Top 10 Disneyland Kid Meals

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Top Disneyland Kid Meals
Top 10 Disneyland kid meals for picky eaters. Where to find those kid favorites like chicken nuggets, hot dogs, fries and more. #DisneylandFood #DisneylandTips

Why the top 10 Disneyland kid meals? Kids are picky when it comes to food. They want what they’re comfortable eating. Sometimes it’s fries. Sometimes it’s chicken nuggets or fruit snacks. And in case of a Disneyland meltdown, you need to know where you can find these kid classics.

I was walking across Frontierland when a frantic mother stopped me, “Where did you get those fries? All my son wants is fries and I can’t find them anywhere!” Get the printable version to take with you to Disneyland. 

Top 10 Disneyland Kid Meals

I totally get that. Whether your toddler is on a self-imposed fries and apple juice diet or the new scenery and being away from home has put your little one on edge, it’s nice to know where to go to get some classic kid favorites. Of course there’s always McDonald’s across the street, but inside the parks we love these top 10 Disneyland kid meals in no particular order.

Disneyland Kid Meals: Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken at Plaza Inn. Order the full meal or a la carte.
Fried Chicken at Plaza Inn. Order the full meal or a la carte.

Our top 10 Disneyland kid meals include an adult favorite too. Find fried chicken at sit down restaurant Carnation Cafe or the famous Plaza Inn on Main Street with the pink umbrellas.

  • Carnation Cafe on Main Street (reservations recommended)
  • Plaza Inn on Main Street (top pick for parents too!)
  • Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land
  • Pack of drumsticks at Poultry Palace at Pixar Pier

Disneyland Kid Meals: Chicken Nuggets

Disneyland Kid meals
Disneyland Kid meals

Chicken Nuggets make our top 10 Disneyland kid meals by a landslide and can be found in Tomorrowland at the Galactic Grill, the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country, Stage Door Cafe in Frontierland and Smoke Jumpers Grill.

  • Carnation Cafe on Main Street (chicken strips, reservations recommended)
  • Galactic Grill in Tomorrowland
  • Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country
  • Stage Door Cafe in Frontierland
  • Smokejumpers Grill in Grizzly Peak
  • Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land (tenders)

Disneyland Kid Meals: Grilled Cheese

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe on Main Street has a delicious grilled cheese and tomato soup combo, a kid classic which earns it a spot on the top 10 Disneyland kid meals.

  • Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe on Main Street (a personal fave!)

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Disneyland Kid Meals: Mac and Cheesemac and cheese Disneyland

Gooey yellow stuff lands on our top 10 Disneyland kid meals because my youngest can’t get enough of it! Find mac and cheese at Carnation Cafe on Main Street, French Market in New Orleans Square, River Belle Terrace in Frontierland with outdoor seating overlooking the Rivers of America, and Cozy Cone Motel and Flo’s V8 Cafe both in Cars Land. There are also toddler sized portions of mac and cheese at Village Haus in Fantasyland, and Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta at Paradise Gardens Park and Pacific Wharf Cafe in California Adventure.

  • Carnation Cafe on Main Street (reservations recommended)
  • French Market in New Orleans Square
  • River Belle Terrace in Frontierland (reservations recommended)
  • Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land (served with bacon on top)
  • Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land
  • Red Rose Tavern, Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta, Pacific Wharf Cafe (toddler meals only)

Disneyland Kid Meals: PizzaKid's Pizza Disneyland

What’s a top 10 Disneyland kid meals without pizza? Daisy’s Diner is a quick order venue in Mickey’s Toontown with cheese or pepperoni options. Buy the slice or a whole pie at Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Tomorrowland, Village Haus in Fantasyland, Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta at Paradise Gardens Park in California Adventure.

  • Daisy’s Diner in Mickey’s Toontown
  • Alien Pizza Planet in Tomorrowland
  • Red Rose Tavern in Fantasyland
  • Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta at Paradise Gardens Park

Disneyland Kid Meals: Pasta and Red Sauce

Top 10 Meals for Kids at Disneyland
Top 10 Meals for Kids at Disneyland

Spaghetti anyone? Top 10 Disneyland kid meals it is! Grab some pasta with marinara at the French Market in New Orleans Square, the famous Plaza Inn on Main Street with the pink umbrellas, Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Tomorrowland, Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta at Paradise Gardens Park, Carthay Circle and Wine Country Trattoria for fine dining in California Adventure.

  • French Market in New Orleans Square
  • Plaza Inn on Main Street
  • Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Tomorrowland
  • Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta at Paradise Gardens Park
  • Cathay Circle on Buena Vista Street (reservations recommended)
  • Wine Country Trattoria (reservations recommended)

Disneyland Kid Meals: Burgers

Burgers and fries are always a winner at Disneyland.
Burgers and fries are always a winner at Disneyland.

Hamburgers are my least favorite thing to eat in the parks, but since my son calls himself “The Burger King” we sometimes end up at Galactic Grill in Tomorrowland, the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country, Village Haus in Fantasyland or Smoke Jumpers Grill in Grizzly Peak at California Adventure.

Disneyland with Kids: Corn Dogs

Top 10 Meals for Kids at Disneyland: The almighty corndog.
Top 10 Meals for Kids at Disneyland: The almighty corndog.

Corn Dogs easily makes the top 10 Disneyland kid meals. And there’s more than one place to get these babies: Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country, Stage Door Cafe in Frontierland, the Little Red Wagon on Main Street,  and Corn Dog Castle at Paradise Gardens Park.

  • Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country (ample seating)
  • Stage Door Cafe in Frontierland
  • Little Red Wagon on Main Street (longer lines!)
  • Corn Dog Castle at Paradise Gardens Park

Disneyland Kid Meals: Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs at Disneyland

Before there were corn dogs there were plain old hot dogs and these hot-diggity-dogs make the top 10 Disneyland kid meals, serving up franks at Pluto’s Dog House (beef and turkey) in Toontown, Refreshment Corner on Main Street, and Award Wieners in Hollywood Land.

  • Pluto’s Dog House in Toontown
  • Refreshment Corner on Main Street
  • Award Wieners in Hollywood Land
  • Angry Dogs at Pixar Pier

Disneyland Kid Meals: Bean and Cheese Burrito

Switch things up at Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland— a quick service restaurant with lots of seating and entrees parents love too. Bean burritos are also available at Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill at Pacific Wharf.

  • Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland
  • Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill at Pacific Wharf

Top 10 Disneyland Kid Meals: More Grub

Remember those fries I talked about in the beginning? Sometimes fries are a meal. Sometimes we just. need. fries. Or maybe oversized soft Mickey pretzels or fresh fruit. Here’s where you can get those too.

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Fries

  • Galactic Grill
  • Hungry Bear Restaurant
  • Stage Door Cafe
  • Smoke Jumpers Grill in Grizzly Peak

Pretzels

Pretzel Bites with cheese dipping sauce in Cars Land.
Pretzel Bites with cheese dipping sauce in Cars Land.
  • Refreshment Corner on Main Street
  • Market House on Main Street
  • Troubadour Tavern in Fantasyland
  • Village Haus in Fantasyland
  • Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land (pretzel bites)
  • Sonoma Terrace at Pacific Wharf

Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit stands available throughout the Disneyland Resort.
Fresh fruit stands available throughout the Disneyland Resort.
  • Tropical Imports near Jungle Cruise
  • Bengal Barbecue (fruit cup)
  • Main Street near Market House (aka Starbucks)
  • Harbour Galley in Critter Country
  • Tiki Juice Bar in Adventureland
  • Tomorrowland fruit stand
  • Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe on Buena Vista Street
  • Fairfax Market on Buena Vista Street
  • Fillmore’s Taste-In in Cars Land

Kids’ Power Pack

Kids' Power Pack at Disneyland Resort, Top 10 Meals for Kids.
Kids’ Power Pack at Disneyland Resort, Top 10 Meals for Kids.

Disneyland Resort also offers a kids’ power pack you can grab at many locations stocked full of kid favorite snacks like Danimals, sliced apples, carrots, petite banana, fish crackers served with a water bottle or milk. You can find these snacks (sold as a set) all over the resort:

  • Clarabelle’s in Mickey’s Toontown
  • Harbour Galley in Critter Country
  • Refreshment Corner on Main Street
  • Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country
  • Troubadour Tavern in Fantasyland
  • Smoke Jumpers Grill in Grizzly Peak
  • Award Wieners in Hollywood Land
  • Pacific Wharf Cafe

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Did your favorite kid meal make our list? Tell us what you’d add to the top 10 Disneyland kid meals list in the comments.

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