Mornings are an excellent time to visit Magic Kingdom Park. Generally, the crowds are lighter earlier in the day in the Disney Park. As such, you can expect to fit a lot into a morning in the original Walt Disney World Resort theme park. Whether you rope drop or use Early Theme Park Entry, taking advantage of smaller crowds can make it easier to experience popular Magic Kingdom attractions such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Jungle Cruise.
Early mornings in a Disney Park can work up an appetite, though. Visiting Magic Kingdom earlier in the day is an excellent choice for breakfast. There are several different quick-service and full-service restaurants that serve up the best breakfast items. Include these restaurants in your plans during your next Disney vacation.
If your first stop in Magic Kingdom is the Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan’s Flight, or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, but you need something to eat first, then Sleepy Hollow will be on your way. You’ll find this quick-service restaurant across the street from Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square. Enjoy your breakfast sitting at one of the tables that provide you with a view of Cinderella Castle.
Sleepy Hollow opens at 8 a.m. and offers a selection of sweet treats. Breakfast specialties include Mickey-shaped waffles with powdered sugar for $6.49. Upgrade your Mickey waffle with strawberries for $7.49. Another tasty option available at Sleepy Hollow is the fresh fruit waffle sandwich, served with strawberries, bananas, blueberries, and chocolate hazelnut spread. The fresh fruit waffle sandwich is available throughout the day for $8.49. These dishes make for a delicious breakfast, whether you stop by first thing in the morning or a little later for brunch.
Will your first stop in Magic Kingdom be in Tomorrowland or Fantasyland? If so, the Cheshire Cafe is an excellent place to stop for a post-attraction breakfast. Open from 8 a.m., the Cheshire Cafe serves up freshly brewed Joffrey’s Coffee and Cold Brew, Twinings Tea, and fresh orange juice. Order the Cheshire Cat Tail to accompany your morning coffee. The fresh pastry is twisted around chocolate chips and drizzled with pink and purple frosting. Pick up yours for $5.79, and enjoy it from the whimsical tables with a view of the Mad Tea Party.
Do you enjoy a warm cinnamon roll for breakfast? If the answer is yes, Gaston’s Tavern is a must-visit for you when spending the morning in Magic Kingdom Park. We recommend rope-dropping Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, then strolling through Fantasyland to Gaston’s Tavern. Warm cinnamon rolls are available for $6.79 and can be ordered with a morning coffee. Alternatively, enjoy your breakfast with LeFou’s Brew.
Main Street Bakery
Sometimes, your morning coffee can’t wait! The good news is that the Main Street Bakery opens at 7:30 a.m. If you’ve left your Disney Resort hotel in a rush, you can pick up a coffee when you enter Magic Kingdom. This quick-service restaurant is where Guests can order Starbucks Coffee. There is also a selection of breakfast sandwiches and fresh pastries, including a chocolate-hazelnut bear claw.
If you can wait until 9:30 a.m., we recommend holding off on ordering a chocolate-hazelnut bear claw in the Main Street Bakery. Instead, visit Frontierland and enjoy a Wendall’s Bear Claw from Westward Ho. This tasty treat honors one of the bears from Country Bear Jamboree. Available for $6.29, the fresh pastry is dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with hazelnuts. We love to enjoy this in the sunshine after a Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride and before watching the Country Bear Jamboree.
Cinderella’s Royal Table
If you’re looking for a full-service restaurant that is fit for royalty, you’ll want to secure an advance dining reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. through to 10:15 a.m. daily. This is the cheapest meal to be served in Cinderella Castle, at a cost of $65 plus tax per adult and $39 plus tax per child (ages 3-9).
The Disney princesses accompany Guests while they dine. Each table is served with a pastry plate filled with assorted pastries and your choice of beverage. Your choice of entree is also included in the price. The menu features Royal Avocado Toast, Caramel Apple-Stuffed French Toast, Shrimp and Grits, and more. While dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table is costly, it’s a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion.
The Crystal Palace
Another full-service restaurant that serves breakfast in Magic Kingdom Park is The Crystal Palace. Enjoy a character dining experience with Winnie the Pooh and friends. Guests can enjoy as much as they like from the breakfast buffet for $45 plus tax per adult and $29 plus tax per child (ages 3-9). While walk-ins may be available, we recommend making an advance dining reservation ahead of your Walt Disney World Resort visit to guarantee your dining experience. Breakfast reservations are available from 8 a.m. through 10:45 a.m. in The Crystal Palace.
The breakfast buffet includes a wide selection of items. Your choice of beverage is also included in the cost. Stay long enough to meet Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger while dining in the character dining restaurant.
Should none of these restaurants take your fancy, or you’re looking to enjoy a late-morning breakfast in another part of Walt Disney World, here are our restaurant recommendations:
- Kona Cafe in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (this is the place to order the famous Tonga Toast)
- Grand Floridian Cafe in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Chef Mickey’s in Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Which of these restaurants are you looking forward to dining at during your next Walt Disney World vacation? How many of them have you already checked off? Do you have a favorite? When visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, we’re confident you won’t be disappointed with these choices.
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