This list features our picks for the best restaurants at Walt Disney World to order cheap(er) table service meal, potentially paying counter service prices for cuisine of better quality. This list combines a mix of objective and subjective menu analysis to provides one way of getting more value for money during your Walt Disney World vacation.
Restaurant Hakuna Matata is a counter service restaurant at Disneyland Paris in Adventureland. This review features food photos plus several showcasing the stunning African-inspired architecture and details of the restaurant, and our take on whether this is a good dining option at Disneyland Paris. We were pretty excited to finally have the opportunity to dine here. Along
Splitsville Luxury Lanes is a bowling alley and restaurant in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. This review of their dining room features food photos, our take on the ambiance here, and whether it’s worth taking time from your vacation to try Splitsville. As basic planning info, the Splitsville dining room is a 1-credit table
China Voyager is a counter service restaurant in Adventureland at Tokyo Disneyland serving noodles and ramen. This Disney dining review features food photos, (over) analysis of the menu, thoughts on ambiance, and whether you should dine at China Voyager. In short, our answer to the last question is an emphatic YES. China Voyager is one
The DCA Food & Wine Festival is back! This guide offers tips for how to make the most of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, what to order, what not to order, good value menu items, and general recommendations for making the most of the event. The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns
Free Disney Dining Plan is a promotion Walt Disney World offers every year for select dates in the fall and winter. If you’re wondering about 2017 dates, we now have some (predictive) insight thanks to the Free Dining “bounceback” offer that was released for Summer & Fall 2017 dates (see below for details). As of January
Sherwood Garden Restaurant is a buffet at Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. This is one of the best Disney buffets anywhere, and it’s a great option for those with “westerner” appetites wanting a high-quality and good-value option. Our review covers why, and includes food photos. In terms of pricing, Sherwood Garden Restaurant is about $40 to $50 depending
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is a dinner show at Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness. This Revue review features thoughts on the entertainment, our take on the all-you-can eat food, general history of this show, and whether the experience is worth the money. The menu here unlimited down-home comfort food, with likewise unlimited beer, wine, and soda.
A variation of Free Dining is being offered for Summer 2017 at Walt Disney World, including dates May through August. It’s not the normal Free Disney Dining Plan promotion (which we still expect to be released in the spring–potentially with some dates overlapping this promo) that has developed a loyal following for fall dates. Instead, this promotion
If you dine often at Walt Disney World restaurants, and are a Florida resident, Annual Passholder, or Disney Vacation Club member, there’s a money-saving card called Tables in Wonderland. I believe they call it this because only in Alice’s Wonderland could you save money at Disney by presenting a small piece of plastic. Normally, when