Top 10 Disneyland Kid Meals

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Top 10 Disneyland kid meals for the little eaters (or those who just like to eat the classics) in your family. 

Top Disneyland Kid Meals

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!” I’ve got answers to your most pressing Disneyland kid food questions! 

Top 10 Disneyland Kid Meals

I totally get it. Whether your toddler is on a self-imposed fries and apple juice diet or 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 or Baked Chicken

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

Disneyland Plaza Inn chicken

  • Carnation Cafe on Main Street (reservations recommended)
  • Docking Bay 7 in Star Wars Land (baked)
  • Plaza Inn on Main Street (baked or fried)
  • Poultry Palace at Pixar Pier (baked)

Disneyland Kid Meals: Chicken Nuggets & Tenders

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 Smokejumpers Grill. Plus more options listed below. 

Disneyland Kid meals

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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 grilled cheese and tomato soup

  • Ballast Point in Downtown Disney
  • Black Tap in Downtown Disney
  • Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square, deep fried Monte Cristo is also available in a cheese only form, resulting in a sorta-grilled cheese
  • Carthay Circle Lounge (downstairs, walk up option)
  • Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney
  • Jazz Kitchen Downtown Disney
  • Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe on Main Street (a personal fave!)
  • La Brea Bakery Downtown Disney
  • Smokejumpers Grill in Grizzly Peak
  • Splitsville in Downtown Disney

Disneyland Kid Meals: Mac and Cheese

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.

You can even find Mac and cheese at Cozy Cone Motel and Flo’s V8 Cafe both in Cars Land. There are also toddler sized portions of mac and cheese at Red Rose Tavern in Fantasyland, and Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta at Paradise Gardens Park and Pacific Wharf Cafe in California Adventure.

mac and cheese Disneyland

  • Alien Pizza Planet, Red Rose Tavern, Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta, Pacific Wharf Cafe, Pluto’s Dog House (toddler meals only)
  • Blue Bayou in New Orleans Square (reservations recommended)
  • Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square (reservations recommended)
  • Carnation Cafe on Main Street (reservations recommended)
  • Catal in Downtown Disney
  • Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land (served with bacon on top, none on request)
  • Docking Bay 7 in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has a non-elbow Mac and cheese served with chicken
  • Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land
  • French Market in New Orleans Square
  • La Brea Bakery Downtown Disney
  • Lamplight Lounge on Pixar Pier
  • Naples at Downtown Disney
  • River Belle Terrace in Frontierland (reservations recommended)

Disneyland Kid Meals: Pizza

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 a slice or a whole pie at Alien Pizza Planet in Tomorrowland, Red Rose Tavern in Fantasyland, Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta at Paradise Gardens Park in California Adventure.

Disneyland pizza kid meal

When you order the kid meal pizza portion, it comes with these side dishes and drinks which is an excellent value at Disneyland Resort. 

Disneyland Kid Meals: Pasta and Red Sauce

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, Alien Pizza Port in Tomorrowland, Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta at Paradise Gardens Park, Carthay Circle and Wine Country Trattoria for fine dining in California Adventure.

Disneyland kid meal

  • Alien Pizza Planet in Tomorrowland (spaghetti and meatballs)
  • Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta at Paradise Gardens Park
  • Carthay Circle on Buena Vista Street (reservations recommended)
  • Catal in Downtown Disney
  • French Market in New Orleans Square
  • Jazz Kitchen Downtown Disney
  • La Brea Bakery Downtown Disney
  • Plaza Inn on Main Street
  • Naples at Downtown Disney
  • Wine Country Trattoria in Pacific Wharf (reservations recommended)

Disneyland Kid Meals: Burgers

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, Red Rose Tavern in Fantasyland or Smokejumpers Grill in Grizzly Peak at California Adventure.

Burgers at Disneyland


 

Disneyland with Kids: Corn Dogs

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.

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

  • Corn Dog Castle at Paradise Gardens Park
  • Little Red Wagon on Main Street (longer lines!)
  • Stage Door Cafe in Frontierland

Disneyland Kid Meals: Hot Dogs

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 Mickey’s Toontown, Refreshment Corner on Main Street, and Award Wieners in Hollywood Land.

  • Angry Dogs at Pixar Pier
  • Award Wieners in Hollywood Land 
  • Carthay Circle Lounge (mini hot dogs)
  • Catal in Downtown Disney
  • Pluto’s Dog House in Mickey’s Toontown
  • Refreshment Corner on Main Street
  • Splitsville in Downtown Disney

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.

Tortilla Jo's

  • Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill at Pacific Wharf
  • Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland
  • Tortilla Jo’s in Downtown Disney

Top 10 Disneyland Kid Meals: More Grub

Thanks to our readers for helping us add to the list of favorites. Here’s even more grub kids dig at Disneyland Resort. 

Uncrustables at Disneyland

Uncrustables are a staple for our family, especially when we’re on the go. If you forgot to stash some in your backpack or lockers, you’re in luck. Disneyland uncrustables can be found here:

  • Paradise Garden Grill
  • Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta 
  • The Sand Bar (Paradise Pier Hotel)
  • Fidler, Fifer and Practical 

Quesadillas at Disneyland

Another bonus option and kid favorite! Mine prefer just cheese in theirs so be sure to double check that no extra sauces or meat come with it if your kid likes it plain too. 

  • Ballast Point Downtown Disney
  • Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill
  • Craftsman Bar & Grill (Grand Californian Hotel)
  • Tortilla Jo’s 

Mickey Pretzel

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.

Get the printable version to take with you to Disneyland. 

French Fries at Disneyland

  • Galactic Grill in Tomorrowland
  • Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country
  • Stage Door Cafe in Frontierland
  • Smokejumpers Grill in Grizzly Peak

Pretzels at Disneyland

Pretzel Bites with cheese dipping sauce in Cars Land.

  • Bayside Brews in Paradise Gardens Park
  • Refreshment Corner on Main Street
  • Market House on Main Street
  • Troubadour Tavern in Fantasyland
  • Red Rose Tavern in Fantasyland
  • Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land (pretzel bites)
  • Sonoma Terrace at Pacific Wharf

Fresh Fruit at Disneyland

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 at Disneyland

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
  • Smokejumpers 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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