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The Secret Menu Item You Have to Try in the Magic Kingdom

Looking for classic Disney snacks and restaurants during your next trip to the Walt Disney World Resort? Look no further than the Magic Kingdom!

Disney World’s original theme park packs in all of the classic snacks like churros, corn dog nuggets, and DOLE Whips, along with several of the Resort’s most popular restaurants including Cinderella’s Royal Table, Be Our Guest Restaurant, and the Crystal Palace, just to name a few.

Cinderella Castle

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Along with some of Disney’s most popular (and hard to reserve) table-service dining locations, the Magic Kingdom is home to a couple of restaurants that tend to fly under the radar, like the Plaza Restaurant on Main Street, U.S.A. and Jungle Navigation Co LTD Skipper Canteen in Adventureland.

To find one of the best “not so secret” menu items around, we need to head into Adventureland to the Jungle Cruise-inspired eatery. With theming devoted to the nearby attraction and the lore of S.E.A. (Society of Explorers and Adventurers), dining at the Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen is a unique experience in itself.

Jungle Navigation Skipper Canteen

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In addition to favorite entrees like the “Tastes Like Chicken, Because It Is,” noodles, salads”Hardy Har Char” Siu Pork and more, Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen serves up Pão de Queijo, or Brazilian cheese bread. It is not listed on the regular menu, but it is certainly something you might want to order during your next visit.

Brazilian cheese bread is not new to Walt Disney World altogether. In fact, it is one of the most popular snacks for Guests “tasting their way around the world” during the annual EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. If your visit falls outside of the festival season, you can now rest assured that Brazilian cheese bread is also served in the Magic Kingdom!

Skipper Canteen Cheese Bread

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Disney’s official description of Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen reads:

World-Famous Jungle Cuisine
Prepare your palate for exotic flavor adventures sure to tame your wildest appetite—and pickiest eaters!

Begin your culinary cruise with Orinoco Ida’s Cachapas, an appetizer featuring house-made corn pancakes, beer-braised pork, Fresno pepper salsa and avocado cream. For your main dish, feast on Irrawaddy Irma’s Hanger Steak, a ginger- and soy-marinated sliced hanger steak served with garlic rice, frisée and pickled onions. If you’re craving lighter fare, try the sustainable fish served over bok choy, lotus root, bell peppers and shiitake mushrooms in a light ginger-lemon grass broth.

End your lunch or dinner with sweet memories of Panna-Connie’s Congo Lime Delight, consisting of mango-lime sorbet, fresh fruit and a Brazil nut cookie—or the Kungaloosh, featuring African-inspired chocolate cake with caramelized bananas and cashew-caramel ice cream.

You can always check out the full menu for Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen on DisneyWorld.com or in the My Disney Experience App. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, and reservations are strongly recommended to hold your table. Ask about the secret menu cheese bread during your next visit, and enjoy!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."