A couple of weeks ago we made our way out to Magic Kingdom on a particularly cold, windy evening (it was like 50, I know, boohoo) for dinner reservations at a place that is near and dear to my heart – Tony’s Town Square on Main Street. It’s near and dear to my heart because it’s where Hubs and I ate dinner the night we got engaged.
(this wasn't when we got engaged, this was one of our engagement photos)
We didn’t get engaged at Tony’s, we got engaged during the fireworks in the Rose Garden by the castle. So romantic, and perfect for Disney geeks like us.
Anyway… We hadn’t been to Tony’s to eat since then (6+ years ago), so we decided to make our way back.
Magic Kingdom was ridiculously crowded that particular night (and so cold), so we literally walked in the park, went to dinner and walked out. But we had a great meal and an awesome parade experience along the way.
Disney Trivia: Tony’s is actually the restaurant where Lady and Tramp share their spaghetti kiss in Lady and the Tramp.
Tony’s is straight up Italian food and nothing else. So we ordered spaghetti and meatballs and chicken parmigiana, because that’s what you do at Tony’s. It was excellent. And it came out ridiculously fast. We literally sat down, had enough time to get Jillian situated with some snacks, they took our order, brought the (delicious focaccia) bread and two minutes later our food came out. Talk about service!
We gobbled it up and finished just as the Main Street Electrical Parade was starting. Normally this would have been an “aw crap, the parade, it’s going to be nuts getting out of here” moment (because we’re like that), but because we were patrons of Tony’s, we were able to sit out on the terrace overlooking Main Street and watch the parade from our private little area. SCORE! So my big tip of the day is, if you’re going to eat dinner at Tony’s time it with the parade so you can take advantage of this perk. (that’s a good one, right?)
The parade was so fun. Jillian had never seen it, so she enjoyed it and I enjoyed it because the Electrical Parade song is literally one of my favorite Disney songs ever.
It was an awesome night out at Magic Kingdom!