Now, let's talk about one of my favorite subjects in the world, food! Now Disney is of course about a lot more than food. But I love food. So here are some of my favorites and some dining reservations we made on our last trip, new and old.
I know, I know. I am such a sucker for Mickey shaped food! Pretzels, ice cream bars, rice krispies treats. GIMME GIMME.
One of my newer favorites is heading back to Gaston's Tavern for a Lefou's Brew and a giant cinnamon roll. Although I will never forgive Disney for turning the Main Street Bakery into a Starbucks at least I can drown my sorrows in a cinnamon roll. (Seriously Disney... there are enough Starbucks in the world, I DON'T WANT ONE IN PLACE OF MY GLORIOUS MAIN STREET BAKERY)
Over at Hollywood Studios there is still a bakery to be found at the Starring Rolls Bakery! I snagged this amazing lemon BB-8 cupcake there one afternoon. Mmmm.
Sorry this is a terrible picture (taken at night before the Main Street Electrical Parade) of the ice cream sandwiches sold from Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in Liberty Square. I had never had one of these but my sister and brother in law are big ice cream fans and they really loved them! Plus they're pretty cheap. Only around $4! And they're huge!
We did a breakfast at the Whispering Canyon Cafe one morning. We have been to Whispering Canyon a handful of times on previous trips and have always enjoyed the fun atmosphere. Whispering Canyon is a table service meal. We always love breakfast so we chose to go then. Unfortunately we made a later reservation of 10:45 and the restaurant was pretty empty. This made the fun atmosphere a little quieter with few other guests to play with. But it was still a great experience with our server, Sunshine!
Chef Mickey's was a must on our list with the kids because it's a great place to get to meet Mickey and the gang and enjoy a breakfast buffet! I have to say, out of all the new places we tried I would definitely go back to this meal! The buffet was large and well stocked with yummy food. The characters took a little bit of time to get around to each table, but that's ok, leaves more time for eating!
On Saturday for Dapper Day we finally got a reservation for Via Napoli which I have wanted to eat at for the last few trips. Thank goodness we had a reservation because the check in desk was a mess. We still waited a few minutes even with a reservation.
I got a strawberry agua fresca which I thought was going to be like strawberry lemonade but was more like strawberry water (hence the name I suppose), but I actually really enjoyed it and it was very refreshing.
The pizzas were pretty amazing too! The ones in the picture are personal pizzas! They were pretty big, but I managed to at the whole thing myself! I would definitely go back to Via Napoli!
Other dining experiences included Play and Dine at the Hollywood Vine for a buffet lunch which I was not that impressed with. We also ate at the Plaza Restaurant one night for dinner which was also just okay.
We took my niece to the Akershus Princess Storybook Breakfast one morning which was fun! She loved that the Princesses all came to the table. This was also a breakfast buffet which was pretty good, although I have to say the Contemporary's had more variety. It was also fun to get to walk back to the World Showcase when no-one else was around.
What's your favorite place to eat at Disney? What should we try next time?