This post is actually really overdue and is from a day back in August – where does the time go out here?! As you may or may not have read, one of the items on my bucket list is to eat at all of the Disney restaurants before my program end. The park ones are my top priority and resort ones are further down. Scarlett (one of the girls I work with in HRC) and I really wanted to try out the Plaza Restaurant in Magic Kingdom which is hidden away at the top of Main Street. I’ve always assumed it was part of the ice cream parlour but discovered it’s a restaurant serving hot sandwiches and burgers and is pretty reasonably priced for a sit down restaurant in Disney.
So we looked for a day that we were both off at the same time and decided to make it a day of fun in the Magic Kingdom before heading over to work later on in the day. I don’t feel like I’ve taken many photos in comparison to the amount I took during my ICP yet so made sure I took the opportunity to get some.
Luckily for us, the sky was beautiful and blue considering how overcast and rainy Orlando had been in August. We went for the park opening as I had never seen it before. The Mayor of Magic Kingdom welcomes everyone to the park before the Walt Disney World Railroad train brings about twenty characters for the opening song and dance. Of course, the boss himself is there and declares the park open for the day and everyone walks through the entrance and makes their way to wherever they are headed to. We had some time to do a few rides before heading over to the Plaza Restaurant so we went on some classics such as the Mad Tea Party, Jungle Cruise and Thunder Mountain (my FAVOURITE!).
Now the Plaza Restaurant, as I mentioned, is tucked away at the top of Main Street, next to the ice cream parlour. It serves lunch and dinner with different sandwiches or burgers and shakes or sundaes for dessert. When I walked in, the first thing I noticed was the Victorian sun room feeling it had; very bright and elegant gold and white decor. It has such a great casual atmosphere and was lovely and cool to get out of the heat for some not-too-pricey lunch in Magic Kingdom.
I decided to get the Cheese Steak Sandwich and did not regret it for a second! The beef was so tender and thinly cut with onions, mushrooms, peppers and cheese on a really soft bread roll. It also came with thick cut chips which made me extremely happy as so many places have skinny fries out here. The only thing that the meal was missing, in my opinion, was some kind of dipping sauce (like beef dripping gravy) to make it even more yummy.
We were going to be good and not get a dessert, but what’s the fun in that?! If you’re going to indulge, you’ve got to do it properly right? Scarlett opted for a shake and I went for the Brownie Sundae which was absolutely divine. It had vanilla ice cream, a fudge brownie, hot fudge sauce, whipped cream and a cherry to top it all off. De-lici-ous.
After a lovely morning and an afternoon wandering around Magic Kingdom and eating our fill in yummy but affordable Disney food, it was unfortunately time to head over to Epcot and start work for the evening. I need to start planning more mornings off work by ticking items off my bucket list. I feel like I’m going to run out of time without realising otherwise!