Guests who visit Walt Disney World had better bring their appetites with them since there are literally endless dining options to choose from. Scattered throughout the four theme parks, two water parks, Disney Springs, and Disney Resorts are dining options that feature unique and delicious options to choose from. Guests enjoying a Disney vacation can choose dining options that include everything from snack carts and quick service food court locations to fine dining and full-service meals. Guests who want to make the most of their time in Walt Disney World and choose to eat on the go tend to favor quick-service locations as they offer up delicious options in an informal, quick, and convenient setting. While there are plenty of quick-service locations in Walt Disney World, there are several which are set up in a way that could be considered food courts. These locations offer several different counters to order from and plenty of different options to choose from. Here are the seven best food courts to try at Walt Disney World.
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, not all restaurants and resorts have reopened. Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app for up to date hours.
1 – Capt. Cook’s
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a favorite of many guests in Walt Disney World thanks to its tropical theme that brings the South Seas to life. Guests who spend time at the Disney Resorts can choose from several different dining options, including a quick service location that features options every guest will love. Capt. Cook’s can be found in the rear of the Great Ceremonial House and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day. Guests who visit the location can enjoy classic posters advertising tropical Polynesian locations and order up options including Tonga Toast, Thai Coconut Meatballs, Aloha Pork Sandwich, Pulled Pork Nachos, and Fish Tacos.
2 – Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
Another great quick-service dining location in Walt Disney World can be found at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort. This Disney Resort aims to bring the charm and festiveness of New Orleans’ French Quarter to life through theme and food. The quick-service location found at the Disney Resort is Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order up Cajun classics as well as traditional American options like Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Barbecued Ribs, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Jambalaya, and Fried Shrimp.
3 – Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom is very popular with guests thanks to thrilling and amazing attractions like Space Mountain, the Astro Orbiter, and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. The area is also home to a popular quick-service dining location, which offers up some unique entertainment. Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café is open for lunch and dinner each day. It features three different bays from which guests can order up unique options like Bacon Deluxe Chicken Sandwich, Barbecue Pork Bacon Cheeseburger, Greek Salad With Chicken, and Vegetable Burger. Once guests have their meals, they can find seats inside a lounge setup where the audio-animatronic Sonny Eclipse performs music and cracks jokes.
4 – ABC Commissary
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to some of the most unique dining locations in Walt Disney World, which bring guests into drive-in theaters and back in time to the 1950s. A favorite quick-service dining location in the park is the ABC Commissary, which is located in the Commissary Lane area. The quick-service location is designed to feel like a cafeteria in a studio where guests might happen upon stars also enjoying their meals. Guests can dine at the ABC Commissary for lunch and dinner on delicious options like Asian Salad, New York Strip Steak Chicken Club, and Chicken Breast Nuggets.
5- Everything POP Shopping & Dinin
Guests who stay at Disney’s Pop Century Resort can enjoy a celebration which highlights the decades of the last century and brings culture and nostalgia to life. The quick-service dining location at the Disney Resort is Everything POP Shopping & Dining, which features a rainbow color palette that is slightly psychedelic. Guests who dine there for breakfast, lunch, or dinner can order from seven different counters and choose from delicious options like the Bounty Platter, Chicken Pot Pie, Wine Butter Mussels, Rotisserie Chicken, and Salmon Burger.
6 – Sunshine Seasons
Of all locations in Walt Disney World, Epcot is home to the most dining options thanks to its massive footprint, including Future World and World Showcase. The Land Pavilion in Future World is home to popular attractions that celebrate the beauty and wonder of the land. On the lower level of the pavilion is Sunshine Seasons, a quick-service eatery that is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The location features several different ordering counters to choose from, which serve up fresh options often grown right there in The Land. Guests can order up delicious options, including bakery items, Oak-Grilled Salmon, Turkey, and Monterey Jack on Ciabatta, Mongolian Beef, and Spicy Fish Tacos.
7 – El Mercado de Coronado
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort brings the beauty of Spanish Colonial Mexico to life through incredible architecture and cultural details. A quick service location found at the Disney Resort is the El Mercado de Coronado, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. El Mercado de Coronado is sure to thrill guests with fantastic options like rice bowls, nachos, burgers, Philly cheese steak, and paninis.
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