Planning My Disney Counter Service Restaurants at Disney World

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Yes, I am a planner when it comes to Walt Disney World.  And, well I guess in life too.  I make lists, upon lists, upon lists.  What we will eat, what we will eat, what rides we want to go on, what characters the kids want to see.   I do this to keep everything straight in my head and make a good plan ahead of time.  To me that is the way my family works best.  Many are spontaneous vacationers at Walt Disney World.  I am a planner.

We are going with a total of  6 adults and 2 children.  My parents, my family and my brother and sister-in-law will be joining us for 6 of our 9 days in Florida.  I had to keep things kind of neutral to cater to everyone’s tastes.

When we visit Epcot we love to eat our way around the world.  Yes, I am raising two little foodies too.  We purchase one counter service combo meal or an item that is particular to that country.  We only get one and the four of us try the meal and then rate it on flavor, uniqueness and overall presentation.  What’s interesting is that the “winner” the past 3 visits has been the Schwarma Platter in Morocco.  My children never would have tried lamb if it hadn’t been for Disney World.

So far our plans are:

Day 1 – Sunday   –  Animal Kingdom – Flame Tree Barbecue (dinner)

Suggested Meal:  Ribs and Chicken Combo


Day 2 – MondayEpcot – Around the World (lunch)   – Biergarten (dinner)


Suggested Meals: Empanadas de Queso (Mexico)/Norwegian Club Sandwich (Norway)/Chicken with Hong Kong Vegetable Style Curry (China)


Day 3 – TuesdayMagic Kingdom – Columbia Harbour House (lunch)  –   Crystal Palace (dinner)

Suggested Meal: Seafood Macaroni and Cheese (Columbia Harbour House)


Day 4 – WednesdayDisney Hollywood Studios –  Starring Rolls Cafe (brunch)  –   Mama Melrose (dinner)

Suggested Meals: Turkey Sandwich (Starring Rolls Cafe’) – Charred Strip Steak (Mama Melrose)


Day 5 – ThursdayMagic Kingdom – 1900 Park Fare (breakfast)  – O’Hana (dinner)


Day 6- FridayEpcot –  Around the World (lunch) – Teppan Edo (dinner)


Suggested Meals:  Fish & Chips (Yorkshire County Fish Shop – UK)/ Chicken & Lamb Schwarma Platter (Tangierine Cafe- Morocco)/Frangipane (Boulangerie Patisserie – France)/Bratwurst & Cold Potato Salad (Sommerfest – Germany)  – Sirloin Steak & Shrimp (Teppan Edo – Japan)


Day 7 – SaturdayAnimal Kingdom–  Yak & Yeti (CS lunch)  –  Narcoossee’s (dinner)

Suggested Meals:  Beef Lo Mein (Yak & Yeti) – Grilled Filet Mignon (Narcoossee’s)


Day 8 – SundayMagic Kingdom –  Capt. Cook’s (lunch)  – Fireworks Dessert Party (dinner)

Suggested Meal: Big Kahuna Sandwich (Capt. Cook’s)


Day 9 – MondayDisney Hollywood Studios   – Hollywood & Vine (breakfast)


Are you a planner or are you spontaneous?

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