Tips from Jodi on Disney Meals


Hello Travelers!

My name is Jodi and I am the Disney Travel Specialist with Krafty Travel.  I eat, breathe and sleep Disney!  But today I want to focus on the eating.


Meals can be difficult while on vacation, with different family members wanting different things. But Disney is very good at everything they do, including meal times.  With more than 200 dining choices at Disney World, from snacks to full service dining, everyone will find their favorites!


Here are some of mine…

Character meals are a Disney staple! Meeting your favorite character is always magical, but sitting down for a nice meal and having the characters come to you is even better!  My family has great memories from Chef Mickey’s character breakfast with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto each coming to our table in their rounds of the dining room, taking photos and signing autographs.  Recently Disney debuted the Bon Voyage Breakfast, at Trattoria al Forno located at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort.  At this beautiful Italian restaurant you will meet Arial & Eric from The Little Mermaid, and Rapunzel & Flynn Ryder from Tangled.  Look out for the smolder!


Disney snacks are calorie-free, or at least that’s what I hear.  I could go on about all the yumminess through Epcot’s World Showcase or Mickey pretzels, but my favorite is the Dole Whip.  The famous Dole Whip is soft serve ice cream made with fresh Dole pineapple.  You can get it in a cup or as a float with fresh pineapple juice.  I can’t smell pineapple now without wishing I was in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland!


Quick service meals at Disney don’t have to be burgers and fries for every meal; there are a wide variety of choices! Epcot World Showcase offers a quick service restaurant for each country.  On our last trip my family had a long day at “the park that shall not be named”  (Universal Studios) and everyone was tired and hungry.  So we ventured to Mexico in Epcot for an authentic quick dinner.  The cute little outdoor eatery was very crowded, and for good reason!  The food was so good. The tacos, quesadillas, mini churros and Mexican fruit popsicles were all wonderful. The tables overlooked the lagoon for a beautiful setting!


Full service table meals in the parks have so much to offer. The 50’s Primetime Café at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is such a fun place to visit.  Pulling up a seat at the family kitchen table and enjoying some comfort food is always good, just don’t put your elbows on the table! Fried chicken or meatloaf dinners will take you back to the day in this retro themed restaurant, but your waiter will be sure you eat your veggies before you get dessert! The host labeled me a “troublemaker” from the beginning.  He was right! 


When in the Disney parks you have to eat, so you may as well enjoy it! If you want to try out any of these wonderful places or have any Disney questions please let me know. I’d love to help you make some magical memories of your own!


Jodi Oechsle

Disney Travel Specialist

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