CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK! Fun 2019 WDW Restaurant Tournament Bracket

truthteller4life

Earning My Ears
Joined
Apr 6, 2007
CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK:
(3) Yak and Yeti (AK) vs. (2) Homecomin' (Disney Springs)
VOTE HERE: https://www.polltab.com/bracket-poll/fpHaj8p2f

It's March Madness time!! I'm a big fan of the NCAA tournament, so I thought, why not see what a Walt Disney World restaurant tournament bracket would look like? Here is a bracket of the top 64 Disney World restaurants based on their rating as of 3/17/2019 on TripAdvisor. The top 4 are seeded #1, 5-8 are seeded #2, etc. I arranged all of them into a 64 team bracket.

Victoria and Albert's is the top rated restaurant and thus has the overall #1 seed. There are some surprises based on the rankings I pulled down from TripAdvisor such as Starbucks (Disney Springs Marketplace) getting a #3 seed, Ohana as a #15 seed, Chef Mickey's being a #13 seed, and Be Our Guest being one of the first four OUT of the bracket.

*** I want to make clear this is for FUN; I'm sure there are many ways to rearrange the bracket :) ***

You can vote for each "matchup" and see who wins based on popular vote! Every Sunday one round closes until we have a Final Four. The very last bracket will contain the winner from each bracket and a champion will be determined by the end of April!

Regions (Click on these links to vote!)
Here are all the matchups in the first round (in case you aren't able to click on the link below):

Mickey Region
  • (1) Victoria and Albert's vs. (16) Maya Grill
  • (8) Raglan Road vs. (9) Cinderella's Royal Table
  • (5) Trader Sam's vs. (12) Tokyo Dining
  • (4) Splitsville vs. (13) Trattoria al Forno
  • (6) Tutto Gusto vs. (11) Artist Point
  • (7) Flying Fish vs. (10) Liberty Tree Tavern
  • (2) Sanaa vs. (15) Ohana
Minnie's Region
  • (1) Shula's Steak House vs. (16) Crystal Palace
  • (8) Olivia's Cafe vs. (9) Dockside Margaritas
  • (5) Cape May Cafe vs. (12) Crew's Cup Lounge
  • (4) Monsieur Paul vs. (13) T-Rex
  • (6) Garden View Tea Room vs. (11) Geyser Point
  • (3) Starbucks (Disney Springs) vs. (14) Nine Dragons
  • (7) Teppan Edo vs. (10) Restaurant Marrakesh
  • (2) Top of the World vs. (15) Biergarten
Pluto's Region
  • (1) La Cava del Tequila vs. (16) Le Cellier
  • (8) Tiffins vs. (9) Rose and Crown
  • (5) Kimonos vs. (12) Tutto Italia
  • (4) Citricos vs. (13) Chef Mickey's
  • (6) Garden Grill vs. (11) Grand Floridian Cafe
  • (3) Narcoossee's vs. (14) Turf Club
  • (7) Wine Bar George vs. (10) 50's Prime Time Cafe
  • (2) Homecomin' vs. (15) Trail's End
Goofy's Region
  • (1) Jiko vs. (16) Sci Fi Dine-In Theatre
  • (8) Todd English's bluezoo vs. (9) 1900 Park Fare
  • (5) Boma vs. (12) Wave of American Flavors
  • (4) California Grill vs. (13) Chefs de France
  • (6) Cape Town Lounge vs. (11) Cabana Bar and Beach Club
  • (3) BOATHOUSE vs. (14) Tusker House
  • (7) Spice Road Table vs. (10) Frontera Concina
  • (2) River Roost Lounge vs. (15) Jungle Navigation Skipper Canteen

 
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  • truthteller4life

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Apr 6, 2007
    And we're off to a great start! Most matchups currently have between 30-50 votes. The matchups with the highest vote totals so far are:

    [Mickey Bracket] (7) Flying Fish vs. (10) Liberty Tree Tavern - 90 votes
    [Minnie Bracket] (2) Top of the World vs. (15) Biergarten - 59 votes
    [Goofy Bracket] (1) Jiko vs. (16) Sci Fi Dine In Theater - 76 votes
    [Pluto Bracket] (8) Tiffins vs. (9) Rose and Crown - 57 votes
    [Pluto Bracket] (2) Homecomin' vs. (15) Trail's End - 64 votes

    Vote for your favorite restaurants among the top 64 and see what comes out a winner! First round closes Sunday!
     

    sweetpeama

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Nov 30, 2013
    I have had fun looking at various menus and deciding where I would rather eat sometimes with my family sometimes without the kids especially on the pairings that I went they wouldn't eat anything here.
    Can't wait for the next round so I can see the pairings.
     
  • truthteller4life

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Apr 6, 2007
    I have had fun looking at various menus and deciding where I would rather eat sometimes with my family sometimes without the kids especially on the pairings that I went they wouldn't eat anything here.
    Can't wait for the next round so I can see the pairings.
    Me too! There are several restaurants I've never tried (and admittedly, haven't even heard of) so this was a great learning experience for me.
     

    CraigInPA

    Since June 1974
    Joined
    Jun 11, 2012
    Lots of fun, thanks for doing this!

    I saw some really tough match-ups, with 2 popular restaurants being matched up in the first round, and a few wildcards that not a lot of people have been to (TOTWL, for example, limited to DVC members).
     

    truthteller4life

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Apr 6, 2007
    How did Starbucks get a 3 seed?
    High TripAdvisor ranking as of this past Sunday and fell in the 9-12 group of all the WDW restaurants. I was a bit surprised too but they are in Disney Springs. I think it's actually the highest ranking Starbucks in all of Orlando. I guess not a bad resume for being a #3 seed.
     

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