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Jimmie is a retired school teacher from Texas, who has been going to Disney World for 25 years. He has experience in taking large groups to Disney, in addition to taking his own children and grandchildren. Jimmie and his wife Rhonda make annual trips to Disney World, Disneyland, and sail on the Disney Cruise Line.

10 Tips From a Disney Expert We Bet You Haven’t Heard

FastPass

1. Fastpass With so many attractions to choose from, it’s important to pick the right Fastpass reservations for Magic Kingdom. Which Magic Kingdom attractions are worth your FP+ reservations? Which are worth skipping?  According to those who monitor Fastpass times and crowd levels, the top 5 attractions you should use FastPass+ for to avoid long waits in line are: Peter Pan, ...

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Top 12 Places to Have Dinner at Walt Disney World Parks

Cobb Salad

8. Brown Derby – Hollywood Studios Representing the original restaurant in Hollywood, this elegant dining location seems almost out of place in a theme park.  It recalls the era of the bygone era of the silver screen, with caricatures of old-time celebrities decorating the walls.  You definitely must try the Famous Cobb Salad, with finely chopped greens, turkey breast, egg, ...

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Top 12 Places to Have Dinner at Walt Disney World Parks

9. 50’s Primetime Café –  Hollywood Studios This fun restaurant is especially appealing to baby boomers.  It’s 1950s kitsch, with decor straight from your grandmother’s kitchen. Black and white televisions are placed throughout the restaurant, playing clips from 1950s sitcoms.  The menu features good ole comfort food.  Save room for their extensive dessert menu. 

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Top 12 Places to Have Dinner at Walt Disney World Parks

tiffins

10. Tiffins – Animal Kingdom One of Disney’s newest restaurants, the theme of travel can be seen and felt everywhere you look. Hike your way through the rustic front doors to find an enormous map of the globe. There are three elegant dining rooms honoring the spirit of Africa, Asia and some of the world’s most exotic animals.  One of ...

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Top 12 Places to Have Dinner at Walt Disney World Parks

Tusker House Buffet

11. Tusker House – Animal Kingdom One of the most popular character meals, Donald’s Safari Dining offers the opportunity to meet Donald and Daisy Duck along with an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet. Donald’s Safari Dinner is offered starting at 4 p.m. daily.  The restaurant itself is decorated like an African marketplace. Be sure to look (up) for the allusions to Imagineer Joe ...

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Top 12 Places to Have Dinner at Walt Disney World Parks

Flame Tree BBQ

12. Flame Tree Barbecue – Animal Kingdom This counter-service restaurant features smoked items such as ribs and chicken. There is plentiful outdoor dining, mostly covered. Some water-side tables are available.  Tip: Servings here a large-consider sharing.  

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Top 12 Places to Have Dinner at Walt Disney World Parks

Via Napoli

One of the most enjoyable parts of a Disney vacation is the dining.  The Disney theme parks have literally dozens of restaurants to enjoy.  Not only are there a myriad of counter-service offerings, but after an exhausting day of enjoying the rides and attractions, you might want to enjoy a nice, relaxing table-service restaurant, before the nightly fireworks and parade.  ...

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Top 12 Places to Have Dinner at Walt Disney World Parks

Be Our Guest

1. Be Our Guest Restaurant – Magic Kingdom Most Disney guests are familiar with the animated feature “Beauty and the Beast”.  Would you like to enjoy French/American cuisine in the Beast Castle?  There are three themed dining rooms: the mysterious West Wing with the “enchanted rose”; the Rose Gallery with twirling, larger-than-life figures of Belle and Beast and the elegant ...

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Top 12 Places to Have Dinner at Walt Disney World Parks

Liberty Tree Tavern

2. Liberty Tree Tavern – Magic Kingdom Located in Liberty Square, this warm and cozy tavern sports a colonial theme, with an all-you-care-to-eat Thanksgiving-style dinner.  It has a Colonial Williamsburg theme with six themed rooms, each with artifacts commemorating an important person in U.S. history: Benjamin Franklin; Thomas Jefferson; John Paul Jones; Paul Revere; Betsy Ross; and George Washington.

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Top 12 Places to Have Dinner at Walt Disney World Parks

Columbia Harbor House

3. Columbia Harbour House – Magic Kingdom Hankering for some seafood, maybe a Lobster Roll?  Head over to this counter-service restaurant with a New England seaside theme.  This nautical spot in Liberty Square has abundant seating and offerings beyond the usual burgers and fries.  Tip: Sit upstairs for a good view and a less crowded area. 

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