Disney is known for magic, dreams, pixie dust, and food! When you’re hankering a salty snack, sometimes you want a golden classic, and sometimes you want an indulgent twist, but either way, Disney fries just always hit the spot. Whether you’re strolling down Main Street, U.S.A or exploring the fantastical realms of Adventureland, these crispy golden wonders are a delightful treat for kids and adults alike.
In this guide, we will embark on a delicious journey through the enchanting kingdom of Disney World, uncovering the best places to savor the mouthwatering delight of French fries that will leave you craving for more. So, let’s dive into this delectable adventure and discover where to find the most unforgettable fries in the most magical place on Earth!
What are Disney Fries?
Walt Disney World uses classic thin shoestring french fries. To be honest, we think that Disney made some type of deal with Mcdonald’s in the 90s because the fries in the park taste like a slightly crispier version of Mcdonald’s fries, and who doesn’t love Mcdonald’s french fries??
FUN FACT: Mcdonald’s used to sell their famous french fries in Walt Disney World at snack carts starting in 1998. While Mcdonald’s doesn’t actually sell in the parks anymore, the world’s largest Mcdonald’s is actually on Walt Disney World property. And it’s completely solar!
Some Disney restaurants like to put their own spin on the classic, however. Your basic burger and fries quick-service will offer the famous shoestring fries, but some places like to get fancy with different types of fries and toppings!
Are Disney Fries Gluten-Free?
French fries are naturally gluten-free, however, they often share fryers with items that are not, like chicken nuggets, corn dogs, etc. Disney World is amazingly accommodating to guests’ dietary needs, so if you need to ensure that your Disney french fries are gluten-free simply alert a Cast Member when you order. All Disney dining locations have designated fryers for just such occasions. Note, this isn’t always the case at some third-party restaurants at Disney World.
Best Disney Fries in the Magic Kingdom
Step into the Magic Kingdom, where every corner sparkles with wonder and joy. Join us as we navigate through the delightful eateries scattered throughout this whimsical land, unearthing the hidden gems that serve up the most delectable and crispy French fries imaginable. Get ready to embark on a magical gastronomic adventure that will leave you spellbound and utterly satisfied. Let’s explore the kingdom and discover where the golden treasures await!
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
Located in Tomorrowland, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe beckons hungry explorers with its futuristic facade and intergalactic charm. Amidst the lively atmosphere and the captivating tunes of Sonny Eclipse, this burger spot boasts a culinary delight that is out of this world – their French fries. Cosmic Ray’s serves up the classic Disney Fries hot, salty, and perfect every time.
Casey’s Corner is a beloved baseball-themed eatery that pays homage to America’s favorite pastime. While their hot dogs steal the show, it would be a crying shame not to mention the irresistible allure of their French fries. Crispy, golden, and full of flavor, these fries are the perfect accompaniment to the ballpark fare.
For an extra level of indulgence, make sure to try their secret tip: order a side of hot cheese for dipping. The creamy, melty cheese adds a tantalizing twist that takes these fries to a whole new level of deliciousness.
And if you’re in the mood for some extra pizzazz, Casey’s Corner also offers chili cheese fries, where the crispy fries are smothered in a savory chili and topped with a generous drizzle of melted cheese. It’s a winning combination that will satisfy even the heartiest of appetites.
FUN FACT: Did you know that chili cheese fries were one of Walt Disney’s favorite snacks?
The Friar’s Nook
Tucked away in the enchanting realm of Fantasyland, the Friar’s Nook awaits with a tantalizing array of specialty tots for the comfort food foodie. One standout option is the creamy bacon macaroni and cheese tots, where each crispy tot is generously coated with a velvety macaroni and cheese sauce, perfectly balanced with crispy bacon bits. For those seeking a unique and flavorful twist, the curry brat tots are a must-try. These tots are elevated with the addition of chopped bratwurst, accompanied by a tantalizing curry ketchup and a refreshing apple slaw. Each bite offers a delightful symphony of textures and flavors, making the Friar’s Nook a go-to destination for tot enthusiasts looking to indulge in a whimsical and savory experience.
The specialty tots change with the seasons, so you never know what they will be serving up next!
Nestled on Main Street, U.S.A, the Plaza Restaurant beckons guests with its charming Victorian decor and delectable American cuisine. Among the many highlights on their menu, one standout offering is the loaded fries that are perfect for sharing.
Designed to satisfy even the heartiest of appetites, these loaded fries come in a generous portion that easily serves two hungry visitors. Piled high with a mouthwatering array of toppings, each crispy fry becomes a vessel for flavor-packed indulgence. From the savory goodness of melted cheese to the tantalizing tang of crispy bacon and the zing of tangy sour cream, these loaded fries are a harmonious symphony of taste and texture.
Best Disney Fries in EPCOT
EPCOT is of course known for food because of the World Showcase, but you can still find something as delicious, simple, and utterly American in EPCOT.
Located in the American Adventure pavilion at Epcot, the Regal Eagle Smokehouse is a haven for barbecue enthusiasts seeking authentic flavors and smoky goodness. Served with a generous portion of smoky barbecue sauce, the burnt ends loaded fries are the perfect complement to the rich and savory flavors of the slow-cooked meats. Each crispy fry becomes an irresistible vehicle for tangy and savory barbecue goodness, creating a harmonious blend of textures and tastes.
The newest location to open in EPCOT, Connections Eatery, is a vibrant and bustling quick-service. While Connections has made a name for itself with its waffles, you can still get your classic golden Disney fries here. This is the only location in EPCOT to get the classic Disney french fries!
Best Disney Fries in Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Hollywood Studios used to be known as a “food desert”, but it has really come around! Everything from classic to intergalactic can be found in Hollywood Studios, and just about everything has a fun-themed twist.
Backlot Express welcomes you with its cinematic ambiance and delectable cuisine. This is your go-to location for a good but basic burger and fries, with the classic Disney shoestring fries. Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite between thrilling attractions or settling in for a leisurely meal, the French fries at Backlot Express are a reliable and satisfying choice that will keep you
Woody’s Lunch Box
When you step into Woody’s Lunch Box at Toy Story Land, get ready for a nostalgic taste explosion with their irresistible loaded potato barrels. These little bites of heaven are like mini-loaded baked potatoes, but in a fun and convenient shape. Picture crispy tater tots loaded with a blend of melted cheese, savory bacon bits, and a dollop of creamy sour cream. It’s the ultimate comfort food with a playful twist, guaranteed to transport you back to your childhood.
Best Disney Fries in Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is arguably the best park in Walt Disney World for snacks. They are creative twists on classic comfort food, usually based around barbeque. You really can find dishes as wild as the animals you’ll see in Kilimanjaro Safaris.
Flame Tree Barbeque
Get ready to have your taste buds set ablaze with the finger-licking goodness of the fries at Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. These fries are the perfect match for the smoky flavors and tender meats that Flame Tree is famous for. The trick is to order the barbecue pulled pork macaroni and cheese with a side of fries… Dump the fries on top and enjoy the amazingly indulgent sweet, salty, and smoky new snack.
When hunger strikes while exploring the exotic lands of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, head over to Mr. Kamal’s for a delightful surprise – their unforgettable fries. This hidden gem offers a unique twist on the classic French fry. These delectable delights are seasoned with a tantalizing blend of spices that elevate them to a whole new level of flavor.
Best Disney Fries in Disney Springs
Disney Springs is called Disney World’s “Shopping District”, but let’s be honest, it is an eating district! You can find all types of food- Simple, casual, fine dining, fusion, internation, and all have one thing in common… Delicious!
Looking to strike a perfect balance between bowling and indulgence? Look no further than Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Disney Springs, where you can take a break from the lanes and dive into a plate of their mouthwatering loaded fries. These fries are the real MVP, loaded with all the fixings you could dream of. Picture a generous pile of crispy fries smothered in melted cheese, savory bacon bits, zesty jalapeños, and a drizzle of tangy ranch dressing. It’s a flavor explosion that will have you reaching for more with each bite.
Seafood lovers, listen up! You can indulge in a coastal culinary delight at Disney Springs’ crab topped fries, a true treat for seafood enthusiasts. These fries take the classic comfort food to a whole new level with the addition of succulent crab meat. Picture a bed of golden fries generously topped with tender and flavorful crab meat, drizzled with a tangy sauce that enhances every bite. The combination of crispy fries and the delicate sweetness of the crab creates a delectable harmony of flavors. Whether you’re strolling along the waterfront or enjoying a leisurely meal, the crab topped fries are a must-try for seafood lovers looking to savor a taste of the ocean in the heart of Disney Springs.
If you’re in search of a delicious Canadian delight, look no further than the Daily Poutine in Disney Springs. This casual eatery specializes in a classic Canadian dish – poutine. Each day, they offer a variety of mouthwatering poutine creations that will make your taste buds dance with joy. From the traditional poutine with its perfect combination of crispy fries, rich gravy, and squeaky cheese curds to unique and inventive toppings like pulled pork, spicy sausage, or even butter chicken, the Daily Poutine never fails to surprise and satisfy. It’s the ultimate comfort food experience, with each forkful delivering a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.
If you’re craving a satisfying dose of barbecue goodness while exploring Disney Springs, look no further than The Polite Pig. While their smoked meats steal the show, their fries are an unsung hero that deserves recognition. These hand-cut fries are cooked to perfection, with a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior that melts in your mouth. But what truly sets them apart is the array of flavorful dipping sauces that accompany them. From tangy Carolina mustard to spicy bourbon mayo, there’s a sauce to suit every taste bud. Whether you’re feasting on their mouth watering brisket or enjoying their signature BBQ sandwich, be sure to pair it with a side of their outstanding fries.
Is there anything better than hand cut french fries? D-Luxe Burger features fresh hand cut french fries. While they are known for their burgers, (obviously, just look at the name), their fries are for sure something to write about. FUN IDEA: Be sure to ask a Cast Member about the different dipping sauces and try new things with your fries!
Summer House on the Lake – COMING SUMMER 2023
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the upcoming arrival of Summer House on the Lake at Disney Springs in the summer of 2023. This highly anticipated dining destination promises a unique and memorable experience, and one item that is sure to capture attention is their delectable sweet potato fries. Sweet potato fries are the perfect blend of natural sweetness and delightful indulgence. Get ready to experience the magic of these irresistible fries as you embark on a culinary journey at Disney Springs’ newest gem.
BONUS TIP: Use Mobile Order!
Disney has revolutionized the dining experience by introducing Mobile Order, a convenient and time-saving feature available through the official Disney app. With a simple tap on your smartphone, you can now order and pay for your favorite meals and snacks from a wide selection of dining locations throughout the parks and resorts. This system allows you to skip the long lines and wait times, ensuring that your culinary adventures are seamless and efficient.
Think of it like a Lightning Lane for your food!
Using Mobile Order is a breeze. Just open the Disney app, select the restaurant you want to dine at, browse the menu, customize your order, and pay with a few taps on your screen. Once your order is placed, you’ll receive a notification when it’s ready for pickup.
Head to the designated Mobile Order pickup area, bypassing the regular queue, and pick up your freshly prepared meal. It’s that simple! With Mobile Order, you can maximize your time in the parks, spending less time waiting in line and more time enjoying the magical attractions and entertainment.
I am a mother of three that has refused to grow up. Adulting is for the birds, so I go to Disney World every chance I get for that magical escape from reality. I believe that Haunted Mansion is the best ride in all of the Disney Parks, and I am fervently in team Happily Ever After for fireworks spectaculars, (sorry, not sorry, Enchanted). Finally, I hope I never grow tired of skipping down Main Street, USA, and my dream come true would be “friends with” the Fairy Godmother in my old age.
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