1 Day, 3 Meals at the Walt Disney World Monorail Resorts


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Most Disney fans know the renown monorail hotels that add up to 3 of the total 9 deluxe resorts on Walt Disney World property. The fact that the Contemporary, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian are all in close proximity to the Magic Kingdom as well as being on the monorail loop is one of the many reasons they’re on a higher echelon.

Those 3 well-themed resorts have an array of great food offerings that are available to anyone, not just people staying at that certain hotel. So here are the rules to this 1 day, 3 meals monorail loop article: I tried to assemble the best selection of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner but each of the dining offerings must be at a different hotel. No repeats allowed, which means the 3 meals will be spread accordingly over the 3 hotels.

Breakfast: ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

‘Ohana is one of Walt Disney World’s most popular restaurants, and that’s for good reason. It has so many delightful features including plenty of big windows with a view around Seven Seas Lagoon, an open-pit kitchen, and pleasant tropical music for guests to enjoy their meal too.

The food is offered family style so you can get as much, or as little, of anything on the menu as you want — which is great for any party size you may be attending with. Signature Mickey waffles, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, pork, assorted breads and fruits are all included in said menu. Plus the breakfast at ‘Ohana has 4 characters that come around and greet you at your table as you dine: Mickey Mouse in his laid back tropical shirt, Pluto, Lilo and Stitch all play into the fun atmosphere. All of what ‘Ohana has to offer culminates into the best breakfast opportunity at any of the 3 monorail resorts.

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Lunch: Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

I wanted to have one quick-service dining location on this list and this very recently renovated establishment is the one. You can’t expect the quality of a sit-down restaurant when coming to Gasparilla, but part of the joy is eating at one of (if not) the most extravagant Walt Disney World hotels. The theming within the place is nice and simplistic, plus it definitely outshines the only other option for this spot on the list which is Contempo Cafe.

Gasparilla has a nice elegant and clean feel to it which is delightful to be around. The menu isn’t adventurous as it includes burgers, pizza, salads, sandwiches, and an array of cute desserts — so it’s a place that anyone could grab a bite at. Also, you can eat your food either inside at a table or booth, or outside under an umbrella near the boat deck. With the variety in seating and classic-yet-enjoyable food options, Gasparilla earns this lunch spot.

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Dinner: California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Located on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, California Grill is home to many delicacies. The menu is refined with seasonal ingredients and paired with a stellar wine list to please as many as possible. The ambiance and design is as pleasant as it gets with its mid-century, modern-California look.

Plus if you’re lucky enough to be seated once the Magic Kingdom fireworks begin you can witness a unique and spectacular view of the show. Even a rooftop observation deck that offers magnificent views is available for you to walk out on if you’d like. That, along with the piped-in music timed perfectly with the fireworks, really makes the night. If you’re seeking a really elegant dining experience then this is the best dinner place for you out of the monorail loop hotels.



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*The information contained in this article represents the opinion of the author, and not necessarily the opinion of the DIS.


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