15 Disney World Dinner Shows You Shouldn’t Miss

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Disney World is renowned for its thrilling rides, enchanting characters, and immersive experiences. However, one of the best things about visiting this magical destination is the opportunity to indulge in some of the best dining experiences in the world. Disney World dinner shows are a particular highlight, combining delicious food with world-class entertainment.

In this blog post, I will guide you through everything you need to know about Disney World dinner shows, including:

  • Dinner Shows in the Disney Parks
  • Dinner Shows at Disney Resorts
  • What Makes Disney World Dinner Shows So Special

Now let’s dive in!

What Are Disney World Dinner Shows?

A buffet of desserts at this Disney World dinner show.

Disney World dinner shows are themed experiences that provide guests with a spectacular evening of entertainment and dining. These shows are typically held in restaurants throughout the park and feature a set menu of mouth-watering dishes and in some cases, desserts. During the show, guests are treated to a live performance, which can range from musicals and comedies to spectacular displays and fireworks.

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15 Disney World Dinner Shows You Shouldn’t Miss

Now that we have covered what Disney World dinner shows are, let’s break down my list of 15 Disney World Dinner Shows You Shouldn’t Miss. This includes dinner shows in Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Disney World Resorts, and Disney Springs. There is truly something for everyone!

Magic Kingdom Dinner Shows

Probably the most popular of the Disney World parks, the Magic Kingdom has the first dinner show on our list.

1. Happily Ever After Seats and Sweets

Take in the Happily Ever After Dessert Party

Magic Kingdom Seats and Sweets is one of the most popular dinner, or rather dessert, shows at Disney World. Held at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom, this dessert party offers guests a prime viewing spot for the spectacular Happily Ever After fireworks show. Guests can indulge in a variety of desserts, cheeses, and beverages while enjoying the show.

My family absolutely loves watching the fireworks at Magic Kingdom this way… in fact this is the only way we watch them!

TIP: If you want a really unique way to enjoy a Happily Ever After dessert party, consider booking the Ferrytale Fireworks Dessert Cruise!

EPCOT Dinner Shows

EPCOT is also home to several fantastic dinner shows, including several seasonal dining packages.

2. Biergarten Restaurant

Enjoy the show at the Biergarten in EPCOT
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Located in the Germany Pavilion at Epcot, the Biergarten Restaurant is a lively dinner show that celebrates Oktoberfest all year round. Guests are treated to an all-you-can-eat buffet of German cuisine, including sausages, schnitzel, and strudel. In addition, the show features live music and dancing, and guests are encouraged to join in on the fun.

3. EPCOT Forever Dining Package

The fireworks over Spaceship Earth

This dining package includes a meal at one of EPCOT’s table-service restaurants. Guests can choose from a variety of restaurants, including Rose & Crown Dining Room, Spice Road Table, and more. After you enjoy your meal, head over to the private fireworks viewing area to take in the sights and sounds of EPCOT Forever.

One of the things I love about this dinner show option is that you can book the meal part of this package at any time of day that you want. Once your meal is finished, you will receive a ticket that allows you access to the private viewing area.

4. Disney on Broadway Dining Package

Figment is the mascot of the Festival of the Arts in EPCOT

Held during the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, the Disney on Broadway dining package includes reserved seating for a performance by Broadway performers at the America Gardens Theatre, along with a meal at a participating EPCOT restaurant. The performers sing classic Disney songs from Broadway shows such as The Lion King, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast.

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts typically runs from mid-January to mid to late February every year.

5. Garden Rocks Dining Package

The Family Madrigal is front and center at the Flower and Garden Festival.
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The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is home to the Garden Rocks concerts. This series of concerts comes with a dining package option that includes reserved seating for a performance by a popular musical act at the America Gardens Theatre, along with a meal at a participating EPCOT restaurant.

Be sure to check the Walt Disney World website for the lineup of performers when deciding which day to take in this dinner and show.

The International Flower & Garden Festival can be experienced in EPCOT from March to June every year.

6. Eat the Beat Dining Package

The Food and Wine Festival has a dining package available.

Held every fall during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, the Eat to the Beat dining package includes reserved seating for a performance by a popular musical act at the America Gardens Theatre, along with a meal at one of several sit-down restaurants in EPCOT.

The International Food & Wine Festival is an extremely popular festival, especially with locals. Choosing to reserve a dining package guarantees you prime seating for the concert which could be a great advantage, especially for popular performers.

The International Food & Wine Festival runs from mid-July to mid-November.

7. Candlelight Processional Dining Package

The Candlelight Processional offers one of the most popular Disney World dinner shows.

The Candlelight Processional is hands down my family’s favorite EPCOT experience! Held during the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, the Candlelight Processional is a beloved retelling of the Christmas story, featuring a celebrity narrator, a local choir, and a 50-piece orchestra.

When you choose to make the Candlelight Processional a dinner show you can choose a meal at a participating EPCOT restaurant. Our favorite restaurant to enjoy before a night at the show is the Garden Grill in the Land Pavilion!

EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays is the shortest festival at EPCOT, running for only 4 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Hollywood Studios Dinner Shows

The next park where you can enjoy a dinner show is Hollywood Studios. This park has several unique dinner shows you can enjoy with the whole family.

8. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

The Sci Fi Dine-In is a unique dinner show at Disney World.

This restaurant is designed to look like a drive-in movie theater from the 1950s, complete with vintage cars as tables. The cars come in several sizes and can accommodate up to 8 people. Classic sci-fi movie clips are shown on a big screen while you dine on American cuisine such as burgers, ribs, and milkshakes.

TIP: Each car seat holds two diners and everyone in the car faces forward toward the screen. Be prepared to not be sitting across the table from your dining party if you are dining with more than one other person!

9. Fantasmic! Dining Package

Fantasmic has a dining package available to turn the experience into dinner and a show.

Similar to the dining packages in EPCOT, the Fantasmic! dining package includes a meal at a participating restaurant. And also like the dining packages in EPCOT, you can reserve the meal portion of your dinner show at any time of day that you wish. Once you have completed your meal, you will receive a ticket for reserved seating for the Fantasmic! nighttime spectacular. Participating restaurants include Hollywood & Vine, Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, and The Hollywood Brown Derby.

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Disney World Resorts Dinner Shows

The parks aren’t the only place to find some fun dinner show options. There are several dinner shows at the Disney World resorts as well.

10. Jellyrolls

Jellyrolls at the Boardwalk Resort is a fun Disney World dinner show experience.

You will find our next dinner show tucked into the BoardWalk Resort. Jellyrolls is the only dinner show on our list that is for an adult audience only. This is a lively piano bar that features two pianists who take requests and perform sing-along favorites from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Because Jellyrolls is a bar, every guest is required to show ID for proof of age. Be aware that there is also a cover charge at Jellyrolls which is currently $18 per person. It also is important to know that there is no food menu, however, guests are served free popcorn to the table.

TIP: Jellyrolls is a popular Disney World hang out and the available tables fill up fast! Make sure you arrive early to get a seat!

11. Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

Dinner Shows are a must when visiting Disney World.

You shouldn’t go to Disney World without a stop at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue! This show is one of the longest-running dinner shows in the world, having been entertaining guests for over 40 years. Held at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is a classic vaudeville-style performance, featuring singing, dancing, and hilarious comedy sketches. The menu features all-you-can-eat BBQ ribs, fried chicken, and more.

12. Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long

Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long is a great activity at Disney Resorts.

This outdoor dessert show takes place at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. This unique experience includes a sing-a-long, marshmallow roasting, and a special appearance by Chip ‘n’ Dale!

Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long is a fun way to get a camping experience while at Disney World. Enjoy singing along to your favorite camp songs with your favorite characters.

Make sure to bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting or purchase a S’mores kit from the Chuckwagon Snack Bar at the Fort Wilderness Resort. After the songs are done, you can roast marshmallows for a yummy treat!

Chip ‘n’ Dale are available for photos and autographs after the Sing-A-Long so make sure to bring your autograph books! We like this one!

13. Yehaa Bob at River Roost Lounge

Take in a show with Yehaa Bob at the Disney World resorts.

Yehaa Bob Jackson is a talented musician and comedian who performs a high-energy show filled with music, jokes, and audience participation. The show takes place at the River Roost Lounge at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort. The show takes place 5 nights a week and is free to attend.

Drinks and snacks are available for purchase from the River Roost Lounge, but aren’t required to enter the lounge and take in the show!

If you are looking for more things to do at the Disney World Resorts be sure to check out 27 Things to Do at Disney World Resorts.

Disney Springs Dinner Shows

The final stop on our list of places to see a dinner show while at Disney World, is at the shopping and entertainment district, Disney Springs.

14. House of Blues

The House of Blues is a fun experience at Disney Springs
Credit: HMT

The first standout dinner show in Disney Springs is the House of Blues. The House of Blues features a range of live music performances, including blues, rock, and jazz. Guests can enjoy Southern-inspired dishes such as gumbo and jambalaya, while being entertained by some of the best musicians in the business. This popular music venue also features comedy shows and other events. And when the live music stops, the DJ keeps the party going!

And be sure to check out the menu at The Front Porch, the attached lounge, while you enjoy the show!

TIP: You can check the calendar for upcoming events and purchase tickets for the House of Blues Orlando here.

15. Raglan Road

Raglan Road is a fun dining experience at Disney Springs
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Also, located in Disney Springs, Raglan Road is an Irish pub and restaurant that features live music and Irish dance performances. They offer a menu of traditional Irish fare, such as fish and chips, bangers and mash, and Guinness stew. You can also choose from a variety of beers and ciders.

And for the entertainment portion of the visit, Raglan Road also features nightly live music and entertainment to enjoy with your meal! Traditional Irish dancers and energetic bands give you a taste of Irish tradition right in the heart of Disney Springs!

Want to add a day at Disney Springs to your Disney World vacation? Make sure to review 33 Fun Experiences at Disney Springs when planning your trip!

What Makes Disney World Dinner Shows Special?

Irish dancers perform at Ragland Road in this fun Disney World dinner show.

There are several reasons why Disney World dinner shows are so highly sought after. Firstly, the shows are designed to be highly immersive, drawing guests into a world of wonder and excitement. The theming of the shows is incredibly detailed, creating a truly unforgettable experience. Additionally, the quality of the food is exceptional, with many shows offering a variety of options to cater to different dietary requirements.

Finally, the entertainment on offer is simply world-class, with many of the shows featuring performances by seasoned professionals who have performed on Broadway and in West End productions.

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Disney World Dinner Shows: Frequently Asked Questions

The Biergarten in the German Pavilion
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Will Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Return?

Held at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the Spirit of Aloha was a show that celebrated the vibrant culture of Hawaii. Unfortunately, the show never reopened after covid shutdowns and now will be permanently shut down. Instead, Disney is building a new Vacation Club tower on the land that once occupied the Luau Cove where the show took place.

Are Disney Dinner Shows Appropriate for Children?

Yes, many dinner shows are family-friendly and geared toward children. The exception to this is Jellyrolls at the BoardWalk Resort, which is a bar for adults only. It is important to keep in mind that some shows may have loud noises or flashy lights that could be overwhelming for younger children.

Do Dinner Shows Require Reservations?

It is recommended to make reservations as soon as possible, as many dinner shows can book up quickly. Reservations can typically be made up to 60 days in advance. Some of these experiences, such as the Happily Ever After Seats and Sweets, do require payment at time of reservation.

Are Dinner Shows Allergy Friendly?

Disney has a reputation for being accommodating to those with allergies and dietary needs, and their dinner shows are no exception. Without a doubt, Disney World dinner shows offer allergy-friendly options for guests with dietary restrictions. Guests with specific dietary needs should inform their server or the restaurant in advance. Restaurants will do their best to accommodate. Whether you’re gluten-free, have a nut allergy, or have any other dietary restriction, you can enjoy the magic of Disney World dinner shows worry-free.

How to See Walt Disney World Dinner Shows

Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World

I am sure you now have a running list of the dinner shows you want to experience during your next trip to Walt Disney World! They are a great addition to any trip and can be experienced over and over again!

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Final Thoughts: Disney World Dinner Shows

Disney World dinner shows are a unique way to experience the magic of Disney while indulging in some of the best dining experiences in the world. With a range of shows to choose from, there is something to suit every taste and budget. Whether you’re looking for a classic vaudeville-style performance or a festival concert of Broadway legends, Disney World dinner shows are sure to delight and entertain. So why not add a dinner show to your itinerary during your next visit to Disney World? It’s an experience you won’t forget!

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