7 Strangest Disney Dining Experiences Slideshow

Are we dining in the happiest place on earth, or the weirdest?

7 Strangest Disney Dining Experienc

Are we dining in the happiest place on earth, or the weirdest?

Whispering Canyon

They like to horse around at the Whispering Canyon, a Western-style restaurant at Disney's Wilderness Lodge at the Magic Kingdom Resort in Florida, where kids can ride hobby horses around the restaurant and waiters and waitresses like to pick on guests. If you’re caught talking on the phone, a server might grab it from you and start talking for you, or if you drop your fork, be prepared to receive a new one that is twice its size. And the one thing you definitely want to do is ask for ketchup; waiters have been known to yell across the room for it and bring back way more than you asked for — sometimes six or seven bottles.

Blue Bayou

At Disneyland’s Blue Bayou in Anaheim, California, which sits on the water at the end of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, you might imagine yourself setting sail straight to Davy Jones’ Locker. With dim lighting and nautical décor, it’s spooky and romantic at the same time.


Set in prehistoric time with giant animatronic dinosaurs, Downtown Disney’s T-Rex restaurant in Orlando, Fla. is a cool and eerie place to eat, with “meteor showers” occurring periodically throughout the meal and an ice cave room where you’re welcome to dine as long you can endure the cold temperature.

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Inside Beast’s Castle at Orlando, Fla.’s Disney World, the Be Our Guest Restaurant gives guests a meal and a show of special effects. It feels like the middle of winter as “snow” falls just outside the ballroom. And in the west wing, rose petals float gently to the ground, setting a romantic scene.

Pan Galactic Pizza Port

Tony Solaroni, an alien hero of the pizza world, is the star of the show at Tokyo Disneyland’s Pan Galactic Pizza Port in Tomorrowland. The videos playing on the wall of the restaurant tell the story of Tony and his pizza-making machine as he saves the galaxy by delivering pizza.

Coral Reef Restaurant

Diners are practically eating inside a fish tank at the Coral Reef Restaurant in the EPCOT Center near Orlando, Fla. More than 4,000 live sea creatures — including sharks, turtles, and all kinds of fish — can be seen swimming in the living coral reef that surrounds the dining tables.

50's Prime Time Café

Diners travel back to the ‘50s at 50's Prime Time Café at Disney's Hollywood Studios, where Mom lets you watch classic mid-century sitcoms, which play on TVs at certain tables, during your meal. But servers are strict about good manners and will remind you to keep your elbows off the table and your napkin in your lap.