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Top Dining Experiences We’re Missing the Most at Walt Disney World

The dining experiences in Walt Disney World Resort are some of the very best out there. In fact, we’d even go so far as to say that the dining options you choose are some of the things that can make or break a visit to Disney World, especially if you visit often and the rides are old news. Unfortunately, since the reopening of Disney World last summer, many dining experiences have not been available. While we are seeing these being slowly phased back in, there are still a number of favorites that are missing. Wondering which dining experiences you won’t get to have during your upcoming visit to Disney World? Below are the top 11 experiences we’re missing most at the most magical place on earth.


Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is home to some of the best dining options on property. Sadly, many of these beloved options are not available, and a couple of those that are have changed in ways we don’t appreciate.

1. Crystal Palace (with Characters)

Everyone loves Winnie the Pooh, and dining with this silly old bear and his pals at the Crystal Palace has been a favorite of families for years now. Not only are the character interactions at this meal top-notch, the food is super tasty as well. Currently, Crystal Palace is open for dining with family-style food instead of the previous buffet style. Sadly, characters are still unavailable. Hopefully we see the characters return soon!

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2. Quick-Service at Be Our Guest

One of our favorite restaurants on Disney property, Be Our Guest offers a totally immersive dining experience that transports you right to the Beast’s castle. The attention to detail is phenomenal, and the food is equally good. Before the parks shut down, guests could enjoy a quick-service meal at this location if they visited earlier in the day. That said, this is no longer available. All meals are table-service meals, and that means the price tag has gone up significantly, pricing many out of the experience.

3. Columbia Harbor House

Columbia Harbor House is the go-to Magic Kingdom location for extra tasty quick-service food. Unfortunately, with this eatery shut down and with the decision to shift Be Our Guest to table-service only, guests are now left with some pretty boring quick-service options.

Columbia Harbor House

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About Chelsea

Chelsea is a lifelong Disney fanatic who lives and travels full time in an RV with her son and husband. Their family takes full advantage of their unique living situation by visiting Disney parks on both sides of the country as often as possible. In doing so, the Gonzales family gathers loads of great tips and info about the parks, which Chelsea is thrilled to share with readers here. Visit Chelsea's blog: Wonder Wherever We Wander! Here you’ll find a wealth of valuable information as well as a variety of reviews and resources to help you navigate the often uncharted territory of roadschooling.