The yummy eats at Disney World is going to be a tough thing to blog about. Not because there isn’t enough to choose from, but because there is way too much!! For any of you that have ever visited that magical place, this is something you know all too well. Today I’ll just choose a few things that are some family favorites.
A must have for my son and myself are the Mickey waffles. It just isn’t the start of a Disney day for us if we don’t have these wonderfully, yummy Mickey eats before we head into the parks. Most days we like to do a counter service meal for breakfast. Disney World does have some fabulous restaurants where you can have a scrumptious breakfast with your family. My favorites are the character meals…but that is another post entirely. My husband usually likes to get an omelet or a platter that comes with scrambled eggs, sausage, a biscuit and fried potatoes, one of his favorite things to eat. My daughter is just not a breakfast person. She almost always eats a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast. Yes, a peanut butter sandwich folks. I am forced to bring a jar of peanut butter with us on vacation and buy a loaf of bread once we get there. With all the yummy breakfast foods at Disney I can only think of two she eats, bacon and grits, and she very particular about her grits! I thought for sure I had more pictures of the breakfasts we ate on our last Disney trip but I can’t seem to find any. Hmm, guess we were in too much of a hurry to eat them! Okay, moving on…..
One of our favorite places to eat lunch is at Flame Tree BBQ in Animal Kingdom. There we usually get a nice turkey sandwich, crispy french fries, crunchy onion rings (oh, how I love those!) or a barbecue sandwich. Allison’s favorite meal to eat here is the roasted chicken. It comes with some delicious baked beans and creamy coleslaw. Alas, Allison eats neither of those sides, so we must order some extra french fries for her. I know, I know…you are glad this picky eater belongs to me and not you, right?
Ah, a visitor. No Disney counter service meal is complete without one. I love all the different kinds of birds and squirrels that come up to you as you eat. You know they are down there thinking, “Please, lady, I’ll take anything you drop!” There are signs posted everywhere that ask you not to feed the wildlife and we don’t. Yes, we do drop the occasional fry or bite of something, but not intentionally. I like the fact that Animal Kingdom doesn’t allow plastic straws in the park. A sturdy paper straw comes with your drink when you get one there.
Another reason we like to eat at Flame Tree BBQ is the view. There is a ton of seating for this counter service restaurant, but we usually go all the way to the back so we can watch people ride Expedition Everest. Oh, and hear them SCREAM!!! I am a wimp and have never been on that ride. Just listening to them yell is enough to give me butterflies in my stomach. My nine year old son keeps telling me, “C’mon Mom, the Yeti isn’t even scary when he jumps out at you!” Um, no thanks, I’ve seen the part where the track comes to an end on that thing and you go roaring backwards. I’ll just sit here and enjoy my onion rings while you adventurous folks enjoy the ride. It does make for a lovely view, though.
I bet you thought I was going to talk next about our dinner at Disney World, didn’t you? Nah, I’m skipping straight to dessert! I could do several posts alone about the sweet treats you will find all over Disney property. Everywhere you turn there is something yummy to be had. You see my son here trying to tackle a cinnamon roll that is too big to fit in his mouth. One of my daughter’s favorite thing to eat are chocolate chip cookies and here she has found a winner! Who wouldn’t like to eat a cookie in the shape of Mickey Mouse? You know, when it’s Mickey-shaped it tastes so much better. For those of you who like rice crispy treats, you can get the mother (or should I say Mouse?) of all rice crispy treats here. My daughter put her hand next to this one so we could show you how big it is. Hey…did she coordinate her nail polish with that dessert without me knowing?
Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a few of the yummy things Disney World has to offer. If you’ve never been, you have no idea what you’re missing, and I’m not just talking about food. It truly is a magical place. Thanks for reading along, you have no idea how much I appreciate it. I’m thinking somewhere in the near future you may see a blog on another “Magical” place in Florida. I am afraid to mention it by name in the same post as I believe it will be breaking some sort of Disney law, or close to it. So, until next time, I’ll just slip on my Invisibility Cloak and disappear. 😉