Vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida means you will unconditionally experience two things, regardless of the vacation experience you are aiming for. The first is that you will see Mickey Mouse Ears magically appearing in your sleep, and the second is, you will eat some darn good food! Apart from Walt Disney World Resort being the most magical place on earth, it boasts some of the most magical cuisine on earth, too. Disney’s iconic Magic Kingdom Theme Park with its Magic Kingdom restaurants is one such place – magical in every sense.

So you’re going to eat well, just what exactly does it matter, right? There are good restaurants everywhere. Are there, though? Are there really? Think about some sit down restaurants you may hit up with your family for the convenience factor. The food is mediocre, and the price is… fine; not right necessarily, but acceptable enough that you still eat there. This is not a problem at Walt Disney World Resort – you will find the food, not only good, but very good and the price is most definitely right.

Granted there are more and less expensive restaurants to visit, but all in all, you will be visiting them. After all, you’ll be hungry after all that walking around and besides, you’re on vacation, live a little! Splurge! There are so many fun and exciting restaurants to try, you are 100% guaranteed to regret it if you don’t give them a try! Your dining experience will become an essential ingredient in your recipe for the perfect Disney vacation!

The restaurants in the Magic Kingdom offer a surprising variety of dining experiences.

The restaurants in the Magic Kingdom offer a surprising variety of dining experiences.

The Magic Kingdom offers has something to tickle your taste buds, breakfast, lunch and dinner, not to mention of course dessert, snack time and even those pretentious made up meals like brunch and brinner. Another thing that sets Walt Disney World Resort high and above some other vacation destinations in regards to cuisine would be their character dining experience and special dining events.

Dining Events

Walt Disney World Resort offers special dinner events and dinner shows just to really give guests something to ensure complete sensory overload – good tastes, good smells, good music, and spectacular sights.

Tomorrowlannd Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party

This spectacular dining event takes place on the Tomorrowland Terrace, found in the Tomorrowland Area of the Magic Kingdom – obviously, is a fabulous adventure for the taste buds and the eyes. Enjoy the most fabulous desserts – ice cream, cakes, pies and other delicacies you may expect to see your favorite Disney Princess eating. Enjoy those treats while taking in the most spectacular fireworks show in the world – now that’s a meal with a view.

This event does require a reservation, so if you felt a little jolt of elation when you were thinking about the possibility of sweetening one of your evenings in Disney World with the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party, be sure that you call to make one!

Character Dining

Character dining is designed to appeal to the kid inside all of us, regardless of how obvious that kid may be on the surface.

Cinderella’s Royal Table

If Disney World is the most magical place on earth, and therein the Magic Kingdom is the most magical theme park, and Fantasyland is the most Area within the most magical theme park, then Cinderella’s Royal Table, located in Fantasyland, must be the most magical restaurant. This medieval themed restaurant has you dining alongside your favorite Disney princess, who not only assists in the order of the food, but also mingles with the guests at all of the tables throughout their meal. This makes it a great place for a meal and a photo too! The princesses pose for pictures and sign autographs!

Cinderella’s Royal Table is a great place to stop in for a character breakfast, lunch or dinner. Each meal has a few “prix fixe” – pre-fixed – options for your enjoyment, and a separate kids’ menu. This means that while your children are enjoying chicken fingers, you can be eating delicately seasoned seared salmon. They even have specialty and seasonal desserts that come with lunch and dinner, in perfect portions not too big, but never too small. Cinderella’s Royal Table also allows you to make special reservations for birthdays, marriage proposals and other special events, so if you are coming to Disney World to celebrate something special, this is the restaurant at which to do it!

The Crystal Palace

This whimsical restaurant is a triple threat – not only is it a character dining experience, letting you eat alongside Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and all your friends from the 100-Acre Wood, not only does it offer buffet-style breakfasts and dinners – lunches too, but it is also practically a dinner show. The Crystal Palace has what Disney calls a “live on-stage kitchen.” You can watch top chefs create the dishes which you are enjoying right before your eyes! That way you know it’s fresh, and no one can deny that it’s fun!

Everything Else

The other restaurants in the Magic Kingdom are quick service restaurants for fast, fresh fare that you can order to suit your dining needs, whether they be for sit-down food, or on-the-go snacks. These restaurants, usually in the style of a café or grill, have affordable menu options and offer counter service to maximize their convenience factor while maintaining quality. These are the types of restaurants covered by your Magic Your Way vacation package dining plan – which makes them even more convenient and affordable for you! The majority of them are located in the Liberty Square and Main Street USA areas of the Magic Kingdom.

Dining in the Magic Kingdom is a tasty treat, whether you’re seated in the Crystal Palace – character dining, the Liberty Tree Tavern – quick service dining, or the Tomorrowland Terrace – dinner events. Give the food a chance, and you’ll love it so much that you won’t even regret all of the walking you’re doing – effectively cancelling out any vacation calories you may worry about when considering to splurge a little!