Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe

This review reflects our experience from September 2016.

A few years ago we would joke about how Magic Kingdom was full of veggie burgers for both vegetarians and vegans. Over the years some of the quick service options have changed which have made it so that our options have expanded beyond the world of the Malibu Gardenburger while in Magic Kingdom. One of those more recent changes was over in Tomorrowland at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.

Cosmic Rays Menu Board
Cosmic Rays Menu Board

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Julie’s Trip Report From October 2016

This week we have a guest post from Julie. She tells us about her recent trip, October 2016, to Disney World full of new foods for her!

A little while ago, I had the privilege of writing a guest post about my trip to Walt Disney World in July that was sadly cut quite short due to a family emergency. Before we even left the resort, however, my mom and I were already talking about reprising our trip as soon as we possibly could. We’d always wanted to go during October for the Food & Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and so we made the reservations immediately. This was, by far, one of my most wonderful trips to the magical place on earth!
The first thing we did upon arriving on day 1 was get some lunch at Columbia Harbour House in Magic Kingdom. I ordered the chili with the oyster crackers on the side for my non-vegan mom as the crackers are not vegan. The chili is good (and oddly enough has olives in it), but if you’re not much of a snacker and wish to stay full, I would get two. They’re a little small for someone like me with a high metabolism who doesn’t snack much.

Chili from Columbia Harbour House
Chili from Columbia Harbour House
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Julie’s Trip – June 2016

This week reader Julie shares about her recent trip to Walt Disney World, thanks Julie!

Before this trip, I had never been to Disney as a vegan, so I did tons of research before I went to make sure I could get the most out of my trip (and this blog was my best source of information!). We arrived on Sunday, June 10. We were staying at Port Orleans French Quarter (which is awesome, by the way!). Our first park was Magic Kingdom, and we got in and immediately went to Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café for lunch. If you tell a cast member you’re vegan, they might not know exactly what that means, so it’s best to tell them exactly what you don’t eat. After I explained it to the cast member, he gave me several options. I ended up with a bowl of rice and black beans with roasted zucchini on top. Of course, I went over to the toppings bar and piled it high with tomato salsa, guacamole, hot peppers, and onions. With the extra toppings, it was plenty of delicious food.

Pecos Bill's Veggie Bowl
Pecos Bill’s Veggie Bowl

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Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace

This review reflects our experience in September 2015.

Some evenings in Disney World you may just need to take a break after a long day. One of the best ways to do so is to head to a resort lounge for some live music, snacks and maybe even some drinks. One of our favorite places to hangout is Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace. This part of Trader Sam’s is located outside at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Many people use this as a waiting area for Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, which is much smaller and has more unique theming. Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace is very easy to find, it sits just around the corner from Captain Cook’s and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.

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While at Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace you can enjoy live music, watch Wishes and enjoy a few drinks that aren’t offered inside at the Grog Grotto. This outdoor lounge is much more laid back and is a great place to hangout after a long day with a beautiful view. Continue reading

Cruising over to Skipper Canteen

This review reflects our experience from January 2016.

One of the classic Disney attractions just got a restaurant themed after it! Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen, which is quite the mouthful, has officially opened in Adventureland at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Here you will meet jungle skippers and have a meal at their headquarters. Typical to the attraction the Jungle Cruise you will find that your servers and hosts will be full of witty jokes and keep you on your toes while on your journey.

Skipper Canteen
Skipper Canteen

Skipper Canteen has several themed rooms that are all unique in their own way. There is the main room that is considered the Mess Hall, Falls Family Parlor which features fine china with beautiful light fixtures and the S.E.A. Room that features a wall of butterflies and much more. As of January 2016, this restaurant is not taking Advanced Dining Reservations and is walk up only. Our wait was about 2 minutes on a Friday evening in January. Continue reading