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SPECIAL: Foodie Guide to Magic Kingdom Park – Summer 2019

When visiting Walt Disney World, one of the highlights of the trip is getting to enjoy all of the wonderful food that you’ll find throughout the parks, hotels and elsewhere. Right now at Magic Kingdom Park there are some very special treats to experience that you won’t want to miss! Catch all the details below.





 

Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Alex Dunlap:

Get ready for a heaping helping of Foodie News direct from Magic Kingdom Park. I’ve got sweets and savories galore and you won’t want to miss any of it! I’ve put together a quick bite-sized list of all the yummy news for you. Be sure to plan your Disney trip accordingly, because some of these offerings are for a limited-time only!

And speaking of planning, did you know that many of these items are available via mobile order? Plan out your day with just a few taps on the My Disney Experience App. Order and pay ahead (using a credit card or the Disney Dining Plan) to skip the line and get straight to snacking! In addition, some of the offerings listed below are also on the Disney Dining Plan, so make sure to look for the Disney Dining Plan icon on the menu.

NEW ITEMS:

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2319 Cone – Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies

2319! WE’VE GOT A 2319 (CONE)! It can be found in the heart of Tomorrowland. This orange sugar cone comes topped with mango-vanilla swirl soft-serve, sprinkles, and a sock-shaped cookie.

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Mickey Dome Cake (Available through September 2019) – Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café 

Trot on over to Frontierland to try this chocolate flourless cake with spicy chocolate mousse and a crème brûlée center covered in chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate ears.

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Redd’s Revenge Float – Sunshine Tree Terrace

Ahoy! Methinks a redheaded sweet treat be afloat! This yummy treat features strawberry soft-serve, Fanta Strawberry, and a chocolate pirate hat.

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It’s a Party Sundae, Sugar Cookie Sandwich (Available through July 31, 2019) – Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Celebrate America with these patriotic desserts. The It’s a Party Sundae consists of red velvet cake topped with birthday cake ice cream, raspberry and vanilla syrup, sprinkles, whipped cream, and a cherry. The Sugar Cookie Sandwich is a great grab and go sweet with birthday cake ice cream sandwiched between two sugar cookies with red, white, and blue sprinkles.

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New Items at Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen

It looks like our skippers are offering up some new items at their yummy restaurant! The first new item is Pao De Queijo, a gluten-friendly cheese bread from deep in the Amazon served with chimichurri cream cheese. You’ll also want to taste the new Tropical Serenade Sangrias, available in three different flavors: Frosty Pineapple (prosecco wine infused with pineapple and apple flavors), Cerulean Blue (Riesling white wine with tropical hints of orange), and Pineapple Passion Fruit (passion fruit and pineapple blended with prosecco). These new offerings are now available, just ask your server about them! Be sure to make your reservations for this table-service restaurant today online or by calling 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).

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Footlong Hot Dogs, Plant-Based Dog, and Hot Diggity Dog of the Month – Casey’s Corner

Foot long hot dogs! Get ya foot long hot dogs! That’s right, this popular bite has returned to Casey’s Corner. Options include Bacon Macaroni & Cheese or Chili-Cheese. And did you know that you can also get a Plant-based Dog here? It comes with plant-based sausage in a potato bun with the option to get it loaded with pickled slaw, BBQ vegan aïoli, and roasted corn relish. Of course, there’s also the Hot Diggity Dog of the Month: the Buffalo Chicken All-Beef Hot Dog with celery, fiery cheese dust, and garlic-ranch drizzle (available through the end of July).

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CURRENT SPECIALTY OFFERINGS:

  • Tangled Wall Éclair – Pinnocchio Village Haus
  • Lost Princess Cone with Dole Whip Lemon – Storybook Treats
  • Peter Pan Float – Storybook Treats
  • Space Ranger Slush – The Lunching Pad
  • Wonderland Slush – Cheshire Café

MICKEY AND MINNIE OFFERINGS:

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  • Minnie’s Cookie Dough Sundae – Storybook Treats
  • Mickey Celebration Donut (Vanilla or Chocolate) – Main Street Bakery
  • Mickey Celebration Donut (Strawberry) – Cheshire Café
  • Minnie Kitchen Sink Sundae with Souvenir Minnie Kitchen Sink Bowl – Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Mickey Burger – Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Mickey Sipper – Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café, Pinocchio Village Haus, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café, Columbia Harbour House, and Casey’s Corner

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  • The Main Street Split – Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Minnie Sundae – Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Mickey and Minnie Whoopie Pie Duo – Columbia Harbour House
  • Mouseketeer’s Cupcake (Available through Aug. 31) – Main Street Bakery

RELATED ARTICLE: 15 Things to Know Before You Go to Magic Kingdom

by Mike and Jamie Sylvester

It doesn’t get any more magical than visiting Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom! Yes, Disney’s other theme parks are spectacular but Magic Kingdom – well, it just has that extra special touch of Pixie Dust that we can’t seem to get enough of no matter how many times we visit. As you prepare your Magic Kingdom visit, check out these 15 things you’ll want to know before you go!





 

1 – Parking

If you plan to drive to Magic Kingdom, you’ll first want to know that parking is actually NOT at Magic Kingdom at all, but rather at the Transportation Ticket Center (TTC) a few miles away from the park entrance. Once you’ve parked at the TTC, you’ll get on the Monorail or Ferryboat to be shuttled over to Magic Kingdom. Sometimes Disney also operates buses that will take guests from the TTC to Magic Kingdom, but this is typically only during the busier seasons.

2 – Closest Resorts

Not in the mood to tackle the TTC? No worries! Stay at one of Disney’s many resorts. The resorts offer bus transportation that will drop you off at the park entrance. Some of the resorts even offer boat transportation. The very best resorts to stay at if you’re looking to be close to Magic Kingdom is Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Bay Lake Tower, Grand Floridian Resort, and the Polynesian Resort. Just catch the Monorail for an easy ride to Magic Kingdom. If you stay at the Contemporary Resort or Bay Lake Tower – you’ll be able to WALK to Magic Kingdom!

3 – Tickets Prices Vary

As with any of Disney World’s four theme parks, the Magic Kingdom ticket price varies. The one 1-day ticket price for admission varies between $109 and $129 per adult (10+ years), plus tax. Disney sets the price of the ticket depending on the crowd levels expected. The less popular seasons are where you’ll pay the $109, versus something like Christmas day when you’ll spend $129.

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4 – Special-Ticketed Events

Looking for something extra special? Guests can purchase special-ticketed event admission at Magic Kingdom for select days (specifically during the holidays). The two special-ticketed events are Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Both of these events are incredible and worth the admission price in our opinion! The parties begin at 7pm on select nights so even if you are not planning on going to one of these parties, you’ll want to know which days they are as your general admission ticket will have you leaving the park by 7pm on party nights!

5 – Six Themed Lands

Don’t let looking at a Magic Kingdom map overwhelm you! Magic Kingdom’s layout is almost like a wheel, with the Cinderella Castle at the hub. Each area is known as a “Land”. The six themed lands include Main Street U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland. Every land holds unique attractions, dining, and entertainment that matches the theme.

6 – Arrive Well Before Parking Opening

Magic Kingdom opens before the park officially opens. Ok, we know this sounds weird, but if Magic Kingdom opens at 9am, you’ll be able to get into the park around 8am – if not a little earlier. Guests are welcome to explore the shops on Main Street U.S.A. but are stopped from going anywhere past the Castle hub. At the official opening of the park, a show called “Let The Magic Begin” is held on the stage in front of the Castle. With all this excitement, if you arrive at the official park opening time, you’ll actually be behind the crowd of people already in the park.





 

7 – Go Left

If your Mama didn’t tell you this – we will now! Statistically, for whatever reason, in a crowd more people tend to go right. Not only will this save you some time in the grocery store, but you’ll find this to also be the case for Magic Kingdom! While most people head right to reach Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or Space Mountain, you’ll want to head left towards Adventureland. You’ll be surprised at how much you can tackle on this side of the park before the crowds reach you.

8 – Best FastPasses

You’ll want to book FastPasses (FP) via your MyDisneyExperience (MDE) App 60-days in advance of your Magic Kingdom day for Disney resort guests or 30-days in advance for non-resort guests. With a FP, you can bypass the standby line and go straight to the FP line with little to no wait! The top FP to snag are Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, Peter Pan’s Flight, Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Splash Mountain. Since you can only select three in advance, we recommend Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, and Peter Pan’s Flight as they usually boast the longest wait times. Select FP times for late morning if possible (such as 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm). This way you can hit some of the other attractions you don’t have FP for before the lines are too long. After you finish your initial three FP, get on your MDE App and select a 4thand so on until the park closes. No FastPasses? Forget tip #6 above to go left, and instead follow the crowds to the popular attractions first.

9 – Best Dining

There is no possible way we can pick just one favorite place to dine at Magic Kingdom! There are plenty of kiosks, snack carts, quick-service, and table-service dining options spread throughout the park. Two of the most difficult restaurants to get a reservation for include Be Our Guest and Cinderella’s Royal Table. Both are spectacular which makes getting a reservation for them all the more important – but also much harder to obtain. Book your table-service dining reservations 180-days in advance from your Disney resort check-in date or dining date if a non-resort guest. If you don’t want to deal with table-service dining, be sure to use your MyDisneyExperience App to Mobile Order your food at quick-service locations so you can skip the lines. Did you know, you can even order a Dole Whip via Mobile Ordering?!

10 – Mostly No Alcohol

Unlike the numerous lounges and alcoholic-beverage drink carts situated throughout Disney World’s other three theme parks, alcohol is a lot tougher to come by at Magic Kingdom. Even though we enjoy to sip on an adult beverage from time to time, we appreciate that Disney is trying to keep Magic Kingdom an especially family friendly place. Magic Kingdom used to be a totally dry park until alcohol was offered at Be Our Guest Restaurant and now several of the table-service restaurants.

11 –  Characters Galore

Of course, what would Magic Kingdom be without an influx of Disney characters! Several character meet and greets are available and include some of our absolute favorites like Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Daisy, Tinkerbell, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Pooh, Tigger, Buzz, Ariel, and MORE. FastPasses are available for several of these meet and greets while others you’ll just have to wait in line for. Looking to see several characters at once? Two restaurants in Magic Kingdom are character dining experiences including the Crystal Palace (Winnie the Pooh and Friends) and Cinderella’s Royal Table (Cinderella and many other Princesses). Be Our Guest dinner guests will also have a chance to meet the Beast.

12 – Flag Retreat

This one gets us every time! Get ready to feel your heart fill with sweet patriotism as Magic Kingdom celebrates a memorable Flag Retreat each day in the park. Typically at 5:15pm (but be sure to check your Times Guide), gather at the large flag pole in Town Square on Main Street U.S.A. After a Pledge of Allegiance, the American flag is retreated to the “Star Spangled Banner” tune played by Disney’s band. A guest Veteran is then handed the flag to complete the ceremony. It’s really an incredible experience to see!

13 – Parades, Fireworks, and a Kiss Goodnight

We mentioned characters galore above, but you can see them in action at one of Magic Kingdom’s many entertainment options. The highlight of any day is the afternoon Festival of Fantasy Parade which features numerous characters, spectacular floats, and beautiful music. Another Magic Kingdom parade is the Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! Parade. This parade stops around the Castle hub and allows guests to dance with the characters. Of course, you’ll want to plan to catch all the nighttime entertainment including Once Upon a Time, a nightlight projection show on the Cinderella Castle. And then there is the BEST of the best fireworks at Magic Kingdom called Happily Ever After. Last but not least, is a not-so-well known special moment called A Kiss Goodnight. Many guests miss this 2-minute announcement and projection on the Castle as it takes place roughly 30-minutes after park closing. It’s Disney’s sweet way of saying, sorry – but you’ve got to go!

14 – Need More Than One Day

This is very true. There is simply no way to do all of Magic Kingdom in just one day. It’s easy to spend two days (if not more) at Magic Kingdom. This will allow you to try multiple restaurants, have six advanced FastPass selections, and hit all the entertainment, characters and attractions you may not be able to tackle in one day.

15 – Tron is Coming!

YES! It’s hard to contain our excitement, but a Tron attraction is coming to Magic Kingdom! If visiting Magic Kingdom now, you’ll already notice construction taking place near Space Mountain and Tomorrowland Speedway where Tron will be located. Shanghai Disney currently has the Tron Lightcycle Power Run attraction and it’s known as the highest ranking attraction there. We expect the same for Magic Kingdom! Get ready to board a coaster-like attraction where guests will sit upon a two-wheeled light cycle for the ride of a lifetime. Tron at Magic Kingdom is scheduled to open in 2021.



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