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It’s Not All Burgers and Fries in Walt Disney World

If you think that Walt Disney World is all burgers and fries, you are mistaken.  There are many outstanding Disney food options throughout the Theme Parks that have some great selections that don’t feature burgers and fries, or pizza, or even chicken nuggets.  We have a quick list of where to go in the Theme Parks if you want food that isn’t burgers and fries.

Magic Kingdom

In Magic Kingdom, you can find a variety of options at table service, quick service, and snack carts that are both delicious and not typical Theme Park food.

For a quick snack, we highly recommend the Spring Roll Cart.  Located on the way from the Hub to Adventureland, the Spring Roll cart has quickly become a Guest favorite.  They typically have two different spring roll options to choose from such as the Cheeseburger Spring Roll or the Pepperoni Spring Roll.  Since they are constantly mixing it up, you will want to check what they have before standing in line.  These are fresh, hot, and crispy and a perfect snack between meals.

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Magic Kingdom has a variety of quick service locations that offer great food options.  Casey’s Corner, located on the corner of Main Street, U.S.A., doesn’t have a large menu but what they have is delicious.  The Corn Dog Nuggets and Foot Long Hot Dogs are great and fun to have while sitting in front of the castle.  If hot dogs aren’t your thing, we suggest looking into Columbia Harbour House or Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe.  Columbia Harbour House is located in Liberty Square and has some seafood selections you might not think you would find in Magic Kingdom.  The Lobster Roll as well as the fish and shrimp options are wonderful.  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.

If a sit-down meal is more your style, check out Jungle Skipper Canteen in Adventureland.  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.

EPCOT

When we think of EPCOT and World Showcase there are so many non-burger and fry locations that it is hard to go through them all.  If you are visiting during a festival of any kind, you will want to check out the different food booths or holiday kitchens. The small plates that you can get at these are unique and offer a great variety.  For something familiar and delicious try the new Regal Eagle in the America Adventure Pavilion.  Known for all the barbecue sauces and dipping options, this quick service location provides a fantastic meal choice.  The great part about EPCOT is that there are food options for every craving.  For Italian try Via Napoli. If you are looking for dinner and a show, Teppan Edo in Japan is fun and entertaining.  Each pavilion has unique food choices that help bring the culture of that country to World Showcase, so look into all the options before heading to Walt Disney World. That way, you will know what you might want to try out.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We have three favorite quick service locations in Disney’s Animal Kingdom that offer delicious food choices that aren’t burgers and fries.  First off is Satu’li Canteen over in Pandora – The World of Avatar.  Here Guests can make their own protein bowls with a base, protein, and sauce of their choice.  These bowls are extremely fresh and delicious.  Flame Tree Barbecue is another fantastic choice in Animal Kingdom. It offers large and outstanding barbecue choices.  If you are looking for something smaller at Flame Tree, we love the fries with the barbecue meat on top.  Yak and Yeti has both a table service and a quick service location. Either one is a good choice when looking for a non-burger option.  The Chicken Fried Rice is fantastic and there are a variety of other dishes to choose from.  The great thing about Disney’s Animal Kingdom is that they are constantly trying new dishes and snacks to fit into the themed lands, providing a lot of options when it comes to food choices.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Sometimes Disney’s Hollywood Studios gets labeled as the Park without a lot of food options, but we think that there are a few that offer some unique choices.  Docking Bay 7 and Ronto Roasters in Star Wars:  Galaxy’s Edge have some fun and unique choices as Guests visit Batuu.  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 is another quick service location in Hollywood Studios that we enjoy getting food from.  The Grilled Cheese and Lunch Box Tarts are unique and fun.  When it comes to table service meals, The Hollywood Brown Derby has 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.

Don’t think that you will be stuck eating only the burgers and fries when you head to Walt Disney World.  There are so many outstanding food choices that you can truly have something different for each and every meal.  We hope that this list will help you find some new and fun places to eat while on your Walt Disney World vacation.

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.