Disney Dining – To All Who Read This Yummy Post, Welcome!
Thrilled for this article to be included in this foodie inspired BritMums Travel Round-up
We’ve shared our favourite locations to grab a bite in Epcot. We’ve toured the authentic flavours and our preferred dishes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, but now my lovely friend Lauren from Motherhood & Beyond and I want to take you on a special & enchanted trip. An adventure where fairy tale dreams come true and magical meals await. A delicious dining journey where we will share our favourite treats and a few Disney dining tips through Magic Kingdom Park.
~~My Top Disney Dining Tip~~
To avoid any Disney dining disappointment be sure to secure Advanced Dining Reservations up to 180 days in advance.
ADRs can easily be secured online via your My Disney Experience account or on the go with the handy My Disney Experience Mobile App, alternatively speak with a Cast Member by calling Dining Reservations on the number found here.
I believe that an army (of Disney lovers) marches on it’s stomach and therefore for my family (aka the afore mentioned Disney army) a day at Disney cannot properly begin without first enjoying a hearty brekkeroos!
In my opinion, one of the best ways to enjoy the majesty of Main Street, U.S.A & Cinderella Castle is to gain early entry into the Magic Kingdom Park by securing Advanced Dining Reservations before scheduled park opening times.
My favourite place to dine in provincial style at breakfast is definitely at Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland. Currently each day between 8am & 10am Guests are treated to a Quick Service style meal which is served as if by magic to your table.
My recommendations are: Feast A la Gaston which will satisfy even the greediest appetite and the decadent Croissant Doughnut for Guests who want to start the day on a sugar high!
Having said all that… a Starbucks and a good pastry enjoyed on the hoof from The Main Street Bakery is not be sniffed at either.
I’m not the hugest fan of long, leisurely lunches whilst I’m trying to pack the most into a visit to a Disney Theme Park – so we are the noontime grab & go gang!
Lucky for us, the Magic Kingdom Park is chocked full of wonderful and delicious Quick Service locations; amongst our top picks are Columbia Harbour House where you absolutely must try the Lobster Roll or perhaps the yummy Chicken Parmesan Sandwich from the often over looked Pinocchio Village Haus where some lucky diners get to sit at tables overlooking Guests embarking on the happiest cruise that ever sailed – it’s a small world.
So… you’ve spent the day touring and enjoying all the enchantment of the Magic Kingdom Park and now it’s time for a good sit down with a cool drink and some hearty grub!
Another often over looked gem is The Plaza Restaurant; this elegant eatery has a menu which boasts a plethora of family friendly delights such as club sandwiches and burgers served with fries and for a sweet ending you absolutely must try the Caramel-Apple Pie à la Mode which is utterly divine.
An honourable mention must of course go to Cinderella’s Royal Table; this fairytale dining experience is a real treat and let’s face it, it’s almost rude not to call on Cinderella when visiting her kingdom isn’t it?!
As if breakfast, lunch & dinner weren’t enough…
Snacks are so abundant at Walt Disney World Resort and the Magic Kingdom Park has plenty of them to indulge in! In my opinion no trip to Disney is quite complete without enjoying a Premium Mickey Ice-Cream Bar, a Churro, Turkey Leg or a DoleWhip.
I must also share with you these, my favourite snack choices – Liberty Square Market; the oh so good & (the reasonably healthy choice) Baked Sweet Potato or from Sleepy Hollow the naughty but oh so nice Funnel Cakes & Waffles & perhaps 2nd helping from the Main Street Bakery where seasonal choice is always abundant.
For healthy or diet conscious snack options be sure to check out Prince Eric’s Village Market.