Walt Disney World has some amazing dining locations, but not every restaurant can be a winner. For every world-renowned restaurant, there are some that are…not so renowned.
AllEars readers have reviewed nearly every restaurant at the resort, and we’ve rounded up the worst dining location at every Disney World park, according to you.
Let’s see which restaurants have won this questionable prize.
A quick disclaimer: These rankings are based entirely on reader reviews. We know some of you will disagree, and even the (subjectively) worst Disney restaurant can still have fans and tasty menu items. If you disagree with the “worsts” listed below, be sure to leave your own review defending your dining location of choice.
Magic Kingdom: Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
Let’s be clear. Tony’s is far from the worst restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. In fact, it’s merely below average. However, it’s got the lowest score with a 6.8 out of 10.
The reviews are generally positive, but there are some recurring issues that pop up time and time again in reviews: long wait times and bland food. One reader described it as being “better than Olive Garden”, which depending on your view of OG might elicit different responses. 😉
Dishonorable Mention: Tortuga Tavern
While this restaurant is only open seasonally, long lines, a limited menu, and disappointing food have had many of our readers decide that a pirate’s life isn’t for them.
EPCOT: Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar
Tutto Gusto is interesting in that its complaints aren’t about the food or atmosphere. In fact, both of those are quite highly rated by our readers. It’s the service that has bothered our reviewers.
Families say they have waited for nearly an hour for their server to return to their table. It seems like the Disney magic has skipped over this place, as Cast Members are frequently criticized for poor service and rudeness.
Dishonorable Mention: Lotus Blossom Cafe
This place isn’t awful, which says a lot about EPCOT’s quality. However, it’s not any better than your food court Chinese place. Save your money and order some Panda Express instead.
Hollywood Studios: Hollywood and Vine
Hollywood Studios’ character dining location is…okay. This location is a great spot to meet the Fab 5 in seasonal outfits, but early reviews seem to be consistent with problems this restaurant has had in the past. Multiple reviewers have called the food “horrible”, with tough meat, acidic salt, and dry desserts. Long wait times are also a factor, as you can end up waiting two hours or more for your meal. Overall, reviewers believe there are better character dining options around the resort.
One caveat, however? The low reviews specifically apply to the lunch and dinner forms of seasonal dining. The Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine is praised for its food quality but still has issues with wait times and service.
Animal Kingdom: Pizzafari
Listen, some people enjoy puffy pizza! But lots of reviewers showed up to share that when there are options in Walt Disney World like Via Napoli, Pizza Ponte, or even Blaze, Pizzafari ranked low amongst reviewers for its “lower quality” pizza options.
Disney Springs: Rainforest Cafe
Rainforest Cafes are great for beautiful decor and fun theming, but reviewers shared that they found the food less than desirable.
Did you agree with our reviewers’ rankings? If not, head to our dining page and leave a review!
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