7. Biergarten Restaurant – German Pavilion, Epcot
Cheaper than hopping a plane to Germany, this dining stop will leave you with an authentic German biergarten experience. The ambiance is pure alpine charm with a German band cranking out authentic tunes as guests enjoy plenty of beer, brauts and other German dishes.
8. Coral Reef – Future World The Living Seas, Epcot
If you want to dine under the sea, snag a table at Coral Reef restaurant. This restaurant serves up yummy seafood in Epcot’s Future World. After all, what could be more exciting, beautiful and immersive than dining as fish swim past your table?
9. Cinderella’s Royal Table – Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom
This dining spot is a guest favorite for many reasons including the fact that diners get to meet Cinderella and Prince Charming. Aside from the character meet excitement at this restaurant, just dining inside Cinderella Castle is an experience in itself. The view of Fantasyland from the restaurant and seeing more of the iconic castle than the average park guest sees are benefits that make dining at Cinderella Castle the pinnacle in dining excitement for many guests.
Honorable Mention – Character Dining
Walt Disney World diehard fans will argue that character dining is a great way to see characters and enjoy a fun meal and I totally agree! For the purpose of this article, we zeroed in on exciting dining experiences outside character dining. However, meeting Mickey and Minnie at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood Studios or the princesses at Akershus Banquet Hall are awesome experiences that we totally recommend!
Honorable Mention – Animal Kingdom Dining
Disney’s Animal Kingdom has some delicious and fun dining options that immerse guests in a different culture or even a different world. Satu’li Canteen in Pandora is an awesome quick service eatery option for guests looking to enjoy a fresh and hearty lunch or dinner between rides. If you are searching for a table service option a favorite of my family is Yak & Yeti. Animal Kingdom has a plethora of restaurants with great menus and beautiful theming for guests to enjoy.