What we ate- Disney Edition

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Since it is Wednesday, we thought we would do a "What we ate Wednesday", Disney Edition. One of the most fun things about Disney is eating at their unique restaurants.  Although most Disney visitors make their dinning reservations 180 days in advance, we usually just "Wing it". So far that method has worked out okay for us because we have been able to get in to every place we wanted to. There have been a few times we've made reservations once we arrive at Disney and that has worked out for us too.  Here are just a few dishes that we remembered to take pictures of. Please don't be offended if you see meals that have already had bites taken out of them.

A meal at the Rainforest Café is always a must. Lacey got the linguini with sauté veggies, chicken, and shrimp and I got my favorite Jungle steak and shrimp that come with shrimp scampi and coconut shrimp. I usually get mashed potatoes but decided to mix things up a little and got French Fries! Exciting I know!
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Dessert at Ghiradelli is always a tradition during race weekend. On the left is the brownie sundae in a waffle bowl. On the right is the cappuccino sundae.
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One evening we decided to play mini golf at Fantasia Gardens, so since we were already over that way we decided to eat at the Swan and Dolphin resort. I ordered the Pot Roast with 2 sides ( mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese). Lacey ordered the chicken burrito bowl. My mom had the lasagna with 2 side dishes which we neglected to take a picture of but she said it was fabulous!
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One of my favorite dishes of the weekend was the Tomato and mozzarella salad from Tony's Town Square in the Magic Kingdom. You actually got 4 slices of tomato and mozzarella but  this was one of those times I was eager to dig in before the picture got taken. Lacey and I both ordered the Shrimp Scampi with sun dried tomatoes and asparagus.
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One day we went to the Cape May Buffet at the Beach Club for brunch. Since this was a buffet, there was much on the menu!  Perhaps we will review this restaurant at a later date.
Magic Kingdom
Snacks at the Magic Kingdom consisted of an ice cream sandwich cookie for Lacey and a Plaza Sundae for me. Of course we both shared a little bit. Lacey ordered the cookie with cookies and cream ice cream in the middle and the soft chewy cookies were just fabulous. My sundae came with 2 scoops of ice cream so I ordered mint chocolate chip and birthday cake. They were both good but the birthday cake was way too sweet and I couldn't eat it all.

disney breakfast
Another tradition during race weekend is that we always try to eat at Kona Café after one of the races. We always order the Big Kahuna which is French Toast, Pancakes topped with Pineapples and macadamia nut butter, 2 eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, and home fried potatoes.
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Strawberries and sushi  also from the Polynesian.
We also had some meals at the Contemporary and Grand Floridian that didn't make it until the camera came out. It was one of those situations where it was late and we were hungry!

Unfortunately no cupcakes or Dole Whips were consumed on this trip. Maybe next time!

What is your favorite "treat" to get while on vacation? Do you have a favorite food you eat after a race?


  1. OMG---ALL THE FOOD--I want it, seriously, you guys ate like royalty! I love it! When we travel there isn't usually a specific thing we want unless that area is known for something but we always research the top rated places in the area since my husband is a huge foodie and try to hit those places up!

    1. Honestly we don't always put a lot of thought into where we eat, but we do try to go back to our favorites!

  2. Disney even makes their food look magical :)

  3. There is nothing on this earth that is comparable to Disney food - it's just such an experience! Mickey Mouse ice cream bars are my must item the moment I enter the Magic Kingdom.

  4. Yum! I am drooling over all the dessert pictures!

  5. We had a sundae to share at Ghiradelli on our last day of the trip, before taking the ME to the airport. We ate at House of Blues which was very good and our meal at Teppan Edo in Epcot was great.

    1. We have never tried Teppan Edo. Perhaps we will check it out next time.

  6. Love a sweet treat from Ghiradelli! I also love the California Grill and the Flying Fish!
    Karen @karenlovestorun

  7. So many delicious race weekend treats! Seeing all of the Disney food is making my mouth water for the Disney food that I'll get to enjoy next month!

  8. Yum! The Ghirardelli looks amazing.

  9. Yum, everything looks so good! We haven't tried the ice cream at Ghiradelli yet but the Fountain at the Swan and Dolphin had great ice cream treats too.

  10. Oh my gosh this post just made me so happy! We have a Ghiradelli in Chicago and it's incredible. So much good food!! You're so lucky you get to sample :)

  11. Kona Cafe has the best breakfast, I could live on Tonga toast.

  12. I always forget to take food photos until after I've eaten a few bites (or often, the whole thing!!). So it made me laugh to read that you did the same thing a few times too. I really MUST do breakfast at Kona soon! It's one of those things everyone talks about but that I have never gotten around to trying.

  13. Yum! Everything sounds delicious! We also love Ghirardelli and try for it every time we go! :)

  14. O . M . G. That is all !!!

    Until they opened a Ghirardelli in the Atlanta suburbs, my first night out at Disney was always a visit to Ghirardelli cafe at Downtown Disney. Who am I kidding - it still is my first stop at Disney :)


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