There are several quick service restaurants spread across Magic Kingdom Park with its own attributes. Therefore, they can stand out in several aspects besides the quality of the dishes served.
On this post
Such characteristics about these establishments will be presented below.
That way, you will see options for different situations and the best, all looking very appetizing.
What are Quick Service Restaurants?
well, the restaurants Disney are “divided” into 2 categories that they created themselves.
These 2 categories are “Quick Services” (or “Counter Service) and “Table Service“.
Basically, Quick Service are restaurants in the "cafeteria" style where you stand in line to place your order, take your order and look for a place to eat (style McDonalds, for example).
And in the “Table Services” restaurants, they are the “normal” restaurants that we eat in our daily lives.
We sit at a table, the waiter comes to serve us, bring our food and at the end brings the bill.
As you can see, despite the different names created by Disney, both styles are already well known among all of us visitors!
Enough rambling, let's get to the best restaurants list.
Magic Kingdom's Best Quicks Service
We will talk about all the Quick Service type restaurants found in the Magic Kingdom, but of course, among them all, there are those that we consider the best.
This goes for your environment as well as your food.
Our list of the best Magic Kingdom Quick Service is:
- Columbia Harbor House
- Be Our Guest
- Casey's Corner
- Pinnocchio Village Haus
- The Friar's Nook
- Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café
- Sleepy Hollow Inn
Below we will talk about each of the restaurants listed above and also the others found in the park.
Of course, that's not to say that the other Magic Kingdom Quick Services are bad, but that these are probably safer options if you don't know any yet.
What are the Magic Kingdom Quick Service restaurants
Not everything at Disney is about fun, after all, you have to eat too.
So, visitors have at their disposal a good variety of restaurants in the park.
Among them, there are the quick service models, which are faster, over-the-counter services.
So, anyone who wants to make a short stop to eat doesn't even need to sit down.
These are, therefore, the Quick Service restaurants within the Magic Kingdom Park:
- Aloha Isle;
- Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies;
- Casey's Corner;
- Be our Guest
- Cheshire Cafe;
- Columbia Harbor House;
- Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café;
- Gaston's Tavern;
- Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe;
- Pinocchio Village Haus;
- The Friar's Nook;
- Sleepy Hollow Inn
- Turtle Tavern.
Now it's time to get to know each of these places in detail to satisfy that hunger.
For those hot days, an ice cream is always a good option on a walk.
In this sense, Aloha Isle serves precisely this type of delicacy to visitors at the Magic Kingdom.
This diner features DOLE Whip®, which is an ice cream that is a sensation in the park. In addition, it can be served in the following different flavors:
- Pineapple or vanilla;
- Or as a mixed flavor.
We recommend you order the Dole Whip Float which is ice cream dipped in pineapple juice, it's delicious and refreshing!
In your menu, so the establishment has several types of ice cream and also drinks.
As for the price, the options range from $4.99 to $11.99, including:
- Bundt cake with DOLE Whip® beds in orange, pineapple and vanilla flavors;
- Floats that can be raspberry, pineapple, vanilla or mixed;
- Cups of DOLE Whip®, coconut or raspberry mix;
- Pineapple juice, ice cream and inverted cake pop called Tropical Serenade;
- Or, finally, mango or pineapple ice cream served with blue chocolate feather called Showtime with Jose.
Specialty: Pineapple Float with a Tiki Straw Cup
Consists of DOLE® Pineapple Juice served with DOLE Whip® Pineapple, Vanilla or Mixed. Finally, it is placed in a Tiki straw cup to serve to the customer.
About drinks, in this sense, Aloha Isle has two alternatives to serve, namely:
- For US$ 3.99 a DOLE® pineapple flavored juice;
- And finally, costing US$ 3.50 a bottle of DASANI® water.
Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies
This is one of quick service from the Magic Kingdom, specifically located in the Tomorrowland area.
At first, it's more of an option with ice cream, but it also serves floats, sodas and smoothies.
Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies has prices ranging from $3.50 to $7.99. So the options are divided into:
- Floats made with vanilla ice cream machine drink;
- In cups, machine ice creams are served in chocolate, vanilla or mixed flavors.
Smoothies and Milkshakes
- The milkshake option, therefore, is sold with a chocolate flavor;
- For smoothies, in addition, strawberry flavor is available.
Finally, there are two options for drinks, one of which is machine drinks with various flavors. In addition, DASANI® water in a bottle is also sold to relieve on hot days.
Be Our Guest
Perhaps the most famous restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. Could not miss on our list the beautiful Be our Guest!
If you've ever dreamed of one day visiting Beauty and the Beast's castle, your dream can come true here.
Be our Guest is really a beautiful restaurant that looks like it came straight out of a Disney movie.
Come on, talking about the environment.
It is by far the best setting of ALL Quick Service restaurants in all Orlando parks.
You won't find anything like it there, including the magic rose located in the west wing of the Castle.
But as not everything is flowers.
I believe that the value of the food is high for the quality you have.
Food is ok, not bad.
But because you're eating inside the Beast's castle, the price of the meal is higher, especially at dinner.
With that, I would expect slightly better food, but it's ok food for Quick Service and maybe in the quality of the food itself, the worst on this list, in my opinion.
We've already shown a lot there on our youtube channel.
But even so, I believe it is worth eating there.
Tips for Be Our Guest
Book in advance! You need to make a reservation even for a quick service dinner.
You can do this in the ?My Disney Experience? app. (Dinner you need to book 180 days or it's almost impossible).
Pre-order meals. Even if you have a reservation for breakfast or lunch, there is usually a line for the restaurant in the scorching Florida sun.
You can pre-order your meals using ?My Disney Experience? within 30 days of the dinner date.
Touchscreen Ordering – For those who choose not to pre-order lunch, automated touchscreen terminals will be available for guests to customize their orders.
For special diet orders and cash orders, boxes will also be available.
Don't forget breakfast – they offer a delicious breakfast offer including Florentine eggs – as well as being the cheapest meal at this restaurant.
That fast food Baseball-themed is a good option for lovers, above all, of the sport and of hot dogs.
It is one of the favorite restaurants for visitors to the Magic Kingdom because in addition to offering a good snack at a good price, its location is very pleasant.
It's right at the end of Main Street, right in front of the castle.
This also makes it extremely full at times of main meals.
In this sense, snacks are also sold thinking about what sports fans like.
The menu at this quick service restaurant is quite varied, with options even for vegetarians. Thus, the main dishes served are:
- 100% beef hot dog regular, long and in Walt's cheese and chili version;
- CornDog Nuggets **Recommended;
- 50th Anniversary Hot Dog with Beef, Strawberry Jam and Bacon;
- Meal 1971 which is a meat hot dog with cheese and chili, fries and etc.
options for vegetarians
This group, first of all, can enjoy this snack that is served with plant-based sausage. In this way, the two options consist of versions with or without salad topping.
For other snacks, the options consist of:
- Regular fries or with chili and cheese;
- Chili or cheese sauce;
- Pressed Penny Chocolate Silk Pie or, finally, Tangerine Cuties®.
For drinks, Casey's Corner serves a special lemonade called frozen Mint Julep. However, there are several other alternatives, as well:
- NESQUIK® Chocolate or Hot Chocolate;
- Café Joffrey?s Coffee? regular or decaf;
- Machine drinks with many types of Coca-Cola®;
- DASANI® Water or Minute Maid® Apple Juice.
Cheshire Café: one of the quick service restaurants for drinks
Another way to cool off on your visit to Disney is with a good drink. So this point that looks like it came out of a fairy tale is ideal.
Likewise, with the shape of a shack, it presents a good climate for tourists.
Although the focus is on selling drinks, the establishment has two options for snacks. Being them:
- A puff pastry named Cheshire Cat Tail;
- Pepper Jack Cheese Pretzel.
As for the main focus of the place, therefore, the options available for sale are:
- Hot or iced tea options;
- Simply® orange juice or strawberry tea with whipped cream (All Mixed Up);
- DASANI® water or white tea called Not-Too-Late;
- Fresh Joffrey's Coffee in regular or decaf versions;
Columbia Harbor House
Who accompanies us on our social networks know this is our favorite Magic Kingdom Quick Service.
We just love this restaurant, we go there almost every time we go to the Magic Kingdom.
That Quick Service Restaurants of the Magic Kingdom must be included in the itinerary of visitors who like fish.
Columbia Harbor House offers several other options for dishes such as seafood, salads or chicken.
Another highlight, in this sense, is the specific menu for children, with many options for them.
Finally, the decoration of the place with elements that refer to a ship helps in the experience as a whole.
Generally speaking, there is no one who can't eat something from Columbia Harbor House.
After all, there are dishes for all tastes and even people with allergies to eggs, milk or nuts.
So, for starters, the main options available are:
- Lobster roll, Grilled Salmon or Shrimp Skewers, also grilled;
- Fish with coleslaw and tartar sauce or chicken baits;
- Combined the above items with breaded fish, called Travessa trio.
Some of the options now for little ones include:
- Fried or skewered shrimp;
- Chicken strips that can be served with side dishes and milk or water.
Vegetarians and other groups
The Doom Burger is the go-to option for vegetarians, basically a crab cake burger. Now, as for allergy sufferers, the menu is almost the same as the main one, but with versions without the allergenic ingredients, such as wheat, egg and milk.
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café
Between the quick service restaurants of the Magic Kingdom, this one deserves to be highlighted for its decoration.
At first, visiting Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café is a direct trip to another galaxy.
The restaurant is open from morning to early evening at fair prices. In addition, Sonny Eclipse still presents a musical show for the customers of the place.
Overall, their menu is very similar to Casey's Corner in many dishes. However, it also has, above all, its own options, such as:
- Sandwich that contains barbecued chicken in the composition (Mission to Mars);
- Greek salad in options with or without chicken strips;
- And finally, a 1 ½ pound serving of angus beef cheeseburger.
Dessert menu and children's options
This is another one of quick service restaurants from Magic Kingdom with children's menu.
In addition, he serves as dessert a chocolate-flavored bundt cake with purple frosting. Now, the kids have options for dishes such as:
- Macaroni and cheese or chicken strips;
- Untrustable of peanut butter and jelly.
It is worth remembering that these options can be served with two side dishes and milk or water in a small size.
Gaston's Tavern: one of the most manly quick service restaurants in the world
A very underrated restaurant, but its theme is amazing!
Gaston's Tavern stands out for serving great pastries to customers, such as ?The Gray Stuff?, a famous cupcake on site, as well as selling warm cinnamon bread and the famous LeFou?s Brew.
In addition to being a good option for a quick bite to eat with a snack, it is a very nice place to rest because its theme is very pleasant.
And of course, if you're a Beauty and the Beast fan, this is a must-see for you.
Here the menu has a wide range of drinks and snacks inspired by Disney characters. For example, these are some of the dishes served:
- Mickey Mouse Dome Cake or Pluto Dome Cake;
- Hot cinnamon roll;
- Turkey thigh with chips style snacks.
Customers have options such as:
- LeFou's Brew, which can be served in a souvenir mug or not;
- Joffrey's Coffee, fresh, can be decaffeinated or regular;
- Juices in Simply® orange or Minute Maid® apple options;
- Nestlé® NESQUIK® chocolate milk or Twinings of London® hot tea;
- DASANI® water in a bottle or, finally, machine drinks in various options.
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
Among the Magic Kingdom themed quick service restaurants, this one might pique your curiosity.
First and foremost, it is located in the Frontierland area of the park.
The whole ambiance of the place is reminiscent of the old west even in minor details. In addition, Mexican cuisine gives you the opportunity to taste chicken fajitas and much more.
The alternatives of this environment are great for lunch or dinner meals. In this sense, the main dishes are:
- Bowl of rice with chicken, pork or in a vegetarian version;
- Beef, carnitas or chicken nachos;
- Southwest-style salad with or without chicken or carnitas;
- Tacos made with lettuce, tomato and, finally, grated cheese.
As for the accompaniments, it is worth mentioning:
- Yellow rice or Cuties® tangerine;
- Black beans or Guacamole;
- Tortilla chips snacks.
Your children can also enjoy various dishes such as:
- Cheeseburger or Macaroni and Cheese;
- Rice bowl with option to choose with chicken or carnitas;
- And finally, Uncrushable with Peanut Butter and Jelly.
As for what to drink, the options are:
- Joffrey's Coffee, regular or decaf;
- Hot tea, semi-skimmed milk, chocolate or hot chocolate;
- Simply® orange juice or machine drinks.
Pinocchio Village Haus: one of the quick service Italian cuisine restaurants
For lovers of Italian cuisine, this is an option that can satisfy your tastes. Above all, it's the chance to enjoy good pizzas in a well-decorated place.
Here the pizzas are not "pizzas" but "flatbreads" (as in the photo below), honestly, it's practically the same thing and they are delicious and extremely similar to pizzas, would it be the difference just the name?
Because it is open from 10:30 am to 8 pm, you can stop your hunger at any time of the day. In addition, it is a place with quick service and table service available to customers.
This is another one of quick service restaurants with a menu full of options for everyone.
That is, there are dishes for children, people with allergies, side dishes, desserts and various drinks.
Now, you can see the main names:
- Cheese Flatbread, Pepperoni, Beef Cut, Margherita or All-Meat;
- Regular or chicken Caesar salad;
- Meal 1971 or chicken strips.
Little ones can enjoy:
- Pepperoni flatbread or gourmet cheese;
- Untrustable or two chicken strips.
You can also order:
- Breadsticks or garlic bread rolls;
- French fries or, in addition, tomato soup with basil;
- Caesar salad served as a side dish.
Finally, it also offers:
- Chocolate or semi-skimmed milk;
- Blue Raspberry Slurry or Simply® Orange Juice;
- Iced Coffee Joffrey's Coffee?;
- Joffrey's Coffee in regular or decaf options;
- Hot chocolate, hot tea or DASANI® water.
The Friar's Nook
This is one of the options that we like, first because the “tater tots” there are wonderful and we have eaten there several times.
It's not a place we like to eat, we recommend it for a mid-afternoon snack (or maybe even breakfast), just to keep hunger at bay until the end of the day or even to wait for the next big meal, be it lunch or dinner.
Its location is also nice because it is in the Fantasyland and we really like this land, so it's convenient because we'll certainly pass by there several times during the day!
At the menu at Friar's Nook you can find foods like:
- Hot Dog with Macaroni and Cheese and Bacon
- The Wild Toad Brat Burger
- Macaroni with Creamy Bacon Cheese Sauce and Tater Tots
- Tater tots and cheese sauce
- pasta with cheese
- Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments
Last on our list of Magic Kingdom's Best Quick Service Restaurants is Sleepy Hollow Refreshments.
I admit that I thought a lot before putting this restaurant on the list.
The reason is simple, it is almost a snack place and not really a restaurant.
Even for that alone he is so low on the list. If it were the snacks list it would be among the first 3 options!
We just LOVE the Fruit Waffle and Nutella. If you've never eaten, put it on the script of your next trip.
In addition to being one of the best things you can eat inside the park, you still have the opportunity to eat with an incredible view of Cinderella's castle.
It is worth including Sleepy Hollow in your itinerary, even for dessert or afternoon snacks.
Don't forget to check out the official website of this Disney restaurant.
Tortuga Tavern: One of the quick service restaurant options for pirate fans
Pirates of the Caribbean fans can stop by this location after having fun at the attraction.
Thus, it is possible to know the well decorated environment and full of references to adventurers.
By the way, the establishment is located in the Adventureland area of the Magic Kingdom park.
So, with so many references, the dishes wouldn't be left out and remind the sailors.
Compared to some previous ones, this one has a smaller menu, with the following main dishes:
- Chicken baits or Teriyaki Veranda Burger;
- Vegetarians might like the Banana Sandwich with Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Hazelnuts;
- 100% Beef or Roast Hot Dog, plus coleslaw.
As for drinks, visitors can choose from the following options:
- DASANI® water (bottle);
- Machine drinks in assorted flavors;
- Or, finally, Minute Maid® Premium Lemonade Slush and Pirate prickly pear.
The difference between quick service and table service restaurants
For starters, the quick service restaurant is often more difficult to explain. After all, there are many elements that can be included in this concept.
In general, however, the idea is to have their own autonomy in place.
That is, the visitor who takes the order and sits down, when he wants to sit down.
The focus of the article was the restaurants, however, the carts and stands are also quick service.
Contrary to what many people think, the quality of the food is not dubious.
This means that all environments are sanitized and therefore the food is well prepared. In addition, it is possible to find healthy dishes to avoid eating problems.
This model is the most classic, with a waiter, a menu and the customer orders at the table.
Not only that, but this service is usually done by a team of cooks. As a result, the dishes come out with superior quality.
Still, there are numerous establishments that combine the two ideas into one.
So, you can choose to order at the table or pick up your order at the counter. Therefore, there are several ways for visitors to end hunger during the tour.
Quick Service Restaurant Menus: What Disney Check Means
When you come across the menu of a restaurant, it is common to see a symbol and it refers to Disney Check.
In case you didn't know, Disney has some nutritional guidelines for healthier eating. In this way, the symbol means that that dish meets the standards of the place.
This sign appears on the print and digital versions of park restaurant menus. In addition, the icon can also appear on products in the food segment of the place.
With that, when you see it, you will understand that the dish is approved by the guidelines. Thus, it is a guarantee that you are eating something really healthy for you and your family.
Ways to make going to quick service restaurants easier
There are at least two ways for you to make the quick service even more practical:
- plans of meals;
- Disney Magic Band.
The first is a way to obtain various benefits in meals you do at Disney.
In this way, you can choose between several plans, each with their respective advantages.
To purchase yours, you can choose a vacation package from Resort Hotel. However, another way to get it is to upgrade your booking to a package with this feature.
The Convenience of the Disney Magic Band
Disney's Magic Bracelet Magic band can greatly improve your ride even to feed.
In principle, it is a smart bracelet where you can store your registration information.
In practice, you can do several different things, including paying for your meals. So, just touch a supported machine, enter the password and that's it.
The best of quick service restaurants and how to take advantage
In this article you saw several quick service restaurants from the park Magic Kingdom from Disney.
As well as information, menu and even if they had options for children.
Best of all, however, is not easy to define. After all, everyone has a high level of cuisine to serve customers.
Discovering the big highlight will depend on each visitor and their experience. So, don't waste time on your trip and get to know as many environments as you can.
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