Stuart S. (NDD#47) (44 Posts)

Stuart is the DDL resident Geek Dad and claims New York as his birthplace. Currently, though, he resides in New Jersey and is a husband and father of two as well as a huge Disney World, Springsteen, Yankee, and NY Ranger fan. He wakes up and goes to sleep thinking about Disney World. He listens to Disney podcasts to and from work and at night before sleep. He drives his family nuts talking about Disney and is always planning their next Disney World trip. In addition, he is known to always volunteer to help extended family and friends plan their next trip. Stuart's personal blog is disneygeekdad.blogspot.com. He can also be found on twitter by following @disneygeekdad.


When I started thinking about what to write for this week’s blog contribution two things came to mind, a Disney top 10 list and Disney food. Since food is one of my favorite subjects I initially thought I would blog about Disney food.

Well, I haven’t been to Disney in a while so doing a restaurant review wasn’t practical. Still, I just couldn’t get past the idea of doing something with food. It didn’t help matters when the outstanding Disney Mom’s Panel member and great Disney dad, Marc Lorenzo started posting pictures of food in the Be Our Guest Podcast live show chat. The pictures of food had me salivating for Disney dining and I nearly went off the deep end when he posted pictures of the desserts from Le Cellier.

Having had a pretty light dinner, I was starving and thanks to Marc I had this sudden desire to go to the airport and fly down to Disney so I could grab a bite to eat. There were just a few problems with that thought. First, the live Be Our Guest Podcast was so good I just couldn’t leave until it ended. Second, by time I’d make it to the airport there would be no more flights heading to Orlando. Besides, everything would be closed when I got there. Finally, there was no way I could hold out from eating until I got to Disney.

So, after the Be Our Guest Podcast ended I thought to myself, what was open nearby at that hour besides McDonald’s and Burger King? Then a light bulb went off above my head and inside the light bulb were three little Ruby Mini’s in the shape of a Mickey. I quickly drove over to Ruby Tuesday’s where I was able to get my order to go. I even finished eating before I got home.

After returning home with a happy stomach the idea for this blog came easily to me. It was simple just combine the two ideas together, a top 10 list and food.

Top 10 Reasons to Eat At Walt Disney World

1. The Disney Dining Plan

2. All-you-can-eat buffets

3. Disney Character Dining

4. Magic Kingdom popcorn is a great appetizer before breakfast, lunch, or dinner

5. The need to eat several Dole Whips and Mickey Bars because you can’t decide which is better

6. Guaranteed to put an extra bulge in your belly

7. Free eats at Pecos Bill’s fixin’s bar

8. Huge turkey legs, so big they get randomly tested for steroids

9. The restaurant waiting area is an enormous theme park

10. Because the food is that good.

Contributed by: Stuart S. (NDD #47).  Stuart is our resident Disney geek and creator of Disney Geek Dad.

2 thoughts on “TOP 10 REASONS TO EAT AT DISNEY

  1. I'm not so sure about #6. Last year, when we went to Disney, I gained about 5 pounds. This year, however, I only gained half a pound. Considering all the walking you do while in Disney World, you can easily burn off all of those Dole Whips, Mickey Ice Cream bars, Tonga Toasts and Tie Dyed Cheesecakes. It's the Disney Diet: Eat all you want and then walk it off while riding great rides and seeing great shows!

    Now I just need to find a way to make “The Disney Diet” something I can do more often. 😉

  2. I'm not so sure about #6. Last year, when we went to Disney, I gained about 5 pounds. This year, however, I only gained half a pound. Considering all the walking you do while in Disney World, you can easily burn off all of those Dole Whips, Mickey Ice Cream bars, Tonga Toasts and Tie Dyed Cheesecakes. It's the Disney Diet: Eat all you want and then walk it off while riding great rides and seeing great shows!

    Now I just need to find a way to make “The Disney Diet” something I can do more often. 😉

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