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Newer Dining Options Around Disney World You Still Haven’t Tried

Something we love about Walt Disney World is that there is always something new to try.  From exciting rides such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind to nighttime shows such as Harmonious in EPCOT to new dining options such as Space 220.

Walt Disney World is constantly changing.  Because of constant change, we can always find something we haven’t experienced before.  To help you out, we are going to share some of the new dining options at Walt Disney World that you might not have tried out yet.

We will look at a combination of table service locations and quick service locations that have come to the Walt Disney World Resor property recently.  Enjoy these new dining options and add them to your list for your next Disney vacation.

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Space 220- EPCOT

As we mentioned earlier, Space 220 is a new dining option located in EPCOT.  This restaurant doesn’t just provide Guests with a great meal, but an amazing dining experience.  Guests board a space elevator that takes them 220 miles above Earth where they will dine.

The restaurant provides great views of Eart as well as some additional surprises as they float by in space.  Space 220 is a prix fixe meal for both lunch and supper and it on the pricer side.  If you are wanting to save some money but you would still like to experience the restaurant, consider the lounge.

No matter which area you’d like to dine in, make sure that you are making reservations at the 60-day mark.  These are needed and also hard to come by.  Space 220 is an excellent dining option for those space-loving Guests.

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Connections Cafe & Eatery- EPCOT

At this dining location in EPCOT, Guests are able to get their favorite cafe drinks as well as enjoy a nice meal.  Connections Eatery has quickly become one of the top quick service locations at Walt Disney World.  Guests are enjoying the delicious dishes that bring in some flavors from around the World.

Guests will find dishes inspired by Italy, French and Asian cuisine as well as some staples for those less adventurous eaters.  Enjoy a pepperoni pizza or the French bistro burger while wrapping up your meal with the now-famous Liege Waffle.

Connections Cafe & Eatery offers not only a fantastic menu but also a calming and relaxing atmosphere making it a great break spot during those busy Disney Parks days.

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Regal Eagle Smokehouse:  Craft Drafts & Barbecue- EPCOT

Back hidden in the American Pavilion of World Showcase is the barbecue smokehouse quick service location Regal Eagle.  This barbecue place brings delicious meats and barbecues to EPCOT in a great way.

Guests will love the four different barbecue flavors that they can choose from making their meal as sweet or spicy as they want.  Don’t miss out on the outstanding sides as well.  We love the garlic texas toast!

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Steakhouse 71- Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Over at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Guests can enjoy an excellent meal at the new Steakhouse 71.  This new dining location is open for Guests to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or supper throughout their Walt Disney World vacation.

Not only do we love the decor that is a throwback to 1971 when Walt Disney World opened, but the food here is also fantastic as well.  The menu was updated from The Wave which used to be in this location.  Even some of the menu items are inspired by Walt himself.

Try the Steakhouse 71 feast, the dry-aged bone-in pork chop, or the famous burger.  There are a lot of options to choose from all day long that you won’t want to miss out on.  If you can’t get a reservation, consider trying the lounge next door.

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Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue- Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

We were thrilled when Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue returned to Fort Wilderness this year.  This show has been part of the Disney magic forever and we were sad when it took such a long break.  This two-hour show is filled with dancing, singing, comedy, and of course food.

Guests are able to enjoy endless fried chicken, ribs, macaroni-and-cheese, and strawberry shortcake.  Make sure you head to this show hungry as you will want to make sure have enough room to enjoy it all.  It is great to see everyone back having a good old time once again.

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Topolino’s Terrace- Disney’s Riviera Resorts

Although this isn’t a new dining location, we are assuming many haven’t experienced it yet during a Walt Disney World vacation.  One of the top dining reservations to get his breakfast at Topolino’s.  This is where Guests are able to dine with Mickey and friends in their Riviera-inspired outfits.

Not only do we love the food options for breakfast here, but being able to see Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck dressed so adorably is outstanding.  With hugs and autographs back to normal, this is a top dining option if you haven’t been here yet.

Citricos- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Over at Disney’s Grand Floridian, Guests will enjoy a newly reimagined Citricous.  Now this beautiful signature restaurant has been inspired by none other than Mary Poppins Returns.  With a beautiful garden scene, an excellent wine list, and fantastic menu options, Citricos is a restaurant you’ll want to try out.

From brand new restaurants to reimagined dining locations, there are a lot of new dining options at Walt Disney World.  Consider trying out one of these options during your next Walt Disney World trip.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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