What is Garden Grill?
Garden Grill is a restaurant on the second floor of The Land in Epcot. The restaurant is unique in that it’s a rotating restaurant and features views of the The Living Land boat ride. Garden Grill offers lunch and dinner meals that are family-style all-you-can-eat portions served straight to your table. Four characters visit you directly at your table, including Farmer Mickey, Farmer Pluto, Chip and Dale. Farmer Mickey and Farmer Pluto are exclusively available at this meal. To learn more about Garden Grill or to make reservations, click here.
Dinner at Garden Grill – June 22, 2018
We visited Garden Grill again in June 2018 once we realized that we didn’t get a great photo with Farmer Pluto the last time we were there. Pluto can be hard to shoot because it’s often hard to see his collar. What we didn’t know is that a little bit of magic was brewing this night.
Meeting Farmer Mickey Mouse
Farmer Mickey is a great score because Garden Grill is the only location to meet him.
We went to Garden Grill on a slow night and we had one of the last reservations of the night, so there weren’t a lot of guests – meaning that Alana and Ella had a lot of personal attention. Mickey even took the time to watch the sun set over the desert plains with Alana.
Meeting Farmer Pluto
Farmer Pluto was our goal for the night. The pictures turned out great. Ella especially loves to pretend to be a puppy with him.
Meeting Chip and Dale
Chip and Dale used to wear special overalls during this character meal, but they were discontinued long before we started meeting characters. It doesn’t mean the girls like them any less, as getting to play with Chip and Dale at the same time can be a lot of fun. They usually meet separately but they had time to play together with the girls.
Our Magical Moment
We weren’t expecting magic to happen, but when the girls were playing with Chip and Dale, Mickey Mouse happened to stop by too! This was our first time getting a photo of Chip, Dale and Mickey together. The pictures turned out beyond our expectations.
Dinner at Garden Grill – November 7, 2014
Meeting Farmer Mickey Mouse and Farmer Pluto
This was Alana’s first time meeting Farmer Mickey and Farmer Pluto, however you can’t really see Pluto’s special collar in this picture.
Meeting Chip and Dale
Even back in 2014, Chip and Dale still didn’t have their overalls that they used to wear at this character dinner.