Today I'm sharing our favorite eats at Magic Kingdom. It's not quite the dining spot that Epcot is, but you can still find some rather tasty treats and meals between rides. A few of our favorites didn't make it on the list because of recent menu changes - specifically the fancy waffle fries (BLT fries, gravy fries, pulled pork fries...) at Golden Oak Outpost. It was one of our favorite things to eat at Magic Kingdom, but now they only offer boring naked waffle fries. Break my heart, Disney. However, while we mourn the fancy fries we can still look to these other eats to fill our tummies during a day at the Magic Kingdom.
TWO: Chocolate Covered Pineapple from Main Street Confectionery - there are so many delicious things to pick from at Main Street Confectionery as well as Big Top Treats. It is hard to choose. I loved the chocolate covered pineapple I tried on Aria's third birthday.
THREE: Mickey Ears Ice Cream Bar from various carts around the kingdom - a quintessential Disney World treat. Not just at the Magic Kingdom either, you can find them at any of the parks and several resorts. I cheated and used an Epcot picture, but it's the only mickey ears ice cream bar picture I could find. Clearly I need to take more pictures of food.
FOUR: Mickey Head Pretzel from various carts around the kingdom - I usually go for the sweet treat while at Disney, but when I need a salty snack I turn to the mickey head pretzel.
FIVE: Strawberry Sunday from Storybook Treats - this menu has also been downsized recently, but my favorite still remains...the strawberry sundae. Aria and I always split this, and we almost always get it when we go to Magic Kingdom. What is a day at Disney without ice cream?
SIX: Cinnamon Roll from Gaston's Tavern - this may be my favorite cinnamon roll I've tasted on Disney property. It is gigantic and amazing. I love getting to Magic Kingdom early, hitting up all the heavy hitters in Fantasyland, and then ending up at Gaston's for a huge cinnamon roll.
ONE: Fruit Waffle with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread from Sleepy Hollow - out of everything I've eaten at Magic Kingdom this is probably my favorite of all, especially with my beloved pulled pork waffle fries eliminated from the menu at Golden Oak Outpost. Yum-my.
TWO: Pot Roast Macaroni & Cheese from The Friar's Nook - if you aren't overly hungry this is the perfect quick lunch. I found it rather filling myself, not to mention delicious. They also offer a bbq chicken macaroni & cheese that I'd like to try.
THREE: French Fries from various counter service spots - Aria has never been much of an eater when we aren't home. Things she loves at home, she won't eat when we are out of the home. The one thing she will eat anywhere are french fries...and fruit too. She'll even eat a plain waffle from Sleepy Hollow. But, for the most part her Magic Kingdom menu looks like fruit, fries, and any treats we splurge on for that particular trip. Our favorite counter service spots for fries are Columbia Harbour House, sit upstairs and by a window to watch Liberty Square/Fantasyland traffic. Pinocchio Village Haus, sit by the windows overlooking Small World. And, Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe, we like the windows that look out to Cinderella's Castle.
ONE: Tony's Town Square Restaurant - I just adore this restaurant. I love the Lady & The Tramp theme, even though I don't particularly care for the movie. We haven't been in a long time, and I don't think we've ever brought Aria so we will have to add it to the to do list. The zucchini fries are a must.
TWO: Be Our Guest, dinner - just walking inside is a real treat, it is stunning. My favorite is the ballroom, especially the windows, but you absolutely need to take a tour of each section. The food was also very good. Trying it out for lunch has been on my to do list for a long time as well, one day we will make it.
THREE: Cinderella's Royal Table - the perfect birthday experience for any princess. It's definitely a splurge, but totally magical to dine in the castle and meet several princesses. We booked it for the experience, but the food was wonderful as well.
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