on March 25, 2006
Ol’ Wolfgang saved us from starvation and frustration the first night of our 2005 trip. We had no preferred seatings arranged in advance (bad traveler, very bad, but we arrived hours earlier than we expected). We strolled up to the Brown Derby in MGM at about 8pm and found out the bad news. That’s when I programmed Preferred Seating (800-WDW-DINE) into speed dial. By the time we had made our way to our car, we had a Wolfgang rescue dinner arranged. The nice lady who spent this half-hour on the phone tracking down an opening is the source of the advice about 3pm and 4pm seatings in theme park restaurants.Anyway, I prefer Wolfgang's downstairs restaurant. The upstairs is a little more party-like. You can get all the same food downstairs if you ask. Wolfgang Puck is a notable exception to the Disney trend to dumbed-down ethnic food, but I don’t need to tell you about his creativity. I suspect that most of the places in West Side Downtown Disney are similar. His pizza is good, and the kid's menu is one one of the best you'll see. I like the sushi because they often have specials that are unusual. My better half always orders whatever the special is, and always goes into food ecstasy.
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