Our Favorite On-The-Go Meals At Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
In the Magic Kingdom, it’s pretty typical for a person to find themselves having way too much fun to stop and eat. Fortunately, there are a few on-the-go meal options available in the Magic Kingdom, so you can eat quickly and get right back to the magic. These snacks can take a bit of digging to find on your own, so we’ve done all the work for you and created a list of what we think are the top ten options and where you can find them.
1. Breakfast Sandwiches(Main Street Bakery)
While the sandwiches in the Main Street Bakery are literally exact replicas of the breakfast fare served at any Starbucks, we still feel they are a good option in certain situations. These sandwiches are pretty tasty and offer a filling, protein-packed breakfast option for Disney fans on the go. Moreover, they’re only $5—a good value when compared to other options found throughout the parks.
2. Ham-and-Cheese Stuffed Pretzel(The Lunching Pad, Gaston’s Tavern, and Prince Eric’s Village Market)
Though it may not seem like much, the ham-and-cheese stuffed pretzel—served at various locations in the Magic Kingdom—is actually both yummy and filling. This makes it the perfect quick lunch for those who just can’t stop to sit down. These pretzel pockets of cheesy goodness can be purchased at The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland, or at Gaston’s Tavern in Fantasyland. They have also been recently added to the menu at Prince Eric’s Village Market, and though the price is a bit higher at this location, it does include a side of chips.
3. Turkey Leg(Tortuga Tavern and Liberty Square Market)
No trip to Disney World is complete without one of their legendary turkey legs. These things are huge! In addition to their size, these enormous pieces of poultry are also delicious, giving the typical turkey legs found at festivals and fairs a run for their money. Turkey legs are sold at both Tortuga Tavern and Liberty Square Market, but we recommend visiting the latter and adding a side of fruit to round things out a little.
Cosmic Ray’s is a great option for those looking to please everyone in their party. While the food at this particular quick service location does tend to be on the unimaginative side, we still find the barbecued pork bacon cheeseburger quite enjoyable thanks to its heaping helping of barbecue pulled pork. This burger is huge and can definitely be shared. It also includes a side of fries or green beans, plus a trip to the massive condiment bar. The burger might be a bit more difficult to eat on the go, but it is an option for those who are up to the challenge of eating a messy burger while walking to the next attraction. Photo credit Disney Food Blog
5. Corn Dog Nuggets(Casey’s Corner)
The corn dog nuggets at Casey’s Corner are a great go-to for those times when you just can’t decide what to eat. They are simple yet enjoyable, and they’re quite easy to eat while walking or sitting on a curb waiting for fireworks. To top it all off, they are a pretty safe bet for anyone with a picky child to feed. After all, who doesn’t love corn dogs? Photo credit Disney Food Blog
6. Lobster Roll(Columbia Harbor House)
Eating quick-service seafood in a theme park may seem like risky business to some, but those who have given Columbia Harbor House in Liberty Square a chance know there is no risk involved here. This gem of a restaurant manages to serve up quality seafood in an efficient manner that never ceases to amaze. While most of the options at Columbia Harbor House can only be enjoyed at a table, the lobster roll can be taken for a stroll by any person with a bit of multitasking talent. This sandwich includes large chunks of lobster and crisp, fresh vegetables. Though it may take a bit more work to eat on-the-go, it is well worth the extra effort in the end.
7. Chicken Parmesan Sandwich(Pinocchio Village Haus)
If you’re a fan of Italian food, you’ll definitely enjoy Pinocchio Village Haus. Like Columbia Harbor House, this particular eatery doesn’t really cater to the grab-and-go crowd; most of their menu consists of flatbreads, which are quite difficult to eat when there is no table involved. That said, the chicken parmesan sandwich is a wonderful cross between travel-friendly food and traditional Italian flavor. If you enjoy chicken parmesan served with pasta, you will enjoy this sandwich—and being a sandwich, it isn’t too hard to take on the go.
8. Barbacoa Beef Burrito(Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn and Cafe)
The Mexican-style fare found at Pecos Bill’s is an interesting alternative to the typical burgers and chicken found in so many Disney restaurants. Aside from its uniqueness, the food at this Frontierland food stop is actually pretty good. For those looking to get their food and head out into the wilderness of the park, the burrito is an ideal option here. This delicious entrée comes unwrapped and filled to the brim with shredded beef, cilantro rice, and beans. You’ll have to wrap the burrito yourself, but before you do, be sure to top it off at the amazing condiment bar.
9. Pot Roast Macaroni & Cheese(Friar’s Nook)
Rich and creamy mac & cheese is always a welcome treat. Top that incredible comfort food with some flavorful pot roast and you have a meal worth drooling over. The Friar’s Nook is the place to be when you’re in the mood for cheesy pasta to-go, and their pot roast macaroni & cheese is a customer favorite.
10. Waffle Sandwiches(Sleepy Hollow)
Whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savory, Sleepy Hollow has a delicious on-the-go meal for you. Their waffle sandwiches are simply fantastic, and a must-try for anyone visiting the Magic Kingdom. The sweet-and-spicy chicken waffle sandwich offers the perfect combination of savory chicken and sweet sauce all wrapped up in a giant, fluffy waffle. Alternatively, the fresh fruit waffle sandwich combines fruit, chocolate-hazelnut spread, and a perfect waffle for an ideal sweet breakfast option.
There you have it folks, our favorite on-the-go options in Magic Kingdom! Next time you need something good to eat while waiting in line or watching a show, give one of these items a try. We promise you won’t be disappointed, and your rumbling tummy will be more than satisfied.
Chelsea is a lifelong Disney fanatic who lives and travels full time in an RV with her son and husband. Their family takes full advantage of their unique living situation by visiting Disney parks on both sides of the country as often as possible. In doing so, the Gonzales family gathers loads of great tips and info about the parks, which Chelsea is thrilled to share with readers here. Visit Chelsea's blog: https://wonderwhereverwewander.wordpress.com Wonder Wherever We Wander! Here you’ll find a wealth of valuable information as well as a variety of reviews and resources to help you navigate the often uncharted territory of roadschooling.