Wow! What a fun surprise to see so many Disney Restaurants participating in Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month for 2017!
September is Orlando Magical Dining Month sponsored by Visit Orlando, and it begins with a preview week on August 25th and runs through October 1st. Magical Dining offers Orlando locals and guests the chance to enjoy the Orlando culinary scene at a significant savings: $35 for three courses at participating area restaurants. This year, the tally is over 100 restaurants offering the prix fixe dinners, which include appetizer, entree, and dessert.
In keeping with tradition, one dollar from each meal goes to support local charities. Freedom Ride and BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation are the two charities for 2017.
For a complete list of participating restaurants and Magical Dining Month menus, head over to Visit Orlando’s website. And to see all of the restaurants at Disney World and in the immediate Lake Buena Vista area, click here.
This year, an unprecedented number of Disney restaurants are participating, and we are happily surprised to see several Disney owned and operated spots on the list! Among them are The Turf Club, Boatwright’s Dining Hall, Grand Floridian Cafe, Jiko, Olivia’s Cafe, and The Wave… of American Flavors.
With this many Disney restaurants participating, there is something important to note: when you arrive for your Advance Dining Reservation at one of the Resort locations, be sure to notify your server that you are interested in selecting from the Orlando Magical Dining Prix Fixe menu.
You can check out the menus of each participating location by viewing the restaurant list on the Orlando Magical Dining Month website and clicking the Fork Menu icon to see what the restaurant will be offering. But we would love to give you a glimpse of a few spots here to whet your appetite!
Grand Floridian Cafe
Seasonal Citrus and Cucumber Salad
Caramelized Onion Soup Gratinee
Old South Chicken Wings
Grilled Pork Chop
Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast
Small Desserts (Select Two)
Mocha Pot de Crème
Wild Strawberry Cheesecake
Fresh Berry Tart
The Turf Club
The Turf Club Grilled Romaine Salad
Classical French Onion Soup
Pan Seared Corvina
Grilled New York Strip Steak
Rigatoni Fiesolana with Shrimp
Madagascar Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee
Inguday Tibs in Brik
Bo Kaap Malay Seafood Curry
Botswana-style Seswaa Beef Short Rib
West African Koki Corn
And remember, the full list this year includes over 100 restaurants all over the Orlando area! So if you are a local or just taking a bit of time to check out some of the sights and scene around Orlando on this fall’s visit, be sure to check out the full list here.
Will you be trying a new-to-you restaurant during Orlando Magical Dining Month? Please let us know with a comment!