Although many restaurants at Walt Disney World are not exactly what people would describe as quiet, there are some restaurants that rise above the pack in terms of noise levels. Why does this matter? For some parents, dining at a restaurant where their child doesn’t have to be reminded to use an inside voice every few minutes is a blessing. For others, knowing a restaurant to avoid due to the challenges of sensory issues like noise is important. So whether you’re looking for a restaurant where you can be loud or wanting to avoid all that noise…noise…noise, we’ve got you covered with our list of the loudest restaurants at Walt Disney World.
The idea of Oktoberfest every day should be your first clue that this won’t be a quiet meal. Between the band playing, wooden tables and chairs doing nothing to muffle noise, and a few Zicke Zacke Zicke Zacke Hoi Hoi Hoi! thrown in, the environment, while family friendly and great for active kids, is sure to be a boisterous meal for all.
Your experience with noise levels at ESPN Club will largely vary depending on when you visit. On a typical day, it’s the normal noise level for any type of sports bar. If there’s a hot-ticket sports event going on, you are guaranteed that there will be fans of whichever teams are playing who come to ESPN to cheer on their team. If you’re a sports fan, bring your team spirit. If you’re the significant other of a sports fan (and not into it yourself), pack some earplugs.
Hoop-de-Doo Musical Revue
Hootin’ and hollerin’ and all that made the west what it was, the Hoop-de-doo Musical Revue is a lot of fun for all ages. What it isn’t is quiet–and that’s part of its charm. Bring your best clappin’ hands and stompin’ feet, along with a good sense of humor. The jokes may be cornier than the cornbread, but that’s all part of the fun.
Whether you choose the location at Disney Springs or the location outside Disney’s Animal Kingdom, it really is a jungle in there. Every 15 minutes or so, the restaurant comes alive with the sounds of animals bringing the noise level far above the normal roar. There’s a lot going on in this restaurant both sound-wise and visually, so it qualifies in loud in every possible fashion.
Take the stylings of Rainforest Café and add dinosaurs. Oh, and maybe some sort of meteor coming to destroy life on the planet, too? For fans of dinosaurs, this combination may make you scream with delight. (Others may be inclined just to scream.) If you’ve got people with you who love to let their inner t-rex roar, this is the place to take them.
Whispering Canyon Café
Don’t let the name fool you — the only whispering here is in the restaurant’s name. Whether you’re being yelled at (but in good fun!) by your server or watching kids race horses around the restaurant, there’s always something going on to keep this place lively. Asking for a bottle of ketchup gives me flashbacks to pretty much every family Thanksgiving experience when trying to get the butter passed down the table. (Maybe that’s just how my family is?)
Have you ever visited any of these restaurants in spite of the noise? Have you ever visited any of these restaurants because you wanted the noisy experience? Got any other restaurants that are just plain loud that you think should make this list? Let us know in the comments.