Food Type: German
Dining Plan: One Table Service
Cost: Lunch: $21.99 for adults, $11.99 for children
Dinner: $32.99 for adults, $15.99 for children
Setting: Biergarten is set in a Bavarian village during Oktoberfest and is complete with stage, dance floor, and live music. Biergarten features a 25 minute long show that occurs throughout the day. The schedule should be as follows, but is subject to change:
Shows begin at1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:45, 5:55, 7:00, and 8:05pm
You’ll want a reservation about 30 minutes before the start time. This way you can be sure that you’ll be seated and have an opportunity to hit the buffet before the music starts. You’re welcome to enjoy the show even if you’ve finished eating.
Advantages: The price includes the meal and entertainment. For lunch, you’re looking at a $22 meal that basically includes a fountain beverage, appetizer, entree, and dessert, which is a fantastic value. There are plenty of options for picky eaters and the more adventurous alike (roasted chicken, bratwurst, spaetzel, macaroni and cheese, several salads, fruit, pretzel bread etc.). Food is better than most buffets. The German band is fun and kids and adults can enjoy dancing along.
Disadvantages: Tables seat 8 and if your party is smaller then you will be seated with others (which may or may not be bad depending on who it is). Dinner only adds a couple of items for the $11 additional cost.
Value: Above average. Biergarten features an excellent variety of food and a fun show. Out of pocket, lunch makes the most sense because the menu is basically the same as dinner. On the Disney Dining Plan, dinner is a better choice. The additional entrées at dinner don’t justify the extra $11 for most people, though it may be more convenient.
Reputation: Biergarten is a must do for a lot of returning Disney guests. Don’t be frightened by what might appear to be “weird” food. There is something for everyone here and it’s likely you’ll be surprised with what you end up liking. Plus, there’s plenty of delicious pretzel bread and dessert just in case. The potential downside is that you will be seated with others unless you have a party for 8. Overall, Biergarten is recommended to anyone looking for an entertaining buffet meal with slightly more adventurous food.