It’s relatively well known that Walt Disney World’s most iconic park is Magic Kingdom. This park is a celebration of everything that has made Disney a household name for decades. It’s no surprise that most guests of the resort put a day at Magic Kingdom at the top of their vacation “must-do” list. With so much importance put on one day at “The Most Magical Place on Earth”, you’ll want to make sure you start it off right. The first and foremost way to get your Magic Kingdom day started on the right foot is with a satisfying breakfast. The last thing you want is to hit that dreaded exhaustion wall before you’ve had the chance to experience everything the park has to offer. Luckily, Magic Kingdom has an array of Table and Quick Service breakfasts to help you fuel up and be ready to hit the rides.
Be Our Guest
Our first stop is at the popular Be Our Guest Restaurant in Fantasyland. This newer dining location offers guests the chance to dine inside Beast’s castle from Beauty and the Beast. Breakfast offerings at the restaurant can be a bit confusing though, as the location operates as Table Service dining for dinner and Quick Service for breakfast and lunch. In the mornings, guests can enjoy breakfast with a slightly French twist with entrees like croissant donuts, vegetable quiche, and open-faced Croque Madame sandwiches with egg, ham, gruyere, and béchamel. Kids can order from a children’s menu featuring crepes, French toast, oatmeal, and scrambled eggs.
Although this spot changes to Quick Service dining for the first part of the day, you’ll still need to make a reservation for breakfast. This being one of Magic Kingdom’s most popular restaurants, we highly recommend doing that as soon as your 180-day dining reservation window opens.
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Those wishing to start their day with a dose of Disney royalty can do no better than breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Located right inside Cinderella Castle, Cinderella’s Royal Table is a Character/Signature dining location and one of the most popular restaurants at the resort. The restaurant offers a prix fixe menu served while guests enjoy personal visits from Disney Princesses. Being inside the castle, the decor is an impressive display of elegant and fantastical design mixed with Disney flair and unparalleled views of Magic Kingdom. During breakfast service, guests can enjoy American favorites like stuffed French toast, steak, and eggs, baked quiche and pastries. During the meal a lineup of Disney royalty like Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, and Cinderella herself make the rounds visiting with each table for photos, autographs, and interactions. Although the lineup is subject to change, there’s always a good selection of classic Disney princesses available.
Cinderella’s Royal Table is still one of the most in-demand dining reservations at Walt Disney World. For this reason, we strongly recommend grabbing your spot as close to 60 days prior to arrival as possible.
The Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace is one of my favorite places to grab a bite before a big day at Magic Kingdom. It’s also a great place to rub elbows with the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood! Here guests can start their day with a family-friendly “all-you-care-to-eat” buffet of classic items like eggs, bacon, potatoes, pastries, seasonal fresh fruit, and Mickey Waffles. This location gives guests a beautiful view of Cinderella Castle as well as the fountains and grassy knolls that line the hub. The theming and decor is meant to invoke Victorian greenhouses of the late 1800s and features large open dining rooms lined with topiaries and tropical palms.
Throughout the meal, favorite characters from Winnie the Pooh make appearances at each table. The lineup is subject to change, but guests can look forward to meeting characters like Winne the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet. Reservations are accepted beginning at 60 days prior to arrival.
The Plaza Restaurant
Our fourth Magic Kingdom Table Service location serving breakfast is also located right near the hub. The Plaza is a casual dining parlor with an atmosphere of turn-of-the-century elegance. During breakfast, the location serves a menu featuring standard fare like scrambled eggs with breakfast potatoes, sausage, bacon and Mickey waffles. Guests can also enjoy slightly upscale dishes like lobster-fried green tomato eggs benedict. The menu also offers a “create your own” omelet with choice of sausage, bacon, ham, onions, peppers, tomatoes and cheese.
Reservations for The Plaza Restaurant are accepted beginning at 60 days prior to arrival.
Quick Service Breakfast Options
- The Friar’s Nook (Fantasyland): Breakfast sandwiches, Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts, Sausage and Gravy Potato Barrels
- Gaston’s Tavern (Fantasyland): Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Croissant
- Main Street Bakery (Main Street USA): Starbucks offerings, pastries, baked goods
- Sleepy Hollow (Liberty Square): Waffle sandwiches, Mickey Waffles
- Westward Ho (Frontierland): Breakfast sandwich, Candied Bacon Skewer, Assorted Muffins, Joffrey’s Coffee
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