Dining at Magic Kingdom: What You Need to Know

Happily Ever After Fireworks over Cinderella Castle
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Magic Kingdom is a theme park full of exciting rides, attractions, and delicious dining options. There are countless dining options available, from Instagram-worthy snacks to character dining. Here’s everything you need to know about dining in Magic Kingdom.

Team Starbucks or Team Joffrey?

Exterior of Main Street Bakery

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I have to take a moment to mention the Quick Service coffee options that Magic Kingdom offers. Whether you’re Team Starbucks or Team Joffrey’s, there’s a bit of magic in visiting the Main Street Bakery for your morning coffee. Starbucks is located within Main Street Bakery, as well as the giant Mickey Cinnamon rolls and other breakfast treats. If you want to skip the line and get your coffee at the Transportation and Ticket Center or in Tomorrowland, several Joffrey’s kiosks are spread throughout Magic Kingdom. Joffrey’s offers delicious coffee and bakery items, sometimes cheaper, with a much smaller wait.

Quick Service Dining

Magic Kingdom has an enormous offering of Quick service dining locations. Some favorites include Cosmic Ray’s Starlight CafĂ©, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, and Casey’s Corner. These restaurants offer classic American fare like burgers, fries, and hot dogs and can be an excellent option for a quick and easy meal.

Quick Service locations offer great options for a quick bite, but their seating options can fill quickly, especially at busy meal times. We recommend using Mobile Order for Quick Service Dining whenever available.

Mobile Order

Mobile Ordering is a convenient and time-saving way to order food at Magic Kingdom Quick Service locations. Guests can use the My Disney Experience app to order and pay for their meals in advance, then pick up their food at a designated window when it’s ready. This is a great option for those on the go or looking to save time in the Park.

Table Service Dining

Jungle Navigation Co Skipper Canteen

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Table Service dining at Magic Kingdom offers plenty of choices for those looking for a more substantial meal.  Some of my favorites include Liberty Tree Tavern, Diamond Horseshoe, and Skipper Canteen. Other Table Service locations in Magic Kingdom include Tony’s Town Square and The Plaza Restaurant. Advance dining reservations are suggested for Table Service dining. However, some Table Service locations allow you to join a day-of “walk-up list” if you cannot secure a reservation.

Character Dining

Cinderella’s Royal Table is a beloved option for those seeking an immersive character dining experience in the Park. It offers a fairy-tale atmosphere, and Guests can meet Disney princesses while enjoying a signature meal. Magic Kingdom also offers character dining meals at Be Our Guest, where you can dine with the Beast in his castle, and Crystal Palace, where you can eat with Pooh and friends.


Dole Whip

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Magic Kingdom is home to some iconic snacks, including the famous Dole Whip. This pineapple-flavored soft serve can be found at Aloha Isle in Adventureland and is a must-try for any Disney fan. Other popular snacks include popcorn, churros, and Mickey Mouse-shaped pretzels. Be sure to grab a snack or two while exploring the Park.

From quick bites to table service meals and iconic snacks, dining at Magic Kingdom offers something for everyone. Remember to plan in advance for Table Service dining reservations and utilize Mobile Ordering to make the most of your day in Magic Kingdom.

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.