Dining options at the Magic Kingdom offer a variety of options to park visitors. From snacks carts to upscale dining options you will find it all at the Magic Kingdom.
Quick Bites/Snack Carts – Throughout the Magic Kingdom you will find many free standing food carts that offer a variety of food choices and beverages. From fruit cups and fresh fruits to popcorn and ice cream – you will find something for everyone at these carts.
Fast Food Restaurants – In many of the Magic Kingdom "lands" you will find a sit down dining option that includes such food choices as hamburgers, chicken, salads, french fries, and beverages. Consult your park guide to see the location of these dining choices – also note the park guide will provide a summary of the types of foods offered at each location. This is helpful if you or your family is looking for a certain lunch or dinner food. Don’t assume all of these types of eateries serve the same menu – if you want a hotdog, for example, find a restaurant on the guide with such an option.
Full Service Dining – In the Magic Kingdom you have a few choices that will provide you with a sit down dining experience. These restaurants offer full dining menus, and provide terrific dining experiences. Due note that they are accustom to serving families that are touring the parks and are comfortable with serving children and stressed out parents. Although seen as full service restaurants, do realize that they are in the business of serving as many park guests as possible, therefore, do expect to be moved through the dining experience quicker than a restaurant outside the theme park.
TIP: Walt Disney World does have a park policy that advises visitors not to bring in outside food and beverages. This policy is not STRICTLY enforced, as visitors commonly bring in water bottles, snacks, and small food items. Even when entering the parks, security checks all bags and does not turn anyone away if they are bringing in a modest amount of outside food items. Keeping this in mind, it does help to bring in some sort of snacks, especially when traveling with children. Bring small juice boxes and snack items like crackers, cookies, fruit snacks, etc to keep children satisfied when touring the parks. Food items in the parks are overpriced and you will not always find your child’s favorite snack when they are screaming for it in the hot Florida sun. It is always best to pack a small bag and be prepared.
TIP: First time visitors to the parks do get shocked by the food and beverage prices, but they are typical of theme park pricing. It is not uncommon to hear "4.00 for a hot dog!", as you pass by a snack cart.
TIP: The best food deals in the parks are the fresh fruit cups and ice cream bars, both sold throughout the parks in small snack stands.
TIP: If you plan to visit the parks for an entire day, you should eat a full breakfast outside the parks, eat an early sit down lunch (lunch prices are less than dinner), then eat an early quick bite dinner. Later in the evening treat yourself to a terrific dessert (you are on vacation after all).
TIP: Eating at off times is very helpful when trying to maximize your time at the parks. The busiest lunch times are between 12 and 2 pm, the busiest dinner times are from 5 to 7pm. Therefore, plan to eat an early or late lunch (11 -12noon or 230-330pm) and alter your dinner time to before 4pm or 730pm. If traveling with kids you may need to carry those snacks to offset the change in their dining routines.
- Aloha Isle – basically a snack stand, but famous for its Dole Whip frozen soft serve – think vanilla soft serve with frozen pineapple mixed in.
- El Pirata Y El Perico – located near the Pirates of the Caribbean, this fast food location serves tacos, nachos and taco salads.
- Sunshine Tree Terrace – located near The Enchanted Tiki Room – this snack stop serves frozen yogurt, frozen slushes and citrus swirls (ice cream and frozen juice).
- Pecos Bill Cafe – located as you enter Frontierland from Fantasyland, this popular fast food dining option is usually crowded. Serving cheeseburges, hot dogs, salads and sandwiches, with plenty of seating, this fast food restaurant is a park favorite.
- Liberty Tree Tavern – this full service dining option brings you back to colonial times. From the restaurant dÃ©cor and wait staff costuming, you do feel you are in the 18th century. Food options here are pot roast, fish, turkey, soup and sandwiches. Serving lunch and dinner, the dinner option is served family style and is a character dining experience, with Minnie and friends dressed in colonial outfits.
- Columbia Harbour House – located in Fantasyland, as you enter from Fantasyland, this fast food style restaurant serves fried fish, chicken, soup and salads.
- Sleepy Hollow – this popular snack stand serves sweets such as funnel cakes and caramel corn.
- Crystal Palace – located at the end of Main Street, you will find guests dining with Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acres Woods. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner – all buffet style (all you can eat) you will dine in this fabulous full service Victorian style restaurant.
- Plaza Restaurant – located at the end of Main Street, as you move toward Tomorrowland, you can purchase burgers, salads and sandwiches at this fast food/counter service location
- Tony’s Town Square – located on Main Street as you enter the park, this full service restaurant serves lunch and dinner in dÃ©cor inspired by the Lady and Tramp movie. Food choices span from pizzas to Italian specialties.
- Casey’s Corner – located next to the Crystal Palace on Main Street, this baseball themed quick dining spot sells hot dogs, fries and beverages.
- Main Street Bakery – serving fresh cookies, pastries, pies and coffee, this is a popular stop for a light breakfast or a mid-day snack.
- Plaza Ice Cream Parlor – located at the end of Main Street, this is a great location for an ice cream cone, or sundae.
- Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station – located as you enter Tomorrowland from Main Street, this Asian themed quick dining option serves salads, noodle bowls and egg rolls. Seating is available, with a lovely view of Cinderella’s Castle.
- Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies – this snack spot offers soft serve ice cream, sundaes and beverages.
- Cosmic Ray’s Starlight CafÃ© – this large fast food dining option is set up as three dining choices in one restaurant. One line serves chicken choices such as rotisserie chicken and chicken strips. Burgers are offered at the second section, while soup and sandwiches are at the third. This location offers a large dining area and with so many food options, everyone will find something they like. The one drawback of this location is that you have to wait on separate lines for ordering/paying when you want a chicken, burger and/or salad food choice.
- Lunching Pad – this quick snack area serves smoked turkey legs, cookies and frozen slushies.
- Cinderella’s Royal Table – located inside the Castle, this wildly popular full service dining option has guest booking tables 90 day in advance (with a deposit made on a credit card). Serving breakfast and lunch as character meals, guests dine with Cinderella and friends.
- Mrs. Pott’s Cupboard – located near Snow White’s Scary Adventure, this is a great spot for soft serve ice creams, shakes and floats.
- Pinocchio Village Haus – located next to it’s a small world attraction you can chose between hot dogs, burgers, salads and sandwiches. Characters from the movie Pinocchio can be found in the murals painted on the restaurant walls. Some seating in the dining room show view of boats entering the it’s a small world attraction. This is a great spot for fast food dining.
- Enchanted Grove – this small snack stand located near the Mad Tea Party (teacups) serves soft serve ice cream, shakes and floats.