Walt Disney World is the happiest and most magical place on earth.. and so is their food! Here is a list on what restaurant and foods are a must.
- The sparkly, Mickey Mouse-shaped cake pop was the best sweet thing I ate in the entire Magic Kingdom. You can find them in many areas of the park but I recommend going to Main Street Confectionery to pick one up. It is located right in the main entrance, across from the Emporium. The Main Street Confectionery is a small candy store where you can purchase unique candy, fudge, cookies, specialty treats and delicious caramel apples.
- A old-school float or shake at The Plaza Restaurant on Main Street. They are truly delicious. The Plaza is also a good stop for lunch.
- Dole Whip at Aloha Isle inside Magic Kingdom. Not exactly sure what it is but it taste like pineapple sherbet. It is so refreshing and light especially when it is scorching outside. Aloha Isle offers numbers of refreshing pineapple treats.
- Cinnamon roll at in Magic Kingdom at Gaston’s Tavern. Indulge in this huge, delicious cinnamon roll either inside next to the fireplace or outside with a beautiful view of the castle from behind.
- After passing Cinderella’s Castle, you can see another castle in the distance. Only accessible by crossing a long bridge to the castle, which to me makes it even more magical, you will find a quick service restaurant in a royal setting. Be Our Guest Restaurant is a enchanting place to dine when you are short on time and offers extra table amenities to add a little extra magic to your experience. The Gray Stuff is delicious, and you may meet Beast after you finish dinner!
- Cinderellas Royal Table. An enchanting character dining experience INSIDE Cinderellas Castle! Meet the princesses Cinderella, Ariel, Rapunzel, Jasmine, Aurora, Snow White. Characters can vary at each meal so you never know who you might meet! Fairy Godmother and mice are featured at dinner. Definitely a must at dinner, just be prepared to pay a hefty bill at the end.
- Crystal Palace for breakfast. If you can only swing one character breakfast this is the one to do. This buffet styled breakfast is the best meal in the park according to me (make sure to get the scrambled eggs and french toast). The characters include: Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore and was my favorite character interaction.
(Great picture spot right outside of the Crystal Palace)
- A sundae at 50’s Prime Time Cafe in Hollywood Studios. A huge, but incredible dessert. Two large, ooey gooey brownies topped with vanilla ice cream and with chocolate and caramel sauce. Topped with M&Ms, nuts and then decorated with a very generous amount of whipped cream, sprinkles, and cherries; more than enough for two!
- Carrot Cake Cookie at the Writers Stop in Hollywood Studios. This wonderful treat comprised of a cream cheese filling sandwiched between two moist carrot cake cookies is a must!
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot. This character dining filled with storybook princesses and Mary Poppins is a wonderful experience inside a medieval castle setting. Although it is casual dining, I recommend booking in advance.
- Les Halles Boulangerie- Patisserie . Sample delectable treats and tempting delicacies at this traditional French bakery—from soups and salads to fresh baguette sandwiches and pastries. Wine, champagne, beer and gourmet coffees are also available. Bon appétit!
- A German beer at Sommerfest. Literally, the best beer I have ever drank, and make sure to get it in the souvenir mug.
- Via Napoli in Italy. Order the Lasagna Verde and thank me later.
- Margaritas in Mexico at the Margarita Kiosk. Try the cucumber margarita!
- Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar. These
iconicMickey head-shaped ice cream bars are available at ice cream carts located at many places throughout the parks. They unfortunately do not taste even remotely iconic. I would recommend trying something else.
- Pinocchio Village Haus in the Magic Kingdom. From outside I was drawn into this enchanting looking restaurant and the inside was just as great. I enjoyed sitting next to the window which looked down into the “It’s a Small World” ride! I ordered the chicken ceaser salad and then had a few bites of the chicken tenders. Although mediocre, it was very affordable if you are on a tight budget.
If you are fortunate enough to take a trip to truly, the happiest place on earth, I hope you find these dining tips helpful.
*As always, all opinions are my own.