Creating a Disney World vacation takes a lot of planning. Planning out the accommodations, which parks you’ll do which days, for a full list of the things you should plan ahead of time take a look at this previous post. Dining is certainly something you want to have plotted out ahead of time. When you’re heading to Disney World with kids, your options may be narrowed if they are less adventurous with their eating. Today, we’re looking at your best choices for restaurants when your visiting Disney’s Magic Kingdom with kids. Below, each of the restaurants is listed, along with a description and a reason why the restaurant made this list. Hopefully this list will help you nail down which restaurants make the most sense for your day at the Magic Kingdom.
This restaurant is high on many guests lists because of the incredible location. Cinderella’s Royal Table is located inside Cinderella’s castle. The design of the restaurant is stunning, with vaulted ceilings and stain glass windows. The meal features princesses, including an appearance from Cinderella. Making it extra special for many young girls. While dining here, there’s an interactive portion involving wands and swords gifted to the young diners. The food here is spectacular. Adults will be able to enjoy a high end meal and the kids can choose between chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, fish or beef tenderloin. Be aware before making a reservation here that you will be charged upon making the reservation. A meal here costs $32 per child, $62 per adult. This does include an appetizer, entree, dessert and beverages. Alcoholic beverages are extra, but the gratuity is included. For a full review of the restaurant click here.
Crystal Palace is our favourite buffet on property. The food here is scrumptious, not your average buffet fare. The location is great because it’s in the centre of the park. Making it a great stopping point for the middle of the day or placing you directly in front of the fireworks for the end of the day. The characters here are from The One Hundred Acre Woods: Winnie-The-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger. What places this restaurant on the list is the fact that it’s buffet. The fact that your kids can fill up their plates with multiple different dishes and then go back for what they really liked, means you’ll have full and satisfied kiddos. The characters are also a great distraction, making the meal pass with ease. The restaurant is also a bright atmosphere, with the whole building covered in windows. We’ve eaten here multiple times and have never been disappointed. For a full review of Crystal Palace click here.
This restaurant isn’t one of my favourites but I put it on this list for several reasons. The food is very kid friendly. And the fact that it is all-you-care-to-eat means everyone will get their fill. The Diamond Horseshoe offers a menu with sandwiches and western fare for lunch. For dinner, (and you can order for lunch as well) is the Saloon Feast. The feast includes corn, sausage, beef brisket, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese and more. It’s like a buffet that comes straight to your table. Another reason this restaurant is on this list is because of its relaxed environment. The restaurant is designed as a Western saloon. With large ceilings, a stage and open dance floor. When we visited here, our kids were 3 1/2 and 17 months. They were able to run around, galavant, laugh and cheer. We felt totally comfortable with our young kids being themselves in this restaurant. Making it a great choice for families visiting the Magic Kingdom with kids.
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. Tomorrowland. Quick-Service Restaurant.
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is a quick-service restaurant located in Tomorrowland. In this restaurant you’ll find burgers and fries, chicken nuggets and chicken burgers. It’s your standard fast food option for Disney’s Magic Kingdom. The restaurant is very large, with lots of tables and chairs filling up the space. There’s an animatronic that entertains guests over the course of the meal, which is a great distraction for the kids. Cosmic Ray’s is located on the outskirts of Tomorrowland, close to the front of Cinderella’s Castle and just before entering Fantasyland. They also offer Mobile Ordering here. This is a great spot to grab a meal with kids because it’s quick, easy, a great location and delicious standard food. For a full review of the restaurant click here.
Pinocchio Village Haus. Fantasyland. Quick-Service Restaurant.
Here’s the only place you’ll find pizza at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Pinocchio Village Haus is found in Fantasyland in the shadows of the carousel. The whole restaurant is done up with dark wood, including the tables and chairs. This restaurant has ample seating for groups both big and small. Mobile Ordering is offered here as well, which makes getting your food quick and painless. Because Pinocchio Village Haus is in Fantasyland, you don’t have exit the fun to grab your meal. You just make a slight detour. The pizza is done as flatbreads, coming in cheese, pepperoni, all-meat and margherita. Pizza is a such a standard for many families, which is why Pinocchio Village Haus is a great spot to stop and grab a meal.
There are plenty of choices when dining at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, but hopefully this post has helped you determine which is the best option for your visit. For more ideas on dining during your trip to Disney World check out the previous posts below: