The Easiest Way to Unlock the Magic
With a Magic Your Way Vacation Package, guests can choose to purchase an add-on Disney Dining Plan for use at nearly all the restaurants in the park. To unlock access to any of these establishments, guests present their Key To The World Card, which keeps track of the entitlements (Disney’s term for meal units) remaining on a group’s plan, to a server. Each meal’s receipt will tally the meals left on the plan, which can be taken in any order throughout the park.
Le Cellier, Disney World’s flagship steakhouse located at Epcot, is rated in the top 3% of restaurants in the Orlando area. Lodge-like décor, choice meats, warm decorations, and even several vegetarian options add up to a dining attraction that is constantly in high demand. When planning a Disney World vacation, it’s best to make reservations at least six months ahead of time, because they may not be possible any later than that. Le Cellier is just one of Disney World’s Signature establishments; places such as these require guests to use two entitlements from their Disney dining plan.
The Yachtsman Steakhouse is an on-campus direct competitor of Le Cellier. Yachtsman is also a steakhouse but features more haute cuisine, such as escargot, fancy terrines and sausages, seafood and lamb. When dining at either of these establishments it’s highly recommended to use entitlements, as otherwise the bill can mount at a rapid rate.
In the Animal Kingdom, guests flock to Boma, billed as the buffet with the Flavors of Africa, featuring African bobotie and pastries, traditionally-grilled meats and seafood, salads, fruits and desserts. This Special and Unique dining experience is on the lower end of the cost spectrum but delivers in sheer quantity.
At the Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jiko’s pair of wood-fired ovens await, creating fresh pan-African and Indian specialties such as Berber grilled lamb, chermousala roasted chicken, and Durban shrimp curry. The real fun of Jiko is watching the chefs prepare everyone’s meals in the large, open show kitchen known as “The Cooking Place,” a translation of Jiko. A meal at Jiko is the perfect capstone to the Wanyama Safari, and reservations are both accepted and encouraged.