Take a Break For Lunch, Disney-style
If you’re looking for a mid-day escape at Walt Disney World® Resort, here are some great lunchtime options away from the theme parks:
Kona Café at the Disney’s Polynesian Resort, just a monorail or boat ride away from the Magic Kingdom® Park, for Pan Asian food overlooking the lobby’s tropical profusion. Try the traditional Hawaiian plate lunch with your choice of pan fried chicken or teriyaki steak served with sticky rice and pasta salad, or the brothy Asian noodle bowl.
Whispering Canyon Cafe at the Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, a boat ride away from the Magic Kingdom, for a pulled pork sandwich or Kansas City style slow smoked pork ribs. At lunchtime the hootin’ and hollerin’ is at a minimum.
The Wave at the Disney’s Contemporary Resort, only one monorail stop away from the Magic Kingdom, where healthy, whole grain options and a relaxed atmosphere are on the menu. Choose the fresh, sustainable fish on a bed of luscious edamame stew, or r a healthy bison burger with salsa verde on a multi grain bun.
Grand Floridian Café, a boat or monorail ride from the Magic Kingdom for super salads and oversize sandwiches, not to mention a chance to check out Disney’s flagship resort. If you’re not dieting, try the Grand Sandwich, an open-faced hot turkey and ham wonder topped with rich Boursin cheese sauce and fried onion straws.
Fulton’s Crab House at Downtown Disney®, where fresh seafood is served in a docked Mississippi riverboat. Good choices include lobster corn dogs, a lump crab club BLT sandwich, or a cold seafood platter with Alaska king crab legs, Maine lobster, shrimp, and Apalachicola Bay oysters served with cocktail and remoulade sauces.
T-Rex Cafe at Downtown Disney for roaring dinosaurs, Ice Cave dining, and a fantastic, fun atmosphere that can’t be beat. Try the tomato basil soup followed by yummy tribal fish tacos.
Cara Goldsbury is the author of The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World® Resort. She is Chief Executive Concierge at Glass Slipper Concierge and has appeared as a leading Disney expert on two Travel Channel specials, Disney Splurge! and Disney Royalty. She has also been cited numerous times in national news articles, in such notable publications as Forbes Traveler, as an expert on the Walt Disney World® Resort.
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