What to Expect. The best restaurants can be found outside the park at the Magic Kingdom area hotels. The Contemporary, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian resorts are a short ride away by monorail and well worth the trip. Wilderness Lodge and Fort WIlderness Resorts are a scenic boat ride away. All Disney transportation is complimentary. For quick service, Kids' meals now offer alternatives to french fries such as grapes and sugar-free apple sauce. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn at Frontierland is a favorite among Disney World veterans - check out the toppings bar! The Contempo Cafe at Disney's Contemporary Resort offers fresh menu options such as flatbread pizza and a smoked turkey BLT - save room for the extra tall cupcakes and gourmet coffee! For table service, Be Our Guest Restaurant gets high marks for overall quality and atmosphere. Those wishing to dine in Cinderella Castle should strongly consider Be Our Guest first. The Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Resort is great for breakfast and dinner alike. Enjoy the causal elegance at the Grand Floridian Cafe or the rustic allure of Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort.
What the experts say. Don't get your hopes up, table service dining in the Magic Kingdom will leave a lot to be desired. The new Be Our Guest Restaurant is certainly an exception and is earning very high scores in our survey. Parents will find the restaurants to be kid-friendly and that might just be enough help them overlook the mediocre menus of the Magic Kingdom. For the best dining, try one of the Magic Kingdom area hotels; with the unique transportation options at Disney World, getting there is half the fun.
Need a last-minute reservation? Try the Plaza Cafe, Grand Floridian Cafe, Kona Cafe.
Magic Kingdom Dining Index
DDP = Disney Dining Plan Participant | B D L = Serves Breakfast, Lunch, and/or Dinner
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