10 best places to eat in Walt Disney World

March 24, 2019

by Misael Lima

This is your first visit to the Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Florida (United States) and to begin the journey, you are going to the Magic Kingdom, the classic and most well-known park in all the complex. You are prepared to meet the characters, know the rides you want to go to, memorized all the best photo-op spots, and already booked all of your fast passes in advance. But during all this planning, there is one main attraction you simply can not forget: the food.

 

If your budget is tight, you can bring your own snacks (be aware that there are rules, so read them beforehand to avoid unnecessary stress), but, the park offers a ton of snack and meal options that can make your visit even more enjoyable. From sweet and refreshing, to savory and spicy, all you have to do is choose what suits your taste and your pocket.

 

Here we selected ten of our favorite places to eat, and the dishes you should try, to make your visit to the Magic Kingdom even more magical.

  1. Be our Guest Restaurant

What to order: anything during lunchtime

Price range: US$ 15 to US$ 60

Where to find it: Fantasyland, inside the Beast’s Castle

If you want to feel like a Disney character, this is the place to go. Be Our Guest Restaurant is recreated to look exactly like the Beast’s Castle you see in the movie, with the Ball Room where they dance “Tale as Old as Time” and even the Beast’s bedroom, dying rose and all.

The food is a little expensive, but the experience is worth it.

  1. The Plaza Restaurant

What to order: The breakfast platters

Price range: US$ 15 to US$ 34,99

Where to find it: Main Avenue

Strategically located right across from Cinderella’s Castle, The Plaza Restaurant is another table service with a relaxing environment and good old American food, paired with a wonderful view to enjoy while you are eating. And don’t forget to order some Mickey Waffles while you are there.

  1. Tomorrowland Terrace

What to order: whatever is in the menu at the time

Price: up to US$ 14,99 (max)

Where to find: Tomorrowland entrance

This one opens when the park is operating at high capacity and the menu changes a lot. But, if you are looking for fast food, with delicious burgers and spicy chicken fingers, this one will satisfy you. Also, don’t forget the frozen lemonade with the Mickey Straw, one the Magic Kingdom signature beverages.

  1. Columbia Harbour House

What to order: seafood galore!

Price: up to US$ 14,99 (max)

Where to find it: Liberty Square, near the Haunted Mansion

Another counter service perfect for when you are craving some seafood is the Columbia Harbour House, near the line for the Haunted Mansion. Lobster rolls, fried fish and shrimp, hush puppies, there are no wrong choices when it comes to this menu. Plus, if you go to the second floor, you will be more likely to find an empty table and a relaxing spot to rest for a few minutes.

  1. The Popcorn Bucket

Price: up to US$ 25 (max)

Where to find: various kiosks

Well, popcorn doesn’t need an introduction. A great snack that you can bring to almost everywhere in the Magic Kingdom. And there is a bonus: the souvenir bucket. You can buy an exclusive bucket that you can refill whenever you like during the day, take it to the other parks and bring home after. And it goes without saying that the popcorn is delicious.

  1. The Turkey Leg

Price: US$ 11,75

Where to find: various kiosks

This one is a tradition. If you go to the Magic Kingdom (and you are not a vegetarian), you have to try the Turkey Leg. Big, smoked and salty, this treat is the perfect snack to regain some of the energy spent on the rides and walking through the park. And you may want to pair it with a Mickey Pretzel with cheese dip, it’s a match made in heaven.

  1. Storybrook Treats

What to order: Peter Pan Ice Cream Float

Price: US$ 5,49

Where to find: In Fantasyland, next to the Winnie The Pooh ride

If it’s one of those hot days in Florida (and you know there are a lot), nothing says “refreshment” as a cup of lime ice cream. In Fantasy Land, right beside the Pooh’ ride, you will find the Storybrook Treats, with the beautiful Peter Pan Ice Cream Float. It’s lime dole whip, on top of lime soda, in a shape reminiscent to Peter Pan’s hat, even with a little red feather. It’s one of the new darlings in the park.

  1. Sleepy Hollow

What to order: Waffle Sandwiches

Price: US$ 10,49 (Chicken) and US$ 8,29 (fruits)

Where to find: Liberty Square  

In Liberty Square, Sleepy Hollow is the place to go for a snack packed with flavor. And the waffle sandwiches are a great good option for a quick, but substantial, lunch, to enjoy while you sit down and watch as the parade goes by. Two of the waffles made the cut for us: the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (Nutella) if you are craving something sweet, with a touch of fruit, and the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich, for a savory option, with a kick. Both, of course, came in those crispy Disney waffles that are just perfection.

  1. Friar’s Nook

 

What to order: Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots

Price: US$ 9,49

Where to find: in Fantasyland, between Storybook Treats and Princess Fairytale Hall

The tots are all the rage at Walt Disney World, and this is one of it’s tastiest versions. Here, the delicious potato barrels are covered with a slightly spicy buffalo chicken, chopped celery, bleu cheese crumbles, and a garlic ranch dressing. The perfect combination of sweet, sour, spicy and savory, with a bit of crunch. If you’re in a hurry, you might even miss it, but it offers a small sitting area, where you can eat while you watch the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel go round and round

  1.  Sunshine Tree Terrace

What to order: Citrus Swirl

Price: US$ 5,49 (float) and US$ 4,29 (normal)

Where to find it: Adventureland, in front of the Swiss Family Treehouse

And we saved the best for last. There is no snack that beats the refreshingly sweet and sour taste of the Citrus Swirl, now a staple of Sunshine Tree Terrace, in Adventureland. It perfectly combines vanilla soft serve and frozen orange juice for a treat you will never forget. If you want a little something extra, order the float version, with orange soda in the bottom. Be it a hot or a cold day, this frozen wonder is a no brainer.

Have a great (and delicious) trip!
Misael Lima

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