Disney Dining Review: Biergarten Restaurant

The Germany Pavilion is home to some very unique experiences, but one thing that I have found is a can’t miss experience is taking in a dinner at the Biergarten Restaurant!  Take a look as we explore what makes this unique dining venue such a hit with our family!

The Biergarten Band Performing

Biergarten Restaurant is one of those restaurants that Cindy and I have seen many times, but never made the time to try it out.

I’m at a loss as to why this was; perhaps it was because Sophie is a somewhat picky eater, and we weren’t sure if she would like anything there.  Or perhaps it was because we just always thought that there were other restaurants that we would like better.  Whatever the reason, we had never eaten at Biergarten before.

Truth be told, we weren’t even planning on going this time.  We had our reservations made early on, and Biergarten wasn’t on our list.  But after we got there, we were talking about the Garden Grill Restaurant, and how good it was.  We decided to see if we could get a reservation for it, couldn’t, but we could get one for Biergarten, so we went for it!

Biergarten is a buffet table service restaurant located in the Germany Pavilion.  They are a part of both the Disney Dining Plan for one table service credit, as well as being a participant in the Tables in Wonderland program.

Biergarten is one of those places that you think just doesn’t have a whole lot to interest you, until you sit down and take it all in.  In addition to the delicious buffet, which is full of German dishes and is a great place for good old fashioned “comfort food”, the beer was incredible, and the dinner show was fantastic.  I had many delicious offerings from the buffet, but the one item on the menu that I remember more than anything else was the beer!  My sister-in-law Nancy and I each got the German Beer Flight, which consists of 5 oz. tastings of the following beers:

  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • Altenmunster Oktoberfest
  • Schofferhofer Weizen
  • Hovels

Of the four beers, my favorite was the Hovels and the Oktoberfest.  The Weizen is a wheat beer, and it was ok, but not my absolute favorite, and the Pilsner was a little better than the wheat.

In addition to the food and the beer, the dinner show is really a lot of fun.  When we got there, they had started about five minutes before, so our waiter asked us if we wanted to stay and see it again.  He explained that by staying to see it again, he would be able to give the band Sophie’s name so that they would acknowledge her birthday!  Of course we waited, and she was really excited when they called her name to wish her a Happy Birthday!

As I said, I had never eaten at the Biergarten before, but you know what, I really enjoyed it, and I will dine there again!  It was a great meal, a relaxing show, and a cool atmosphere!  If you haven’t eaten there before, I urge you to check it out.  The Disney World page for Biergarten has two menus, one for the buffet, and one for the drinks.  Click on the links to view them.

Last, here are some photos from the show!  Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

The bandmember playing the bells


The whole band


Playing the xylophone (I think!)


Still Playing!

I would highly recommend that you take in Biergarten!  We had a great time, and I will definitely be making reservations there again in the future!  This post is also being featured as a part of Focused on the Magic’s Flashback Friday!  Click on the button below to see the rest of the posts!

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Magic Kingdom — Frontierland

Frontierland is one of the seven lands of the Magic Kingdom.  Located to the west side of the park, it is nestled between Liberty Square and Adventureland, and serves as the land dedicated to the Wild West.

Side view of Splash Mountain® — taken from Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

The main attraction of Frontierland (in our opinion) is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.  This roller coaster is one of Sophie’s all time favorites, and is quite a treat for young and old.  Modeled after an old time railroad gone out of control, Big Thunder Mountain has a lot of twists and turns, takes you through an Old West town, and is quite a long ride for a roller coaster.  Additionally, the details for Big Thunder Mountain are quite interesting, and make for a great ride at all times of the day and night!

However, in addition to Big Thunder Mountain there are the following attractions for your enjoyment in Frontierland:

  • Country Bear Jamboree
    • This attraction features a cute Jamboree with the Country Bears — this original Magic Kingdom attraction opened October 1, 1971, and was one of the last attractions developed by Walt Disney.
  • Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
    •  This old style Shooting Arcade has a modern twist, as you don’t shoot anything out of the guns — instead a beam of infrared light is emitted to the target to indicate a hit.
  • Splash Mountain®
    • Splash Mountain® tells the story of Br’er Rabbit as he leaves home in search of a better place to live.  This flume ride is fun, and a good way to cool down on a hot day!
  • Tom Sawyer Island
    • Tom Sawyer Island is reached by taking a raft ride across the Rivers of America.  The Island is a great outdoor playground.  Your kids will love it, and spend quite a bit of time there!
  • Walt Disney World® Railroad
    • Frontierland is one of the three stops on the railroad.

As well as attractions, there are also some nice quick service restaurants for you to try out:

  • Golden Oak Outpost
    • Chicken sandwiches, nuggets, and flatbreads are available here.
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
    • One thing we saw was that there wasn’t anything on the kids menu that our daughter would eat.  You can check out the menu here.
  • Westward Ho
    • A quick stop for hot and cold beverages.
  • The Diamond Horseshoe
    • Surprisingly, the Diamond Horseshoe is only open for table service reservations about 10 days.  This year, it was open for table service from March 27th – April 7th, 2010.

Frontierland has your classic Wild West look and feel to it.  Some of the best rides are located in Frontierland, as well as some attractions that you might only think about in passing.  Take a moment if you haven’t tried some of these out before and see if you might find that one attraction that you add to your list of “must see attractions”!