The Wave | Contemporary Resort | Disney World

Last Updated on: May 24th, 2024

The Wave (Disney World)

The Wave… of American Flavors was a popular restaurant located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World Resort, Florida. This contemporary dining venue offered guests a modern and stylish atmosphere to enjoy a diverse menu of American-inspired dishes.

The restaurant’s name, “The Wave,” reflected its focus on presenting a culinary journey through the various regions of the United States, showcasing the rich and diverse flavors of American cuisine.

The Wave’s interior design featured sleek lines, warm earth tones, and a welcoming ambiance that exuded sophistication and comfort. It was an excellent place to relax and unwind after a day of park adventures or to begin the day with a satisfying breakfast.

The menu at The Wave offered a fusion of seasonal and sustainable ingredients, with an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced produce. Guests could indulge in a range of dishes that catered to different tastes and dietary preferences, from delectable seafood and tender steaks to inventive vegetarian options. The restaurant also took pride in offering gluten-free and plant-based selections, ensuring that all guests could find something to suit their palate.

As a Table-Service restaurant, The Wave provided attentive and friendly service, making every dining experience memorable and enjoyable for guests of all ages.

Unfortunately, The Wave… of American Flavors closed its doors in 2021, ending its run as a beloved dining destination at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. While it is no longer available, its legacy remains in the hearts of those who enjoyed its contemporary charm and flavorful American cuisine during its time at Walt Disney World Resort.

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