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Food Type: Buffet Served Family Style- Steak, Fish, Turkey, Potatoes. Dinner Only.
Dining Plan: One Table Service
Cost: $31.99 for adults, $14.99 for children
Setting: The Chip ‘N’ Dale Harvest Feast is a dinner only character meal featuring Chip, Dale, Pluto, and Farmer Mickey. Interestingly, the restaurant rotates slowly and the scenery changes throughout the meal. You will be able to see various areas of “The Land” and get a peek at the boats as they cruise through the Living with the Land ride.
Advantages: Characters spend more time per table than at other character meals. Dinner is served family style so you don’t have to do anything other than try to eat as much as possible. The restaurant rotates and it’s fun to see the different areas of The Land. The atmosphere is calmer than most other character meals, especially if you are seated near the beginning or end of service. The blueberry dessert is delicious.
Disadvantages: Like most buffets at Disney, the food is generally average, although you should find something you like. The platters of food are pre-plated so you will be brought everything on the menu whether you want it or not. Expensive and can get noisy. Tables are set for four so it’s likely larger groups will be broken up into tables of four.
Value: Below average out of pocket as far as food is concerned. If character dining is your favorite then this is a great opportunity to interact with the characters and may be worth the additional cost. As far as the Dining Plan is concerned, it’s a decent value considering it would normally be $32 and is more expensive than many of the other buffets.
Reputation: As far as food is concerned, your $32 is better spent at one of the other Epcot restaurants. As far as character interaction, there are few places on property where you will get this much individual attention. The food is decent and most people will enjoy the rolls, salad, flank steak etc. but it’s certainly a lower quality meal than you would get at Le Cellier or Tokyo Dining. I would recommend the Garden Grill for anyone looking for a mellow character meal with plenty of interaction, but not for those that don’t care if characters are present. The upside is that the Garden Grill is not a particularly sought after reservation, so you should be able to dine here if the other restaurants are booked solid.
Overall Rank on The Best Epcot Sit Down Restaurants: 11th out of 15