We absolutely hated our dinner @ Tony's Town Square a few years back. It was terrible. Our apps came out approximately 3 minutes after ordering and our pasta (whcih I would swear was sitting in hot water getting soggy) came out 3 minutes after that. I really should have complained. It is a huge joke now in our family. I always tell my husband that I got us an ADR there when we are planning a trip. And we always look at it in disgust and bewilderment when we enter MK. I do not get how it stays so busy. Our waiter was the least friendly of them all that trip.
Although I love the food, staff and characters at Chef Mickey's, I do not appreciate the way they attempt to sell you those photos they of your family when you arrive. I was very clear that I didn't want to purchase any photos from dinner and yet still they interrupted us twice. I hate that they print them out too, as if to coax you into purchasing them because they are already printed. Although I'm sure some people appreciate it when they dine there on a special occasion, for me and my girlfriend it was just plain annoying!
I've seen the same sales strategy with some of the more cheesy dinner shows in Orlando. I'm definitely not a fan, and it's kept me from visiting Chef Mickey's ever since.
Crystal Palace for lunch, this was a major disappointment when we ate here, the food was on the cold side and the serving staff were very unhelpful, we waited over 10 minutes for the bread rolls after being told they were coming out now, never again
Great question. You must be researching for your job. Good for you. I enjoyed every restaurant that we experienced at Disney World, however, we probably would not do the Spirit of Aloha Luau again, mainly because for the price, I didn't think the food was great. I'm glad we went. The kids loved the show. But for that kind of money, I was a little disappointed.
For us is the 50's Prime Time cafe" This past Nov. we went and I will give it that the food was great, but our waitress was not interactive with us, that was why we had went. Then to find out the day of quick check out from our resort that the waitress charged a tip to our KTTW card, when we had left a $20.00 cash tip.
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I can honestly say... we have had a few bad experiences here and there but I think it all depends on who is cooking that day or who is serving that day for most of the places you eat at. We had a great experience at Tony's and Crystal Palace. Chef Mickey's we disliked for years because we always got the same crummy seat by the door that leads into the kitchen and the same cranky waitress who absolutely hated her job, or so it seemed! But we recently gave it a second (or 5th) chance and really enjoyed it! They had made some changes to the dining layout and I'm assuming no longer employ the cranky waitress? We also had a bad experience at Mama Melrose's, the food was awesome but another nasty waitress. She actually threw the menu's at us. I think it was because we were on the dining plan (that is when tips were included) but little did she know we still tipped on top of that. Not that night! Haven't been back since then, but I would go again, especially now that tips are no longer included in the dining plan. We spoke to a waiter at another restaurant and he told us that most servers disliked the dining plan because of the tip situation, so I am glad they changed it, happy servers make for happy diners! So always give your bad experience a second chance. You never know how amazing it might really be.
Raintree Forest in AK was the worst time we had. The wait was long and the prices were incredibly high for what we got.
I think this question is a tough one though since we have all probably had a bad experience, or at least less than ideal. I say the Raintree was a bad experience and there are probably countless people who had a great one, so I wouldn't put much stock in this.
The first post was about Tony's and how bad it was. I have no doubt that it was a bad experience for them. I have had the complete opposite experience and we have been there six times. Our kids fell in love with the place on the first trip there and it has been at the top of the list to go back to every year. We have been fortunate to have had "Annie" as our waitress three times and she is the best. She has been there about nine years now and loves what she does.
I think it is about how crowded it is that day and what your mood is going in.
I wouldn't decide not to go to a place because of the negative feedback you hear from a few people. Just explore and find the places you like.
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I would probably say T-Rex. I say it's worth going to once, but not more than. You pay a lot of money for what you get (and the food doesn't amount up to the price...), but you're mostly paying for the atmosphere. It's also pretty loud.
Thank you! I think we ate there for breakfast and we really enjoyed it! We eat at so many places... some times I forget their names! LOL! Looks like I need to go back, just to brush up on my Disney dining.
I don't have anything on my "Never Again" list. I'm always just so thrilled to be at WDW that nothing else matters! There are some restaurants that I prefer over others, but nothing that I'd never do again.
we went on vacation to Disney and ate at the dinner Cinderella character, dining, 1900 Park Fare, at the Grand Floridian. although it look fancy, i did not enjoy it! the food was not very good and nobody was friendly!