With the festive season right around the corner, there’s no better time to begin planning where to spend the special day. In Orlando, a vast collection of different eateries are on show, providing diverse experiences, to make your Christmas vacation a truly unforgettable one.
Whether you’re on vacation with family, friends or young fussy toddlers, finding the perfect restaurant that’ll cater everyone’s needs can be a tricky. Showcasing an assortment of attractions in the Orlando region, there’s a vast choice to pick from.
Downtown Disney/ Disney Springs
Recently renovated into the official Disney Springs, there’s an endless new lease of restaurants and amenities available to discover this Christmas season. Ranging with a huge selection of different cuisines from typical American fare to sumptuous Italian style food, sensational seafood and even unusual Asian dishes; the variety is widely open to test out. Either head to The Boathouse for an incredible culinary experience serving up wholesome dishes of steaks or seafood, visit Morimoto Asia for a twist on your Christmas lunch, tasting their eccentric flavours or even Jock’s Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, a more casual eatery, showcasing an aviation theme and serving up unique cocktails to make your Christmas day that extra bit special. Boasting the finest group of other restaurants, you’re spoilt for choice this festive period.
Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Discover the magic this Christmas with a meal at the glorious Magical Kingdom. Celebrated as one of Disney’s top parks, the heart-warming location is created to uncover some of the biggest fairy tales and allow children’s imaginations to run wild. For something an extra bit special this Christmas, why not head to one of their spectacular restaurants which offer not only a variety in cuisine, but showcase character dining, giving your little ones the opportunity to meet their favourite princess or animated character. Either set foot in the famous Be our Guest restaurant for an elegant, formal dinner, Cinderella’s Royal Table to experience a truly royal princess encounter in a fairy tale dining setting or Tony’s town square restaurant to add a touch of romantic flair to your Christmas feast. Boasting an array of other places, there’s an endless selection for you and your family, catering to everyone’s needs.
Home to a collective of diverse cuisines, Epcot is the most unique of all the Disney parks. Teeming with various tastes to test out, you’re spoilt for choice on restaurants especially when it comes to the Christmas season. With the park glistening in lights, festive cheer and bursting with wintry decorations, it creates an extraordinary setting to spend the nostalgic period. Experience storybook dining in a medieval setting at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, encounter the sea life in the panoramic tanks on show in Coral Reef Restaurant or appreciate the authentic Italian menu at Tutto Italian Ristorante. Showcasing a limitless amount of other food establishments, there’s a vast assortment to pick and book for the special celebration.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
For a sense of adventure on your Orlando vacation, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is packed with colourful and flavoursome restaurants, perfect to spend in this heart-warming season. Venture into the outstanding Rainforest Cafe, delving into a real-life Amazon adventure with jungle decor and an abundance of sounds or head over to Restaurantosaurus to enjoy American style dining in a dino-theme eatery. Whatever you decide in this park, each place is guaranteed to offer a truly unique, eccentric experience.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Bring the movie magic to life at Hollywood Studios through all the glitz and glamour shown in their many attractions. With a large selection of eating places, there’s a fabulous choice for an alternative Christmas dinner, swaying away from tradition. Choose from many classic American style menus including 50’s Prime Time Cafe, The Hollywood Brown Derby and the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant which boasts a unique, retro-style 50s drive in design. For other cuisine options, there’s a delicious Italian, Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano amongst other hidden treasures to try out.
Esteemed as one of the most exciting attractions in the world, Universal is packed with a selection of various eateries in it’s theme parks, Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark and the Citywalk. Showcasing top favourites including Lombard’s Seafood Grille, Finnegan’s Bar & Grill and Me’ls Drive-in in Universal Studios, there’s many other treasures to try out at Christmas time. In Universal Islands of Adventure, this festive season introduces Grinchmas, getting up close and personal with the Grinch himself at his character breakfast, held in the circus themed establishment, Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous. Other featured options are the Three Broomsticks, Mythos restaurant and Confisco Grille & Backwater Bar. When entering Universal, Citywalk is the area which showcases the most amount of restaurants, nightlife and shops, perfect for a celebration. Emerils Restaurant, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Hard Rock cafe, are to name a few of what’s on offer.
If you want to spend your Christmas meal in the comfort of your own resort, there’s an array of options located here in Reunion. From the grand, star gazing spot of Eleven, the wholesome, authentic Italian Forte or even the Clubhouse Grille. With different variety, you’re offered the chance of picking an eatery suitable for you, dependent on your group size and style of food.
Providing visitors to Orlando with thrilling entertainment, fabulous shopping opportunities and a countless selection of dining establishments, the International Drive is filled with exciting activities to experience on your Christmas vacation. Ranging from original American eateries including Applebee’s, T.GI Fridays or Copper Canyon Grille, amoungst numerous others to finer formal restaurants such as the Capital Grille which serve up sumptious steaks and an award winning collection of wines, perfect for a Christmas celebration. If you’re after something alternative, Carraba’s Italian cooks up a lavish Mediterranean menu, Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar embraces their Cuban culture and Oishi Japanese restaurant boasts unique Asian dishes, to name a couple.
If this Christmas you are heading to Orlando, our concierge team are on hand to guide you through any extra service you may need. They can steer you to the right ticket suited best, help you through the booking process and offer an unprecedented wealth of information. For all your queries and advice, talk to our concierge on 0800 43 34567 (UK) or 1-866-341-8086 (US.)