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The Ultimate List of Foods You Can’t Miss in the Magic Kingdom

The highlight of any vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort is enjoying amazing dining options throughout the four Disney Parks, Disney Resorts, and Disney Springs, including everything from table service signature meals to grab-and-go snacks. The Magic Kingdom in particular is home to some of the most beloved and indulgent bites that Guests absolutely can’t get enough of at locations including Cinderella’s Royal Table, Columbia Harbour House, Main Street Bakery, Tomorrowland Terrace, Sunshine Tree Terrace, Crystal Palace, and Tony’s Town Square, but there are so many options that they might not know where to start!

To help with this, we’ve put together the ultimate list of can’t-miss foods in the Magic Kingdom that Guests simply have to try at some point! Happy eating!

Popcorn Cart

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Popcorn – Main Street, U.S.A. Popcorn Cart

There’s no denying that popcorn is always a delicious treat to enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort, but there is just something about hot, buttery popcorn freshly popped on Main Street, U.S.A., in the Magic Kingdom. Just inside the Disney Park’s main entrance, Guests can spot a charming bright red popcorn cart near Town Hall that cranks out fresh popcorn all day long making it the perfect treat to enjoy while wandering right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A.

Corn Dog Nuggets

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Corn Dog Nuggets – Casey’s Corner

At the end of Main Street, U.S.A., Guests can visit Casey’s Corner, a quick-service restaurant that celebrates the history of baseball by welcoming Guests into a vintage concession stand from the turn of the century. Casey’s Corner serves up hot dogs (a baseball favorite!) and an iconic treat that Guests shouldn’t miss out on are the Corn Dog Nuggets which are perfectly bite-sized hot dog bits that have been dipped in batter and fried. The wonderful meal is paired with the choice of fries or a Cuties Mandarin and Guests can also opt to add in the gooey Cheese Sauce which is perfect for dipping!

Loaded Fries

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Plaza Loaded Fries – The Plaza Restaurant

Across from Casey’s Corner on Main Street, U.S.A. is The Plaza Restaurant, a table service location that brings the elegance and charm of the turn of the century to life, with opulent mirrored walls, beautiful light fixtures, and wonderful views of Cinderella Castle through large windows. Open for lunch and dinner each day, the menu at The Plaza Restaurant focuses on American favorites and Guests can kick off any meal with the Plaza Loaded Fries appetizer which tops fresh fries with melted cheddar, bacon, green onions, and a spicy sour cream.

Cheeseburger spring roll

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Cheeseburger Spring Rolls – Spring Rolls Cart

A relatively new snack in the Magic Kingdom that has quickly gained fame with Guests can be found at a small cart situated right in front of the bridge that connects Main Street, U.S.A. with Adventureland. The Spring Roll Cart is a standalone, vibrant cart that only serves up delicious spring rolls including a take on an American favorite. The Cheeseburger Spring Rolls come two to an order and feature a crispy wrapper filled with ground beef, seasoning, cheese, and onions to combine all of the classic burger flavors in an unforgettable bite.

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“Tastes like Chicken” Because it is! – Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen

Continuing over the bridge into Adventureland, Guests can find the table service Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen, which is open for lunch and dinner each day and welcomes Guests into a bustling business operated by the skippers of the Jungle Cruise. The dining rooms throughout the Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen feature bright colors, unique props, and tons of references to the Jungle Cruise and the Adventurer’s Club that Guests can check out while dining on an adventurous menu of international cuisine. While there is no wrong choice on the menu, a classic entrée is the “Tastes like Chicken” Because it is!, which features crispy-fried chicken paired with a sweet chili glaze, stir-fried vegetables, and jasmine rice.

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Pineapple DOLE Whip Cup – Aloha Isle

Moving further into Adventureland, Guests can find perhaps the most iconic treat at the Walt Disney World Resort that has been a cult favorite for years. Aloha Isle is a quick-service restaurant with convenient ordering counters where Guests can find the Pineapple DOLE Whip Cup. This refreshing and beloved treat features a cup of sweet Pineapple DOLE Whip soft serve or Guests can opt for the Vanilla DOLE Whip soft serve or a swirl of the two flavors. Either way, the Pineapple DOLE Whip Cup is the perfect bite to enjoy while exploring Adventureland.

Wendell's Bear Claw

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Wendell’s Bear Claw – Westward Ho

After passing Pirates of the Caribbean, Guests move from Adventureland into Frontierland where they can find Westward Ho, a small quick-service cart that serves up a duo of treats that Guests absolutely love. Wendell’s Bear Claw pays homage to the nearby Country Bear Jamboree and is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day. This sweet treat features a traditional bear claw pastry that has been dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with hazelnuts and it is the perfect combination of flaky and sweet to enjoy while soaking in views of the Rivers of America.

Candied Bacon Skewer

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Candied Bacon Skewer – Westward Ho

Once lunch hits in Frontierland, Westward Ho features a unique menu item that is the perfect combination of savory and sweet. The Candied Bacon Skewer takes a crispy piece of bacon and coats it in brown sugar for sweetness with a side of chips to round out the snack. The Candied Bacon Skewer is definitely an interesting bite that many Guests have come to absolutely love in the Magic Kingdom!

Pork Carnitas Bowl

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Pork Carnitas Rice Bowl – Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café

The main quick-service location in Frontierland is Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café, a rustic and massive location that welcomes Guests into several dining rooms where props and items left behind by famous cowboys can be spotted. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café focuses on Southwestern fare including the Pork Carnitas Rice Bowl which tops yellow rice with seasoned pork, grilled peppers and onions, black beans, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and salsa for a hearty and filling meal.

Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake

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Ooey Gooey Toffee Café – Liberty Tree Tavern

Moving into Liberty Square, Guests can get into the patriotic spirit and celebrate the founding fathers at Liberty Tree Tavern, a table service restaurant that is designed to feel like a colonial inn from the late 1700s. Open for lunch and dinner, Liberty Tree Tavern features a menu of New England classics served up family style and the ultimate end to any meal is the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake which features a moist and flavorful vanilla toffee cake smothered in chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. Good enough to share, but no one will want to!

Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich

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Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich – Sleepy Hollow

Also found in Liberty Square is Sleepy Hollow, a charming quick service located housed inside of a traditional colonial brick building with an outdoor courtyard that offers up beautiful views of Cinderella Castle. Sleepy Hollow is well known for its indulgent waffle choices served throughout each day and Guests can’t go wrong with the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich, which tops a fresh and hot waffle with chocolate-hazelnut spread, strawberries, bananas, and blueberries.

Center-cut Filet Mignon

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Center-cut Filet Mignon – Be Our Guest Restaurant

Over in Fantasyland, Guests can enjoy an unforgettable meal at Be Our Guest Restaurant, a table service location that welcomes them into the Beast’s Castle where they can feel as though they have stepped into famous locations from Beauty and the Beast. While soaking in the atmosphere of the West Wing, Grand Ballroom, and Castle Portrait Gallery Guests can dine on prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus featuring traditional French cuisine including the Center-cut Filet Mignon, which is cooked to preference and accompanied by Robuchon Yukon potatoes, seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, and a red wine sauce.

Cinnamon Roll at Gaston's Tavern

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Warm Cinnamon Roll – Gaston’s Tavern

Just steps from Be Our Guest Restaurant is Gaston’s Tavern, the ultimate manly hangout of the beloved villain complete with antlers, leather, and other masculine décor touches. This quick service location is open throughout each day and serves up a limited menu of decadent bites including a colossal sweet option. The Warm Cinnamon Roll is a massive portion of hot and spiced cinnamon roll topped with sticky icing that Guests can absolutely share, though no one will want to!

LeFou's Brew

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LeFou’s Brew – Gaston’s Tavern

The perfect beverage to pair with the Warm Cinnamon Roll at Gaston’s Tavern is LeFou’s Brew, a frozen apple juice with hints of toasted marshmallow that is topped with a passion fruit-mango foam. This refreshing beverage can be ordered in a regular cup or Guests can opt for the Souvenir Stein which is a great item to bring home to remember a wonderful trip!

Creamy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Tots

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Creamy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Tots – The Friar’s Nook

Across Fantasyland near the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a quick-service location that serves up some delicious savory bites that Guests can’t miss in the Magic Kingdom. The Friar’s Nook features an outdoor ordering counter and patio area where Guests can relax and enjoy beautiful views of Fantasyland while digging into the Creamy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Tots. This delicious menu option can be enjoyed as a meal or a snack and tops fresh tots with a hefty portion of creamy macaroni and cheese with chunks of bacon for the perfect smoky flavor.

Cream Cheese Warm Stuffed Pretzel

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Cream Cheese Warm Stuffed Pretzel – The Lunching Pad

The final bite that Guests cannot miss out on in the Magic Kingdom can be found in the very heart of Tomorrowland at the base of Rocket Tower Plaza underneath the Astro Orbiter and Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. The Lunching Pad is a quick-service location with a large outdoor patio where Guests can enjoy a limited menu throughout each day including a unique spin on a classic. The Cream Cheese Warm Stuffed Pretzel takes a traditional soft pretzel and stuffs the inside with a generous portion of sweet cream cheese for the perfect combination of comforting carbs and sweetness that Guests won’t soon forget!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.