Breakfast at the Magic Kingdom
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I’d say that’s especially true of park days. You can’t expect to hop from ride to ride and meet your favourite characters on an empty stomach. You could always grab a bite to eat back at your room or you can actually enjoy your first meal of the day at one of the four theme parks. Today we’re going to look at where you can enjoy some breakfast at the Magic Kingdom.
Guests have a few different options for breakfast dining, you can pick from a more conventional sit down restaurant or you can grab something to take with you. You must have a park pass to have breakfast at the Magic Kingdom and a few of these restaurants require advance reservations. If you can’t grab a reservation try using the tips found on a previous post with this link.
Sit Down Restaurants
Dine in Cinderella’s castle for breakfast. This character dining experience is a must for every visitors bucket list. Getting one of these 8am breakfast reservations gains you entry to Fantasyland before the Magic Kingdom even opens. Guests will meet Cinderella, Princess Jasmine, Snow White, Princess Aurora and Princess Ariel during the course of their meal. Checking off a couple of the must see characters for your day. This is a pay-ahead dining experience. If you’re using the dining plan, the meal will be credited back on your credit as soon as you check in. Although you don’t get dessert with this meal, you do get breakfast appetizers in the form of pastries. Tiding you and your party over until your meal arrives. My favourite item on the menu is the Caramel Apple-Stuffed French Toast. Eating breakfast here is the most magical way you could start your day at the Magic Kingdom. Breakfast is served from 8am until 10:15am and for those using the dining plan, two table service meal credits are required. Reservations are required for Cinderella’s Royal Table.
Located at the end of Main Street, U.S.A., The Crystal Palace is home to a character buffet featuring Winnie-The-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger. Get some pictures with the crew from One Hundred Acre Wood, while enjoying plate after plate of eggs, sausage, bacon, fruit. The Crystal Palace has an Omelette station and an assortment of cereals for the pickier eaters of your group. Breakfast is served from 8am until 10:45am. With an 8am reservation, you can eat your breakfast, meet Pooh and his friends, and pay your bill before the park opens at 9am. Be sure to arrive at the Magic Kingdom at 7:45am so you can get seated for 8am. For those on the dining plan, this is a one table service meal credit.
One of my favourite choices for breakfast at the Magic Kingdom is the Be Our Guest Restaurant. Guests dining at the Be Our Guest Restaurant gain entry into Fantasyland before it opens to other guests. Be Our Guest opens at 8am, so guests can come into the Magic Kingdom around 7:45am and be in Fantasyland at 8am, an hour before the park officially opens. For breakfast, Be Our Guest is a quick-service restaurant. Which means if you’re on the dining plan you can dine at another location for a sit down meal for lunch or dinner. Take a look at the menu before, to give yourself an idea of what you want to order, because unlike lunch time, the lines for ordering are very short so you’ll have to make a decision tout suit. Breakfast comes with pastry appetizers, so bring along some ziplocks to use these as snacks for later in the morning. Each entree is the same price, so you can really choose whatever your heart desires on the menu. My favourite is the Croque Madame. Reservations are necessary for Be Our Guest Restaurant, but don’t fear you can always use these last minute dining reservation tips to grab a cancellation. Be Our Guest serves breakfast from 8am until 10:30am.
This sit down restaurant is found at the end of Main Street U.S.A. You can get in here for breakfast as early as 7:45am, that’s one hour and 15 minutes before the park officially opens. There’s a few choices for breakfast at the Plaza: steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, breakfast platter. Don’t forget to pair it with a delicious breakfast cocktail. I love grabbing a meal at The Plaza because you get to gaze at Cinderella’s Castle while enjoying your meal. It’s a very small restaurant with only a few tables.
Grab and Enjoy Choices
Not the healthiest choice for breakfast but it’s open so why not start the day off with one of the most popular Disney treats: a Dole Whip! Aloha Isle is located in Adventureland beside the entrance to the Enchanted Tiki Room. Aloha Isle offers Pineapple Floats, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Pineapple DOLE WHIP Cup. On many people’s food goal list grab one of these selections first thing and beat the long afternoon lineups. It opens at 9am and all these choices count as one dining plan snack credit.
Indulge in this cafe’s one of kind Cheshire Cat Tail for breakfast. This pastry is another item on many guest’s food goal lists. Cheshire Cat Tail is a chocolate danish twist, covered with icing. Cheshire Cafe also serves coffee, hot and cold as well as tea and orange juice. With a couple tables located close by, you can grab this tasty breakfast and watch the tea cups spin by. Who knows you may even be joined by the Queen of Hearts herself.
Warm Cinnamon Rolls and Chocolate Croissants are on the breakfast menu at Gaston’s Tavern. These cinnamon rolls can certainly be shared as they are massive but you might not want to because they are so delicious. The tavern sells coffee, tea, juice and LeFou’s Brew. Enjoy your breakfast in Gaston’s very own chair or sit outside and marvel at the fountain created in his honour. Gaston’s Tavern opens at 9am, as soon as the park rope drops.
Liberty Square Market.
Looking for some fruit to star tthe day? Liberty Square Market is the place to go, especially if you’ll be lining up for Splash Mountain or Big Thunder. Liberty Square Market is located beside The Hall of Presidents. Choose between bananas, grapes, oranges, apples, mixed fruit cups. The perfect start to a healthy park day. The Liberty Square Market opens at 9am.
Main Street Bakery.
Magic Kingdom’s Starbucks location offers all your favourite breakfast choices you’d find at your favourite Starbucks plus some extra special pastries. Main Street Bakery opens at the same time as the Magic Kingdom, so take advantage of the early Main Street, U.S.A. entry time to grab breakfast, a latte and eat your breakfast in front of Cinderella’s Castle. Main Street Bakery accepts the dining plan, a Starbucks beverage is a snack credit, same as any food purchase.
Enjoy one of the most coveted Disney snacks for breakfast. Sleepy Hollow, found at the entrance of Liberty Square, serves the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich. This waffle has a variety of fruit, chocolate-hazelnut spread sandwiched in the waffle. You can also choose a Mickey Waffle with Powdered Sugar, a Mickey Waffle with strawberries and whipped cream or the Breakfast Egg and Cheese Waffle Sandwich, only served until noon. Sit in the provided seating area and bask in the beauty of Cinderella’s Castle, directly in front of you. Sleepy Hollow also has a variety of coffee beverages: French Vanilla Iced Coffee, Mocha Iced Coffee, Coffee regular and decaf. I mean a waffle and coffee, isn’t that the breakfast of champions? Sleepy Hollow opens at 9am.
This food cart is found in Frontierland and serves coffee both hot and cold, tea and hot chocolate. They also have an assortment of muffins, along with a breakfast sandwich. You may find it has a western kick, they use pepper jack cheese. The Western Ho is a perfect spot to grab a quick breakfast for while your waiting in line for Splash Mountain or Big Thunder Mountain. Westward Ho starts serving at 9am, as soon as the rope drops.
11 locations to grab breakfast. Something for every appetite, park plan and budget. So skip the in room toast or bowl of cereal and breakfast at the Magic Kingdom. Happy Planning, Friends.