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Visiting The World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s and PlayPlace

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The “Epic McD” is what it’s known as, and it’s the first time I’ve ever visited this very unique McDonald’s location since having my son.  So, what did we think?!  Here’s my quick review of the World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s and PlayPlace!

Location, Parking, and Hours

The World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s and PlayPlace is located at 6875 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, Florida 32819.  It’s on the corner of Sand Lake Road and International Drive, smack dab in the middle of the busy I-Drive tourist area.  The closest theme park is Universal Studios.  You can’t miss it!

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The World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s and PlayPlace as seen from International Drive

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, this place is busy for sure.  We went around dinner time on a Friday night and it looked like parking would be an issue.  Thankfully, a family left and we were able to grab an open parking space.

Why is it called the Largest Entertainment McDonald’s and PlayPlace?

Do not be confused!  At 18,716 square feet, this is still not the largest McDonald’s (that’s the Olympic Village McDonald’s in London), but it is the largest as far as the play area!  Redesigned in 2016, this Epic McD boasts a whopping 22-foot-tall play area and over 50 arcade games.

The Food

I am not going to go into much detail about the food because, well, it’s McDonald’s!  However, this McDonald’s also offers a “Gourmet Menu” – pastas, sandwiches, pizzas, etc. – customizable and served on real plates, might I add.  There’s also gourmet desserts.

The First Floor – Dining Area

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The first floor of the restaurant around dinner time.

You can choose to sit on this floor or the second floor, where there is more seating around the entertainment area.  There’s also counter seating to the right of the entrance which spans around the kitchen and you can watch the food being prepared!

You place your order via an electronic kiosk, then take a number and find a spot to eat.  They’ll bring your food to you!

It felt pretty rowdy, dirty, and sticky in the entire restaurant when we walked in.  Mind you, this in the middle of an extremely touristy area, and we visited at the prime dinner hour.

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The elevator was out of order.

There was no table open on the first floor and the elevator wasn’t working, so my poor parents with their arthritic knees had to walk up two flights of stairs.

The Second Floor – Arcade and PlayPlace!

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The “postcard” wall.

The second floor had many open tables.  First, we decided to sit in front of the postcard-esque wall art, but then saw an even better spot and moved there!  Our new spot even gave us a good view of Mac Tonight (moon head dude) on his piano.  Supposedly he sings, but he was not singing when we were there.

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Mac Tonight!
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We found lots of open tables on the second floor.

The play area is huge, and it’s loud.  But a happy loud!  Kids were screaming with joy everywhere.  I was super excited to see an area designated for toddlers (ages 3 and below).  Toddlers have a part of the jungle gym separated off just for them and their skill level.  My son and niece had a fun time, especially learning how to be more independent as they had their own slide!  Unfortunately, there were still older kids playing in this area.  Nonetheless, the kids enjoyed themselves!

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Largest McDonald’s PlayPlace in the world!
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Separate play area for kids ages 3 and younger.
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Playing in the “Toddlers Only” section.
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A giant gerbil wheel and a shark – what more could a kid want?!

As far as the arcade, the kiddos are still too young for this part, but it looked like everyone was having a good time.  The prizes look pretty fun too!

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Half of the second floor is an arcade!
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Eyeing the prizes.

Final Thoughts

If you’re visiting Orlando and have a craving for Big Mac and fries, you might as well visit the World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s and PlayPlace, especially if you have kids!  They will love it!

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