Favourite Walt Disney World Restaurants - As A Family

During our 2019 holiday to Walt Disney World, we decided that we would need to take advantage of a Disney Dining Plan. 

It turned out to be one of the best things that we did, so I thought I'd write a post of some of our favourite Walt Disney World restaurants that we enjoyed throughout the course of the two weeks...

When we go on holiday, we like to have a break from the cooking and cleaning that comes with daily life, after all, we're on holiday!

Back when I was in the middle of planning our Walt Disney World holiday, I made to sure to make our dining reservations 90 days before our trip. It made such a difference, especially because we went at a relatively busy time of year. So, it definitely saved us time when it came to sitting down for our meals. 

However, when we have been previously, we normally weigh up which places we really want to eat, whereas this time, we had much more freedom because we had to use our dining credits to make sure that we had made perfect use of our dining plan. 

So, some of our favourite family restaurants that we ate at were:

Tusker House - Disney's Animal Kindgom
Buffet Style Character Dining

We have been to Tusker House each time that we have been together. We love, love, love doing the character breakfast there. When we go, we tend to book an early breakfast slot (normally before general park opening time), which means that after breakfast we are close enough to the safari without worrying that there will be a long queue!

The breakfast is divine. There is such a wide range of choice from Mickey Waffles, to curries. It's just wonderful. 

Another highlight is absolutely the Jungle Juice - yum!

At our table we had Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Daisy Duck come and greet us during our breakfast.

The Diamond Horseshoe - Magic Kingdom
Casual Dining, Table Service

I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant, and it ended up being one of my favourite meals just because the food was so good. 

The restaurant is a buffet style table service meal. So, by that I mean that they bring you a load of the food out to your table and then when it runs out, you can request more. 

The food that we had available was pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken, sausages, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes and bbq beans - lush!

For dessert we had a chocolate cake filled with marshmallow fluff, it was heavenly. 

Ohana - The Polynesian Resort
Buffet Style Character Dining

Similar to The Diamond Horseshoe, the food is all bought out on a large platter and then you request more once your food starts to run out. 

The food tasted amazing. We had so much between us all that we didn't need to ask for more. 

One highlight was the welcome bread which was made from pineapple, coconut and cinnamon. Delicious!

At our table we had Mickey Mouse, Lilo and Stitch come and greet us. During the breakfast, children are encouraged to take part with maracas and complete a lap of dancing around the restaurant - it's loads of fun!

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall - Norway, Epcot
Buffet Style Character Dining

I loved this restaurant! 

We hadn't ever eaten here before, so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. I was so pleasantly surprised and would definitely eat here again!

Upon entry, you join a short queue to meet a princess before you are seated. In our experience, we met Belle who was accompanied with a Disney Photopass Cast Member, which made for some lovely photos. 

The menu had a wide range of options for both adults and children, so we were all well catered for - even me who is a fussy eater!

Throughout the dinner, several princesses come to your table. In our experience, we had a royal visit from Ariel, Snow White, Aurora and Cinderella. 

Top tip - make sure your camera is at the ready when the princesses are around as they are not accompanied by Photopass Cast Members - so if you want a photo, it's up to you to snap them!

Biergarten Restaurant - Germany Pavillion, Epcot
Buffet Style Dining

A pleasant surprise! 

I'm a ‘stick to what I know’ kind of girl, and this is another restaurant that we hadn't tried before. We were unsure as to how much Edith and I would eat here, as we are typically quite fussy, however, the food was delicious. The atmosphere was brilliant and the experience was wonderful. 

In this restaurant, you will be seated with another family or group on your table, to encourage you to make friends! 

In the middle of the restaurant is a stage and dance floor area and plenty of entertainment whilst you dine. The theme of the restaurant is Oktoberfest, so the music and entertainment was so much fun. 

T-Rex Restaurant - Disney Springs Marketplace
Unique/themed Dining

We love eating at T-rex. 

The food might not be the best, but the atmosphere is so worth it, as are the amazing drinks!

We eat at T-Rex every time, and we just love it. We had a lovely time with Edith, who seemed to like looking at the dinosaurs. 

This is a definite must for those that love the Rainforest Cafe, and are big fans of dinosaurs!

So there we have it! Those are some of my favourite family friendly restaurants at Walt Disney World!

Thanks, lovelies.

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