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While I would like to think I will offer the best and most up to date information that is out there about Disney, it simply cannot be true. There are too many amazing blogs out there that already do that. And to be honest, I just don't have the time! However, I will offer my honest opinions and experiences as frequently as possible. This blog is simply a way to document my experiences and collect my thoughts while talking about the love of my life, Walt Disney World and Disney in general. Thanks for reading!
We've all been there before on a crowded day at Walt Disney World. We order our meal from the counter, get handed a huge tray with everything on it, then we head out to the seating area to find....no seats. You find yourself hovering over another family who look like they may be finishing up. You try to ignore the eye rolls they give each other while they take their last bites. Sorry guys, we want to sit down too! I am here to tell you that there are some counter service areas in Walt Disney World that offer plenty of seating, and a lot of that seating is even somewhat hidden from the masses.
Which brings me to my absolute favorite counter service location in all of Walt Disney World. Now I didn't say it was my favorite counter service food in all of Walt Disney World, although it's still pretty phenomenal, but it is definitely my favorite counter service location. The location I speak of is the Flame Tree Barbeque in Disney's Animal Kingdom. After ordering your meal, head directly behind the counter service stand to find a good amount of shaded seating. But instead of stopping at the first section of tables you see (which will also be the busiest), continue on down towards the water to enjoy your meal in the peace and quiet. You will be surprised how many different areas there are to sit at this restaurant even though it seemed like a rather small place when you decided to order your food. The theming in this area is also absolutely gorgeous. There are lovely ponds where you can watch different birds and other wildlife gather or you can sit right next to the water and have the most spectacular view of Expedition Everest that can't be beat in any other area of the park. Most importantly the area is completed shaded, which on the hottest of days can be a blessing! Next time you are in the Animal Kingdom make sure to check out this counter service location. Not only is it a favorite food establishment of mine, the area is just a great place to take a relaxing break from the crowds even if you are not enjoying the food.