Since 1992 the Disneyland Resort Paris is offering guests a unique choice of high quality table service restaurants (and buffet restaurants) not only in the Disney hotels and the Disney Village but also in the Disneyland Park itself offering a relaxing quality atmosphere for lunch and dinner. After initial problems to fill the seats in the early days guests in the past years frequently had to be turned away at the restaurants if they showed up without a reservation. However, it seems the situation is changing again – not surprising considering the overal economic climate.
In reaction The Silver Spur Steakhouse, The Blue Lagoon (historical the most popular of the table service restaurants in the park) and Walt’s are offering an “Express Menu” for lunch consisting of two courses priced at 19.90 Euro per adult with the promise to serve it in 40 minutes (so also to attract one day guests who may be afraid to miss some of the park’s attractions if they spend time in the table service restaurants).
One location that seems unaffected so far seems to be the Agrabah Café in Adventureland, which in a surprise move closed off the small courtyard from the main walkway with a themed fence and seems to have prepared outdoor seating as seen in the photo above to extent its capacity. The Auberge de Cendrillon on the other hand which used its picturesque courtyard with Cinderella’s pumpkin coach as romantic outdoor seating originally had to close the area down, when the restaurant was transformed in a “dining with Disney characters” experience. However, for the second year the outdoor area is now an independent dining venue under the name “La Terrasse” (even so no sign indicates its existence on-site and the restaurant guide in the par map does not mention it). Guests on the tables in the courtyard can choose between a small selection of toasts, salads and various desserts (highly recommended) as well as drinks and are served at the table.
Next door in the Walt Disney Studios park the Restaurant des Stars (formerly known as “Rendez-Vouz des Stars”) offering an “all you can eat”-buffet and already having the added attraction of a real-life sized Chef Remy being brough out on a cheese platter by a waiter to interact with guests for four 30 minute sets during lunch time also sprouced up its offerings – it now includes a free coffee with every adult meal.
Obviously the restaurants in the Disney Village are not exempt from the recent developments. As a reaction the King Ludwig’s Castle has added breakfast which is offered as of 9.00 am on the covered terrasse section of the restaurant (joining Annette’s Dinner as well as Café Mickey the two other table service restaurants that always offered breakfast as well). The Steakhouse in the meantime is having changing offers for special priced lunch and early dinner menus (usually for dinner before 6.00 pm).