May 14, 2017
Don’t just get Mom out of the kitchen on Mother’s Day – give Mom the royal treatment at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Mother’s Day Meals and Buffets in the Parks and at Resorts
There are over 100 restaurants at Walt Disney World to choose from. Reservations for most restaurants can be made in advance, so be sure to call 407-WDW-DINE to discuss different options and to make reservations.
As the date gets closer, some theme park, resort and Downtown Disney locations may offer a special brunch or meal for Mother’s Day. Traditionally, information for these meals is not usually released until just prior to Mother’s Day. When planning for a special day, make sure to reserve something early and make changes as needed if another opportunity becomes available.
This year’s options for Mother’s Day Brunch include:
- Boma – Flavors of Africa, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Captain’s Grille, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
- The Wave… of American Flavors, Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Reserve your special Mother’s Day Brunch by calling (407) WDW-DINE. Keep in mind that availability is limited, and dining events are subject to change.
Disney Vacation Club Members can book a special, exclusive brunch offering at Walt Disney World. Reservations are now open for the Disney Vacation Club Member Mother’s Day Brunch, taking place on May 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Fantasia Ballroom at the Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The meal costs $53.95 for adults (ages 10 and up) and $29.95 for kids ages 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity). The brunch theme is “You’ll Be in My Heart” and it draws inspiration from the unconditional love and unbreakable family bond celebrated in the film Tarzan. During the brunch, there will be music from “Tarzan” and beyond performed by a live guitarist, mimosas for Moms (and other attendees of legal age) and visits with some of your favorite jungle friends. To book this event, call Member Services.
If you can’t get a dining reservation at one of the Mother’s Day Brunch options, here are some additional restaurant suggestions to celebrate Mom’s special day at Walt Disney World Resort or peruse our menu section for ideas:
- California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort
This classic fine-dining restaurant that serves award-winning gourmet dinners and sweeping views atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Fresh sushi is on the menu. Dine late and watch the fireworks bursting over Cinderella Castle complete with piped in musical score.
- Narcoossee’s, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
This creative seafood restaurant is nestled on the waterfront overlooking Seven Seas Lagoon with spectacular views of the Magic Kingdom park and fireworks. Whole Main Lobster is on the menu.
- Afternoon Tea at the Garden View Tea Room, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Turn back the clock with the tradition of supping afternoon tea. Tea cakes and other traditional tantalizing treats accompany a wide selection of tasty teas.
- Jiko-The Cooking Place, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Relax and enjoy the warm, soothing colors of an African sunset in a beautiful setting as you savor a truly unique culinary experience with one of the finest collections of South African wines in the U.S. Don’t forget to visit the animal viewing area at the resort after your meal.
- Artist Point, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
This restaurant draws inspiration from the sprawling dining rooms found in National Park lodges across the Pacific Northwest, focusing on seafood, sirloins and game, with cedar plank roasted king salmon and wild boar on the menu. After you’re meal, take a stroll at the rear of the resort and watch Fire Rock Geyser erupt or sit and rock for a spell in front of the roaring fire of the huge lobby fireplace.
- Be Our Guest, Magic Kingdom
Beneath shimmering chandeliers, lovebirds can dine in fairy tale elegance at Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland. Known as the place where Belle and Beast fell in love, the grand ballroom in Beast’s Castle is the perfect setting for romance as ‘snow’ falls on the French countryside outside the windows and guests dine on French-inspired cuisine and fine wines.
- Coral Reef, Epcot
Located in The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion, this seafood restaurant features a spectacular view of the pavilion’s enormous aquarium. Diners are entertained by barracuda, angelfish, sharks, dolphins, rays and even Mickey in a scuba suit. This restaurant also seems to be a little less expensive that some of Walt Disney World’s upscale eateries.
- Monsieur Paul , Epcot
Step upstairs to turn of the 20th century Paris for an intimate, French dining experience in this tucked-away Parisian bistro with a magnificent French wine list. Don’t skip dessert such treats as Grand Marnier Souffle and Vanilla Creme Brulee. It’s possible, although not guaranteed, to get an excellent view of Epcot’s evening fireworks spectacular, Illuminations, from this elevated restaurant.
- San Angel Inn, Epcot
This romantic restaurant with subdued lighting and a starry sky overlooks the Mexico pavilion’s “River of Time” boat ride and a volcano! Be sure and watch for the shooting star over the Aztec temple and make a wish.
- Flying Fish Café, Disney’s Boardwalk
This signature restaurant serves fresh seafood in a high-energy, upbeat setting at Disney’s BoardWalk. Specialties are prepared with flair right before your eyes in the onstage show kitchen. Take in the wondrous décor-an artistic and nostalgic interpretation of an Atlantic Boardwalk. The wine menu is especially extensive. Stroll along the boardwalk after your meal and play some carnival games.
- Todd English’s BlueZoo, Dolphin Resort
BlueZoo features an award-winning celebrity chef, ulta-modern decor designed to make you feel underwater and a focus fresh seafood and creative cocktails. Enjoy an upscale meal and then head to the Boardwalk for an evening at Jellyrolls, a sing-a-long dueling piano bar. Free child care offered at Camp Dolphin while you dine at this restaurant.
- The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Get carried away by the spirit of the Pacific in this live celebration of Polynesian culture. Watch hula dancers to fire twirlers as you feast on an all-you-care-to-eat meal with a South Seas flair. Presented at 5:15 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Luau Cove Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations can be made 180 days in advance. After the show, stroll the torch-lite grounds of the Polynesian Resort for some added romance.
- Fork & Screen, Downtown Disney West Side
For something uniquely different, have dinner and take in a movie at the same time! AMC Downtown Disney 24 theater features Fork & Screen, which provides restaurant dining with “seat-side service” while you watch a movie. Visit AMC’s web site for additional details.
Need Babysitting? There are two options for Child Care at Walt Disney World – child care centers and in-room babysitters. For more information and a list of discounts to make your evening a little more affordable, visit our Options for Child Care page.
Other Mother’s Day Ideas
Disney will occasionally make special offers available in honor of Mother’s Day. Like other special events, these may not be released very early.
If you are looking for some creative ideas, take a look at the offerings from Disney Florist. There are floral ideas, but also gifts to suit many occasions, including Mother’s Day. If you don’t see what you want, they can create custom gifts as well.
Consider getting that special mom in your life a Disney Spa package from Senses – A Disney Spa. You can choose from a massage, facial, pedicure, and more at either Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa or at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.
Many of her favorite retailer’s merchandise can be found at Disney Springs, including Alex and Ani, Dooney & Bourke, PANDORA, Vera Bradley, Basin, Erwin Pearl, and more. Pick up something from her favorite designer that she’s sure to love.
End her special day with a champagne toast aboard a Venezia Champagne Cruise, or set sail on an Amphicar tour, all accessible from The BOATHOUSE.
Another idea to help make Mother’s Day special is a photo package. While Disney’s Photopass photographers are always available, Disney Fine Art Photography offers packages for families to capture special occasions. There are many options and locations that are available depending on budget.
Remember, though, that while special meals, and mementos are wonderful, mom may be just happy to spend her special day in the parks with her family. Memories at Disney parks are always a great gift.