Diving into a day at Walt Disney World’s Florida theme parks is an exciting adventure. Spending a day on your feet wandering from adventure to adventure and waiting in attraction queue lines can mean most of the visit will require tons of time on your toes.
Finding fuel for starting up your day at Disney is essential to giving your body the energy it needs to make it through the morning and into lunchtime. Listed below are 5 favorite finds for pixie dust powered park play.
Hearty Hotel Morning Meals
Best for those with a bit more time on their hands and multiple days to enjoy the excitement, these reliable restaurants are tucked away within the many hotels at the resort.
1. Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary Resort Hotel
Breakfast buffet style dining with visits by classic Disney characters is a great way to start the day before embarking on the Monorail to the Magic Kingdom. Perfect for families with kids of all ages who are fans of Disney’s iconic characters, Chef Mickey’s features all you can eat traditional breakfast favorites.
2. Kona Café at the Polynesian Village Resort
Featuring the usual breakfast favorites along with a few original offerings (macadamia nut pancakes, Polynesian egg platter, and seven seas Samoan), this sit down dining destination is located within the Polynesian Village Resort Hotel. The hotel is has its own monorail station and is a short walk from the Ticket and Transportation Center, making it a convenient place to start your day.
My personal favorite is the Tonga Toast: “Banana-stuffed French Toast rolled in Cinnamon Sugar and served with a Strawberry Compote and your choice of Ham, Spiced Ham, Bacon, or Sausage” (Disney website).
3. Boma – Flavors of Africa at the Animal Kingdom Lodge
African inspired morning munchies at Boma are unique, flavorful and filling, making them perfect for fueling a day-long safari at the nearby Animal Kingdom.
“Greet your day with a cup of full-bodied Kenyan AA coffee, tropical juice, and a bountiful breakfast buffet. Selections may include made-to-order omelets, French toast, African pastries, carved ham, fresh fruit and corn beef bobotie—a type of South African quiche.” (Disney website)
In Park Palate Pleasers
For those on the go, favoring food delivered at a more expedient pace, grabbing grub at quick service location within any to the Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks would be an easier expeditious experience. A pair of personally preferred palate pleasing possibilities is proclaimed below.
4. Sleepy Hollow (Magic Kingdom)
Located in Liberty Square, next door to the Hall of Presidents, Sleepy Hollow whisks up wonderful waffles. Choose from a Mickey waffle topped with powdered sugar, a breakfast egg, ham cheese and tomato waffle (available only until noon), a fresh fruit and chocolate-hazelnut spread waffle sandwich, or a Mickey waffle topped with strawberries and whipped cream. This quick service counter corner also offers funnel cakes, corn dogs and a sweet/spicy chicken waffle sandwich among its mouth-watering menu selections.
5. Be Our Guest (Magic Kingdom)
A highly popular place to enjoy fine Fantasyland fare, breakfast at Be Our Guest is truly magical. Though dining within Beast’s castle for lunch or breakfast is a quick service location, reservations are required for this enchanting experience.
“Start your day the French way—with coffee, juice and assorted pastries. Ensure a bon jour with a fluffy quiche or Croque Madame breakfast sandwich, each perfectly prepared to soothe the hungriest beast . . . Quick-service breakfast is available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM” (Disney website)
Of the scores of sumptuous taste bud temptations found at Disney’s resort in Florida, these five find feasting favor for me. All this dishing on dining now has my stomach grumbling, so I’ll excuse myself to go prepare a plate of Tonga toast.
When visiting the Walt Disney World resort, which Disney dining destination does the job for your morning meal? Please post your palate’s preference(s) in the comments below.