This is a post for all of the people that ask us, “It’s our first time going to to WDW! What’s your favorite restaurant?” or “Where’s your favorite place to stay?” At which point Tim and I look at each other and shrug. That is such a hard question for us because we tend to want to answer according to your needs; like those annoying teachers that would answer your questions by asking you another question.
“Well…..what price point are you looking at? Are you asking us what our favorite value resort is or our favorite deluxe resort? What kind of food are you looking for? Are you asking us what our favorite sit down restaurant is, or do you want only quick meals?”
In essence, we try to answer people’s Disney questions by probing to find out what is going to be perfect for them for their trip, and we end up not answering the original question that they asked at all! What is our favorite? So here it is. Everything posted here is our own official Elrod opinion. These are our favorites when it comes to resorts and restaurants. Take it or leave it.
Our Favorite Resort
The Wilderness Lodge.
Our favorite Restaurant
This is where it gets tricky. This is where it get choppy. Let’s break it down.
Magic Kingdom: Table service – Liberty Tree Tavern Quick service – Casey’s Corner Snack – Main Street Bakery
EPCOT: Table service – Via Napoli Quick service – Cantina de San Angel Countries to get a snack – Germany and Japan
Hollywood Studios: Table service – Mama Melrose Quick Service – ABC Commissary Snack – The Writer’s Shop
Animal Kingdom: We mainly just eat snacks – Harambe Fruit Market
Downtown Disney/Marketplace: Table service – T-Rex Quick service – Earl of Sandwich Snack – Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
Breaking it down a bit further for resorts
Table service: – Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Kona at the Polynesian, & The Wave at the Contemporary
Quick service: Roaring Fork at the Wilderness Lodge
Table service: Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary
Quick service: Roaring Fork at the Wilderness Lodge, the Mara at Animal Kingdom Lodge, & surprisingly the All-Stars for their variety and nacho bars
And there you have it! Easy as that. We still have many places we’d like to try that we never have before, so these may change. We’ll keep ya on the up ‘n up if they do.
With love, Malorie