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    Different Dining Experience

    My family and i will be heading down to wdw in october and we were looking to eat at 2 or 3 place that were different......by different i mean places that are disney exclusives. places with amazing food views and experiences.....any tips would be greatly appreciated!
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    Re: Different Dining Experience

    50's Primetime at the Studios...good food and alot of fun



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    Re: Different Dining Experience

    50 Primetime is a must. The clam back at Beach club has good seafood( at least that is what my parents say). Mama Melrose, Tony's Town Square, The China,Mexico,Japan restaurants in Epcot are good.
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    Re: Different Dining Experience

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    My family and i will be heading down to wdw in october and we were looking to eat at 2 or 3 place that were different......by different i mean places that are disney exclusives. places with amazing food views and experiences.....any tips would be greatly appreciated!
    Coral Reef - it isn't every day you dine @ an aquarium.

    Restaurant Marakkesh - catch the belly dancer while there (different show from the one outside)

    California Grill I believe is the one @ the top of the Contemperary & is supposed to have a great view of MK.

    Teppan Edo is fun, the table chef puts on a nice performance & the food is good. Of course they seat 8 so hope you don't mind sitting w/other folks.

    Victoria & Alberts is an option if you can swing the price.

    Ragalan Road @ DTD is very good & if you can, catch the table dancers.

    I like the ESPN club. While note exclusively Disney, it is nice to sneak over there for lunch when @ Epcot. TV's everywhere... and I do mean everywhere! You never have to miss a second of the big game.
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    Re: Different Dining Experience

    If you really mean it about wanting a different "experience," then I agree about 50s Prime Time... I'd also add Whispering Canyon Cafe at the Wilderness Lodge. And from pictures and reports that I've seen, I'd say Teppan Edo is another goody.
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    Re: Different Dining Experience

    Either of the two restaurants at the Animal Kingdom Lodge would qualify. The Whispering Cannon at The Wilderness Lodge has a bit of Disney character to it as well, but I wouldn't consider it a relaxing place to eat. Depending on the dates of your trip, you may be at WDW for the Wine and Food Festival which will offer you plenty of dining experience as you graze your way around World Showcase sampling from the additional food kiosks that are usually added. Also, a very special event is the Party for the Senses held on weekends during F&W. It's pricey, but definitely a memorable evening of dining and wine sampling. The other restaurants mentioned previously are also good suggestions.
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    Re: Different Dining Experience

    The Garden Grill at The Land in Epcot is good. Also enjoy Boatwrights at Port Orleans Riverside.

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    If you can swing rezzies at Rose & Crown about an hour before fireworks, and if you can talk them into seating you by the water... best view of Illuminations ever.

    Ditto that @ California Grill.

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    Re: Different Dining Experience

    California Grill has probably the best total view, since it sits atop the Contemporary Resort. You want dinner there so you can see Wishes from the balcony (or if you are really lucky, your table).

    Narcoosees and 'ohana I believe have some decent views towards the MK, but the tables are probably limited (going to Narcoosees for the first time in a couple of weeks).

    Coral Reef has a huge view of one of the tanks at the Seas pavilion. Food quality varies, however, and is on the expensive side.

    I agree that 50s PT and Whispering Canyon are somewhat "unique" experiences. You might need a thick skin though...just go with it.

    I haven't been to Teppan Edo yet since the rehab, but its predecessor didn't seem that unique to me - standard Teppanyaki fare. I did teach a woman and her son from Sweden on the use of chopsticks though.

    If you want top notch, the Chef's Table at V&A probably can't be beat. Nor can its price.
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    I thought 50's Prime Time Cafe was "cute" because of the decor and the attitudes but I wouldn't say the food is exceptional but hearty and good and there was no view to speak of.
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    Re: Different Dining Experience

    California Grill has a great view of MK, but I think they are a little to proud of their food prices. Boma doesn't have as good of a view but the food is better. Of course being from Texas, the more meat the better. 50's Prime Time was so much fun for my toddlers and me. They thought Uncle Dale was hysterical!

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    Re: Different Dining Experience

    If you are on the dining plan, I think it is a great opportunity to eat a places you wouldn't normally eat at. Try different cuisines, cultures, views, etc. Especially if you are going during the Free Dining!
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    Depends, what are the ages of the kids in the family?
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    Re: Different Dining Experience

    Garden Grill, Coral Reef, 50s Prime Time, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, Cinderella's Royal Table, Whispering Canyon, Beaches N Cream .... to name a few that come to mind.

    The consistency of the food at some of them is suspect but they'll all definitely offer very unique and memorable dining experiences.
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    Re: Different Dining Experience

    Check out the reviews on all ears.net

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