Dine in Style: How to Win at Grand Floridian Dining

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These are the Grand Floridian restaurants you must visit when you’re at Disney World.

After closing for months due to COVID, Disney World has reopened restaurants and theme parks. As you prepare to visit, please know that they’ve updated protocols using guidance from the CDC and government health agencies. You’ll need to follow all posted directions while visiting.

You can enjoy the best eats on your next vacation. Keep reading to learn how to dine in style. Here’s how to win at Grand Floridian dining.

Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

There’s something for everyone at Tusker House’s buffet, including special appearances from classic Disney characters. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a safari theme. All meals include meet and greets with the costumed characters, but you’ll need to check before to make sure they’re open during COVID.

Victoria & Albert’s

Victoria & Albert’s offers fine dining to adults in the middle of Disney. The savory meals are expensive, and there’s a dress code for all parties. Men must wear a jacket to enter, and the women need to dress up too.

Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Harvest Feast in Garden Grill at EPCOT

Chip and Dale wander the restaurant with Mickey’s friends to meet guests, dressed in overalls. You can eat on the lower level for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The characters walk around on the upper level and can stop for a quick photo.

Le Cellier Steakhouse

Located in the cellar of the Canadian château, this restaurant serves flavorful steaks and seafood options. You’ll be able to enjoy regional cuisine inspired by Canada. You’ll need a verified dining reservation, park reservation, and admission on the same date for your entire party over the age of three.


Cinderella’s Royal Table at the Magic Kingdom

Cinderella’s Royal Table is open for guests to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You’ll find it’s hard to get a reservation here, requiring booking six months in advance. They’re closed temporarily, so watch for future announcements to find out when you can eat there.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at EPCOT

Akershus is a good alternate for Cinderella’s Royal Table, should you not be able to book a reservation. You’ll sit at a banquet table as you eat Norwegian delights. The bad news is that the restaurant’s been transformed into a relaxation area and is temporarily closed.

Topolino’s Terrace: Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Riviera Resort

The menu includes shared pastries, an entrée, and a drink. Topolino’s Terrace is providing a modified experience to guests until further notice. The characters won’t be able to come to every table, but they wander around throughout the meals.

1900 Park Fare

1900 Park Fare is open for themed breakfast and dinner. You’ll meet princesses throughout the levels and different meals. The restaurant is closed temporarily due to the pandemic, so you’ll need to watch for future opening announcements.

Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s Boardwalk

The Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast offers character-themed breakfast. You’ll meet Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Prince Eric, Ariel, and more of your favorite royals. The boardwalk’s open, but the character dining experience is temporarily closed.

Grand Floridian Café

The Grand Floridian Café is an easy reservation to make for any guest because it’s hidden to the naked eye. They serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner at an unbeatable price. You can choose this restaurant to save money without being forced to sacrifice good food or leave the resort.

Enchanted Rose

The Enchanted Rose lounge features classy spaces with a Disney live-action theme. There are tasty appetizers and an elegant bar for your party to enjoy. They’re open, following CDC health guidelines, and you can book a reservation online.

Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

You and your party will enjoy meeting Disney junior characters when you visit Hollywood & Vine. The buffet features American food and character dining. The restaurant’s currently closed and will require valid passes for the same day when they open their doors again.

Other Grand Floridian Dining Options You Should Consider

The Grand Floridian has over four hundred restaurants you can eat at, depending on your budget and cravings. They even have mobile ordering available. The following are some of the other dining options available:

  • The Hollywood Brown Derby
  • Tiffin’s Restaurant
  • The Wave of American Flavors
  • Beaches and Cream Soda Shop
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Maji Pool Bar
  • And many more

For families, you’ll be able to enjoy character dining and themed spaces. Adults can visit one of the bars, lounges, or fine dining restaurants for some romantic bonding time. Remember to check the resort websites for reservation options, pricing, and open hours.

Grand Floridian Tips and Tricks

When you’re visiting Disney World and the Grand Floridian Resort, there are some things you should know to improve your experience. If you look closely, you’ll find hidden characters in the marble flooring. Listen, and you’ll hear beautiful music coming from the full orchestra in the lobby.

You can celebrate the holidays with your loved ones for more excitement. The resort decorates every Christmas season using Victorian-themed decorations, and they sell gingerbread from a gingerbread house in the lobby. You’ll also finally get the opportunity to try chestnuts roasted by an open fire and witness the nearby fireworks.

One of the other activities you can do while at Disney World is to dance with Cinderella, for free. She and her prince will walk down the grand staircase into the main lobby, where a pianist plays music and the princess dances with kids. You’re sure to enjoy everything Disney Grand Floridian offers with a little planning before your trip.

Enjoy Your Next Vacation

Whether you’re traveling with loved ones or solo, you’ll enjoy your Florida vacation. Use this as a guide to Grand Floridian dining so you experience delicious meals every day. These restaurants will help you learn how to dine in style when you’re at Disney World.

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