Thursday, 11 January 2018

My Top Five Quick Service Meals // Walt Disney World 2017

Last week I shared a list of my top five table service meals from our trip to Walt Disney World in 2017 and I had so much fun putting it together that today I wanted to share my top five quick service meals from the same trip. Any excuse to talk about food, eh?! 

Quick service meals are such a convenient and simple option when you're holidaying at Walt Disney World. Perfect for families who are on the go! I love the huge range of food that is available at quick service locations, I find that it's so much more varied and appetising in Orlando than it is in Paris. 

Whilst we had the Dining Plan on our package in 2017 which included both table and quick service meals, I definitely think that when we next book a trip we'll try the quick service only package. There are so many dining locations that I still want to try. Especially at Disney Springs! 

Once again, I'm listing my top five not just in terms of food quality and atmosphere but also considering the experience of dining as a family with a young child. We love the fact that there are so many places that offer something a little different for children, whether it's new tastes or a unique atmosphere. Quick service dining with kids at Disney doesn't have to be chicken nuggets for every meal (as much as my daughter would love that)! 

Ok, let's begin! 

PizzeRizzo 
Location: Disney's Hollywood Studios

Yep, you read that right.... I'm listing PizzeRizzo as my number one! PizzeRizzo is a Muppets themed quick service restaurant in Disney's Hollywood Studios that serves your typical fast food style pizza but what I loved about this place was that every aspect of our experience here was just very, very good! No long lines, our order was prepared freshly, lots and lots of seating on two levels, air conditioning, clean bathrooms, fun theming and most importantly, the food was delicious! The caeser salad was spot on and the pizza was exactly what I was craving. It might be standard theme park fast food but if that's something you're craving then I'd really recommend eating here! 

The Muppets theme is something I'd love to see so much more of in here but what there is, I really do love. Upstairs at PizzeRizzo is the most bonkers little area complete with dancefloor, disco lighting and the cheesiest wedding tunes. Miss E had an absolute blast dancing up there to 90's pop classics which I found highly amusing!

Miss E had the cheese pizza here from the children's menu which was the exact same pizza as the adults, just a little smaller. Her meal came with applesauce, carrot sticks and low fat milk. She really enjoyed this meal! 

The only thing I didn't like about this restaurant is that it closes at 4pm meaning that with all our booked plans and reservations, we didn't get to eat here until the end of our holiday. It was so good though, I can't wait to go again! 





Satu'li Canteen
Location: Pandora, Animal Kingdom

Satu'li Canteen was the quick service location that I was most excited about trying in 2017 and oh boy, it did not let me down! You'll find this restaurant in Pandora - The World of Avatar and predictably, the menu is unique like no other. 

Between the three of us, we tried the slow-roasted sliced grilled beef bowl (incredible and so fresh!), the cheeseburger steamed pods which came served with the most delicious rainbow vegetable crisps and crunchy vegetable slaw and the children's cheeseburger pod meal. We also devoured the infamous blueberry cream cheese mousse (blue on the outside, purple on the inside.... magic!), the chocolate cake and washed it all down with their special drink, the Pandorian Sunrise.

Everything was so fresh and well cooked. It was so good! The theming is beautiful here too, I love the hand woven details and all the 'natural' Pandorian elements. Absolutely stunning.

Finally, I was super impressed that Miss E demolished the cheeseburger pod meal, she's usually quite hesitant about food that looks 'different'! Well done, Disney!  





Blaze
Location: Disney Springs

Our first visit to Blaze pizza was a revelation and I shall not lie, I am counting the days until we return here. The pizzas were beyond incredible! The day we dined here was horrendously rainy but tucking into custom made quick fired pizzas washed down with fresh juice drinks under the canopy outside was one of my favourite memories of our 2017 trip. I don't know why, it's just something that really stands out for me! 

The decor in this restaurant is simple, modern, super light and airy. I really love everything about this dining location. As each pizza is freshly made in front of you, the line for food was predictably quite long but it's very much worth the wait. Arrive earlier than you want to dine if your child is prone to getting hangry! 

We shared three pizzas and three drinks between us (there is no children's menu here so if you're on the dining plan, children get a full size pizza meal). I don't even remember what we ordered but I seem to remember we ordered signature pizzas and added additional toppings. They were all incredible. So fresh and tasty.... actual pizza heaven




Gasparilla Island Grill
Location: Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Hopping on the boat over to the Grand Floridian is magical and is literally the nicest, most relaxing way to start a Magic Kingdom day! I am vowing to stay at this resort one day, it's just beautiful. 

This dining location went through a refurb in 2017 and I just love everything about eating here now. They have coke freestyle machines (ice cold vanilla ginger beer was a winner for me!) and the varied menu offers something for everyone. I went for the artisan burger, my husband had the Mahi Mahi "Reuben" which came served on marble rye bread and Miss E went for the children's hot dog meal. All of which were absolutely gorgeous. Best burger I had on our 2017 trip by far!  

We made the most of the gorgeous weather and sat at the tables outside to enjoy the ambiance of the Grand Floridian marina. They give you buzzers here and the food is prepared freshly and brought to the table, such a nice touch for a quick service location.

Such a gorgeous restaurant and a beautiful experience for a quick service meal! 





Casey's Corner
Location: Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom

Finally, Casey's Corner. We all know this place is an absolute all time favourite for me whether it's at Disneyland Paris or Walt Disney World, Orlando. For me, this is the epitome of 'Disney food' and no trip is complete without a meal at Casey's. Or three! 

My obsession at the Disney World Casey's is the macaroni & cheese all beef hot dog. It hits the spot every time. Again, there's no children's meal here so kids can tuck into a full size meal on the dining plan at no extra cost. Miss E loves a plain hot dog here whilst my husband always goes for the speciality foot long hot dogs. He's never defeated by them, they are so good! 

I love sitting under the striped umbrella's at this dining location, taking in the magical atmosphere of Main Street USA. If you time your visit here, you'll get a decent view of the castle stage too. Honestly I weep at the sights and sounds of Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire and I get emotional just thinking about sitting at these tables watching a parade go past. 

Let's face it, Casey's Corner is always going to make my top five list when it comes to quick service dining! 





What are your favourite quick service dining locations at Walt Disney World? Let me know in a comment below! 
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8 comments

  1. Finally! I've found a way to comment on here rather than Bloglovin' :)!

    Jesus Christ . . . why did I choose to read this when I'm miserably tucking into a grain soup and corn cakes? Haha!

    Girl, your photos are to die for - they're all so crisp and beautiful! They look so natural as well; feel like I'm just browsing through your holiday snaps than a soulless set-up photo.

    Satu'li Canteen looks fabulous; remember loving the sound of the menu here. Vanilla ginger beer sounds mega regreshing, and I'd definitely go for a mac 'n' cheese hotdog, too!

    You better hope that I can never actually afford to book a WDW holiday - I'll be hounding you for tips everyday!

    So happy to see the wicked adventures you have together, and I'm looking forward to binging on more Disney posts!

    xxx

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    1. Steph, thank you so much for your comment. I really appreciate that you take the time to read my blog! It means so much! I sure hope they look like my holiday photos because that is exactly what I want to share.... I must look like a right wally taking photos of everything I eat when we go away!

      Please, PLEASE come to me if (when!) you book a WDW holiday... I could chat Disney all day! xx

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  2. I would've loved to have gone Pizzerizzo but we had the 50s diner booked... I think I could spend months just going round eating all the food!

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. I really recommend PizzeRizzo but I have read a lot of people don't like it because the food is kinda 'fast food'.... honestly exactly what I wanted though. It tasted just like Pizza Hut! I still need to try 50's diner! x

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  3. Oh wow, I'm hungry now!! To say you're at a theme park, the food looks incredible! I will pin this for later as we're going to Florida again in 2019 x

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I am obsessed with Disney food, it is so good! x

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  4. I’ve only tried casey’s corner on this list. I’ve saved this though for next time we go x

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    1. Thank you so much! Casey's is just classic Disney, isn't it? I love it there! x

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