And we’re so happy because we’re starting to see many of our favorite restaurants at Disney World reopen, including ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, and Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
‘Ohana is one of our (and our readers!) favorite spots to eat at Disney World! It has delicious Polynesian-style food, including amazing smoked meats and Hawaiian-inspired sides! The food is all served family-style in an all-you-care-to-eat fashion! You can find the restaurant in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
While Walt Disney World has been reopened since July of 2020, some of our favorite restaurants sadly remain closed.
We still haven’t seen the return of our favorite hot dog spot, Casey’s Corner, and Columbia Harbour House continues to be used for the Peter Pan’s Flight queue (but you *can* get some menu items at Tomorrowland Terrace). ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is one of the places that hasn’t opened its doors again, even when the resort did. But now, we FINALLY have a reopening date for the iconic Polynesian staple and you can make your reservation TODAY!!
We get it, picking a restaurant to visit in Disney World is SO HARD. There are so many choices!! And as a first-timer, it can be suuuuper overwhelming.
Don’t worry, DFB to the rescue! We put out a poll on Facebook asking which Disney World restaurant first-timers should ALWAYS try on their first visit. You, our readers, all had SO many good recommendations (we love the passion in our fellow Disney-lovers!). We went through each response and narrowed down the spots with the most shout-outs, and put them all in one easy list!
And we were there on its grand reopening day, checking out how things have changed, and comparing it to what it was like before it closed with Disney World last year. We were there for breakfast, but we also decided to check it out for dinner!
Who doesn’t love a good all-you-can-eat breakfast?!
When Disney World reopened, several restaurants remained closed for months afterward, not having the resources, staff, or possibly guest demand to operate again. Now, we’re starting to see some of our favorites open back up for business, and today we’re heading over to Disney’s Beach Club Resort to check one out! Cape May Cafe has reopened and we’re ready to utterly stuff ourselves with hearty breakfast food.
Updates: Cinderella’s Royal Table opened today, one day earlier than its scheduled reopening date, with a 5 minute wait! Click here to check out all the details. We were also surprised by a special guest during our dining experience today. Click here to see who made a guest appearance during our meal! Stay tuned for our full review of Cinderella’s Royal Table.
Ever wanted to dine like royalty?
You can truly feel like a princess when you eat at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. But, let’s be honest, this place has always been off-the-charts expensive.
Pre-closure, you could drop over $300 (after tax and tip) for your family of four, and it wasn’t even all you can eat. But we’ve always still recommended it as a one-and-done — because getting the experience to dine inside Cinderella Castle AND seeing five princesses at once almost made it worth the cost. Especially if this was your one and only experience to dine here.
We were VERY curious when we found out Chef Mickey’s would be reopening at Disney’s Contemporary Resort during Disney World’s phased reopening. As soon as they began accepting reservations, we promptly booked ourselves a table at this iconic spot!
But like so many newly reopened restaurants at Disney World, Chef Mickey’s has had to make several modifications. They’re no longer offering character dining or buffet-style dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the time being. In fact, dining is just limited to breakfast for now. We’ve already shown you some of the BIGGEST changes Chef Mickey’s has made since it reopened, but now we want to share with you all the details of what our FULL experience was like!
And according to a recent post on Unite Here Local 737’s Facebook page, we’ve just learned of a few more groups of restaurant Cast Members that are being asked to return to work.
Hear ye! Hear ye! Let it be known that the Great Republic of the Disney Food Blog will be reviewing dinner henceforth at Liberty Tree Tavern!
That’s right, friends! With Christmastime in full swing at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, we were craving those comforting flavors of a traditional American-style feast that only Liberty Tree Tavern can satisfy! Join us at the table for our holiday all-you-can-eat meal — we saved you a place!