For todays post we’re heading a little off Disney property and going to LEGOLAND Florida!
Katie and Spencer are a running couple making up Run The Impossible working
on traveling the country to find unique and incredible running opportunities. They recently visited LEGOLAND Florida to film a treadmill video of the park! This is a fun way
to bring the parks into the comfort of your own home and get your family moving! Katie and Spencer also showcase that being a plant-based athlete is amazing and love to look for new fun food finds when they travel!
For dinner, we visited the LEGOLAND Pirate Island Hotel! This is the newest place to stay, just steps away from the front gates! Inside, there is an adorably themed restaurant called the Shipwreck Restaurant. The best part, is this dinner service is great for adults and children! The service is family style, and they’ve added an entire three-course plant-based dinner! For $28, the same price as the standard dinner service, this is a great value!
The first course is a mixed green salad with a poppy seed dressing. This appears to be similar to the main dining offering, with the removal of cheese. The salad arrived quickly and was full of fresh vegetables!
After a long, and incredibly hot day in the parks, the salad was a welcome option! We were also offered dairy-free bread, but they did not have a vegan butter option at the time.
Next, our massive plant based skillet came! We were informed that this does take slightly longer due to the care they put into the creation of the vegan skillet, but we did not feel we waited long at all. Once our first skillet came, we immediately placed an order for a second one, since we knew we would want some more! We appreciated that the skillet came in a different color pan to designate the allergy or vegan plates.
The meatloaf was delicious, but kids might need ketchup to enjoy it. The tofu and broccoli had an elevated flavor profile, but was mostly broccoli florets which kids seem to enjoy more! Our cauliflower “steaks” were just regular cauliflower, but no complaints here! The vegetable dumplings were missing on one of our skillets, but they weren’t a huge favorite of ours and likely are just low on supplies.
The additional sides were listed as roasted baby potatoes, macaroni and cheeze, seasonal vegetables, and baked beans. We only received roasted baby potatoes and macaroni and cheeze. Honestly, with so much food, nothing was missing at all! We felt this meal had great vegetable options, a nice selection of faux meat and tofu, plus great starches. This was a well-balanced skillet!
Vegan desserts are often overlooked at restaurants – but not here! We got an amazing chocolate fondue plate with vegan chocolate, vegan marshmallows, strawberries, and bananas. We appreciated the lack of a cake-like item because we were so full from the skillet! The fresh fruit was the perfect ending to a wonderful meal!
Overall, this meal was an amazing value! We are considering returning for our next special occasion!
This is a great option for adults and families with kids! Due to current limited capacity at the restaurant, this dining option may be limited to hotel guests only. We recommend calling prior to driving over for dinner!