Time for Round 2! Here is the link to Round 1. All options receiving 15% or more in their respective polls have advanced to this combined round.
Which Disney Resort Hotel has access to the best dining options?
Animal Kingdom Lodge
Art of Animation
Reminder: You can consider access to nearby options (like Epcot / Boardwalk area / Disney Springs), but try to factor in the walking distance, etc. (e.g., a 4-star restaurant on site might be equivalent to a 5-star restaurant a half-mile walk away). Use whatever criteria you see fit to determine how you answer the question.
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Once Darth Bezos deploys the fleet of P*nis Rockets and the self-aware dronez to carry you to the launch pads, every restaurant in the universe will be “accessible,” and we’ll see who’ll be laughing out of the other side of his or her personal face.
A plain reading of best resort hotel dining = which hotel has the best restaurants within its property line boundaries would’ve been vastly easier than this folderol about “access.” William of Ockham looks weepy; I’m buying him a round.
It might have been easier, but reality is not that simple. If you are actually choosing a hotel to stay at, do you really say, “If I stay at Yacht Club, Cape May isn’t at my resort, so isn’t a factor.” And if you accept that example, where do you draw the line? That was why I put it that way.
In any case, it appears most people have interpreted / weighted the poll mostly to what is on site at the hotel, which is fine.
I picked GF because not only are you on site for Citrocos, Grand Floridian Cafe, 1900 Park Fare (if it ever reopens), and Victoria & Alberts (though not in most people’s budgets), …but you are a monorail away for California Grill, Steakhouse 71, Ohana, & Kona, and a boat ride (or monorail & boat ride) away from Artist Point, Whispering Canyon Cafe, and Geyser Point.
Also, a monorail away from any of the dining options in MK, although I would whittle that down to Skipper’s Canteen and leave the rest off the list.
That isn’t including the buffet at Fort Wilderness, Trader Sam’s, or Captain Cooks.
Those are a lot of amazing dining options, at a lot of different price points, …and it doesn’t have to just be GF as resort choice…it could be any of the three monorail resorts and tangentially WL/FW.
It’s been a few days since this poll closed but just wanted to acknowledge that we have a winner!
With 52% of the vote, Animal Kingdom Lodge has won for best resort dining. Being home to Jiko, Boma, and Sanaa, it’s hard to argue that this isn’t a top contender! But be sure to look through the other rounds and read up on why folks voted for some of the other resorts.