Visit Orlando Magical Dining Season Returns for 2022


Have you ever wished to enjoy some of the best table service dining at either Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort? Did the fear of the eventual large bill at the end of your meal slow you down? A tradition continues in Orlando with “Magical Dining Season.” If you are concerned about the excessive price tag of some dining options, this promotion might help. Also, this dining promotion raises money for a charity each year.

This year that charity organization is The Abel Trust. For each dining meal purchased, $1 will benefit The Abel Trust. The Able Trust works to help expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Still, this will be the 17th year of this charity fundraising promotion. From Aug. 26 through Oct. 2, 2022, diners may enjoy a special menu at select top quality dining locations. Also, these dining options will be three course prix-fixe meals. The set cost will be $40 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

If on your Orlando area vacation, you would like to try this then the list of restaurant options may be found at As of the time of writing, the specific menu details have not been published. Also, the website says, “Due to the program’s popularity, diners are strongly encouraged to make reservations via OpenTable or directly with your favorite venues as soon as possible to ensure you’ll be able to enjoy Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining at your preferred dates and times.”

So what options are located at Universal Orlando Resort? The four options are:

Mama Della’s at Portofino Bay Resort

The Kitchen at the Hard Rock Hotel

Amatista Cookhouse at Sapphire falls Resort (and)

Islands Dining Room at Royal Pacific Resort

What about on Walt Disney World property?

At Disney Spring, you can experience this at Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill or Jaleo. At the Swan or Dolphin Resort hotel, you can select Todd English’s bluezoo or Il Mulino New York Trattoria.

If I were visiting Orlando during this promotion, I would prioritize The Kitchen at Universal Orlando and Jaleo at Disney Springs. Though many of these places offer limited difficulty getting a reservation compared to other table service options at their respective theme park resorts, I suggest making a reservation. Based on previous years, some of these meals offer incredible value and enjoyment while raising a bit of money for charity.

As always, eat like you mean it!

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