Who’s up for a little kitchen reno? My brain’s clearly going a little haywire today, and I was thinking: if I could choose one Disney restaurant to remodel my kitchen after, which spot would it be?
So my fun question to you today is: Which Disney restaurant would inspire your dream kitchen makeover? I’m always happy to kick off the discussion, so I’ll share a few of mine, too!
50s Prime Time Cafe: Mom’s Kitchen!
Nostalgia abounds in what would be my “modern kitchen with a nod to the past!”
While I might not go full-on formica, I’d definitely have some fun, retro elements in there like a 50s style fridge (with all the bells and whistles of today!).
Add in a couple of awesome garage sale finds as decor, and some killer wallpaper, and you’re all set!
Cinderella’s Royal Table: Medieval Castle with a View, Please
Looking to get your prince or princess on? For sheer grandeur, Disney-style, how about a kitchen based upon our favorite fortress, Cinderella Castle?
The dining room at Cinderella’s Royal Table offers plenty of inspiration: suits of armor, intricate tapestries, and family crests adorn the space.
Fancy a kitchen with a gothic arch or two? How about mullioned windows? Check out this awesomeness!
Book a table during your next visit to get lots of ideas.
‘Ohana: Unlimited Meat, Bread Pudding, and a Killer Fire Pit
How else are my cousins and I going to prepare vast quantities of skewered meats and all-you-can-eat bananas foster bread pudding every. single. day?
Add some relaxing music from the islands and a Lapu Lapu and we’re good to go!
Jiko: Giant Ovens and an Ever-Changing Sunset
One of my favorite spots for delicious food and a relaxing evening is Jiko at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The signature restaurant brings all of the warmth and hospitality of Africa a little closer to home.
My Jiko kitchen would definitely feature an ever-changing “Sunset Wall,” dark wood and tile, and maybe even a giant oven for all of those tandoori goodies!
And, of course, birds.
And take note throughout the evening that the lights and colors deepen throughout the restaurant, mimicking the African sunset.
Mood lighting in my kitchen? Yes, please.
And now it’s your turn! Ever sit in a Disney restaurant and dream of taking it home with you? What Disney dining experience would inspire your extreme kitchen makeover? Would you build a soda fountain like Beaches and Cream so you can create your very own Kitchen Sink? Or would your kitchen have a Dole Whip machine, a la Captain Cook’s?
UPDATE: Dole Whip is no longer being served at Captain Cook’s, is no longer self-serve, and is no longer available 24 hours a day. You’ll now find Dole Whip at the Pineapple Lanai in Disney’s Polynesian Village in addition to Aloha Isle at the Magic Kingdom. You can also find Dole Whip available intermittently at Animal Kingdom’s Tamu Tamu Refreshments, and at Epcot during some special events. On the upside, you can also get a Dole Whip Float at Pineapple Lanai!
What Disney restaurant do you wish you could bring home to your kitchen? Let us know in the comments below!