After spending a day in the Disney Parks, you’ll probably be hungry, but if the parks are closing, where can you go?
There are not many things Disney is short on, and this is certainly true for food.
Let’s take a look at twelve late night snack spots sorted by location that are sure to satisfy.
Walt Disney World Resort Hotels
1. Resort Food Courts
Every Disney Resort hotel has a food court of some kind. The Value resorts have very large food courts while the moderate and deluxe resorts may be a little smaller, but they all have good food! These quick-service locations offer fast and filling foods with plenty of variety including pizza, burgers, sandwiches, grab and go veggie/fruit cups, desserts, and much more. Most of these food courts are open until midnight, so you can satisfy your cravings even late into the night.
2. Gasparilla Grill and Games
Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is a quick-service dining location that is open 24 hours a day! Made-to-order grill options are available until 11:30 pm, but grab ‘n’ go items like pre-made sandwiches, salads, desserts, and veggie cups are available all night. If you’re feeling really awake, head over to the arcade and burn off some energy.
Picabu’s (pronounced Peek-a-boo’s) at Disney’s Dolphin Hotel is also a 24/7 quick-service spot. This fun and whimsical buffet/cafeteria combo serves pizza, hot dogs, and grab-and-go items like sandwiches.
Walt Disney World Parks
4. ABC Commissary
The ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a great place to stop on your way out of the park. Many people eat meals here, but they overlook the snack options at this location. Pick up a burger, a salad, chocolate mousse, a strawberry parfait, or a drink, and enjoy it on your way out of the park. By the time you get your food and get to the bus stop, the lines should have thinned out and your tummy will be satisfied.
5. Rose & Crown Pub
Rose & Crown Dining Room and Pub is a full-service dining spot in World Showcase’s United Kingdom pavilion. If you want to enjoy their British fare with a view of IllumiNations, make Advanced Dining Reservations for 8pm and sit on the patio.
6. Main Street Bakery
Main Street U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom is home to Main Street Bakery, which serves Starbucks and pastries. Since you’ll probably need to sleep to recover from your long day in the park, get a smoothie or other caffeine-free drink and a pastry to enjoy on your way back to your hotel.
Disney’s Boardwalk & Disney Springs
7. Boardwalk Pizza Window
This quick-service dining option is located within walking distance from both World Showcase and Hollywood Studios, but you can also hop on a boat and be there in minutes. Boardwalk Pizza is usually open until midnight and serves cheese, pepperoni, or veggie pizza by the slice or by the pie.
8. Bongos Cuban Café
Bongos, located on Disney Springs’ West Side is a 1950s themed Havana Nightclub complete with a Desi Arnaz impersonator nightly and live bands on Friday and Saturday nights. The restaurant is usually open until 11pm, but the express window is open until midnight or later. Classic Cuban dishes like arroz con pollo (a chicken and rice meal) and bistec de sirloin (a steak meal) are sure to satisfy your appetite.
9. Big River Grille and Brewing Works
This brewpub, the only working one of its kind on Disney property, is located on the Boardwalk. It is a full-service dining location, but no reservations are accepted. They are open until midnight, and guests are seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Enjoy steak, seafood, salads, and desserts in either indoor or outdoor seating.
10. Food Trucks
The Food Truck Park in Disney Springs is a magical location with each truck having a different theme. The atmosphere is great, and the food is even better. Pick up corn dogs, flatbreads, sliders, meatball subs, and a variety of other items, and then enjoy them at one of the tables while overlooking the water.
11. Cookes of Dublin
Cookes of Dublin, part of Raglan Road, is a quick-service location serving classic Irish fare like mini battered sausages, fish and chips, wings, and burgers. They also have a battered and deep fried Snickers bar that is to die for! Since this restaurant is open until 2am, you’ll always find something good to eat no matter how late it is.
12. Planet Hollywood
Planet Hollywood in Disney Springs has always been one of my favorite late-night spots, but it’s about to get a makeover that will make it even more unique. Planet Hollywood is a chain restaurant, but the makeover scheduled for the first part of 2016 is said to make this location fit even better into the Disney Springs theme and offer guests unique memorabilia like no other Planet Hollywood in the world.
The restaurant is open until almost midnight every night, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy soup, salad, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, pasta, and drinks. I highly recommend the burgers and fries as well as the Gummy Bear shot (for guests 21 and over). Since this is a popular location, I suggest making advanced dining reservations; a walk-up request will likely lead to waiting for quite some time.
Where is your favorite late-night snack spot in Disney World?
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