13 Best Magic Kingdom Breakfast Options at Disney

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For our family, morning is the golden time at Walt Disney World. It’s time to hit the ground running, to ride and get things done before the heat of the day and the crowds.

In fact, some of our best times at Disney have been during those hours just as the park opens. 

For example, more than a decade ago, we took my grandmother for her last Disney trip to the Magic Kingdom. 

Using Extra Magic Hours and fast passes, we zipped around Fantasyland on and off of all her favorite rides with hardly any wait, even at Peter Pan. 

However, fast passes are gone now, and Extra Magic Hours have morphed into half hours.

So for breakfast, we’ll typically grab something on the way or from a quick service restaurant or stand in the park, eat quickly and conquer the day. 


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Do they serve breakfast at Magic Kingdom?

Yes. Magic Kingdom offers elaborate table service breakfast options with character dining to quick service breakfast and is more than ready to handle your breakfast needs. 

Of course, we’ve done several character breakfasts – sometimes in the parks and sometimes at the Polynesian or the Contemporary resorts.

When we opt for the character dining experiences, we book as early as possible before the park opens. This way, we can enjoy our meal, enjoy meeting the characters and then start our day.

What are breakfast hours at Disney World?

Generally speaking, breakfast hours are from 8 am to 11 am. However, a few places – like Cinderella’s Royal Table – stop serving breakfast earlier. 

What are the best breakfast options at the Magic Kingdom?

To me, breakfast is the most utilitarian meal of the day. Sure, there are days in our lives when we’ll have a fancy breakfast and really splurge. But for the most part, I just want to kick the day off with something simple. 

Likewise, in the parks, I don’t like to start the day with a heavy meal. But I will make exceptions – usually for character dining. With that said, here are the best breakfast options in the Magic Kingdom:

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Cinderella's Royal Table Entrance
Be sure to get a reservation for breakfast at the Royal Table (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

13. Breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table

This isn’t about the quality of the breakfast. In fact, it’s good. However, it’s about the feel, the price and the timing.

The breakfast window at the Royal Table is from 8 to 10:15 am, and you’d better have a reservation. During the meal, you’ll meet princesses like Aurora, Ariel or Snow White in what is Disney’s signature character dining experience.

Also, is it weird that I prefer my breakfast character dining to be the animated characters? We’ve done breakfasts at Chef Mickey’s, Tusker House and at Ohana and they’ve all been great. But dining with the princesses for breakfast was strangely odd. 

Apparently, my inner self believes princess dining should be saved for the evening. And while I realize you’re paying for the experience, for about $65, I’d think the breakfast offerings would be a bit more.

What is on the menu at Cinderella’s Royal Table?

At the time of this writing, adults can choose from Traditional Breakfast – which has scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and potatoes – or the Shrimp and Grits – smoked gouda cheese grits, tomato jam, fried egg, buttered shrimp and garlic baguette.

The Baked Quiche has goat cheese, spinach and mushroom with a dollop of goat cheese cream served with arugula and roasted bell peppers.

The Beef Tenderloin and Egg come with potatoes and cheese frittata with broccolini, Boursin cheese sauce and chive oil. Finally, the Royal Avocado Toast is multigrain toast, plant-based eggs and cheese, avocado, radish and jalapeños (plant-based).

For a sweeter option, the Caramel Apple-stuffed French Toast is decadent French toast stuffed with sweet cream cheese and spiced apples drizzled with caramel sauce and served with bacon.

Let me just say that if you pay $65 for breakfast, please choose something other than avocado toast.

For $39, kids can choose from Mickey-shaped WaffleFruit and Seed Oatmeal or assorted cold cereals.

And I will also say that if I pay $40 for breakfast and my guy orders a bowl of cold cereal or some oatmeal, I am going to be salty for the rest of the day. 

Friar's Nook Magic Kingdom
Grab a classic breakfast sandwich from the Friar’s Nook (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

12. Breakfast Sandwich at Friar’s Nook

Now, let’s get into some “faster” options throughout the park.

Friar’s Nook has a classic breakfast sandwich of bacon, egg and cheddar and it’s served on a multigrain croissant with tots. You also have the option of a side of gravy tots. It’s a great breakfast option in the Magic Kingdom.

mickey waffle with powdered sugar, whipped cream and berries
The Mickey Waffle with strawberries and cream is found at Sleepy Hollow (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

11. Mickey Waffle from Sleepy Hollow

The Mickey-shaped waffle with strawberries, powdered sugar and whipped cream is available at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square. 

It’s a sweet and savory breakfast option.

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Gaston's at the Magic Kingdom
Start your day with a cinnamon roll from Gaston’s Tavern (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

10. Cinnamon Roll from Gaston’s Tavern

Say what you will about Gaston, but cinnamon rolls for breakfast and turkey legs for lunch isn’t a bad way to get things done.

I do feel like there should be a four-dozen egg option, however. 

Main Street Bakery Magic Kingdom
The Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom has a good selection and sandwiches, pastries and coffee (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

9. Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Sandwich from the Main Street Bakery

In addition to the offerings from Starbucks, the Main Street Bakery has a good selection of sandwiches and pastries. 

It’s always a solid go-to if you’re looking for a good, quick breakfast.

Hot Dog Plain from Casey's Corner
While on vacation, enjoy a breakfast hot dog from Casey’s Corner (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

8. Hot Dog from Casey’s Corner

You are on vacation, I’m just saying. Casey’s Corner opens at 10:30 am.

Mickey Mouse Cinnamon Roll
A rather large Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll is not a bad way to start your day (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

7. Minnie-Shaped Cinnamon Roll from Main Street Bakery

You can find a Minnie-shaped cinnamon roll with pink icing and a chocolate Minnie bow from the Main Street Bakery. They also have large Mickey-shaped varieties.

And if you want something sweeter, try the Chocolate-Hazelnut Bear Claw.

sleepy hollow at the magic kingdom
Sleepy Hollow offers a Fruit Waffle Sandwich in addition to its Mickey Waffle (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

6. Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich from Sleepy Hollow

This sandwich is served with strawberries, bananas, blueberries and chocolate-hazelnut spread. 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Topped With Dole Whip
The Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Aloha Isle (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

5. Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Aloha Isle

The Aloha Isle opens at 10 am, and that’s still breakfast time for me.

Start your day with a Raspberry-Pineapple Swirl Dole Whip or the Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Dole Whip. They have juice, therefore it can be breakfast in my book.

In fact, get Casey’s hot dog first and a Dole Whip by 11 am. That’s a brunch made for kings.

Gaston's Ham Sandwich Magic Kingdom
This ham and cheese sandwich can be found at Gaston’s Tavern (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

4. Ham, Provolone and Swiss Sandwich from Gaston’s Tavern

This hearty breakfast sandwich is available at Gaston’s in Fantasyland.

Westward Ho Magic Kingdom
You can start the day with a Bear Claw from Westward Ho (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

3. Wendell’s Bear Claw from Westward Ho

This traditional Bear Claw is dipped in chocolate and is also sprinkled with hazelnuts.

You can wash it down with a Joffrey’s Coffee cold brew and you are all set to start the day.

Kids With Piglet at the Crystal Palace
Try an early character breakfast buffet at Crystal Palace (photo by Kirby Russell/HeyOrlando.com)

2. Breakfast Buffet at Crystal Palace

This is character dining that feels appropriate for breakfast. And also, the cost is a little better at $45 per adult and $29 per child.

Additionally, it feels more like breakfast dining with the Hundred Acre Wood characters Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger than the princesses. 

The buffet options include fresh fruit, yogurt, crispy bacon, freshly prepared eggs, pancakes and waffles, cereal, biscuits with gravy and also assorted pastries.

Book your breakfast before the park opens to get a good start on your day and not miss as much park time. 

a Cheshire Cat tail
The Cheshire Cat Tail from the Cheshire Cafe is filled with sweet cream and chocolate chips (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

1. Cheshire Cat Tail from Cheshire Cafe

This pastry is filled with sweet cream and chocolate chips and is topped with streams of two colors of icing.

It is available, appropriately, from Cheshire Cafe which is located across from the Mad Hatter’s Teacups in Fantasyland.

How much is breakfast at Magic Kingdom?

It depends on what you want. You can get a breakfast sandwich for under $10. Alternatively, breakfast dining inside the Cinderella Castle is $65 per adult and $39 per child.

And for the record, anyone 10 or older is an adult.

What is your favorite Magic Kingdom breakfast? Let us know in the comments!

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John Gullion

John Gullion, Managing Editor at the Citizen Tribune, is a freelance contributor for TheSmokies.com LLC – the parent company of TheSmokies.com and HeyOrlando.com.

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