Need to know all the best Magic Kingdom quick service restaurants, table service restaurants, snacks, drinks, and dining experiences?
We’ve created a full list of all the Magic Kingdom dining locations ranked from top to bottom. This comprehensive guide will help you make the most informed decision possible on the restaurants you choose as you plan your trip.
Whether you’re looking for a five-star sit-down meal or a quick snack, you’ll find everything you need here.
Best Magic Kingdom Table Service Restaurants
#1. Cinderella’s Royal Table
Cinderella’s is the most iconic restaurant in Walt Disney World where you can dine inside Cinderella Castle. It’s one of the hardest reservations to get at Disney and for good reason.
When you dine at Cinderella’s Royal Table, you get to meet Cinderella herself in front of the hearth on the bottom floor of the castle where a Photopass photographer will capture the moment. You’ll then be escorted up the stairs to the dining hall where you’ll be served a feast fit for a princess.
You’ll also be visited by at least four other princesses during your meal. The usual princesses featured here are Ariel, Aurora, Jasmine and Snow White, but characters are subject to change.
One of the best parts about eating at Cinderella’s is the fact that you can book an early breakfast and get into the park early, as well as meet all the princesses without waiting in lines. The food is decent not stellar, but the entire experience is one of the best you can have at Walt Disney World for adults and children alike.
#2. Be Our Guest
Be Our Guest is our favorite restaurant in Magic Kingdom and also one of the newest restaurants in the park. We think it’s so perfect for date night that we rank it number one on our Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants for Adults. It’s located in Fantasyland behind the Seven Dwarves Mine Train and has a beautiful fairytale setting, replicated from the Beauty and the Beast animated movie.
The artwork and decor featured in the Beast’s Castle is unrivaled in Magic Kingdom and makes for a gorgeous setting for all meal periods. However, we do recommend eating dinner here as opposed to breakfast or lunch, since it offers a more exclusive and quiet atmosphere. It’s more expensive, but worth it.
At breakfast, you can get into the park early, but you’ll be paying the same amount per person as you will for lunch with fewer options and smaller portions. Lunch is delicious at Be Our Guest, but tends to be one of the busiest meal periods during the day.
We love dinner at Be Our Guest because it has the total package. To start, you’ll be escorted into the castle and seated at one of three rooms: Belle’s Library, the West Wing, or the Grand Ballroom. The French inspired prix fixe dinner is the best food you can get in Magic Kingdom and at the end of your meal, you’ll have a chance to meet the Beast in person.
#3. The Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace is a great place for all ages and all family types. However, we most highly recommend this for families with small children. The restaurant is set facing Cinderella Castle, at the left side of Main Street, U.S.A, and is designed to look like an old Victorian green house.
This character dining experience is another great way to get into the park early by booking breakfast here. If you’re looking for a full list of great breakfast options in Magic Kingdom, check out our Magic Kingdom Breakfast Guide.
At the Crystal Palace, every day is Friendship Day, and children will love the festivities that go along with this special celebration. You’ll get to meet Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger and most of all – Winnie the Pooh! Each of these characters will visit your table during your meal for autographs and photos, no matter what meal period you choose.
The food here is served in a large buffet at the back of the restaurant and is considered upscale American fare. There is a special station for children, a salad bar, a carving station and a sides buffet, as well as a dessert bar at the center of the room.
#4. Liberty Tree Tavern
Liberty Tree Tavern is an excellent option for large families, couples or families with older children and teenagers. It’s also one of our favorite restaurants for lunch, ranking high on our Top 10 Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants for Lunch post. It’s set in Colonial America, located at the heart of Liberty Square near the Liberty Bell.
Cast members are adorned with colonial working-class attire and play the part of patriots for the entirety of your meal. The meal itself consists of some of our favorite foods in all of Magic Kingdom. If you’ve been in the mood for Thanksgiving food since last Thanksgiving, this is the best place to get it! Each dish is served family-style and is all-you-can-eat.
The overall atmosphere is not a huge draw here, but the delectable plates, excellent service and the American craft brews available will make you feel like you’ve just won the Revolutionary War.
The Skipper Canteen has some of the most interesting meal choices you can get in Magic Kingdom. We highly recommend this for adults, families with older children and teenagers mainly because the unique dishes served here aren’t particularly appealing to young children or picky eaters.
However, if you consider yourself a foodie, this is an excellent choice to get away from the typical popcorn, turkey leg and churro-filled day at Magic Kingdom. All the dishes served at Skipper Canteen take inspiration from regions of Asia, Latin America and Africa.
The atmosphere is also interesting, meant to be an extension of the Jungle Cruise ride. All the servers put on their best awkward stances and tell some pretty bad jokes over the course of your meal, so the human interactions can get a little strange here, which is all part of the fun.
#6. The Plaza Restaurant
The Plaza Restaurant is another beautiful Victorian-inspired eatery, opposite the Crystal Palace facing Cinderella Castle. It’s a great choice for a more casual dining experience at Magic Kingdom, while still getting a table service meal.
Choose from American cuisine like Lobster Rolls and Turkey Sandwiches for lunch or dinner, or book a breakfast reservation to get the day started early.
Overall, the Plaza is a solid choice for a good meal, but we prefer the first five restaurants on this list for a more “Magic Kingdom” experience.
#7. Tony’s Town Square
Tony’s Town Square is one of the first places you’ll see when entering Magic Kingdom’s Main Street, U.S.A. located off the right side. It’s full of Italian dishes like Lasagna, Spaghetti and Cannolis and takes inspiration from Bella Notte in Lady and the Tramp.
It’s definitely one of the easiest reservations to get in a pinch, but the food is just ok. We’ve had better Italian at other places on Walt Disney World property, but if you’re in the mood for it while in Magic Kingdom, Tony’s is going to be your best bet.
#8. The Diamond Horseshoe
The Diamond Horseshoe is last on our list due because of it’s history of lackluster experience and food choices. However, it is currently serving the same menu as Liberty Tree Tavern right now, so if you weren’t able to score reservations to the Tree, we suggest using Diamond Horseshoe as a backup.
We’d much rather dine at the Liberty Tree Tavern or the Plaza Restaurant if you’re looking for a unique American atmosphere of different eras, but Diamond Horseshoe is a worthy choice for breakfast or lunch in Magic Kingdom.
Best Magic Kingdom Quick Service Restaurants
#1. Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow is right on the edge of the Hub and Liberty Square, facing Cinderella Castle. It’s best known for it’s amazing waffle dishes like the Fresh Fruit Waffle, Spicy Chicken Waffles and Breakfast Sandwich Waffle.
We highly recommend this for at least one of your meal periods because it will not disappoint. It’s also one of the key spots where Disney will feature special menu items for the Villain After Hours, the Halloween Party and the Christmas Party.
#2. Casey’s Corner
Casey’s Corner tends to be the busiest quick service location since it’s the first one you come to on Main Street, U.S.A that serves real food. It takes it’s theme from the early days of American baseball; enjoy cast members dressed as umpires, pitchers and first basemen.
We love the Chili Cheese All Beef Hot Dogs, All Beef Foot Long Hot Dogs, Corn Dog Nuggets and french fries you get here. Look out for Casey’s Corner Pianist while you eat your lunch outside – he performs once an hour from noon to sunset every day.
#3. Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor is another front of the park location that gets loaded with visitors and for good reason. It’s the best place in Magic Kingdom to get a delicious ice cream treat with fresh made waffle cones and bowls.
In years past the popular Mickey’s Kitchen Sink was the go-to choice for sharing and we’re hoping Disney brings it back soon. For now, try any of their single scoop ice creams with chocolate Mickey ears on top, or try one of their special offerings that change seasonally. The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor is so good, several of their treats have been featured on our Insider’s Guide to the Best Ice Cream in Magic Kingdom.
#4. The Friar’s Nook
We vote the Friar’s Nook at #4 simply because we love their savory breakfast and lunch options. This is a great quick service location if you’ve just rope dropped Seven Dwarves Mine Train and need sustenance, or if you’re quickly running through Fantasyland throughout the day. The Friar’s Nook is known for their loaded tots and there are plenty to choose from.
We love the Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots and the Creamy Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Tots. They make a perfect lunch portion for an individual or a shareable snack. You can even get tots for breakfast by ordering the Sausage and Gravy Potato Barrels before 11am.
#5. Columbia Harbour House
Columbia Harbour House is one of our go-tos when it comes to a quick lunch in the middle of a long day. They take mobile orders, so it’s easy to order your meal on the My Disney Experience app as you’re walking through the park. Once ordered, you simply walk up to the counter to pick up your meal.
We really like Columbia Harbour House for the ample amount of indoor seating and the great comfort food and seafood dishes like Fried Seafood Platter, Lobster Roll and Chicken Pot Pie.
#6. Aloha Isle
Aloha Isle is home to the infamous Dole Whip soft-serve and floats. You’ll find it in Adventureland across from Aladdin’s Magic Carpets ride. A few new staples have been added to the menu recently: the Raspberry Swirl Float and the Raspberry Swirl Cup – both mixed with the classic pineapple Dole Whip.
Aloha Isle has also been serving up special Dole Whips themed after different movies. They change at random, the current one on the menu is the Kakamora Float based on the Kakamora tribe from the Moana movie.
#7. Golden Oak Outpost
This isn’t top of mind for most guests visiting Magic Kingdom since Gold Oak is tucked away in Frontierland. But Disney usually uses it for serving secret, savory, seasonal menu items. It’s convenient if you’re grabbing something to take in line for Splash Mountain or Thunder Mountain.
We love the Chili Cheese Fries and Sweet Tea Slushy, but past items have included Loaded Onion Rings, Loaded Cookies and more.
#8. Westward Ho
Westward Ho is a stand on the main walkway through Frontierland serving up delicious handheld snacks. They have a great breakfast selection with assorted muffins, a breakfast sandwich and a monstrous hunk of pork in the Candied Bacon Skewer.
Lunch items include the Candied Bacon Skewer, Sweet and Spicy Chicken Skewer and a Corn Dog with assorted chips.
#9. Gaston’s Tavern
Gaston’s Tavern is a great go-to while in Fantasyland behind the Seven Dwarves Mine Train. It’s got some really good sandwiches and sweet treats, with a fair amount of indoor seating to rest your feet for a bit.
Try the Smoked Turkey and Gouda Sandwich if you’re in need of a meal, or get the Chocolate Croissant or Sliced Apples with Caramel Sauce for a sweet treat. We have mixed feelings about LeFou’s Brew here, but the fruity frozen beverage is worth a try if you’ve never had it.
#10. Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
Auntie Gravity’s is the second best ice cream location in Magic Kingdom, found in Tomorrowland close to the Tomorrowland Speedway. It’s got much fewer options than the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, but some unique things to try.
We enjoy the Brownie Sundae, as well as the Strawberry Smoothie and the Make-Your-Own-Float option where you can choose your own fountain beverage mixed with Vanilla Ice Cream.
#11. Main Street Bakery
Main Street Bakery is Magic Kingdom’s Starbucks location and stays pretty busy right at the front of the park on Main Street, U.S.A. It’s got all the typical Starbucks drinks like Frappucinos, Teas, Refreshers, and even serves seasonal drinks.
They also sell some of Disney’s own baked goods from La Boulangerie alongside the regular Starbucks snacks like croissants, Sous Vide Egg Bites and muffins.
#12. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Tavern
Pecos Bill is a western themed quick service location with a decent amount of indoor seating and Tex-Mex cuisine on the edge of Splash Mountain in Frontierland. They take mobile orders, as well.
We recommend it for families with children who need a break during the day, as random characters will often visit during busier meal times. Good go-to’s here are the Fajita Platter, Chicken Rice Bowl or the Pork Carnitas Nachos.
#13. Tortuga Tavern
Tortuga Tavern is the place to be if you’re in the mood for Caribbean inspired Cuisine, however it only stays open for the lunch period. You’ll find it across the way from Pirates of the Caribbean on the edge of Adventureland.
We suggest trying the Veranda Chicken Tenders or the Barbecued Slaw Dog if you’re looking for something outside the regular chicken, burgers or fries.
#14. Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe harkens to your childhood Chuck E. Cheese’s complete with animatronic alien crooner, Cosmic Ray himself. This quick service location has quite a bit of indoor seating located in Tomorrowland and serves up the basic burgers, chicken and fries.
It’s actually got one of our top recommended burgers in the park with the Mission to Mars Cheeseburger; more on that in our Best Burgers in Magic Kingdom post. You can also get unique options like a Plant-based Sloppy Joe and S’mores as a dessert.
#15. Pinocchio Village Haus
Pinnochio Village Haus is the only sit-down quick service restaurant in Fantasyland, across from Peter Pan’s Flight. It gets pretty busy especially at mid-day, so we suggest doing the Mobile Order option to bypass the line.
We recommend ordering one of the Flatbreads here, like the Gourmet Cheese Flatbread, Margharita Flatbread or the Croque Monsieur Flatbread.
#16. Cheshire Cafe
Cheshire Cafe is on the backside of Cinderella Castle near the Mad Hatter’s Spinning Tea Cups. It’s got one snack and one snack only: The Cheshire Cat Tail – and it’s a great one!
The drinks are pretty good at this little stand, too. Get Joffrey’s Cold Brew with your Cat Tail or try the Wonderland Slushy, made with Minute Maid Raspberry Lemonade and Fanta Grape with a candy-coated straw.
#17. Sunshine Tree Terrace
Sunshine Tree Terrace is located in Adventureland just next door to Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen. Since you’re visiting the Sunshine State, Magic Kingdom serves it’s special orange citrus treats from Florida for guests to enjoy.
We highly recommend trying the Citrus Swirl, vanilla and orange soft-serve swirled together.
#18. Storybook Treats
Storybook Treats is the place to be if you’re looking for the seasonal specialty Dole Whips like the Peter Pan Float or the Arandelle Aqua Float. In addition to these special treats, Storybook also makes Ice Cream Sundaes and Soft-Serve of your choice.
#19. Prince Eric’s Village Market
Prince Eric’s is in the back near Ariel’s Grotto next to the Storybook Circus entrance; a perfect spot to go where there’s less of a line. You can get your Turkey Leg on here, along with a few other menu items to spice up your day.
We like the Jumbo Pretzel with Cheese for an afternoon snack. One of the coolest drinks you can get here is the Mermaid Slushy, featuring Frozen Blue Raspberry and Frozen Green Apple, topped with whipped cream and a chocolate mermaid tail.
#20. Liberty Square Market
Liberty Square Market is another stand with some basic snacks you get at most stands in the park, but it’s also got some of the most healthy snack options. You can order Trail Mix, Whole Fruit, Cuties Mandarin Oranges and Honest Tea here.
It’s most interesting food choice is the giant Turkey Leg, smoked to perfection. They’ve also got Gummy Bears which we’ve never seen anywhere else.
#21. The Lunching Pad
The Lunching Pad is a fun little joint located directly under the People Mover in Tomorrowland. They only serve a few dishes here, so not a whole lot of variety.
Some good options to get from the Lunching Pad would be the All-Beef Hot Dogs, the Cream Cheese Stuffed Warm Pretzel, a Frozen Coca-Cola or the Jerk Chicken Strips.
#22. Cool Ship
Cool Ship is a small walk up stand in Tomorrowland and doesn’t have a ton to offer. This serves mostly as a quick bite or drink while walking between attractions and has very little wait, sometimes none at all.
Here you can currently get Churros with chocolate sauce, or order Monster Energy Drinks, Coca-Cola products and water.
#23. Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant
Tomorrowland Terrace is mostly known for it’s fireworks dessert parties with the perfect picturesque view of Cinderella Castle. During the day, it’s usually open to all guests who want a quick self-service meal.
You’ll mostly find basic American food choices like burgers, salads, sandwiches and a few side items to complete your meal.
Best Magic Kingdom Snacks
#1. Fresh Fruit Waffle
The Fresh Fruit Waffle from Sleepy Hollow is to die for, especially for those who need a quick breakfast after rope drop. We would recommend this as a snack or a great quick dish in a pinch for any meal period.
It’s made with the ultimate crispy waffle as the base, then topped with Nutella spread, strawberry, blueberries and bananas – delicious!
#2. Cheshire Cat Tail
The Cheshire Cat Tail is the only food item served at the Cheshire Cafe near the spinning Tea Cups in Fantasyland. Perhaps it’s the only snack served because it’s just that good. Every time we get it, people ask where they can get it, too!
The Cat Tail is a long, twisted pastry stuffed with chocolate and coated with pink and purple icing to mimic the Cheshire Cat’s tail from Alice in Wonderland.
#3. Loaded Tots
We touched on these briefly under the Friar’s Nook; it will definitely satisfy your craving for a savory snack over something sweet. The Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots are made with crispy tater tots as the base and topped with buffalo chicken bites, sprinkled with celery and slathered with ranch dressing.
The Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Tots have bacon macaroni and cheese as a base, a helping of tater tots in the middle and a dollop of sour cream and chives on top.
#4. Dole Whip
The Dole Whip has quickly and easily risen to Magic Kingdom stardom. It’s one of the most delicious frozen treats you can get on Walt Disney World property with it’s cold, tart yet sweet pineapple flavor.
Order it in a soft-serve cup or get it as a float with Dole Pineapple Juice poured over top. The Dole Whip has become so well known, it made the top of our 110 Things You Must Do in Walt Disney World list.
#5. Spring Rolls in Adventureland
Disney actually doesn’t mention the Adventureland Snack Cart in their list of quick service locations and it’s easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. You’ll find it on the pathway through Adventureland before you get back to the Hub in front of Cinderella Castle.
The Spring Rolls vary by season, with delicious flavors like Buffalo Chicken, Cuban Pork, Cheeseburger and Bacon Mac and Cheese.
#6. Citrus Swirl
You can get the Citrus Swirl at the Sunshine Tree Terrace and it’s one of our favorites to get when we’re looking for a change from the usual Dole Whip. The Citrus Swirl is a beautiful blend of vanilla soft serve and Dole Whip Orange soft serve for another tart yet sweet frozen treat in Magic Kingdom.
#7. Turkey Leg
Ah, the Turkey Leg. Who goes to Magic Kingdom and doesn’t want a giant turkey leg to munch on while you walk around the park and wait in line for roller coasters? It’s seriously delicious and great for sharing, or just enjoying on your own. You can get yours at Prince Eric’s Village Market or Liberty Square Market.
#8. Corn Dog Nuggets
The Corn Dog Nuggets at Casey’s Corner come with fries, so it makes a really good lunch or shareable snack. The nuggets are made of mini hot dogs with corn dog batter and served with french fries and ketchup. Best enjoyed on the Hub grass facing Cinderella Castle.
#9. Chili Cheese Fries
The Chili Cheese Fries at Golden Oak Outpost are a great shareable snack – but one individual could easily conquer this one alone. They’re made with crispy traditional french fries and topped with a generous helping of beef chili and cheddar cheese.
#10. Cream Cheese Stuffed PRetzel
The Cream Cheese Stuffed Pretzel at the Lunching Pad is a seriously underrated snack in Magic Kingdom. Most people don’t think about this one since it seems a little out of the way, but it is extremely tasty. It perfectly blends a crunchy exterior with a warm, sweet center.
Best Magic Kingdom Drinks & Drinking Spots
*Insider’s Disclaimer* : Magic Kingdom has significantly fewer spots to find alcoholic beverages than the other parks at Walt Disney World since it’s more geared towards families with children, than older children and adults.
We’ve listed the best places with a more adult atmosphere for enjoying your drinks without a too many children.
#1. Be Our Guest
Be Our Guest is made for families, but it makes a nice date night, as well. If you dine in the West Wing or request a back corner table in the Grand Ballroom of the castle, you’re more likely to have a quieter dining experience.
We love the extensive wine list at Be Our Guest, featuring many wines from regions all over France. They also have a lovely selection of beer and cider, mainly from Belgium. Lastly, Disney has it’s own private label champagnes and wines on the menu if you’re looking to celebrate something special.
#2. Liberty Tree Tavern
As we mentioned earlier, Liberty Tree Tavern is more of a family dining restaurant, but it does give off a colonial pub feeling inside. If you’re on a date or out with a group of adults, ask for one of the upstairs corner tables.
They have a pretty decent American wine and beer list, with selections including many Sonoma and Napa Valley brands and beers like Samuel Adams and Bud Light. Try one of the specialty cocktails like the Shandy or the Warm Washington Cider topped with Baker’s Creme.
The Skipper Canteen is a good place for finding unique options in Magic Kingdom for food, as well as drinks. If you’re planning on dining as a couple or with adults only, try to get a table in the back room away from most of the families.
Their wine and beer list features drinks from all over the world, special regions including South Africa, Chile and Argentina. We recommend trying their House-made Sangria with your choice of red or white wine mixed with juice, spices and fruit.
Magic Kingdom Character Dining
#1. Cinderella’s Royal Table
Cinderella’s Royal Table is the top reservation to get for character dining in Magic Kingdom. The best way to secure this reservation is to check “as soon as the clock strikes twelve” 180 days prior to your vacation. If you are not able to reserve your dinner at that point, continuously check for reservations leading up to your desired date or call Disney’s restaurant hotline for help.
Cinderella’s is beloved by guests mostly for it’s host of princesses, but also it’s setting inside Cinderella Castle. Here you’ll meet Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, Jasmine and Snow White, while looking out over Magic Kingdom during your meal.
#2. Be Our Guest
Be Our Guest is the newest character dining location at the back of the park in Fantasyland. Picturesque decor inspired by the animated film Beauty and the Beast makes a gorgeous backdrop for your dinner here. Dinner reservations can be elusive but are easy to snag if you look regularly leading up to your vacation.
It’s very important to note that breakfast and lunch reservations are not character dining experiences. Only dinner reservations will allow you to meet the Beast in his study after you’ve completed your meal. A Photopass photographer is also present to take pictures for the meeting.
#3. The Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace is a beautiful window-filled building which makes a great meal at any point in the day. It’s much easier to get reservations here than the first two listed, but it’s helpful to book reservations as early as possible prior to your vacation.
This dining experience allows guests to meet Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore without waiting in lines throughout the day. There are no Photopass photographers for this experience, so have your cameras or phones ready to capture the moment. We’ve got a few great recommendations for Best Cameras for your Disney Vacation.
Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dining
Signature Celebration Package at Cinderella’s Royal Table
When available, this exquisite package is a truly magical experience and includes some of the best possible things you can do inside Magic Kingdom. The cost is $199 per person and $169 per child, but for a special occasion, this is definitely worth it.
You’ll start by checking in at Cinderella’s Royal Table where you’ll be welcomed warmly by Cinderella AND Prince Charming. The menus serve as souvenirs for guests and you’ll receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or choice of beverage. While you dine on the prix fixe meal at Cinderella’s, each of the princesses will stop at your table for autographs and photos.
Each guest will receive an exclusive keepsake box of Cinderella themed treats to take along with them to the fireworks viewing area where you’ll stand to watch the Disney Enchantment fireworks show. After the show, you’ll get to partake in the After-Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace for more desserts to enjoy before leaving the park.
Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace
The Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party is one of the most commonly known fireworks parties and books up pretty fast. The party requires that you have park admission, and has an additional cost of around $99 per person and $59 per child under age nine.
The dessert party is located at Tomorrowland Terrace where you have a completely unobstructed, elevated view of Cinderella Castle from the right side. This is the absolute best view of the fireworks and offers exclusive seating for your party.
They served desserts like chocolate-covered strawberries, ice cream, cakes and cookies, along with complimentary drinks and a selection of savory snacks. It’s important to note that the dessert party is not necessarily a good replacement for your dinner as there is not enough substantial food to accommodate this meal time.
Fireworks Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing
The Plaza Garden Viewing Dessert Party also requires park admission in addition to your dessert party cost of about $79 per person and $47 per child under age nine. This dessert party is not really worth the price for us.
It includes desserts from Tomorrowland Terrace, just like you’d get in the previously described dessert party, but you’ll be escorted to a standing area to view the fireworks instead of having the prime elevated seating at the terrace.
The food combined with having to stand during the fireworks at a lower level is just not worth the price. For $79 per person, you could get a really good meal at Be Our Guest, or dine at the Crystal Palace and stand on it’s private porch to watch the fireworks.
Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise
The Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise is one of the lesser known and most underrated dessert parties available for viewing the Magic Kingdom Disney Enchantment Fireworks. It doesn’t require park admission, but the cost will be about $99 per person and $69 per child under age nine.
You’ll start by boarding a ferry to the left of the main Magic Kingdom Ferry dock at the Ticket and Transportation Center about 50 minutes prior to the fireworks show time. The cruise includes a brief history of the boat and a little magic by the boat captain, along with themed desserts and drinks and a scavenger hunt for kids.
The real magic happens during the firework show itself. The ferry will take you out on Seven Seas Lagoon, right in front of the Magic Kingdom. You’ll receive special Mickey Vision glasses for watching the fireworks with a little extra sparkle.
Magic Kingdom Dining Experiences
Disney Early Morning Magic
Early Morning Magic is a relatively new concept that was introduced to all four Walt Disney World parks in the last few years. When you do Early Morning Magic, it gets you into the park about an hour early to enjoy select experiences and breakfast for about $89 per person – this is in addition to your regular theme park ticket for the day.
What’s included with this event is the ability to ride a few Fantasyland attractions, like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight and the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Rope Drop guests will start to trickle in around 8am, so get to the rides you absolutely can’t miss first!
From 8am to 10am, Early Morning Magic guests will get to eat breakfast in Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. The breakfast buffet includes items like eggs and bacon, pancakes and pastries, assorted fruits and veggies, as well as coffees and teas.
Taste of Magic Kingdom VIP Tour
The Taste of Magic Kingdom VIP Tour is a 3-hour experience just for your taste buds. The price is about $99 per person and takes place on select dates throughout the year. Park admission is also required in addition to this tour.
During the tour, you’ll get exclusive access backstage in some of the working environments and kitchens of Magic Kingdom’s most popular restaurants. You’ll also learn from Magic Kingdom chefs how they created some of the dishes and the history behind some of Walt Disney World’s most famous foods.
This behind-the-scenes tour offers food tastings throughout the journey from restaurant to restaurant and gives you an exclusive look at new foods being introduced to the park. You’ll even get to give your feedback on these new dishes!
Magic Kingdom After-Fireworks Dessert Party
The After-Fireworks Dessert Party takes place at Tomorrowland Terrace after the Disney Enchantment fireworks show is over. At $89 per person and $53 per child, this experience is simply not worth it. There is no guaranteed viewing area to watch the fireworks show.
You’ll check in before the fireworks and then be seated in the Terrace after the show is done to eat the same desserts mentioned in the Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party description and watch Once Upon a Time – the castle’s nighttime illumination show.
Magic Kingdom Private Dining
Private Dining can be booked for special family or business events, or even weddings and receptions, where you tailor the food selection, location and even character meet-and-greets to the occasion. You can find out more by contacting Disney Meetings & Events about your next event.
Planning to Visit More than One Park?
Check out our guides to dining in all the Walt Disney World Parks! The Epcot Dining Guide and the Animal Kingdom Dining Guide will be extremely useful when planning your vacation to Disney.
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