Eating and Disney World tend to go hand in hand. After all, who doesn’t want to enjoy some delicious meals while on vacation? For this reason, we spend a lot of time talking about the many amazing restaurants found in the parks, as well as those located in the Moderate and Deluxe Resort Hotels. What we don’t spend a lot of time focusing on are the restaurants located in Disney’s Value Resort Hotels. Today, we are going to change that by ranking the five quick-service eateries located in the Value Resorts and letting you know exactly what we like—and don’t like—about each one. Hopefully this information will help you plan your vacation by allowing you to decide which of the less expensive resorts might cater best to your dining needs.
1. Landscape of Flavors (Art of Animation Resort)
Easily at the top of our list is Landscape of Flavors. This food court is located in the Art of Animation Resort, and in our opinion offers the most relaxing ambiance of the five eateries. The color scheme is pleasing to the eye, and the decor is tasteful. That said, it is still a food court, and can get loud and busy, so go in with this in mind. The food at Landscape of Flavors includes all of the typical pizza, pasta, and burger options. However, they do also offer a few out-of-the-ordinary options. Most of these are found on the dinner menu and include such choices as Mongolian Grilled Fish and a Jumbo Stuffed Meatball. These items are surprisingly delicious, and even rival the dishes served at Deluxe Resort counter-service joints.
2. Everything Pop Food Court (Pop Century Resort)
Second on our list is the Everything Pop Food Court. The ambiance here is definitely less relaxing and more in-your-face, with bright colors and theming. That said, it is fine as far as food courts go. The reason this restaurant is second on our list is for the food. Once again, typical entrees such as burgers and chicken are available, ensuring there is something for everyone. However, the dinner menu also includes yummy meals you might get at grandma’s house, such as roasted salmon, meatloaf, and pot roast. We also love the dessert options at this particular food court, which include a super fun tie-dye cheesecake and a delicious oatmeal cream pie.
3. World Premiere Food Court (All-Star Movies Resort)
Next up is All-Star Movie Resort’s World Premiere Food Court. To be honest, all of the All-Star Resort food courts are very similar. However, we have to give this one a slight edge because of its awesome theming. The whole place is set up to look like a fancy movie theater, and it just couldn’t be any cuter. As far as more unique menu items go, we have to admit that the Spinach Artichoke Pasta is actually pretty delicious. We also enjoy the Orange Chicken served on certain days of the week.
4. Intermission Food Court (All-Star Music Resort)
Fourth on the list is the Intermission Food Court at All-Star Music Resort. The theme here is, of course, music, and ever since the restaurant’s relatively recent remodel, we have to say the place has been looking pretty classy. We love that Disney characters have been added without taking anything over the top, and the color scheme is lovely. The food here is a lot of the same stuff you’d find at any of the food courts. However, unique items include some surprising entrees such as Seared Mahi and Ancho Grilled Flank Steak, both of which are surprisingly good.
5. End Zone Food Court (All-Star Sports Resort)
Finally, there is the End Zone Food Court at All-Star Sports Resort. This restaurant is usually the most bustling of the five, thanks to the sports groups that often stay here. Additionally, we feel the theming is a bit in your face. Still, it’s a food court, and as such, the atmosphere is perfectly fine. If you’re looking to stray from the usual fast food staples at this food court, we highly recommend visiting during dinner hours. Crab cakes are served on certain nights of the week, and steak and salmon are also options. All three are quite good, and a far cry from a box of chicken nuggets.
There you have it, folks! As you can tell, all five of these food courts have their pros and cons, and while we may favor one over the other, we will happily dine at any of the above. That said, none of these quick-service restaurants is anything to necessarily write home about, and they certainly aren’t worth traveling to specifically. Instead, they are all good places to grab some grub before or after hitting the parks.