Tomorrowland Terrace


My daughter wearing one of the 12 pair of Mickey ears she made for our trip.

Even on vacation I tell our story through food. Each day we had at least one “special” meal. Whether it was something simple in a counter service restaurant like Tomorrowland Terrace, which is generally not open during the time we travel to Walt Disney World, or a 5 course meal in a resort hotel the food helps tell our story.

Most of our vacations we try to stay together and do everything together. It is just how our family works. But, we do need some time apart. This time we gave my son a special tour for his birthday present. He got to go on a 7 hour Star Wars Tour at Disney Hollywood Studio. Star Wars is not something my daughter or I really care too much about, though I do know far more about it because of my son.  So, I let her plan a day just for her while they were on the tour.

When it was time for lunch I asked her where she would like to eat today. We could leave the parks and go to one of the hotels or go to another park. But, she chose The Tomorrowland Terrace because it usually is not open when we are in Walt Disney World. This is one of the restaurants that Disney opens only during peak season to take up some of the overflow. Because it is only open during peak season we have not eaten here in probably 12 – 13 years.

The restaurant is a counter service restaurant and counts as 1 counter service meal on the Disney Dining Plan. The meal is one entrée (with a side) and a drink. They had some really interesting choices that I wanted to try such as the Smoked Sausage Sandwich and the Pulled Pork Banh Mi Sandwich.

I chose the Smoked Polish Sausage Sandwich with whole grain mustard and roasted onions. This is served with a choice of apples or house made chips. This was served on a pretzel roll. The sausage had good flavor but there was too much mustard for my liking. I ended up wiping about 1/2 of it off. Next time I will ask for it on the side. I loved the addition of the onions. Overall I was pleased with the sandwich and would order it again.

My daughter chose the Angus Cheeseburger on a pretzel roll. The burger was a good size and well cooked. My daughter LOVED the pretzel roll. She said it was fresh and very different from the usual white rolls the hamburgers are served on.

The house-made chips were for the most part crispy and well done. Every once in a while we would get a chip that was not well cooked but overall we really liked them. I was wishing for some malt vinegar to sprinkle across the top of them to add another depth of flavor.

The best part of eating here was the view. We were able to get a table on the lower level near the edge of the terrace. The show “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” was just beginning as we sat down. Although we could only faintly hear the music it was nice to sit and watch the show and see the little fireworks at the end which made everyone jump in surprise.

We will definitely be trying this place again because I want to try the Banh Mi Sandwich.

19 Comments Add yours

  1. She made those ears?! They’re really great. Like you can buy in the stores at the park!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes. She made 12 pair before we left and wore each and every one of them. She got lots of compliments because they were unique.

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  2. That Smoked Polish Sausage sandwich looked delicious!!! 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks! It was good.

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  3. nancyruth says:

    I love the ears your daughter made. Those are so cute.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Awe, thanks! I cannot wait to tell her. She loves sewing and crafting.

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  4. I love that she made all the ears for her trip! I hope your son had fun on his tour, too.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Yes, he got to go on a 7 hour Star Wars Tour that I plan on blogging about soon.

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  5. Wow impressive ears!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! She loves making them.

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  6. It sounds like your vacation was really fun. Very well planned yet loose and flexible, as well. It’s wonderful that you know Disney World so well and go there so often that you can look both forward and back to put all of your current experiences into a context. Like you missed something this time but will simply put it on the list for next time. I haven’t been to Disney World since very shortly after it opened in the early 1970s when I was a kid. I don’t like crowds. But I’m rethinking my aversion after reading your blog posts. Maybe with enough advance planning it could be something really enjoyable.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Honestly, we don’t like crowds and with planning it is manageable, for the most part. We tend to travel “off-season” which is becoming a bit more crowded as Disney tries to even out its attendance but is still ok. Making reservations for dinners at quieter places and using Fastpasses for rides means a much shorter wait time.

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      1. Thank you for those tips! I’ve been vicariously enjoying your family’s vacation😄

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          I ❤ Disney! Any questions or concerns please ask. I have probably either been through it or can point you in the right direction.

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  7. It sounds like you guys have a fun trip

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It was fun. The sickness not so much but the vacation was fun overall.

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