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Over Theme Park Food? Head Here In Disney World

Some people are hesitant to visit Walt Disney World because they are worried they will get stuck with expensive Theme Park food. If this is someone in your travel party, we have good news. Walt Disney World offers various great meals that aren’t typical for Theme Park food.

We will share some excellent dining options that will break the myth that there are only burgers, hot dogs, and french fries at Walt Disney World. Take a look at these outstanding options for your next Disney vacation.

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If there is one Disney Park with various unique dining options, it is EPCOT. From excellent snacks to signature dining, EPCOT has some top dining options that will surprise many Guests.

Festival Booths:  During each festival, Guests can enjoy some great small plates at different food booths. What is excellent about these festival booths is that Guests can enjoy a variety of cuisine in one location. The booths bring flavors from around the world, which is a beautiful way to try out food you might typically not order.

Sunshine Seasons: In The Land Pavilion, Guests will find a typical food court, but Sunshine Seasons offers so much more. Here Guests will find unique options such as an oak-grilled rotisserie chicken with rice and beans or try the fun pizza roll. This is a big roll full of warm cheese and pepperoni. Little ones can still find their traditional chicken nuggets, but adults will be pleased with the choices they can find at Sunshine Season.

Space 220:  For a truly remarkable dining experience, Guests should try out Space 220.  Guests dine high above Earth, enjoying views from 220 miles up. After riding the space elevator to the dining room, Guests will order from a prix-fixe menu. It is a two-course meal at lunch, whereas supper is a three-course meal. No basic burgers and chicken nuggets here.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Some might be surprised to learn that Disney’s Animal Kingdom has some of the top dining locations in all of Walt Disney World.

Flame Tree Barbecue:  Outstanding smoked meats can be enjoyed at Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Guests can enjoy large meals featuring chicken and ribs that are sharable. Don’t overlook the excellent barbecue mac n’ cheese either.

Satu’li Canteen:  Over in Pandora, Guests will find fresh bowls featuring a base, protein, and sauce of their choice. This is an excellent option if you are looking for fresh vegetables, good proteins, and wholesome grains. The cheeseburger pods are also popular at Satu’li Canteen for many Guests.

Tiffins:  For a truly unique dining experience in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, head to Tiffins. This signature dining location brings in cuisine inspired by adventure and exploration. Top-notch entrees, excellent desserts, and incredible drinks can all be found on this menu. From surf and turf entrees to short ribs, Guests looking for a little bit more in their dining experience while at Disney will want to try Tiffins.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This Disney Park is still working on moving away from just burgers and chicken nuggets, but it has made some significant progress in the last few years.

Ronto Roasters:  Back in Batuu, Guests should try a ronto wrap. For either breakfast or lunch, Guests can enjoy roasted pork, grilled sausage with either egg or peppercorn sauce, and tangy slaw wrapped in pita bread. These are delicious and extremely popular. Make sure you place your mobile order if this is something you want to try- which you should.

ABC Commissary:  Once a quick service location we would tell people to avoid, ABC Commissary has done a 180 regarding food offerings. Not only does this location offer a lot of seating and excellent air conditioning, but it also provides some top meal options. Guests enjoy the buffalo chicken grilled cheese, the shrimp tacos are also a good option, and the sides are fresh and filling.

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Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is one of the more challenging Parks to find great non-burger meals.

Spring Roll Cart:  As you head to Adventureland from the central hub, you will want to stop by the spring roll cart. This fantastic cart typically has two outstanding spring rolls that you won’t want to miss. The typical one is a cheeseburger spring roll that tastes just like a cheeseburger. The other flavor changes, but most enjoy all of them. Don’t skip by this small cart, as it is one of the best dining options in Magic Kingdom.

Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen:  Another location in Magic Kingdom that provides some unique entree options is found in Adventureland at Skipper Canteen. Here, Guests will enjoy some fun with their skippers and filling and fresh entrees. The choices are unique, so if you are traveling with picky eaters, you will want to make sure you can find something for them on the menu.

Disney Springs

For outstanding meals, Guests will want to head to Disney Springs. Here Guests can find numerous dining locations that will provide top-notch dining experiences. Although we can’t share all of them, there are a few stand-out options.

The Boathouse:  Even if you don’t want to catch a ride in the amphicars, you can still enjoy a fantastic meal here on the water. Guests can enjoy the best of both land and sea during their dinner. The Boathouse has something for everyone with a casual outdoor menu and a vintage wine list.

Wine Bar George:  Another excellent option in Disney Springs for a high-end, delicious meal is Wine Bar George. We highly recommend the brunch during the weekends that offer mimosas made with Dole Whip!

Don’t get stuck eating Theme Park food at Walt Disney World. Check out some of these top dining locations that will provide unique, fresh, and delicious options

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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