We spent our first afternoon at the Magic Kingdom, then went back to the hotel to shower and change for dinner. We decided to drive to the hotel and parked there before taking the elevator up to the restaurant. We got to the hostess stand right at 9:15.
They gave us a pager, and we waited in the lobby for about 10 minutes to be seated - they had a photographer available for pictures, too.
We had a wonderful waiter named Glen who told us about the buffet and took our drink orders.
The main buffet had salads, breads, and lots of entrees and sides. My choices were sloppy joes without the bun, polenta, green beans with a dab of butter, short ribs, grilled chicken with a little honey mustard, and some carved turkey breast. There was also some salad under the ribs, ha!
My son chose chicken, chicken nuggets, bread, and macaroni and cheese. We thought everything was really good. Our waiter was great about removing empty plates and refilling our drinks before we had to ask.
He noticed we had our birthday buttons on (I got them at the check-in desk at Pop Century), and surprised us with a birthday card signed by all of the characters, plus a cupcake to share!
And speaking of characters:
As I mentioned in my previous post, we had the free dining plan, so we had a free table service meal for each day of our stay. So this meal only cost us the 20% tip we left! Without the dining plan, our dinner would have cost $106.50! I highly recommend the dining plan if you want to have lots of character meals!
We truly enjoyed this restaurant and the character interactions. It was a lot of fun and we'll definitely be back next time we visit The Magic Kingdom! Here is a link to the menu if you want to see more of what they offer!
Stay tuned for more Disney posts coming soon!