If you are looking for more then "just a meal" look no further then Biergarten in the Germany Pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase. You get immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of Germany.
A live band transports you to a small Germany village located high in the Alps for an Oktoberfest feast.
Located in the back of the pavilion it is easy to find as you make your way through the town square.
Inside it is night time as the show is about to start. The town square theming is continued all around you.
The dining room floor is tiered to allow better views of the show. The seating is also family style. Most of the table seat 8 or more. We dined with a family of 3 from Tampa. Meeting someone new can sometimes be the highlight of the trip. Other times you basically have your small talk and the music starts so its hard to talk anyway.
There is even a tree and water wheel in one corner of the town square.
The band played for about 30 minuets after everyone was seated and we had already made a trip to the buffet before the show started. The play at both dinner and lunch. They played a wide variety of traditional music and interments. This is a short video showing just a small sampling of what you can expect.
The food is also a great reason to join the party. The buffet is made up of all the essential German staples. The family favorite is aways the pretzel bread. The kids love the traditional mac and cheese. The deserts also never disappoint. To see the whole menu look here!
Biergarten is one table service credit on the Disney Dining plan. Reservations are definitely needed. This is one location that can accommodate larger groups better then others!
It is located in the Germany Pavilion in the World Showcase in Epcot. A park ticket is required to enter Epcot Park. To get here take a bus from any resort or the Monorail.
This meal is recommended for anyone that enjoys live music and filling food.