Disney Questions

Posted on: Tue, 04/27/2004 - 3:30am
pjpowell's picture
Joined: 12/16/2002 - 09:00

We are traveling to Disney World in June, and will be staying at Fort Wilderness Campground in our new travel trailer. We will eat breakfast and dinner in our camper, but would like to eat lunch in the parks. I am trying to decide where we would like to eat, so that I can make reservations and talk to the Chefs about the food for my daughter.

I have done a search on the boards and my head is spinning from all of the information! However, I didn't notice any restaurant recommendations for Epcot. Does anyone know of a good restaurant to try in Epcot? My daughter is 2, so nothing too fancy.

In the Magic Kingdom, we are planning to eat at Tony's Town Square, and in MGM at the Sci-Fi Dine In Theatre. Does anyone have comments about those two restaurants?

Thanks for your help!!!


Posted on: Tue, 04/27/2004 - 7:22am
nancy023's picture
Joined: 12/12/2002 - 09:00

We always seem to eat at Chefs de France in Epcot for sit down. If you go during a lunch seating, they have lunch specials that are quite reasonable, and my pa son loved the cheeseburgers. I have also just picked up McDonald's (there is a stand next to Canada with Chicken nuggets and fries) and taken that for my son and ordered off the menu for me and DH.
For counter service, we go to McDonald's, Electric Umbrella, and the restaurant in America. They all have books with ingredients for the food selections.
The two places I would never want my kids to eat there are Mexico, because there are quite a few peanut dishes and the restaurant in "the Land" building. It has peanut butter playdough.
Have a great time! We love our Disney trips!

Posted on: Wed, 04/28/2004 - 11:53pm
CarsonsMom's picture
Joined: 02/11/2001 - 09:00

We just got back Sunday from Disney. We ate at the Sci-Fi Dine In. The chef came out and spoke with us (he wasn't as nice as the chefs in Magic Kingdom) but we did go over my son's allergies (peanuts/eggs) and decided to go with a cheesburger and fries. My son and daughter loved it because they got to eat in a car and watch old movies/cartoons on a movie screen. I also want to tell you that we ate lunch at the "Crystal Palace" in Magic Kingdom and it was my favorite. The chef made a grilled cheese sandwich with fries for my son, which is not in the menu and the buffet had tons of great food. We also ate at the Liberty Tree Tavern, the food was just o.k (buffet) but they too made my son a grilled cheese sandwich with fries.

Posted on: Thu, 04/29/2004 - 2:50am
patsmommy's picture
Joined: 10/31/2001 - 09:00

We went to Disney 2 xs in the past 2 years. I did eat at the Land.That is the one that revolves right? The chef there, Chef Alison was awesome! I never saw any peanut butter play doh . We ate there during both visits. The chef made a special dessert for my kids and was at out table before we ordered, then brought us the food and chatted awhile then brought us the dessert. She was really nice.

Posted on: Thu, 04/29/2004 - 8:47am
Chicago's picture
Joined: 04/21/2001 - 09:00

At Epcot we like the resturant in Italy (Alfredos). DD loved the pasta. They do have some things that have nuts/pesto in them, but talk to the chef and you shouldn't have any problems. The Japanese resturant is like a Bennihana type thing that cooked with sunflower oil - but check that out again. That might be fun for your little one as their is "entertainment" as well as food. The chef at the Yachtman's Steakhouse was very nice - that is not in Epcot but would be an easy walk from the Epcot International gate to the Yacht and Beach Club hotels.
In The Land there is a big food court with lots of choices if you don't want to do something fancy.
At MGM, the Sci Fi is a great choice. It is my favorite and is really different. The Brown Derby and Prime Time Cafe are other good choices.
We have always had good luck at Disney resturants. Have a great time.

Posted on: Sat, 05/01/2004 - 10:26am
selketine's picture
Joined: 04/11/2004 - 09:00

My son just started having a peanut problem last month so I'm not much help with whether the restaurant is safe but when we were there last August (he was 20 months old) we had dinner at the Germany restaurant at EPCOT and he LOVED it because of the live music and general festive atmosphere. You would have to check on the food prep but I don't recall encountering items with peanuts for dinner there. I'm not sure if the band plays for lunch but you could ask.
I've also read that The Living Seas restaurant used a sort of peanut butter play dough to hand out to the kids while waiting for their food to come. I don't know if they still do that but that would be worth checking out if you are considering that restaurant - it is popular with toddler families because the kids like watching the fish.
Have fun!

Posted on: Sun, 05/02/2004 - 11:53am
nancy023's picture
Joined: 12/12/2002 - 09:00

Maybe it was the Seas with the pb playdough. Well, somewhere on earth in Epcot is a restaurant with pb playdough. I'm sure I have read that, too.

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