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Best Places To Eat At Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is the big boss of the Walt Disney World parks in my opinion. It is always the first park we come to on our trips and one we always go back to. Magic Kingdom has plenty to offer everyone from families, couples and those out to celebrate something special. As we generally holiday as a group of adults one of our favourite things to do is try out new dining experiences on our visit. Here are the best places to eat at Magic Kingdom.

Best Places To Eat At Magic Kingdom

There are plenty of magical places in Magic Kingdom so it can be a little hard to know where to start. It all depends on what you are looking for if you have fussy eaters or you are looking for a place to use your dining plan. I decided to break down the best places to find snacks, quick service meals, character meals, and restaurants. This will help you find what you are looking for quickly and easily.

Snacks

I have included a number of places you can find both sweet and savoury snacks such as fries, the famous turkey legs and ice creams. There are so many amazing places to find snacks and there will of course be event/ holiday specials to look out for on your trip. I have included the location/area of the park the snacks vendors are located along with some ideas of food they serve. Click here for the full list of places to eat at Magic Kingdom for full menus.

I have included a note on whether the Dining Plans are accepted or not. Some may be updated for the 2020 dining plan and some may only accept snack credits. You can double check as you get to the restaurant/cafe and look on the menu for the DDP sign or ask a member of the staff.

Main Street Bakery

This is more commonly known as Starbucks, it an get quite busy but is a great place for those who need a quick coffee fix. I wanted to add this to our best places to eat at Magic Kingdom for people who know and love Starbucks and have fussy eaters. The products are the same worldwide and can be a comforting place to go for those who aren’t into trying new foods.

Location: Main Street, U.S.A.

Dining Plan Accepted: Yes

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies

At Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies you can find a whole host of frozen and chilled treats. You can also buy bottled water and fountain drinks here along with milkshakes.

Location: Tomorrowland

Dining Plan Accepted: No

Gastons Tavern

Gaston’s Tavern is labelled as the manliest of the best places to eat at Magic Kingdom. You can get a couple of sandwiches here, a cheese platter which is classed as entres. You can also find things such as hummus and chips, vegetable cups, macroons, cinnamon bun and chocolate croissants.

Location: Fantasyland

Dining Plan Accepted: No

Prince Eric’s Village Market

At Prince Eric’s Village Market you can find the traditional and well loved turkey leg. Of course it had to have a tribute to his fairest mermaid Ariel, with a mermaid donut. You can also get grapes, pretzels, jumbo pretzel with cheese and chocolate chip cookie. I wanted to add Prince Eric’s Village Market on the best places to eat at Magic Kingdom as it offers a variety of fruits to snack on.

Location: Fantasyland

Dining Plan Accepted: No

Storybook Treats

At Storybook Treats you can find a number of delicious and artistic Disney snacks. These come in sweet form only along with drinks. The lovely little treat shop is located in Fantasyland near the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. You can find ice cream cone, sundaes and even floats.

Location: Fantasyland

Dining Plan Accepted: No

Quick Service Dining

There are plenty of places to find quick service meals in Magic Kingdom, thankfully as it can get extremely busy. Lunch is a great time to find some super filling and tasty food, you can also use your dining plan on the majority of the places in Magic Kingdom. Some of the places even allow mobile ordering which is a great use of your time, like a fastpass but for food!

The Lunching Pad

The Lunching Pad is always a fan favourite as it is fun to look at and in the center of Tomorrowland. You can use the mobile order app here which is great as you can skip waiting in a huge queue and head to the counter as you are notified. They serve sliced roast beef sandwich, all beef hot dog both served with chips. You can also get churros, cream cheese stuffed pretzel or a plain Mickey pretzel.

Location: Tomorrowland

Dining Plan Accepted: Yes

Pinocchio Village Haus

We have eaten here a couple of times and the best part of the venue is being able to sit and watch people get onto “It’s A Small World” ride. The food here is also good and easy to please fussy eaters or simple. You can find everything from pizza-style flatbread, pasta, chicken nuggets and salad. This has to be on my best places to eat at Magic Kingdom because it has a variety of meals, desserts and a fun view.

Location: Fantasyland

Dining Plan Accepted: Yes

Golden Compass Outpost

We have eaten here many times where we wanted a quick meal or snack to keep us going for the day. We really love the chicken nuggets and waffle fries, we have shared these before as a quick snack before we head to sit down meal later on in the day. They also offer up loaded fries, chili cheese waffle fries, chili cheese onion rings, and loaded onion rings.

Location: Frontierland

Dining Plan Accepted: Yes

Peco’s Bill Tall Tale Inn And Cafe

This quick service is a little different as the food is Mexican based. I think Peco’s is one of the best places to eat at Magic Kingdom as it offers up something different. There is also plenty to choose from for everyone in the family which is great. There are more American style dishes such as burgers along with Mexican food such as Fajita platters.

Location: Frontierland

Dining Plan Accepted: Yes

Character Dining

Character Dining is a big deal as it means the parents can get a sit-down and the characters come to entertain the children. We found this the best way to have a proper meal as the children would sit and pick at food more as they were waiting for the next character to come around.

Cinderella’s Royal Table

Cinderella’s Royal Table is definitely a highlight to many on a trip to Disney. I suggest Cinderella’s Royal Table as it is a great place to go and eat while your little ones get to meet all the Princesses. You can eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner here which opens up your meal choices.

There is a wide variety of choices for both adults and children along with entrees, sides and desserts. Adults can also enjoy a glass of champagne, wine or cocktail with their evening meal. Above are screenshots of lunch and dinner adult menu options. For full menus on character, dining click here.

Location: Fantasyland

Dining Plan Accepted: Yes – Double credits are used for this meal.

The Crystal Palace

We ate at The Crystl Palace on our lastest trip and loved it. As it is a buffet there are multiple options for both children and adults for meals. There are also a number of desserts and nibbles to snack on. I had to include The Crystal Palace on the best places to eat at Magic Kingdom as it is a great place to meet characters and enjoy plenty of different foods. I also find this is a great use of your dining credits as you can have a choice of many dishes.

Location: Main Street U.S.A

Dining Plan Accepted: Yes

Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest restaurant is another on the character dining as you have the chance to see the Beast and Belle at the restaurant. This is one of the unique, fine dining experiences, especially for dinner meals. You can come here for breakfast and lunch if you are looking for a little less formal but want the chance to dine here for the experience.

The restaurant is very popular and booking a reservation can be tricky and can be hard to get hold of. Many book the restaurant as a special occasion, to meet the Beast and for the scenery of the rooms. This is often said to be the top best places to eat at Magic Kingdom for everyone.

These are the requirements for using the dining plan for the Be Our Guest Restaurant.

Location: Fantasyland

Dining Plan Accepted: Yes

This is part of the buffet at Crystal Palace.

That is everything for our best places to eat at Magic Kingdom. If you have a favourite let us know which it is and why. If you know of anywhere you think should be on the list let us know in the comments.

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