pm. Dinner – 5:25 pm – 8:05 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. Prices from $35.00 to $59.99 per adult. Click here for menus. The restaurant is located in Norway in the World Showcase at Epcot.


Coral Reef – Epcot

A la carte unique/themed dining. Tables are set on tiered levels beside an extremely large fish tank/wall. You can expect to see tropical fish, sharks, stingrays, groupers and sometimes a scuba-diving Mickey Mouse.

The food is from a choice of 3 courses. You can have as many or as few courses as you wish. They have two services. Lunch 11:30 am – 3:30 pm and Dinner 3:45 pm – 8:30 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. The prices range from $15.00 – $34.99 per adult for a main course at lunch (entrée). Click here for menus. The restaurant is located in Epcot’s Future World next to the Seas with Nemo and friends ride.

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Coral Reef Restaurant – Giant Tank

Garden Grill – Epcot

Character Dining with Disney characters. This is a rotating restaurant with buffet food. Characters you can meet are Chip N’ Dale and they have other characters that come along as well such as Mickey Mouse and Pluto. The characters mingle between tables during the meal for photographs and autographs.

They have three sittings. Breakfast 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Lunch 11:30 am – 3:40 pm. Dinner 3:45 pm – 8:00 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. The prices range from $35.00-$59.99 per adult depending on your sitting. Click here for menus. The restaurant is located within Epcot’s Future World in the Land Pavillion.

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Restaurant Marrakesh – Epcot

Feast on such Moroccan delicacies as roast lamb, shish kebab, couscous and brochette of chicken. Stained-glass chandeliers bathe diners in a warm, dim glow, all while intricate tile mosaics evoke timeless majesty. Select an à la carte favourite or partake in a culinary adventure with a feast featuring hearty meats, Moroccan pastries and more. Children can also choose from kid-friendly fare like chicken tenders, pasta and hamburgers.

The food is from a choice of 3 courses. You can have as many or as few courses as you wish. They have two sittings although they are currently not open, keep checking back. Dining Plans are not accepted. The prices range from $15-$34.99 per adult. Click here for menus. The restaurant is located within Morocco Epcot’s World Showcase.

San Angel Inn Restaurante – Epcot

A La Carte unique/themed dining. “Dine in perpetual twilight at this Mexican restaurant, modelled after a 17th-century hacienda at the base of Mayan ruins”. The food is from a choice of 3 courses. You can have as many or as few courses as you wish. They even have a section on the menu just for healthy choices.

They have two services. Lunch – 11:30 am – 3:55 pm. Dinner – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. The prices range from $15 to $34.99 per adult. Click here for menus. San Angel Inn can be found within the temple in Mexico, World Showcase Epcot.

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Mexico – Epcot World Showcase

MAGIC KINGDOM

Be Our Guest – Magic Kingdom

Quick service breakfast or lunch or a sit-down dinner. Feast on French-inspired fare in one of our elaborately themed rooms, straight out of the beloved Disney classic!

Be Our Guest Restaurant is an expansive and elegant dining destination located at the foot of Beast’s Castle in Fantasyland. Whether you are enjoying lunch or dinner, you will experience an atmosphere made for memories.

Be Our Guest offers 3 meticulously imagineered dining areas, each designed to immerse our Guests in the heartwarming mystery and romance of Beauty and the Beast:

They have two services. Lunch – 10:00 am – 2:55 pm. Dinner – 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. The prices are over $60 an adult.  Click here for menus. Be our guest is located at the foot of the Beast’s castle in Fantasyland Magic Kingdom.

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Cinderella’s Royal Table – Magic Kingdom

Cinderella makes your acquaintance in the majestic Grand Hall before you ascend a spiral staircase to the banquet room above. (A gilded elevator is also available to transport you to the festivities.)

Then, dine in a storybook setting surrounded by soaring stone archways, majestic medieval flags and spectacular stained-glass windows overlooking Fantasyland. During your time inside the castle, enjoy a visit with Disney Princesses. Tiaras and glittering gowns are optional, although young Guests are encouraged to dress up for the occasion.

The food is served to your table and the price is fixed however there is a choice of things to eat. Some dining plans are accepted. They have three sittings. Breakfast – 8:00 am – 10:15 am. Lunch – 11:00 am – 2:55 pm. Dinner – 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Prices are over $60 per adult. Click here for menus.

Cinderella’s Royal Table is located within the castle at Magic Kingdom. This is a one-of-a-kind fairytale dining experience. Expect stained glass windows, medieval flags and stone archways.

Review – Cinderella’s Royal Table Magic Kingdom

The Crystal Palace – Magic Kingdom

Inspired by Victorian greenhouses of the late 1800s, The Crystal Palace brims with light, topiaries and tropical palms. It’s an enchanting spot to dine in the heart of Magic Kingdom Park with views of Cinderella Castle and Main Street, U.S.A.

As you dine on scrumptious fare, Winnie the Pooh and pals from the Hundred-Acre Wood stop by for photos and autographs.

They have three sittings. Some dining plans are accepted. Breakfast – 8:00 am – 10:45 am. Lunch – 11:00 am – 2:55 pm. Dinner – 3:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Prices per adult are $35.00-59.99 depending on your sitting. Click here for menus. Crystal Palace is located to the left at the end of Main Street, not far past Casey’s Corner in Magic Kingdom.

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

Sci-Fi Dine-in Theatre Restaurant – Hollywood Studios

It’s always showtime at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, where you’ll find scrumptious items on the menu and scary clips on the screen: attacking aliens, marauding mummies, rampaging robots and more. (Remember, don’t scream with your mouth full!)

Enter the Hollywood-style soundstage as a classic car hop guides you to your very own automo-booth or table. Kitschy vintage memorabilia, the illuminated tail lights of your fellow drive-in diners and a sky full of twinkling stars set the mood as you place your order.

They have two services. Lunch – 10:30 am – 3:55 pm. Dinner – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. The prices range from $15 to $34.99 per adult. Click here for menus. The Sci-Fi Dine-In theatre can be found on Commissary Lane in Hollywood Studios.

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Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre Restaurant

Hollywood and Vine – Hollywood Studios

Join popular Disney Junior stars for Character Dining experiences at a fun-filled breakfast. Don’t miss this chance to eat, play and laugh along with a few of your favourite Disney Junior friends during this fun and interactive dining experience.

The breakfast features assorted pastries and an omelette station. Classic entrees such as biscuits and gravy, Mickey-shaped waffles and eggs benedict are also available. Or, you can try one of our signature specialities like salmon and bagel casserole, plant-based frittata and brioche french toast with banana fosters sauce.

Some dining plans are accepted. Breakfast is from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Lunch – 11:30 am – 3:55 pm. Dinner – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Prices per adult are $35 – $59.99 per adult depending on your sitting. Click here for menus. The Hollywood and Vine is located on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood Studios.

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50’s Prime Time Cafe – Hollywood Studios

Unique/themed dining. “Classic American comfort food,’50s kitsch and a good old-fashioned family gathering take you back to a bygone era. It’s a blast from the past when you walk into this all-American eatery themed like Mom’s Kitchen.”  The food is from a choice of 3 courses. You can have as many or as few courses as you wish.

They have two services. Lunch – 10:45 am – 3:55 pm. Dinner – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. The prices range from $15 to $34.99 per adult. Click here for menus. The 50’s Prime Time Cafe can be found opposite Echo Lake in Hollywood Studios.

DISNEY SPRINGS

T-REX – Disney Springs

Unique/themed dining. This is a dinosaur-themed cafe with animated dinosaurs, sound effects and a meteor shower every few minutes. This restaurant is themed like never before with large moving dinosaurs, a big woolly mammoth, a gigantic octopus, fish tanks and much more. There are themed areas and you are able to wander around so you don’t have to worry about missing it all.

The food is from a choice of 3 courses. You can have as many or as few courses as you wish. They have two services. Lunch 11:00 am – 3:55 pm and Dinner 4:00 pm – 11:05 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. The prices range from $15.00 – $34.99 per adult. Click here for menus. The restaurant is located in Disney Springs.

Our Review – T-Rex Cafe Disney Springs

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T-Rex Cafe Disney Springs

Rainforest Cafe Disney Springs and Animal Kingdom

Unique/themed dining. This is a rainforest-themed cafe with a restaurant at both Disney Springs and Animal Kingdom. You can sit and eat in a tropical rainforest with animated animals and realistic sounds amongst lush vegetation including waterfalls.

The food is from a choice of 3 courses. You can have as many or as few courses as you wish. They have two services. Lunch 11:00 am – 4:55 pm and Dinner 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. The prices range from $15.00 – $34.99 per adult. Click here for menus. The restaurant is located in Disney Springs and also near the entrance to Animal Kingdom.

The Boathouse – Disney Springs

Fine/Signature dining is located on the waterfront in Disney Springs. “Set sail for upscale waterfront dining at Disney Springs—complete with retro dream boats, from vintage American Amphicars to romantic Italian Water Taxis. ” The menu for this restaurant is vast not just in choice but range of price. You can have as many or as few courses as you wish.

They have two services. Lunch 11:00 am – 3:55 pm and Dinner 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. The prices range from $35.00 – over $59.99 per adult. Click here for menus. The restaurant is located on the landing, Disney Springs waterfront.

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Yak and Yeti Restaurant – Animal Kingdom

Unique/themed dining. This is a Pan Asian restaurant in Animal Kingdom. It is set out like a Nepalese village house with various Asian artefacts. The food is from a choice of 3 courses. You can have as many or as few courses as you wish. There is a large extensive menu.

They have two services. Lunch 10:30 am – 4:40 pm and Dinner 4:45 pm – 6:50 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. The prices range from $15.00 – $34.99 per adult. Click here for menus. The restaurant is located in the Asia area of Animal Kingdom.

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Yak and Yeti – Animal Kingdom

Tusker House – Animal Kingdom

Step inside this lively Harambe marketplace eatery and enjoy family-friendly surroundings. The plentiful buffet offers favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While you dine, snap a photo and tip your pith helmet to Donald Duck—suited up and ready for his next safari adventure—along with his Disney friends, as they travel throughout the dining rooms celebrating their latest expedition.

The characters mingle between tables during the meal for photographs and autographs. Some dining plans are accepted. Breakfast is from 8:00 am – 10:30 am. Lunch – 11:00 am – 3:30 pm. Dinner – 3:35 pm – 7:00 pm. Prices per adult are $35 – $59.99 per adult depending on your sitting. Tusker House is located in Africa in Animal Kingdom.

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HOTELS / RESORTS

Sanaa – Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village

Unique/themed dining. This is an African-themed restaurant with flavours from Africa and India. It is situated next to the Savanna at Kidani and some of the tables enjoy a view of the animals on the Savanna. You could be watching gazelles, zebras, giraffes, kudu, ostriches, cranes and more as you dine.

The food is from a choice of 3 courses. You can have as many or as few courses as you wish. They have two services. Lunch 11:30 am – 3:00 pm and Dinner 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. The prices range from $15.00 – $34.99 per adult. Click here for menus. The restaurant is located at Animal Kingdom Villas in Kidani Village which is part of Animal Kingdom lodge resort.

Our Review – Sanna Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village

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Sanaa – Animal Kingdom Lodge (Kidani)

Chef Mickey’s – Contemporary Resort

Experience Character Dining and a delicious buffet meal in a bright, happy space. As the monorail whizzes by, soak up the expansive views of Bay Lake and behold the stunning 90-foot-high mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair that overlooks the festive eatery. Each table will receive a special, autographed card keepsake from Mickey Mouse and his friends.

Throughout the dining experience, Mickey Mouse and some of his favourite pals will make surprise appearances in each of the dining rooms.

They have two sittings. Breakfast 7:30 am – 12:30 pm. Dinner 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. The prices range from $35-59.99 per adult depending on where you sit. Click here for menus. The restaurant is located within Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review – Fort Wilderness Resort

Dinner show with entertainment as well as food. “Join the Pioneer Hall Players for 2 hours of rousing Wild West dancing, singing and zany vaudeville comedy. Get ready to clap your hands, stomp your feet, sing along and have a good ol’ time at rustic Pioneer Hall.”

They have three sittings. 4:10 pm, 6:15 pm and 8:30 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. The prices range from $35.00-$59.99 per adult depending on your sitting. “Chow down on buckets of all-you-care-to-enjoy fried chicken and smoked BBQ pork ribs, as well as a tossed green salad, baked beans, fresh-baked cornbread and strawberry shortcake”. The Pioneer Hall is located not far from the boat dock at the Fort Wilderness Resort.

Our Review – Hoop Dee Doo Revue Fort Wilderness.

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Hoop De Doo Revue – Fort Wilderness Cabins and Campground

‘Ohana – Polynesian Resort

Lilo and Stitch, along with other friends, invite you and your ʻohana to an American breakfast influenced by Polynesian flavours. Feast family-style as Disney Friends visit with Guests, sign autographs and pose for photos. Breakfast selections include scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, Stitch and Mickey waffles, ham with pineapple, a variety of fresh fruits and assorted breads. Character appearances and entertainment are subject to change.

They have two sittings, breakfast and dinner. Breakfast 7:30 am – 12:00 pm and Dinner 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Some dining plans are accepted. Prices are $35-59.99 per adult. Click here for menus. ‘Ohana is located at Disney’s Polynesian resort.

All prices, characters and opening times are subject to change.

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