Introducing the First Ever Walt Disney World 4-Park Progressive Dinner!

Welcome back, Mousekefriends!  We are introducing a brand new concept for all lovers of Disney AND food – the Disney Dinner Crawl!  This meal is about the journey.  Each course (plus a beverage) is at a different theme park!  You will get in some steps and sample a variety of flavors along the way.   A meal of this magnitude will take some expert planning.  Reach out to one of our experienced travel advisors at our agency  Kingdom and Cruise Travel to craft your Disney Dinner Crawl!

Do you think we’re out of our minds?!  Nah.  This is genius!  Have a listen to the podcast and we will convince you that this could be the next best Disney trend.

1. Animal Kingdom: Appetizer at Nomad Lounge

Located next to Tiffins, Nomad Lounge features indoor and outdoor seating with river views. Photo: Disney Food Blog

We are beginning this four course meal at Animal Kingdom because it closes early (usually around 6pm).  We recommend beginning at around 3-4pm so you can linger if you’re really enjoying one of your courses. Mouseketip – don’t do table service for this progressive dinner!  The timing will be unpredictable, and a sit-down meal will take an eternity.

This is the Tiffins Bread Service with Coconut-Curry Sauce, Guava Sauce, Ginger-Pear Chutney
Photo: Disney Food Blog

The Nomad Lounge offers an eclectic batch of  small plates and cocktail.  For the appetizer, we are starting off light.  The Bread Service menu option isn’t too heavy so you will have room for all the courses!  Plus, it’s the perfect appetizer to start soaking up all the alcohol.  (That’s a Mouseketip!)  Grab a seat outside and take in the views.  Enjoy your bread and dips with a Spice Trader Classic cocktail.

The Spice Trader Classic has gin, vermouth, lemon juice, strawberries and soda water. Nice and light. Pace yourself!

2. Hollywood Studios: Salad at Docking Bay 7

Head over to Hollywood Studios for the next course!  We recommend taking a Minnie Van instead of a bus.  Your next destination is Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo in Galaxy’s Edge.  Try the Endorian Chicken Salad, which has mixed greens, marinated chicken, onions and radishes with a citrus vinaigrette and spiced yogurt drizzle.  Delicious!

Docking Bay 7 is a colorful counter service restaurant in Hollywood Studios. You will feel like you’re in a galaxy far far away.

Pair this with the Surly Sarlacc, Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit and Rose Vodka, Minute Maid© Limeade, Raspberry, Spicy Mango Flavors.  If the lines aren’t too long, this is a great spot to fit a ride in.  Drinking and driving the Millennium Falcon is not only legal, it’s fun!  So, check the wait times for Smuggler’s Run.

3. Epcot: Connections Eatery for the Main Course

Take the Skyliner over to the International Gateway at Epcot.  Before heading to Connections for the main course, grab a delicious Frose at Les Halles Boulengerie-Patisserie.  This drink is made with frozen Cotes de Provence Rose, Vodka and Peaches.

This beautiful peachy frose from Les Halles is perfect for a hot day! Photo: Disney Food Blog

After your frose, you’re ready to make your way to Connections Eatery!  This quick service restaurant offers flavors from around the world.  It often gets overlooked because it’s not a World Showcase food option.  We think this is the perfect stop for dinner, and we recommend the French Bistro Burger!

The French Bistro Burger from Connections Eatery is topped with caramelized onions, bacon, brie, mushrooms and dijon mayonnaise.

This burger is why we’ve been pacing ourselves and going light with the app and salad.  This is the most gourmet burger you can get in Epcot, and it’s great shopping fuel.  We suggest heading straight to Creations for a stroll around one of our favorite stores in all of Disney World.

4. Magic Kingdom: Dessert at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

This is a classic choice for the last course on our progressive Disney Dinner Crawl.  We hoped you’ve timed this right to catch the fireworks!  If you have paced yourselves like we planned, you should have room for Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae.  It looks bigger than it is.  You’ve got this!  Two scoops of ice cream, hot fudge or caramel, whipped cream and cherries.

The Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor is as delicious as it is adorable. It’s the perfect ending to our Disney Dinner Crawl.

You can eat out of Mickey’s pants AND you get to keep them.  We love it.

The Mouseketip!

If you notice, we didn’t suggest a beverage for the last course at Magic Kingdom.  You are in a perfect position here to do a monorail bar crawl and finish strong!

Would you consider doing a Disney Dinner Crawl?  We want this to become a thing!  Leave us a comment and tell us what stops you would make for your four course meal!  See ya real soon, Mousekefriends!

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