Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – the Garden Grill Restaurant!

The Garden Grill Restaurant Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia!  Today we are exploring trivia from the Walt Disney World Trivia Book, Volume 2, by Lou Mongello.  This weekly series is the brainchild of Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, who invited Heidi from Heidi’s Head, Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, and myself to join her in our weekly look at trivia from around Disney!

Today we have a good one for you, let’s see if you can figure it out:

The Trivia Question:

Q: What was the original name of The Garden Grill restaurant located in the Land Pavilion?

a.) The Circle of Food
b.) The Good Turn
c.) The Land Grille Room
d.) Lunching with The Land

Did You Know?

That The Garden Grill, a revolving restaurant in The Land Pavilion, rotates faster at breakfast than at dinner because Disney wants diners to experience an entire revolution during their meal and people spend less time eating breakfast.

And now, the Answer!

b.) The Good Turn!  Like many of the eateries in The Land Pavilion, the original table-service restaurant has been renamed a number of times since the pavilion’s opening. It opened as The Good Turn on October 1, 1982, and then became the Land Grille Room in 1986.  Today it is known as The Garden Grill and offers Character Dining.  Whatever its name, the restaurant has (literally) revolved around the boat ride below since its opening.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Now, make sure you see the rest of the entries by clicking the links below!



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  1. says

    Ok I had no idea about the restaurant turning faster at breakfast than at dinner. I didn’t think I could learn anything new about WDW but I did.

    • says

      I knew about the rotation speed, but had no idea about the name — in fact, I can’t imagine it as any name other then the Garden Grill Restaurant! :)

  2. says

    Maybe the speed was too much, I believe that the Garden Grill only serves Dinner now. We never got to experience the spin at breakfast to compare :). I was aware of the name change, but not the speed change. Thanks for sharing!!

    • says

      I hadn’t realized that, Sean! I’m surprised that they don’t at least do lunch and dinner, but just dinner? I hope that isn’t a sign of trouble with the restaurant! That is one of our favorite restaurants! Thanks for letting me know!