The Lunching Pad at Walt Disney World

The Lunching Pad Exterior
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Blast off into Tomorrowland to try out the unique choices at The Lunching Pad! From stuffed pretzels to mango cakes, this dining location had out-of-this-world treats.


The Lunching Pad is in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland, within Rockettower Plaza. The Rockettower is also home to the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover and Astro Orbiter attractions. This restaurant typically opens for breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and stays open for lunch and dinner through 9:00 p.m. However, on days that offer Early Theme Park Entry for select Park Guests, The Lunching Pad opens for breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

Quick Service or Table Service?

Cream Cheese Warm Stuffed Pretzel

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The Lunching Pad is a Quick Service Restaurant allowing Guests to walk up and order without needing a dining reservation. This dining location also offers Mobile Order, so you can order ahead on the My Disney Experience app.


the lunching pad outdoor seating area

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This restaurant resides under the covered Rockettower Plaza, with tables and chairs outside and under the pavilion’s cover. The seating areas can become very crowded during meal times as The Lunching Pad is a popular dining location. Additional outdoor seating is available near Cool Ship and over towards the Tomorrowland Speedway attraction.

Menu Options

The Lunching Pad has a breakfast menu, offered until 10:30 a.m., and a lunch and dinner menu, offered until 9:00 p.m. The breakfast menu features Sticky Bubble Bread and a breakfast bowl with a potato barrel base topped with a cheese omelet and chili con carne queso. The lunch and dinner menu includes signature hot dogs like the Bahn Mi Hot Dog and the Queso Fundido Hot Dog. Guests can find the complete menus on the My Disney Experience app.

Both menus feature the iconic Mickey Pretzel and a Cream Cheese Warm Stuffed Pretzel, which we highly recommend. There are also signature sweets at The Lunching Pad, like the new Mike Wazowski Cake. This Orange Blossom-Mango Mousse Cake with Candy Eye pairs beautifully with the Sully Slushy found at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, another Tomorrowland favorite. TikTok user @outthere.tok shows the dynamic Tomorrowland dessert duo in their video.


The Mike Wazowski Cake made its debut today at the Lunching Pad in Magic Kingdom and while it is definitely an interesting snack on its own we paired it with the veteran Sully Slush located at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland. We definitely preferred the slush, but advise adventurous Disney snackers to give the Mike Cake a try. #disneyadult #disneyfoodie #magickingdom

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Dining Tips

Here at DisneyDining.com, we always recommend using Disney’s Mobile Order feature. This saves you time when dining in the Parks and helps you skip long lines at peak dining times.

Additionally, starting January 9, 2024, The Lunching Pad will accept the Disney Dining Plans. This is a great Tomorrowland dining locations for Guests using the Dining Plans to remember, especially since it offers Mobile Order.

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.