Cafe Rix at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort is the hotel’s quick service and grab-and-go dining location. The pastry case here is usually a little above-par for a hotel food court, but this latest cupcake… takes the cake. And the dropper. And the buttercream. It just takes it all.
Whispering Canyon Cafe has been a staple of fun family dining at Walt Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge for years.
Whispering Canyon Cafe
And I’ve enjoyed a meal and the overall atmosphere many times over the years. This has been the place to go for raucous hijinks like wooden pony races, massive straw drops, and tables overloaded with ketchup bottles.
That’s all to say: there has never been much whispering going on at Whispering Canyon Cafe. But it’s a place where fun was front and center, food was decent (although never particularly inspired), and diners knew they’d have a good time.
But that history of silliness and play was all in jeopardy last year when Whispering Canyon Cafe got a bit quieter. That’s because — for reasons unknown — Whispering Canyon Cafe toned the fun way down last May.
Or did they? After we posted about the major changes coming to the Cafe, our readers reported a lot of variation in their dining experiences. Some found the quieter setting, while others still witnessed hijinks. [Read more…]
Walt Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge is a terrific place to grab a meal. It’s home to the fun and family-friendly Whispering Canyon Cafe and to the new and fantastic Storybook Dining at Artist Point. Geyser Point Bar & Grill and Territory Lounge hold down the fort with bar food and great drinks.
And when it comes to quick service, the resort isn’t playing around, either. Roaring Fork is consistently good, serving up creative, quality eats that guests (and I!!) love. And breakfast… is awesome!
It’s no secret that California Grill atop Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort is an elegant and special place to dine any night of the year, but there is something magical about dining here on Valentine’s Day. The views, the ambiance, and the food combine to create a special, one-of-a-kind evening.
California Grill is offering a three-course menu for Valentine’s Day. The meal consists of an appetizer, an entree, and a shared dessert. Starters include a choice between Colorado Bison Tartare and Lobster Bisque.
Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World is nearly finished its years-long renovation, and in October, visitors were finally able to enjoy one of the centerpieces of the resort’s re-imagining: Centertown Market!
We had dinner here shortly after the quick service and grab-and-go spot opened, and to be honest, it was a little hit or miss.
Boatwright’s Dining Hall might just be one of Walt Disney World‘s best-kept dining secrets. Located within Port Orleans Riverside, it’s a great spot to seek out if you’re looking for a quiet table service dinner outside of the parks.
Boatwright’s has had a few menu updates since our last visit and most recent guest review (hello, All-You-Care-to-Enjoy Chef’s Platter!), so we were excited to get back to Port Orleans Riverside to check it out.
If Walt Disney World dining establishments competed for superlatives, California Grill atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort would vie for several titles.
Best Dinner View? Best Sushi? Most Likely to Knock Your Socks Off? Yup — it would make a strong case for all.
And, in truth, we’ve included Cali Grill in lots of our lists, including 56 Must-Read Disney Dining Tips, where we tout that view, and 36 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Walt Disney World, where we highlight the extraordinary sushi.
One of the more exciting (and for some disappointing) aspects of dining at California Grill is its ever-changing menu. The intent is to adapt to local availability of ingredients — seasonality, in other words. And what that means for this signature restaurant is that the dishes you have one night may very well be absent from the menu the next.
But it also means the dishes on the menu are always high-quality and seriously fresh. And that’s why we keep going back — because there’s always something new (and thankfully always a couple of old favorites, though they might look a little different).
When Ale & Compass Restaurant opened at Walt Disney World’s Yacht Club Resort last November, it received mixed reviews. The nautical and sparse decor appealed to some but made others feel the space was too stuffy.
The menus raised some eyebrows, with self-proclaimed New England-style options not appealing to, well, New Englanders. We gave it a bit of a tepid review for dinner, and we heard from lots of readers who missed the former Captain’s Grille breakfast buffet.
For one of those contentious topics, Ale & Compass offers a solution. A breakfast buffet is now available! (And we were told that it was due to popular demand from guests. So see? Sometimes your requests do make it all the way to the top!)
And the price is actually OK on this one!
Ample Hills Creamery at Walt Disney World’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas has a massive following, owing to some pretty spectacular ice cream and its convenient location (Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot’s International Gateway, and the Swan and Dolphin hotels are all within walking distance!).
We’ve been enamored since our first visit just over two years ago, and we’re not too proud to admit that we still daydream about this sweet frozen treat on a pretty regular basis. :p
In April of this year, Disneyland Resort announced that two brand new character meals were coming to the resort — and in true @DiningInDisney fashion, our Disneyland correspondent Heather Sievers was all over it! She enjoyed Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet (which is billed as a Brunch Buffet on weekends and select Mondays and holidays!) at Storytellers Cafe in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel — and it. was. awesome.
This buffet brings Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Chip, and Dale in their finest adventuring attire — and Heather received this cute button on her visit, too! Doesn’t Mickey look ready for fun?