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Disney themed restaurant- off property

Discussion in 'WDW Restaurants and Dining' started by Dizmunk, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Dizmunk

    Dizmunk Active Member

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    I would love to see a chain of Disney themed restaurants in major cities around the country. It would help my family get our Disney fix between visits. I wonder if Disney has considered this. Does this interest anyone else?
     
  2. drizgirl

    drizgirl Well-Known Member

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    The only reason we spend Disney prices on food is because we're on vacation and it's an occasional thing. I would never pay those prices back home.
     
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    sxeensweet Love a little Disney every day!! ;) Premium Member

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    I would if the food is just as good as our fave Disney spots! Take my money! :D:hilarious:Hahaha! :greedy:
     
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    larryz Well-Known Member

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    The Adventurer's Club was suggested several times as an appropriate and fun way to take a themed restaurant concept off property...
     
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    s8film40 Well-Known Member

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  6. Dizmunk

    Dizmunk Active Member Original Poster

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    sxeensweet Love a little Disney every day!! ;) Premium Member

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    Yes because the food wasn't good enough etc just not the best concept. A better concept and food it could work. ;)
     
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    It was called disneyquest
     
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    A good 20 mins from me....;)
    I do recall going to it when it was at the mall....It was just an additional side section adjacent to the Store as it had a small staircase with seating and you can see the customers as they shopped through the store while you ate....I remember they had unique Character shaped season fries (That nice crispy mesquite kind) but the burger was...Meh....It's a shame the concept didn't pan out as well....However I did find this picture on google on what the counter area looked like..
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    It's weird enough that several years later and on the other side of the mall they opened Disney's Doorway to Dreams..For the unsuspected customer thinking it was an alternative/contemporary style Disney store......Only to find out they were hooked, Lined, & Sinked to nothing but a DVC membership store featuring a full size displayed room of Kidani Village at AKL...
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    They also had placed a mini kiosk around the middle of the mall if you had no clue where the big store was.....
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    Let's just say....None of these things exist in the mall....Except for a very simplistic and much smaller Disney Store still stands...
     
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    NiarrNDisney Well-Known Member

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    There is a Disney themed Ghirardelli Soda Fountain in Hollywood
     
  12. Chef Mickey

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    Unless I'm in the bubble with the parks, characters, buses, and full Disney experience, not interested in a franchise experience.
     
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    WondersOfLife Well-Known Member

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    I'd love it. Would help a tiny bit with withdrawal!
     
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    Same. There's much better restaurants than Disney ones.
    Disney on Ice travels around every year. That's enough imo.
     
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    When DW and I go out to eat...( and we do a lot ), I sometimes get hit with a sight, sound, odor, feel, that reminds me of dining at a Disney restaurant. I'd love it if there was a Disney themed place where we could dine regularly close by instead of waiting for the next trip and competition for ADR's. We'd surely be repeat customers just to beat back that empty Disney feeling.
     
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    It would have to be done right and not just inserted into some random entertainment district in some random city.

    IMO as part of a resort experience it may work. I'd rather focus on Disney Destination Resorts rather than standalone restaurants. The restaurants can be a part of the resort. I'm 20 minutes from Vero Beach and have hit DVB a few times (I have small children). The breakfast with Goofy and Pirates dinner are okay.....not really worth the cost, nor can it equal the experience I would get driving the extra hour, but booking a Saturday night room and getting some Disney type flare on the beach along with a decent pool......it's not bad for a quick family overnight. A signature or themed restaurant here wouldn't hurt.

    Now while I don't think a "Disney Resort and Casino" on the Vegas strip would necessarily work, ........a Disney Resort/Lodge in Key West, Vail, Galveston, San Diego, Cancun, Whistler, or the like, might work......Since we're throwing around ideas, I'd vote for Disney to buy a piece of Mont Saint Michel (one of the coolest places on earth, the inspiration for Tangled, and would have a built in tie-in with DLP) - but I don't think the Franks would be thrilled.
     
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    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    Oh lord. Please not in Key West!!!

    I love Disney, but not in a place like that. The conch's wouldn't allow it anyway. lol
     
  18. scorp16

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    Oh c'mon "Stamps"...if the Casa Marina turned into a Disney property...you'd go. I would......
     
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    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    NOOOO! NOoooo!! NOOOOOOOO! No.

    No, I would not go!! The Casa Marina is my favorite hotel, one of my favorite's in the entire country. Key West is like my second home.
    No Disney madness, please!!!

    I love Key West for being Key West :). Disney can have mainland spots.lol
     
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    On second thought.. Disney could buy an island and build there.. a la Sunset Key.. but not viewable from the main island.
    How's that? ;)
     

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