The Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida offers more than 350 different dining experiences on site. These include fine dining, quick-service and even food trucks at Disney Springs. Throughout the parks and resorts buffet and family-style dining is popular among guests. Disney has 22 different buffet or family-style restaurants available.
A few of the best, all-you-can-eat buffets at Walt Disney World include:
The Crystal Palace (Magic Kingdom)
Located on Main Street U.S.A., The Crystal Palace is buffet experience that includes meet-and-greet time with Winnie the Pooh and his friends like Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger. Reservations can be made for breakfast, lunch or dinner and each American-style menu includes a bounty of favorites including Mickey waffles at breakfast, oven-roasted chicken at lunch/dinner and dessert items like key lime pie and bread pudding.
Biergarten Restaurant (Epcot)
The Germany pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot is home to the family-friendly Beirgarten Restaurant. Enjoy Oktoberfest any day of the year and a buffet brimming with authentic German dishes such as potato dumplings, sauerkraut, pork schnitzel, bratwurst and more. Picky eaters? No worries, the buffet also has macaroni and cheese, chicken, potatoes and mixed green salads. The atmosphere is festive and boisterous. Seating is family-style and there’s even live entertainment while you’re eating.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Epcot)
Head to the World Showcase and the Norway pavilion for meal at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. This restaurant is home to the Princess Storybook Dining experience that includes a chance to meet a variety of Disney princesses like Snow White, Belle, Cinderella, Princess Aurora and Ariel. Reservations may be made for breakfast, lunch or dinner and the buffet items vary but include both Norwegian and American dishes.
Boma — Flavors of Africa (Animal Kingdom Lodge: Jambo House)
A family-friendly buffet, Boma is located in the Animal Kingdom Lodge resort and brings to the table the delicious flavors from more than 50 different African countries plus several American favorites. Boma serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can watch the chefs prepare succulent roast meats as well as grilled seafood and indulge in house-baked pastries and desserts like the unforgettable zebra domes. Don’t miss sampling the different African breads and the huge selection of soups.
Other great buffets at Disney World include 1900 Park Fare, Chef Mickey’s, the Cape May Café, the Garden Grill, ‘Ohana (themed dining), Tusker House and Hollywood & Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios park.