We’ll stay in the Crescent Lake area for a moment as we retreat from the sun and head directly for Crew’s Cup Lounge at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Earlier this week, I reviewed the breakfast buffet at the Ale & Compass Restaurant, along with some drinks and entrees available there in the morning as well as later in the day. If you’re considering the Yacht Club as a potential place to stay, then you may also wish to see what you can expect from the refurbished rooms as detailed in this post. If you’re looking for quick service food in the area instead, then I have a review of The Market at Ale & Compass here and a look at what you can expect to find from the expansive Hurricane Hanna’s Grill in this review.
Hurricane Hanna’s is actually a pretty good stop, offering this Seafood Roll with Waffle Fries or Apple Slaw for under twelve bucks. It’s probably better than any of the sandwiches along the BoardWalk, including those that you’ll find at the BoardWalk Bakery.
Ale & Compass Restaurant opened in the old Captain’s Grille space at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort back in November of 2017. While the meal that we’ll focus on as part of this review, the breakfast buffet, was enjoyed by yours truly just this past Sunday, I took most of the photos of the interior back in November 2k17. That means there are some Christmas decorations around that won’t be present most of the year. Hopefully you can use what you learned at the Imagination Pavilion to envision what the space would look like with fewer Christmas trees and wreaths. Or, if your visit is planned for mid-November through the first week in January, this is exactly what the restaurant should look like. You’re in business either way.
According to Disney, we have the opportunity to “dine on New England comfort food and classic seafood dishes in a gastropub-inspired restaurant that’s reminiscent of a cozy lighthouse.” The greeter happily alerted us to the lighthouse theme as we were being seated.
It’s been about 18 months since the website has visited Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen, which opened in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom back in December, 2015. I thought my last review was much more recent as I frequent the restaurant fairly regularly. It’s a wonderful respite from the unrelenting heat of the Florida summer (or fall, much of winter, and all of spring) and what are typically the heavy crowds that you’d expect from the most popular theme park in the world.
Skipper Canteen is substantially-sized with more room in between tables than most of Magic Kingdom’s other restaurants, where space is at an even greater premium. Reservations are plentiful, making it an easy last minute audible if you were originally planning on hitting a quick service or dining at a resort. Out of a dozen or more visits, I don’t think I’ve ever made a reservation more than a day in advance of a meal. After arriving and checking in, the wait to be seated is typically less than other Magic Kingdom restaurants and the waiting areas. Skipper Canteen is a comfortable, casual meal with virtually no barrier to entry, which is something that you can’t say about most other table service options at Magic Kingdom. For those reasons, in addition to the high caliber of the food, I think it’s worth your consideration.
6/24/19 Update: Added two new appetizers, four new entrees, and four new desserts to the review.
We begin our reevaluation of the table service options at Magic Kingdom with a look at Liberty Tree Tavern’s lunch and dinner options.
Liberty Tree’s menu continues to evolve. Back in January, 2019, we saw the number of a la carte appetizers rise from three to seven and the entree count almost double, going from five to nine. It’s been six months since the last round of changes, which means it’s time for Disney to to take a look at the menu and make some adjustments based on what’s working and what isn’t. On the appetizer front, we lose the Smoked Pastrami Hash, Martha’s Mushrooms, and Traditional Boston Brown Bread, all of which had been new additions to the menu that arrived in January 2k19. Now in June, Lobster Fritters and Tavern Fries join the list of appetizers. On the entree front, we add just one in the Portobello Pot Roast with the other main dishes all surviving the cut.Continue reading “Review: Liberty Tree Tavern Lunch and Dinner at Disney’s Magic Kingdom”
We return to Be Our Guest Restaurant for lunch after the most recent menu change and price increase.
No matter what changes Be Our Guest makes to its breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, or how much time goes by since the restaurant opened, reservations remain among the most difficult to book on property. You’ll want one if you’re planning on dining here because cast typically turn walk-ups away from at least 11:30am through 2pm. You may have luck getting in right at 11am or between 2pm and 2:30pm, but it’s far from guaranteed. If you’re having trouble finding availability, you might have some luck searching for a party of one and either finding overlapping times or by making the reservation and then showing up with more people. While the search above showed no availability for two or more, there were several reservations for one person available. Since there aren’t any tables for one, they should let a couple in with a reservation for just one guest.