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Four Places For a Quick Breakfast in the Magic Kingdom

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Do you really need a good breakfast on your way to the parks for Early Entry? Can’t you just grab one later in the parks? You sure can, so let’s talk about where to find some breakfast fuel in the Magic Kingdom. If you’re looking for a sit-down breakfast then the Crystal Palace is your option, but today we’re going to focus on Quick Service. Magic Kingdom has four locations offering Quick Service breakfast, and three of them are open during Early Entry. They are all variations on “American breakfast cuisine” and menus are limited, but they will get the job done.

When should you take a break to charge up for the rest of the day? We recommend not stopping during Early Entry or for at least half an hour after regular park opening, so that you can take advantage of short lines. Once you see the wait times starting to get long, pick your time to take a break and get food. Don’t forget that food and drink are allowed in the outdoor portions of a queue, so if someone in your group isn’t quite done you can get on the move and bring it with you. Some of the items below will qualify as snacks on the 2024 Disney Dining Plan.

Main Street Bakery

Main Street Bakery is the Magic Kingdom’s Starbucks location. The Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll is a favorite of many and you won’t find it at your local Starbucks. But the rest of the menu will be pretty familiar if Starbucks is a regular stop for you at home (menu here.) There’s no Mobile Order here and the lines can get long, but they move very quickly.

The facade of the Main Street Bakery at Disney World, decorated for autumn.

Main Street Bakery might be the exception to the rule about not stopping for breakfast during Early Entry. If you’ve arrived during the half-hour of Early Entry but aren’t eligible to access it, you’ll still be able to roam freely on Main Street. In this case, it might be a great time to grab a bite!

The Lunching Pad

Let us be honest, there is never a wrong time of day for a Mickey Pretzel. At the Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland, you can even get the elusive Cream Cheese Pretzel – and you can get both of them for breakfast. During Early Entry even! (But let’s be real, you’re in line for Space Mountain or Buzz Lightyear during Early Entry, right?) And for you coffee partisans, Lunching Pad coffee is Joffrey’s.

Mickey-shaped pretzel with cheese sauce with flowers in the background

If you’re looking for more traditional fare, the menu is limited. (menu), but contains polar opposites on the nutritional spectrum. The Sticky Bubble Bread — it’s a bit like monkey bread — is an instant sugar high. The Breakfast Bowl is a protein-heavy (or heavier, anyway) dish of eggs, cheese, and chili on top of a healthy serving of tots.

Friar’s Nook

Heading around toward the back of the park, if you find yourself paused in Fantasyland for breakfast then Friar’s Nook will be your go-to option. It is also open for Early Entry, if you are sitting it out while your party rides with the Dwarfs. Like the Lunching Pad, the menu is limited. (menu)

Fried tots with a dressing of beige sausage gravy.

The lone entree is a breakfast sandwich on a pretzel bun, but you can also get tots slathered in sausage gravy, or even just a side of the sausage gravy. The good news is that you can get your coffee (Joffrey’s) either hot or as cold brew, and cocoa and tea are also available.

Sleepy Hollow Refreshments

Continuing around the park counter-clockwise to Liberty Square, we’ve arguably saved the best for last. Since Liberty Square isn’t open during Early Entry, Sleepy Hollow Refreshments isn’t either. But that’s OK, it’s worth waiting for – Sleepy Hollow is routinely ranked among the top Quick Service locations in Disney World in our reader surveys. (menu)

The waffle with fresh fruit and hazelnut spread is available all day, as is the funnel cake (with or without strawberries). But the Mickey Waffle (also available with or without strawberries) is only on offer at breakfast. As at Friar’s Nook, the coffee is available either hot or cold, or you may choose tea or cocoa.

Other Options

Gaston’s Tavern in Fantasyland only has one menu all day, but it is open during breakfast and you can grab a bite there. The sandwich changes from time to time, but the cinnamon roll is reliable as is the Tavern’s Le Feu’s Brew. Coffee (hot or cold) and tea are also available.

What’s your favorite breakfast when you head to the Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments!

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Jennifer Heymont

Jennifer has a background in math and biology, so she ended up in Data Science where she gets to do both. She lives just north of Boston with her husband, kids, and assorted animal members of the family. Although it took three visits for the Disney bug to "take", she now really wishes she lived a lot closer to the Parks.

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