Where are the best buffets at Walt Disney World? It’s a good question with a yummy answer. I know what you’re thinking: A buffet, yuck. But reserve your judgment until you’ve tried one — Walt Disney World’s buffets may surprise you.
Every Disney World restaurant is special. There is some really good food and some really mediocre food, but for the most part the buffets are top notched.
The most interesting of the Disney World buffets is the breakfast and dinner at Boma in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Orlando. Boma offers African inspired dishes like Couscous Marrakesh and FuFu (sweet and mashed potatoes with coriander and cinnamon). This is a meal is for the more adventurous. It has flavors that aren’t what you can get at your local McDonalds. But there are some good looking offerings like carved meats and vegetable skewers. For the less adventurous, chicken tenders and spaghetti and meatballs are available.
The cheapest buffet at Walt Disney World may be the least attended. It’s a little off the beaten path, but it’s worth a try. The dinner located in Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground at the Trail’s End Restaurant. The buffet serves good ole, down home, southern styled items. Fried chicken is the star at lunch. At dinner there is a full BBQ including ribs, carved meats and all the fixins. The price for an adult is less than $20.00. For Disney World that’s a bargain. The buffet is served on red and white checkered tablecloths. This is truly a wonderful step back in time.
For a meal that will thrill the Princess in your life, check out 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian Orlando for a Supercalifragilistic Breakfast complete with a fully stocked ice cream bar (yes ice cream for breakfast) or Cinderella’s Happily Every After Dinner. This is a character meal which means that during your meal, Disney characters, here it’s Princesses and Princes, will come to your table for pictures and autographs Oh, yeah, the food is good too.
The best Disney World buffet in the theme parks has to be the character dining at the Crystal Palace in The Magic Kingdom. Winnie the Pooh and friends are the hosts of a buffet that features American cuisine in a light, airy and even whimsical restaurant. There is even a special “buffet” for kids that is kid size and has kid tested items.
Another of the best buffets at Walt Disney World can be found in Epcot. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall hosts Epcot’s Princess Storybook Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The Royal Banquet Hall is a venue to fit any little Princess. The food is pretty good, but seeing the kids faces light up when they see Jasmine or Mary Poppins or some of the other Disney Prince and Princesses.
Buffets at Walt Disney World can be some of the best meals on the property. Check one out.
The best buffet for kids of all ages is found at Chef Mickey’s in The Contemporary Resort (the hotel that the monorail runs through the middle of). This is another character meal hosted by Mickey and friends. Mickey makes his way around the room in Chef’s garb. The buffet is served at breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a great way to get out of The Magic Kingdom for a while and grab some good food.