Update 9/20: As a show of support for local businesses affected By Hurricane Irma, Visit Orlando extends Magical Dining Month through October 12. That means local diners, and travelers, have an extra 11 days to enjoy some of the best dining options available in Central Florida, including at Disney. The program and price points — $35 for a pre fixe, three-course meal, with $1 per meal benefiting two local charities — will not change.
Every year, guests and locals alike get the chance to enjoy Orlando’s best cuisine for a low price courtesy Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month. This year it runs August 25 – Oct 1 and includes more than 100 restaurants each offering a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for just $35 per person. Magical Dining Month is also a fundraiser for two worthy charities, so you can feel good while eating out too.
Celebrating its 12th year, the popular dining initiative provides a variety of options for those looking to try out a local favorite or one of the hottest new venues added to Orlando’s haute culinary scene. For the first time, six restaurants from Walt Disney World Resort hotels join the program’s growing line-up.
Disney Resort restaurants include: Boatwrights Dining Hall, Grand Floridian Cafe, Jiko The Cooking Place, Olivia’s Cafe, The Turf Club, The Wave, and Todd English’s blueoo.
Disney Springs restaurants include Morimoto Asia, Paddlefish, and STK Orlando. There are also restaurants on International Drive and Restaurant Row, which are both very near Walt Disney World.
Each year a local charity benefits from Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, receiving $1 from each meal served. This year, due to the immense growth and popularity of the program, Magical Dining Month will benefit two Orlando nonprofit organizations: Freedom Ride, Inc. and BASE Camp Children’s Foundation. Freedom Ride, Inc. offers therapeutic horseback riding programs that enrich the lives of children and adults with physical, emotional and learning disabilities. BASE Camp Children’s Foundation provides a base of support for children and families who are facing the challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.
Last year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining raised a record $195,125 for the Russell Home for Atypical Children enabling the organization to modify and refurbish the girls’ dorm as part of the home’s major renovation project.
Reservations are recommended if you plan to visit during Magical Dining Month. To participate, you just have to ask for the special menu as you are seated at the restaurant, but you can preview it on the website today.
A full list of all participating restaurants, menus and OpenTable reservations are available now at OrlandoMagicalDining.com. Which restaurant Magical Dining Month Menu looks the most enticing to you?