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Disney Dining: More Than Burgers and Fries

Many Guests think that they will be spending a week at Disney eating burgers, chicken nuggets, hot dogs and fries. Even though you can find these items throughout Walt Disney World, there are so many other options to enjoy as well.

We don’t want you to miss out on some of the best food in Walt Disney World. In each Park, we are going to share where you can find some of the best eats that aren’t your typical Theme Park food.


Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom, being the most iconic Park, does have a lot of the typical Theme Park food. Places such as Cosmic Rays offer your basic burger and nugget options. If you keep looking though, there are many unique dining options throughout Magic Kingdom.

Columbia Harbour House
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Columbia Harbour House: One of our favorite places to get a meal is Columbia Harbour House. This hidden gem has great options that are unique and delicious. We enjoy the Trio Platter which has chicken nuggets, fish, and shrimp. You can also enjoy a lobster roll and hushpuppies here as well.

We love that there is a quiet area upstairs to eat giving us not only a great meal but an escape from the busy Park.

Spring Roll Cart: This small, but not-so-hidden gem is a fan favorite. The spring roll cart is located as you head into Adventureland from the main hub. With only spring rolls here, there isn’t a lot of variety but they are delicious.

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Care: Over at Pecos Bill there are a variety of rice bowls like the Pork Carnitas Rice Bowl, or you might want the Fajita Platter.  These are fantastic to share as well.  Both of these places do still offer some of your classic Theme Park foods like chicken nuggets, which can be nice if you have picky eaters.



Jungle Skipper Canteen: If you are looking for a fun, not traditional sit-down meal at Magic Kingdom, head over to Adventureland to enjoy Jungle Skipper Canteen. This fun and adventurous dining location is based on the ride with the same name and the skippers bring their humor right to the restaurant.  There are many unique dishes here. You’ll find ribs, steak, plant-based options, and more. You just might forget you are in a Theme Park.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Pandora
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Pandora

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Some of the best food in all of Walt Disney World can be found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This Park has a variety of food giving Guests a lot of options.

Satu’li Canteen: Over in Pandora, Guests can enjoy a fresh protein bowl. Here Guests can choose their own base, protein, and sauce to top it all off. The bowls are made fresh and are extremely delicious. We also enjoy the cheeseburger pods.

Flame Tree Barbecue: This is another fantastic location in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Here you can enjoy large platters full of meat and barbeque. We also love the fries with barbecue meat on top. This is a lighter item but still allows you to enjoy the smokey barbecue flavor.

Yak and Yeti: Here you can choose form a table service or a quick service location. Either is a great option if you are wanting something besides burgers. The chicken fried rice is a great, quick option for a meal or a snack.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom has so much to offer Guests when it comes to unique dishes. Guests can find so many unique options when it comes to food choices when visiting this Disney Park.


Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Where Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a lot of options when it comes to food, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is continue to grow the food options for Guests.

Docking Bay 7 and Ronto Roasters: Both of these options are located in Galaxy’s Edge. the Ronto Wraps both in the morning and the regular ones for lunch and dinner are fantastic.  If Guests want a little bit more when it comes to options, Docking Bay 7 next door offers a bigger menu.

Woody’s Lunch Box: Another quick option found in Andy’s backyard is Woody’s Lunch Box. We enjoy the comfort food of the grilled cheese and tots that are offered here.

Hollywood Brown Derby: For a sophisticated menu, offering more than the burgers and fries you might get at other table service locations.  Our Famous Cobb Salad is legendary, and it is why many people stop by for a meal.

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
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This Park is known for all the food selections and unique options for Guests to enjoy while they visit. If you are visiting during one of the festivals, visit the many food booths for great, small portions. This allows you to enjoy a variety of options throughout the day.

Regal Eagle: Back in the American Adventure Pavilion you can enjoy some great barbecue sauces for dipping.

Teppan Edo: Located in Japan, this is a fun and entertaining option. You can enjoy a unique meal while enjoying the entertaining chefs.

When visiting EPCOT, we highly recommend trying out the food at the festivals as the best way to enjoy dishes that are well-flavored and nontraditional. Because they are so small, you can enjoy a lot of different options. We hope that these options will help you enjoy some wonderful meals during your Walt Disney World vacation.

Although you can find burgers, fries, chicken nuggets, and hot dogs throughout the Parks, you can also find a lot of non-traditional theme Park options as well. We hope that these options will help you enjoy a variety of delicious entrees and snacks during your

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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