Cosmic Ray’s Starlight CafĂ© in Walt Disney World

Interior dining room of Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe
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Any Disney fan can tell you that Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is one of the most iconic restaurants in Walt Disney World. This location is perfect for those who want to enjoy a quick meal and relax to the musical talents of the famous Sonny Eclipse. It also offers outdoor seating where you can catch a glimpse of Cinderella Castle.


Sonny Eclipse at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe

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This famous Quick Service restaurant is located in Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom, right next to the Tomorrowland Speedway and the Cheshire Cafe, which sits at the entrance to Fantasyland. Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is one of Tomorrowland’s best spots for a galactic meal.

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Quick Service or Table Service?

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is a Quick Service restaurant, so you won’t need a reservation to enjoy the food. Quick Service restaurants are ideal for those who wish to eat quickly and want to save more time to meet their favorite characters or ride attractions. They also offer Mobile Order at Cosmic Ray’s, which allows Guests to order meals on the My Disney Experience app.

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Sonny Eclipse animatronic and dining area of Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe

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Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe has a unique atmosphere, featuring space-themed decor with a retro feel. This setting offers a family-friendly environment that is especially popular among children. The restaurant has both inside and outside seating options. A highlight of the restaurant is a live performance by Sonny Eclipse, a singing animatronic alien who performs daily shows. Sonny Eclipse has been the featured act at Cosmic Ray’s since 1995 and is beloved among Disney fans and foodies alike.

Menu Options

Double Bacon Cheeseburger Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe

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The menu options at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe offer classic American entrees with burgers, chicken sandwiches, and chicken strips. Notably, the Angus Bacon Burger is a fan favorite at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. There are also several healthy options like the plant-based patty melt and the Chopped Vegetable and Crispy Noodle Salad with chicken or shrimp.

Among fountain beverages, the menu also features specialty beverages like the Lunar Lemonade and the Sulley Slush. Guests can find the complete menu on the My Disney Experience app.

Cosmic Ray’s is a great Quick Service option for Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies. They offer allergy-friendly menus for gluten/wheat, egg, fish/shellfish, milk, peanut/tree nut, sesame, and soy allergens.

Dining Tips

Cosmic Ray’s is consistently one of the busiest restaurants in Magic Kingdom. We highly recommend using Mobile Order for those dining here, especially at peak meal times. This feature allows you to order food in advance and skip the line when you arrive. If you use Mobile Order, you can still enjoy your food in the dining room with Sonny Eclipse. It’s also available at other restaurants throughout Magic Kingdom, including Pecos Bill in Frontierland and Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square.

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About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.