The happiest place in the world just got much happier. Disney’s much talked about Highway in the Sky restaurant is finally opening up on December 2. It’s not just a restaurant, it’s an experience, at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
It’s one of Disney’s high end experiences, which costs $170 per head. You cannot just stroll about in casuals and flip flops. They encourage men to show up in khakis, slacks or dress shorts, with collared shirts. Women are expected to show up in capris, skirts, dresses or dress shorts. Highway in the Sky is only open from Monday to Thursday. The system opens up slots for a 180-day booking period, so get your reservation before they’re all gone.
Unlike the rest of Disney World, this restaurant does not allow kids below 12 years of age. It’s a quiet fine-dining experience for adults. There’s a monorail, which takes you to each of the delicious five courses.
You start at Disney’s contemporary American restaurant for an appetizer and a drink. Then you move on to the Polynesian restaurant for another starter and drink. Next on to champagne and charcuterie, and then over to the main course at Cítricos. And that brings you back to the contemporary restaurant for some dessert and coffee.
This fabulous journey is recommended for couples, or friends looking for a luxurious way to treat themselves. The cost does not include tips and taxes, but to be honest, you would end up forking out that much at one of Disney’s many restaurants anyway. So why not glam up your trip to the happiest place in the world?