Hi, everyone! I absolutely adore the date night series and am excited to continue with Magic Kingdom! This post will focus on food options for a great evening out. Let’s dive in to Magic Kingdom date night ideas in Disney World Part 1!
Let’s begin discussing by the table service restaurant that will make for a magical evening for you and your date! There is only 1 location that I’m going to recommend. My husband and I, personally, prefer quick service meals at Magic Kingdom for 2 reasons. One, you get more bang for your buck as the table service locations tend to be pricey. And two, there is so much to see and experience at Magic Kingdom that a quick service meal allows more time to explore!
Be Our Guest Restaurant
Be Our Guest Restaurant, themed to the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast, is an absolute sight to behold! Located in New Fantasyland, it will completely transport you to France. Theme ambiance will certainly blow you away as you can dine in the notorious West Wing, stately Grand Ballroom, or the romantic Castle Gallery. Dinner is a sit down event (unlike breakfast and lunch which are quick service). Dinner guests receive a prixe-fix, 3 course menu with choices such as French onion soup (yes, please!), escargot, and filet mignon. Included is a trio of mini desserts at the end. Trust me, the Grey Stuff is delicious!
This is a very popular dining location in Magic Kingdom, especially for dinner. Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) can be tough to get, so be sure to book yours 180 days in advance!
My family and I enjoy the Magic Kingdom quick service locations over their table service offerings. We have our go-to spots that serve up some pretty good meals. Thus, I actually recommend planning a Magic Kingdom date night with a stop at one of these spots!
Columbia Harbour House
We. Love. Columbia Harbour House. They serve up typical theme park faire, but also have unique options such as lobster rolls, clam chowder, and grilled salmon. We always enjoy the chicken pot pie with green beans! It is a hearty, filling meal that won’t disappoint. Best yet, Columbia Harbour House participates in mobile ordering so your meal will be ready when you are!
Pro Tip: Head upstairs to eat as it tends to be less crowded. If you find the dining room that looks directly out at the Haunted Mansion, be sure to check out the artwork. This room is unique because the paintings are of ghost ships! Perfect with a Haunted Mansion view.
Pinocchio Village Haus
We dined at Pinocchio Village Haus during our last 2 trips and both times it was very good food. We love being able to sit inside and watch people ride the “it’s a small world” attraction. It is also nice grabbing a table outside to enjoy views of Fantasyland, including Cinderella Castle. Pinocchio Village Haus has an Italian-inspired menu with offerings such as antipasto salad (small, but good!), chicken parmesan sandwich, and chicken nuggets. We are chicken nugget connoisseurs and the ones here are juicy and crispy! Just like Colombia Harbour House, this haus also participates in mobile ordering!
We absolutely crave the snack foods available at Magic Kingdom! Honestly, you and your date could easily make a meal out of snack foods and not be disappointed (we’ve done this many times). Here are our favorite snack locations for Magic Kingdom date night ideas in Disney World!
My husband and I crave the food from Sleepy Hollow. I’m not even kidding. I feel like it is the “hidden gem” of food in Magic Kingdom! Look out for Sleepy Hollow as it is tucked away between Liberty Square and Cinderella Castle. They specialize in waffles, funnel cakes, and foot-long corn dogs! If you’re looking for something sweet and spicy, check out the sweet and spicy chicken waffle sandwich. There’s just something magical when fried chicken is paired with a Belgian waffle! The fresh fruit waffle sandwich with chocolate-hazelnut spread is amazing. You can also grab some Mickey waffles or even a vanilla ice cream churro sandwich! Sleepy Hollow is a must-do on your date night!
Another location for a Magic Kingdom date night idea in Disney World is Gaston’s Tavern. We always make it a point to stop here during every trip. It is worth the hike to the back of New Fantasyland! They do have a small selection of sandwiches on the menu, but I’m going to recommend LaFou’s Brew. It is a highly refreshing frozen apple juice drink swirled with marshmallow- flavored syrup and topped with passion fruit foam. Sound weird? We thought it was an odd flavor combination until we tried it. It’s amazing! I love to pair my LaFou’s Brew with some macarons. Perfect snack for date night 🙂
Main Street Confectionary
My husband and I both have a pretty big sweet tooth, so Main Street Confectionary is our go-to for sweet snacks at Magic Kingdom! We love watching the bakers make these sweet treats in house. The Mickey shaped krispie rice treats and cake pops are wonderful!
Aloha Isle/Sunshine Tree Terrace
I’m grouping Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace together because they are both located in Adventureland and serve up iconic frozen desserts. Aloha Isle has the classic Dole Whip treats (even a pineapple upside down cake topped with Dole whip!). Sunshine Tree Terrace delights with the citrus swirl! Both the Dole Whip and Citrus Swirl have loyal fans. Which do you prefer?!
Those are my recommendations for eating your way through Magic Kingdom! You and your date will thoroughly enjoy yourselves, even if you don’t do a sit down meal. Check back on Thursday for Magic Kingdom date night ideas in Disney World Part 2!!
Until next time… Cheers!!