Tuesday, August 31, 2010

D.M.D Series Post #1: Cosmic Ray's Starglight Cafe is totally out of this world!

First post of the series:

Cosmic Rays's Starlight Cafe is totally out of this world!

So, no trip for me to Disney would be complete without a meal at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe...it is out of this world! Literally! Nestled between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland (walk out one door and you are the tea cups and the other you are about to take off in Tomorrowland!), Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe offers guest a truly unique Disney dining experience. With "live" entertainment and a a variety of eating options, Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe gives you the sit down experience your tired feet crave with the fun of childhood mixed in like only Disney knows how.

So, here is the set up:
There are 3 Bays for which to order your food. The chicken bay, the burger bay, and the sandwich bay. With everything from chicken nuggets to vegetable burgers, everyone is going to be able to find something they like eating. Now the only thing to note about Cosmic Ray's is that only said food may be ordered from said bay (you can only order a 1/2 rotisserie chicken meal from the chicken bay. Although some of the sandwiches overlap if you will, from the burger bay to the sandwich bay). The service is quick and friendly. Here is a look at the menu. The menu is linked to the source from which I found it. That would be http://www.onlywdw.com/. Please take a moment to read their article on Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe as well!

The other thing I really like about Cosmic Ray's is the accoutrent for your culinary selection. There are pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, sauteed onions, delicious sauteed mushrooms. It really lets you personalize your meal. Not only is the food good but, the dining room is spacious (there is even a terrace that looks out on Cinderella Castle) and in the hot heat of the summer the AC is a welcomed plus!
So, now you are probably saying to yourself, "burgers and chicken nuggets, what is so D.M.D worthy of that?".
I'm so glad you asked.
As I mentioned above, Cosmic Ray's offers entertainment. That entertainment comes in the form of an, extraterrestrial animatronic named Sonny Eclipse. He Sings, he tells jokes, he converses like nobodies business...now, now, now, don't go running!! It is truly entertaining and my memories of Sonny and his incredible, but invisible vocal talent of his backup singers, The Space Angels take me back! Hearing some of the oldies but goodies from Sonny and the girls takes me back to my first Disney trips. Those were good times. And that is the reason I keep coming back for this Don't Miss at Disney worthy restaurant!

Here are some Youtube videos I found with Sonny in Action! Enjoy!

Finally, know before you go:

*The magic of Cosmic Ray's is to go at night. I don't know why but, there is something about it.

*Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe counts as a quick service meal if you are only Disney Dining Plan. Quick service meals come with 1 entree, 1 drink, and a dessert (the chocolate cake is AMAZING plus it has rainbow Mickey sprinkles on it!).

*There are NO free drink refills at this restaurant

*If you go during a crowded time of day (mostly peak lunch hours (12-2) and peak dinner hours (6-8)), plan on having one member of you party "secure a table" (if at all possible) and then take turns hitting up the accoutrement station!

*There are seats away from Sonny if you prefer a, quieter location. But, what fun would that be?

*Bear in mind that you can only order what is on each bay menu at that particular bay. So, if you know ahead of time what you are going to eat, divide and conquer.

Let me know your Cosmic Ray memories. I would love to reminisce with you. I hope this inspires you to try out one of my all time D.M.D's!

1 comment:

  1. Great review... and I learned some new stuff. I agree it's better at night. I enjoy eating all the "bad for you food" with my family, listening to the entertainment and plotting our next Disney adventure. I also was chased by a talking/moving trashcan outside of this restaurant on my Sr. Trip in HS! Marie