Eating in the Magic, Under the Stars, and with the Beasts!

Mrs. All in WDW tells me I should REALLY … “Change topics for Pete’s sake! How long can you ramble on about Parks Table Services?”

Uh, one more day, dear.  Then, I’m going to pop back over to Resorts Table Services for one last bit of “data crunching” and ranking.

For today, however, let’s tackle the remaining three parks, starting with …

Magic Kingdom

  1. Be Our Guest Restaurant – 119 total votes
  2. The Crystal Palace – 91
  3. Liberty Tree Tavern – 61
  4. Cinderella’s Royal Table – 38
  5. Tony’s Town Square Restaurant – 7
  6. The Plaza Restaurant – 5

The All in WDW family has NEVER dined at a Magic Kingdom table service restaurant.  To be honest, IF we eat in The Kingdom, we typically choose to have a burger at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café.

Anyway, will we try a table service at some point?  Oh, I’m sure we will, but it will most likely be to enjoy a meal at Be Our Guest or Liberty Tree Tavern.  The other four choices hold little appeal for us.

Hollywood Studios

  1. 50’s Prime Time Café – 94
  2. The Hollywood Brown Derby – 19
  3. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant – 17
  4. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano – 13
  5. Hollywood & Vine – 7

Wow!  50’s, and, then, everyone else.  In fact, the Readers have spoken.  When in the Studios, go to 50’s Prime Time Café, folks.

We’ve dined at 50’s Prime Time, but I might not be allowed to return.  Why?  Well, I’m embarrassed to admit it, but Mom caught me cheating on my homework.  Actually, not only do we like 50’s, we like the fact that you can also enjoy its food, ambiance, and theming from a seat in the attached Tune-In Lounge!

It has been a very long time, but we have actually made a version of The Hollywood Brown Derby’s famous Cobb Salad.  That was years ago, pre-Atlanta and pre-blogging, but thinking about that salad makes me want to recreate it again.  Might have to happen in the near future!

Animal Kingdom

  1. Tusker House Restaurant – 78
  2. Yak & Yeti Restaurant – 20
  3. Rainforest Cafe at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 3

As big fans of Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Boma, Mrs. All in WDW and I had been anxious to find a time to drop in on the Animal Kingdom’s food-fest – Tusker House.  We finally did it last year and enjoyed it quite a bit. It’s victory over Yak & Yeti and Rainforest Cafe came as no surprise.

Alternate Tusker

So, let me close with a few more blasts from the statistician’s side of my brain …

Margins of victory.  We know who the “champions” are, but by how much did they win their respective park’s title?

Epcot – Via Napoli won by 35 votes over Le Cellier
Magic Kingdom28
Hollywood Studios75 (Again, WOW!)
Animal Kingdom58

How do I interpret this?  Easy.  There is a clear and definite favorite in each and every park.  You want to eat once in each theme park?  We’ve got the four ADRs for ya’!

Average vote totals – all restaurants by park. What I mean here is … if all restaurants in a given park are taken together, what was the average of their collective OVERALL vote totals?

Epcot – an average overall vote total of 28.5 across its 17 restaurants
Magic Kingdom53.5
Hollywood Studios30.0
Animal Kingdom33.7

Interpretation?  It’s just plain hard to beat the love we have for the Magic Kingdom!  Buoyed mainly by Be Our Guest, Crystal Palace, and Liberty Tree Tavern, The Kingdom’s table services really racked up the support!

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