Orlando Attractions Update – According to our esteemed local newspaper the winners of their 18th Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards are in and theme park dining and themed dinner shows are very well-represented.
Orlando Sentinel Foodie Award winners and runners-up are picked by readers along with critic’s choice picks from Food Editor Heather McPherson.
Restaurants at Walt Disney Resort cleaned up with six combined wins (readers and critic picks).
Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa won the critic’s choice for best hotel restaurant, but was selected as a runner-up by both McPherson and readers in the romantic category.
McPherson picked the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue as the Critic’s Choice winner for best dinner show, while readers chose Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Kissimmee. Hoop-Dee-Doo was a runner-up for readers, along with Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre.
Some of the newest restaurants on Walt Disney World property fared well, with four runners-up and one win coming from Four Seasons Resort Orlando. Plancha (Cuban), Ravello (Italian), PB&G (outdoor dining) and Capa (Spanish) all took runners-up honors, while Capa was the critic’s choice pick for best Spanish restaurant.
While Disney dining is well-represented, no other major Central Florida theme park made the list.
Here is the full list of Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards theme park and attractions winners. Note: *denotes Critic’s Choice
African: Boma – Flavors of Africa (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, 407-939-3463)
Dinner Show: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (4510 W. Vine St., Kissimmee; 866-543-9637)
*Dinner Show: Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue (Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort; 407-939-3463)
*Hotel Restaurant: Victoria & Albert’s (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista)
*Spanish: Capa (Four Seasons, Walt Disney World Resort, 10100 Dream Tree Blvd., Lake Buena Vista; 407-313-7777)
Theme Park: Be Our Guest (Fantasyland, Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom; 407-939-3463)
*Theme Park: Monsieur Paul (France Pavilion, Epcot)