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  • On Apr 7, 2022
    Alana from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We haven't visited since 2019, but return this month! There are many new dining options and some menus have changed. What counter service restaurants do you recommend for picky eaters (think chicken strips) in Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios?


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    A question about food? Yes please!

    There is nothing wrong with picky eaters. Everyone at Disney gets to eat what they want, that is how it should be! I have some picky eaters in my household, so this is right up my alley. Let's look at this, park-by-park.

    Magic Kingdom Park
    Our family favorite is the Columbia Harbour House, located in the Liberty Square area. It has your mentioned chicken strips, which is our girl's go-to meal, but my wife and I can get something a bit off the beaten path. They used to have an amazing hummus sandwich, which makes a return to the menu every now and then. They also have a lot of great seafood choices. Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café has also become one of our standard stops, as it has so many reliable mainstream menu choices including BBQ, burgers, salads, and chicken strips. 

    Disney's Hollywood Studios
    When we are in the Studios, we have two lunch paths. The first is to go visit the array of stands on Sunset Boulevard, down near The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Spots like Rosie's All-American Café, and all the other nearby stands when combined cover most of the food basics you might think of. The outdoor seating is also very nice, and great for people-watching. Otherwise, we hit the Backlot Express. It is conveniently located in the center of the park and carries enough standards to keep everyone in the family happy. 

    Be sure you have the My Disney Experience App loaded onto your smart phone before entering the parks. The Disney Genie service is great at speeding up your lunch time by helping you with locating and ordering counter service meals with the Mobile Online Ordering service. 

    So there are a few choices for you. Let me know some other places you will be, like at a resort hotel, Disney Springs, or Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, and I can offer more suggestions. I always love chatting about food!

    Have a Magical (and delicious) Vacation!


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