Sometimes, stopping for a long table service meal or character meal in the air conditioning is exactly what you want in the middle of a hot day at in a Disney park. Luckily, the many amazing table service restaurant options throughout the park are perfect for this type of Disney dining experience.
However, there are other times when this is the exact opposite of what you want out of your Walt Disney World dining experience. Maybe you’re in a hurry to squeeze every ride into your day and don’t have time for a dining reservation. Perhaps you’re starving, need something to eat quickly while waiting for the bus to your Disney resort, and character dining is going to take way too long.
No matter the reason for your quick meal needs, on-the-go meals in Magic Kingdom are the perfect solution and are sure to enhance your Disney experience.
Honestly, any quick service restaurant food could be an on-the-go meal if you wanted it to be. However, some foods are definitely more difficult to eat when on the move than others. Of course, a sandwich or hot dog makes a better meal than ice cream or a funnel cake. Additionally, grab-and-go kiosks and counters tend to be much easier to deal with than full-fledged quick service restaurants. Therefore, in our list below we’ve done our best to only include filling foods you can pick up at kiosks and easily eat while walking.
Ready to learn about on-the-go Magic Kingdom restaurants? Let’s dive in.
Sleepy Hollow: Sweet and Spicy Chicken and Waffle Sandwich
Want something to satisfy your sweet tooth while also filling you up and giving your tastebuds a little tingle? Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square has just the sandwich for you. The Sweet and Spicy Chicken and Waffle Sandwich is a large, filling meal that we absolutely adore.
This yummy sandwich includes a breaded and fried chicken strip that is drizzled with honey sriracha sauce and topped with a yummy slaw. The whole shebang is wrapped in a delicious, fluffy waffle, making it easy to carry as you munch and walk to the Haunted Mansion or whatever other ride might be calling your name.
Casey’s Corner: Corn Dog Nuggets with Fries
A Magic Kingdom park classic, the corn dog nuggets at Casey’s Corner are a favorite for a reason. These tasty mini dogs are breaded in a slightly sweet batter and then fried to golden perfection. They can be enjoyed by one individual, or if you’re feeling nice, you can share with a friend. Either way, you’re sure to appreciate the fact that the nuggets are served with a side of fries to help round things out.
The whole mini-meal is served in a box and is totally portable. You can even add a squirt of mustard or ketchup in the box if you like.
We like to grab this quick food option for dinner while waiting for the fireworks in the evening, but honestly it works well no matter the time of day.
Prince Eric’s Village Market or Gaston’s Tavern: Turkey Leg with Chips
If you’ve been on a Disney vacation before, you’ve almost certainly seen other guests walking around gnawing on giant turkey legs. These theme park treats are a must-have for many repeat visitors, and if you like meat, you’ll likely feel the same way.
Currently, you can grab a giant turkey leg at either Prince Eric’s Village Market or Gaston’s Tavern in Fantasyland. In both locations, the leg is served with a side of chips. However, we aren’t sure the chips are necessary. You see, this enormous hunk of meat could easily be split between two people-we rarely actually finish one-and because it’s packed with so much protein, it’ll likely keep you full for quite some time.
Hint: Prince Eric’s also offers some fresh fruit if you’re looking for a lighter side option.
Adventureland Spring Roll Cart: Cheeseburger Spring Rolls
Cheeseburger Spring Rolls may not sound like the most delicious thing in the world, but trust us when we say you’ve got to try them. In fact, these are a Disney World fan favorite, and many people have even gone so far as to make mock recipes to try to replicate them at home. That’s how yummy these babies are.
Unfortunately, the spring roll cart opens and closes based on the season, meaning spring roll lovers can’t always get their fix when they’re in the Magic Kingdom. If the cart is open during your visit though, we highly recommend stopping by and snagging two of the cheeseburger variety.
We’re betting you’ll fall instantly in love with this super portable meal, and you might even go back for more on the same day. Why not? You are on vacation after all.
Westward Ho: Candied Bacon Skewer with Chips
Westward Ho is another one of those snack spots that isn’t always open. That said, when it is open it tends to have some pretty wonderful food options that change from time to time, keeping things interesting.
Right now, Westward Ho is home to a seriously yummy on-the-go meal that they call the “candied bacon skewer.” Now if you’re like us, you probably think of a very thin slice of meat when you hear the word “bacon.” That isn’t what this is at all. The pork is thick, juicy, and flavorful, and the candied exterior is just sweet enough to offset the saltiness of the meat. We appreciate that it is served on a stick, making it easy to eat while walking. The side of chips is nice as well.
Hint: If you’re looking for breakfast, Westward Ho also has a fantastic breakfast sandwich in the mornings.
Clearly, there are plenty of great on-the-go meal options in Magic Kingdom, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Epcot have similar grab and go options as well. This is great because it means you don’t have to stop having a blast exploring the park in order to fill your belly with good food. Which quick meal will you try first?