It’s crazy because even though I was just at Disney World last week, I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve been. Although, constantly missing Disney is just a normal thing for me. Today, I wanted to share a little trip report from my last visit to Disney World. You thought this was going to a full on restaurant review, right?
See, even bloggers can clickbait. Although technically it’s not clickbait since I will be revealing (what I believe to be) the BEST quick service restaurant at Disney World.
Any guesses? (Well, the photo does sort of give it away).
I’ve never really done a Disney trip report like this before so I’m excited. I’m going to be breaking the trip up into five main parts: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs. Let’s start with Magic Kingdom!
Okay, fellow Disney fans…I have to get something off my chest. I’m sure this is going to be an unpopular opinion but Magic Kingdom is my less favorite park. (Put the weapons down folks!). Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Magic Kingdom but it definitely ranks last for me. From favorite to least favorite (but remember, I love them all), it’s Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios then Magic Kingdom.
Which is funny because my favorite ride (Pirates) is at Magic Kingdom and my favorite type of rides (dark rides) are mostly found in Magic Kingdom. Still, it ranks last for me personally. But there are a lot of things I really do love about Magic Kingdom. (It has the best parades and fireworks hands down!).
I love riding the Liberty Square Riverboat, aka Liberty Belle, on mornings in Magic Kingdom. This 20 minute trip down the river is a fun way to cool down and relax, especially on crowded park days.
Dole whip is one of my favorite Disney treats, but Raspberry Dole whip swirls? THE BEST!
And of course no visit to Magic Kingdom is complete without a trip to the Beasts castle for the grey stuff. Make sure to check out my Be Our Guest breakfast and lunch review HERE and my Be Our Guest dinner review HERE.
Oh Epcot, I love you so much. It’s funny because with Epcot, people either love it or hate it/skip it. Me? I love it. The Festival of the Arts was going on during my trip so I had a blast trying all the foods and marveling at all the amazing artwork.
I got a lot of Disney gift cards for Christmas (shoutout to Santa) so I was able to try a bunch of foods without feeling too guilty about spending a lot of money.
Although it’s not new to the festival, this was my first year trying the Taiyaki. Taiyaki is a fish-shaped Japanese Sweet Stuffed Pastry with Red Bean Paste and topped with Whipped Cream and Sesame Custard. Not going to lie, it was actually really good.
Here’s what the inside looks like in case you were wondering! You can check out more from the Festival of the Arts HERE!
No Epcot festival is complete without picking up an Annual Passholder Magnet!
Does it get much cuter than BB8 balloons? I think not! Speaking of Star Wars, I got to ride Rise of the Resistance, the newest Galaxy’s Edge attraction, for the third time during this trip. I love that ride so much. In fact, it’s definitely in my top 3 favorite Disney rides. For more on Galaxy’s Edge, be sure to check out my full Guide to Galaxy’s Edge HERE.
Even though I miss The Great Movie Ride, I’m excited to see how Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway turns out. And plus, it’s about time Mickey got his own ride!
Name a cuter popcorn bucket. I’ll wait…
I will never NOT tear up when I see the Tree of Life. It’s just so beautiful.
Kilimanjaro Safaris will forever be one of my favorite things about Animal Kingdom. I love how every trip is so different. During this last trip a group of giraffes walked right up to the safari vehicle. They were so close we could touch them (but of course we didn’t!).
And now onto the moment you’ve all been waiting for. So, what is the best quick-service restaurant in Disney World?
It’s Satu’li Canteen located Pandora! You guys, I love Satu’li Canteen! No seriously, I could eat there every single day.
My go-to meal at Satu’li Canteen is the chicken bowl with either rice and beans or sweet potato hash with herb dressing. It’s everything! Make sure to check out my full review of Satu’li Canteen HERE. (Wow, lots of linking to older posts. But, be sure to check out the posts I linked for more Disney fun. Wink, wink).
Can we please take a second to marvel at that adorable Lady and the Tramp cake from Amorette’s Patisserie? I love Amorette’s Patisserie so much. After a long day at the Disney Parks, I always make a quick trip to Disney Springs to pick up some Mickey Mousse.
In honor of the 70th anniversary of Cinderella, they came out with this adorable Cinderella’s Carriage Cake. The cake is strawberry mousse with vanilla cake at the bottom. So yummy!
Funny story. After a long day in the parks, I was craving some Blaze pizza for some reason. So we decided to go over to Disney Springs and grab some pizza. When we got there we were shocked to see a long stretching from one side of Blaze all the way down to the other side of the street. I later found out it was National Pizza Day but still. We ended up waited almost 30 minutes in long to get pizza.
But, it was super yummy so it was worth it. (And the line was moving pretty fast!).
All in all, it was yet another amazing Disney trip! Disney truly is my happy place and I can’t wait until I’m reunited with Disney again!