Due to capacity limits and health and safety measures, the way a lot of Disney restaurants function has changed — and some still haven’t reopened since the closure over a year ago. Quick Service restaurants became almost exclusively available on Mobile Order, and we’ve gotta be real with you…that hasn’t exactly worked out as conveniently as advertised.
Here at DFB, dining in Disney World is kinda our thing (food is in our name, after all!).
We’re here to give you the lowdown on all the best snacks, most amazing restaurants, and all the foods that you can probably skip for your next Disney trip. Usually, each year we put out a list of restaurants that offer the best value within the realm of the Disney Dining Plan (meaning PRICIER fast food options to max out that value), but since the Dining Plan isn’t available this year, we’re sharing our list of quick-service restaurants at Disney World that’ll give you the best bang for your buck in 2021!
Back in December, restaurants in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District faced another round temporary closures due to a regional Stay-At-Home order mandated by the California Governor. And, it wasn’t until recently that California lifted the order, meaning that outdoor dining can return to the state.
This means that active eating and drinking are allowed again at Downtown Disney as long as guests are stationary and physically distanced. In response, we’re now starting to see restaurants announcing their reopening dates. And, today three joined the list and are set to open at the end of the month!
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly meal, Disney World has plenty of quick service restaurants to choose from!
Just recently, we’ve reviewed Pinocchio Village Haus in Magic Kingdom, Woody’s Lunch Box in Hollywood Studios, and Harambe Market in Animal Kingdom. We know how we feel about most Disney dining locations, but we’re curious to hear our readers’ opinions, so we asked: “Are these Disney World quick service restaurants overrated or underrated?” Here are your thoughts!
When Walt Disney World reopened, many of our favorite restaurants and snack stands sadly stayed closed.
Casey’s Corner, the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, Woody’s Lunchbox, and many more of the places we love are still not open for business. As the crowds slowly returned to Disney World, we saw some restaurants begin to open part-time, and now one of those locations has reopened completely!
We’re reporting to you live from Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort today for this first time since mid-March.
That’s because while the rest of Disney World’s theme parks and hotels will remain closed until further notice, some third-party restaurants and retailers have started reopening today.
It’s hard not to get wrapped up in your Disney World vacation. There’s excitement to be explored in almost every nook and cranny of the parks, not to mention the chance to run into some of your favorite Disney characters, snack on the treats that you love, go on rides, watch parades, fireworks — the list goes on and on!
But as wonderful as all this stuff can be, believe it or not, you could be inadvertently ruining the magic for others at the parks without even realizing it! We’re letting you in on some major no-nos we highly recommend you try to avoid!
We started with 64 of our favorite counter-service restaurants, but now we’re down to our FINAL MATCH!