Normally, I would tell you that my favorite resort is Coronado Springs Resort. It's quiet, actually very quiet; beautifully decorated, comfortable rooms and even has my favorite resort food court, The Pepper Market.
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However, I'm a foodie so I'm going to pick my favorite resort for dining. This is a difficult task because I find myself visiting a couple of the same resorts for food - Swan and Dolphin Resort, Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. I'm going to have to go with the Grand Floridian. Why? Well, that's simple. It has a wide variety of dining options for everyone.
Let's start with the most expensive and work from there. Victoria and Albert's, which is Disney's award winning fine dining restaurant. Victoria and Albert's has several awards, including The Five Diamond Award and offers guests an incredible dining experience. It's elegant and worldly cuisine offers guests the chance to experience new and interesting foods in a beautiful dining room with knowledgable and attentive staff. There are three dining options to choice from ranging in price from $125 (+$60 for wine pairing) per person to $200 (+$90 for wine pairing) per person. Great for a special ocassion or those who have some extra change in their pocket to burn.
A hidden gem in my opinion is Citrico's. It's warm and inviting dining room offers great service and delicious southern European cuisine. For those of you that enjoy seeing your food cooked, you can see the open kitchen and pastry chefs at work. When my husband and I dined here, we were seated next to the pastry station which was amazing. I don't have the patience to create the beautiful and delcious desserts that these people do.
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For those looking for a moderately priced meal, Grand Floridian Cafe offers that. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual, Victorian style restaurant that is filled with light coming in from it's picturesque windows. I'm looking forward to the day when I can make a breakfast reservation and have the Lobster Eggs Benedict. It's sounds incredible!
If you enjoy character dining, 1900 Park Fare is the place for you. This whimsical restaurant not only has very good buffet food, but is home to Pooh, Tigger, Mary Poppins, Alice and the Mad Hatter (he truly is mad) for breakfast. At lunch, you can join Alice and her friends again for a Wonderland Tea Party (I want to attend this!) and for dinner Cinderella, Prince Charming and their friends will be joining you. A great experience for the entire family.
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Last but not least, The Garden View Tea Room, where guest can enjoy a British style afternoon tea with Princess Aurora. Young guests are encouraged to dress as Princesses or Princes. Princesses will receive an 18" My Girl Doll dresses like Princess Aurora and tiara, bracelet, rose, scrapbook page and "Best Friends" certificate. For those younger Princesses, they will receive Duffy, The Disney Bear and a Mickey's priate cap.
As you can see, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa has many dining options to choice from with a wide variety of price ranges, from the most expensive to family affordable. No other resort has quite the selection of restaurants as this resort and that's why as a foodie I had to pick it as my favorite.
Please let me know if you've tried any of these and what you thought. I'd love to hear about your experiences!
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