We had lunch scheduled for the Tusker House Restaurant in the park. We got to the park early and rode the safari ride. It was still early in the day and the animals were all out. Then it was lunch time. We got our picture taken with Donald in his safari gear during our wait. The meal was a buffet and everything I had there was delicious. Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, and Goofy were wandering around and we got pictures with each of them. After the meal, we walked around the park. We rode Expedition Everest. My back and rib cage hurt after the rid as I was holding on for dear life. I'm not a big roller coaster fan. After riding Everest we headed back to the rooms and our luggage had arrived. We unpacked, got a little rest, and then headed to EPCOT for dinner. We had reservations at La Hacienda de San Angel. Now that was a meal I won't forget. The evening ended with the fireworks show after dinner and then back to the room to crash.
The following day we headed down the west coast of Florida to spend the day with Jennie's family. We got back late and headed to Downtown Disney. We didn't have a lot of time there before the last boat so we walked around for a bit before heading back to the room.
Monday was EPCOT. We hit most of the rides in the park. Lunch was great at Chefs de France. Chef Remy came by to make sure our food was up to snuff. Dinner was at the hibachi in the Japan exhibit. Jennie has wanted to go there on her last trip and she was unable to eat there so that was a priority. During the afternoon, I had a little stomach bug and had to do the search for some sort of medication. While searching for Pepto, Jennie's mom and brother met up with some other members of her family. We eventually caught up with them before dinner.
All in all, I had a great time and can't wait to go back again. If you didn't realize this fact while reading my recap, we had planned our vacation around where we were going to eat. I was very happy with the food at Disney World. We had purchased the Deluxe Dining Package, which included three meals per day at almost any restaurant onsite. While it was not a cheap option, we certainly got our value out of it.
- La Hacienda de San Angel (EPCOT)
- Artist's Point (Wilderness Lodge)
- Chefs de France (EPCOT)
- Tusker House (Animal Kingdom)
- 50's Prime Time Cafe (Hollywood Studios) *
- Teppan Edo (EPCOT)
- Tony's Town Tavern (Magic Kingdom)
- Cinderella's Royal Table (Magic Kingdom)
- Crystal Palace Breakfast (Magic Kingdom)
- O'hana Breakfast (Polynesian)
- Sci Fi Dine In Theater (Hollywood Studios)
- Spirit of Aloha Luau (Polynesian)
It's not fair to list the breakfasts at Crystal Plaza and O'hana and trying to compare then to the other meals since the menus are so different.