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You Know You’re Eating In Disney World When…

Let’s face it. There are a few foodie experiences at Walt Disney World and Disneyland that we don’t normally find at our hometown restaurants!

We thought it would be fun to put a few “You know you’re eating in Disney World when…” thoughts together, and we’d love to hear your additions!

Leave us a comment with your own “You know you’re eating in Disney World or Disneyland when…” experience! ;-)

You Know You’re Eating In Disney World When…

There are strangers eating in the back seat of your car.

Who's in the Back Seat?!?

You memorize the color of the soap in the bathroom while your kids willingly set the table.

Setting the table

You can’t wait to take a bite out of a mouse ear.

That's better!

You get bragging rights for eating dinner while watching fireworks.

Fireworks and castle from Narcoossees

You ask a yellow bear if he has a rumbly in his tumbly.

Winnie the Pooh

You had something called POG juice, jungle juice, or frunch with your morning meal.

Pineapple, Orange, Guava Juice (POG)

You can drink around the World, then take a boat or monorail “home.”

Rose and Crown Beer Flight in Epcot

A safe ride home

Prince Charming really does stop to say hello!

Well, hello there!

It makes perfect sense to have lunch while being entertained by an alien named Sonny.

Sonny Eclipse entertains

You just paid $25 for a burger (and you’re OK with that).

Le Cellier House Burger

You’re excited to have a mouse in the kitchen.

There's a mouse in the kitchen!

You take great pleasure at waving a napkin in the air. Repeatedly.

Waving napkins!

You can snack around the world without bringing your passport.

Seating Outside the Bakery in Epcot

Your waffle has a face.

Mickey Waffle

Chocolate means more if it’s shaped like a shoe.

A Chocolate Shoe!

You’re eating in a spinning restaurant. With a Chipmunk.

Garden Grill

Dale and Friend at Garden Grill

We’ve had great fun with this post, so be sure to look for a Part Two!

When do you know you’re eating in Disney World? Amuse us in the comments below!


  1. Mary says:

    adored this! thanks for this one!

  2. Emma says:

    That’s brilliant! Nobody does it like Disney

  3. Heather says:

    Great post–those are some of the things I love about dining at Disney. My personal favorite is having lunch looking out at an African Savannah in Florida!

  4. Sara says:

    Hahaha this is so true! How about you know you’re dining in Disney when you WANT to be told to keep your elbows off the table and to finish everything on your plate! (50’s Prime-Time)

  5. Melissa Sue says:

    There’s a dinosaur skull above your head and you consider handprints on the wall “art.” (Restaurantosaurus: and

  6. Great stuff…nice to have a smile this early in the morning:)

  7. Christina says:

    Nice post! Good way to start the day!

  8. Kim LaPaglia says:

    Heather – love your personal favorite! ;-)
    Sara – ROFL!! So true!!

  9. Kristina says:

    Love these all! Looking forward to experiencing some of them in 9 days!
    How about – You know you’re dining in Disney when your children get up from their seats to ride wooden horses around the dining room and you take photos of them! :)

  10. Mark D. says:

    You know you’re eating in Disney when your waitress brings your drink in a mason jar….sometimes a giant one!

  11. Janna says:

    You dine with the fishies…(Coral Reef). Sorry, my pics never turn out well in there! :)

  12. Aaron C says:

    You know you are eating in Dinsey when you make your dinner reservations 180 in advance!

  13. Stephanie says:

    I know I’m dining in Disney when I can’t wait for a rat to visit my table.

    (Remi – Chefs de France)

  14. Mad Hatter says:

    You know you’re eating in Disney when … your pizza has ears! :D

  15. melissa sue says:

    You delight in asking for ketchup! (At Whispering Canyon.)

  16. Jenny says:

    Love This!!!!! Another you know your eating in Disney when… you know your eating in Disney when… you server can potentially have you sing, dance or call alot of somewhat spontaneous attention to you and you are perfectly ok with it and are excited about it.

  17. Savorique says:

    Great post! Loving the Mickey waffle. Seeing at the Epcot’s photo, I miss the Paris’ DisneyWorld…

  18. canadianslovewdw says:

    you know you are eating at Disney when on your servers name tag is what state or country he or she is from… when we were at le cellier there was a server from our city in CANADA…

  19. JoAnn says:

    This is great.

  20. kathleena says:

    Love this! How about – when you’re having a quiet Bistro lunch in France and the server arrives at your table, lifts up the cover on the plate and…………………there’s a mouse wearing a chef’s hat under it!

  21. Dustin says:

    …. you are stuffed from your steak and eggs from breakfast at 8am, yet find it completely acceptable (in fact you’d have it no other way), to eat a hunking turkey leg at 10am as a mid-morning snack, nevermind that you can barely eat a quarter of it.

  22. Adhi says:

    This post made my day. You capture the food aspect of the Magic of Disney is such an awesome way!

  23. Galloping Gourmand says:

    The woman bringing your food makes you eat all your vegetables before you leave, and you’re paying for the privilege.

    The volcano blows up on a regular schedule.
    It’s always twilight.

    You can look out the window on one side of the room and see an old west town, and then turn your head to the other window and see a European style castle courtyard fair.

  24. You know you are eating at Disney when you have your reservations all set 180 days out and you can already taste the food and see yourself in the restaurants!

  25. AJ says:

    Ohmigosh I love these!! You guys are awesome!! Totally agreed…

  26. Jenny says:

    you know you r eating in disney when you are just as excited for the amazing, special food as you are for the rides

  27. JoAnn says:

    You know you are eating in Disney World when your cheesecake is tie-dyed.

  28. Eeyore says:

    You know you’re eating in Disney when 5 Princesses show up at your table:-)

  29. JoAnn says:

    You know you are eating at Disney when you can eat breakfast in Norway, Germany for lunch and Italy for dinner. You can leave the passport at home.

  30. Deb W. says:

    You know you are eating at Disney World when a stranger rides by on a hobby horse singing happy birthday to his wife. (Whispering Canyons Cafe)

  31. Holly says:

    I thought of another!

    You know you’re eating in Disney when, even though you’re in the middle of stuffing your face, you excitedly leap up from your seat to participate in doing The Hustle with a bunch of enthusiastic Cast Members, and nobody–CM or Guest–has any qualms about embarrassing him or herself because they’re having so much fun!

  32. AJ says:

    These are awesome!!! Keep ‘em comin’!!!

  33. Tina says:

    Where is the chocolate shoe from?

  34. Kim says:

    Hi Tina, that specific picture was taken at our 10th anniversary vow renewal where we had a reception at the Grand Floridian.

    However, you can also get the slipper delivered to a GF restaurant or Cinderella’s Royal Table. Here’s more info on ordering:

    I recently had one for my birthday at a GF restaurant and it was as delicious as ever!!!

  35. All of these pictures make me want to go back to Disney World right now!

  36. Phillippa says:

    You know you are eating in Disney when you take a photo of everything before you eat it! :-)

  37. Alex says:

    You know you’re eating in Disney when…

    You’re eating popcorn out of a droid (R2D2)
    Everything’s shaped like Mickey!

  38. Henry says:

    You know you are eating in Disney when your microwave sandwich cost 3 times as much as it would at a convenience store.
    You know you are eating in Disney when your $2.50 bottle of water cost the same as a 6-pak of bottle water in the grocery store.

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