A Muslim’s Guide to Halal Food in Disneyland, Florida

By Rameen Hassan | 03, Nov, 2021
A Muslim’s Guide to Halal Food in Disneyland, Florida

Disney World is definitely one of the most magical places in the world. It is a pure, blissful escape from the real world; however, nothing dampens the experience more than the inability to find Halal food at the park – a truly difficult feat to conquer.

After a long, fun day of walking and exploring through the streets full of adventure, you really want nothing more than to sit down and enjoy a mouthwatering, lip-smacking meal! Unfortunately, the theme parks at Disneyland do not offer any restaurants that exclusively prepare Halal meals.

With that being said, we have dug deep into all the very best restaurants at the four theme parks of Disneyland to find you all the affordable Halal food options you can try to complete your Disney experience.

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Magic Kingdom
Disneyland Cinderella's Castle

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Disney’s most popular theme park, the Magic Kingdom, truly adapts to its name – Magical. The moment you enter the Magic Kingdom and lay your eyes on the Cinderella Castle, your heart really does flutter a little faster! The love put into each and every detail at the theme part makes everyone feel like they have stepped into a world of joy and happiness.

However, how far does this happiness go when you’re tired, hungry, and unable to find Halal food to munch on? Instead of testing your hunger boundaries, delve right into some of the Halal options at the best restaurants in Magic Kingdom:

 

1. Aloha Isle

Located in Adventureland, you will easily find Aloha Isle right in front of the famous Enhanced Tiki Room. If you’re looking for a quick snack to recharge you throughout your time at Magic Kingdom, buy their much-loved Pineapple Dole Whip for as little as 5.99 USD.

 

2. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café

If you want to sit down for a filling meal, we recommend dropping by at the Frontier Land. You will spot the Café next to the Country Bear Jamboree. The restaurant’s Veggie Rice Bowl is a popular Halal option as it is topped with roasted vegetables, black beans, tomatoes, and sour cream. If you’re looking for a healthier option, buy their Southwest Salad that comes with mixed greens, roasted corns, and bean salsa. Both the meals retail for around 9.99 USD.

 

3. The Plaza Restaurant

If you’ve done your Disney-research, you probably already know how popular The Plaza Restaurant is! Luckily, they offer many vegetarian meals that make for perfectly filling Halal food. You can try their 20 USD Chilli-Impossible Burger, a plant-based burger with grilled mushrooms.

Craving something sweet? Dig into the Original Banana Split served with scopes of ice cream and fudgy sauce. This will cost you no more than 10 USD. Make your way to Main Street, U.S.A, to find this glorious restaurant.

 

Animal Kingdom
Disneyland Animal Kingdom

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Made as an ode to all the Earth’s animals, the Animal Kingdom theme park focuses on nothing but adventure and exploration. To make the most out of the theme park’s experience, you definitely want to celebrate all of nature’s bounties with a full belly!

You can easily find Halal food options at the following best restaurants in Animal Kingdom:

 

1. Yak and Yeti Local Food Café

If you’re looking to start your day with a scrumptious Disney breakfast, we recommend going down to this café. Their breakfast bowl is free from all meats, consisting of scrambled eggs, cheese, and breakfast potatoes. This delightful bowl will cost you around 10.99 USD.

However, if you want a more filling meal option, opt for Vegetable Tikka Masala with garbanzo beans, tomatoes, and peppers served with rice for just about 12.99 USD. This hard-to-miss café is located in Asia.

 

2. Pizzafari

Spotted at the Safari Village, this family-style pizza place has an endless pizza menu to choose from. Costing around 20 USD for adults and 12 USD for kids under 12, the restaurant has mouthwatering cheese pizzas and vegetarian flatbreads, both of which make the perfect Halal food options.

 

3. Harambe Fruit Market

Ready for a snack? Head over to Africa and make your way to the Harambe Fruit Market. You can choose between Apples and Caramel for 3.99 USD or Mickey Pretzel with Cheese for 7 USD.

 

Epcot
Disneyland Epcot

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Epcot is another one of Disney’s most loved theme parks. If you’re fond of traveling the world, walk through the gates of Epcot and tap into all the best global tourist attractions.

This theme park is certainly known for its lip-smacking food, bringing you the best of the best food options from all around the world. Don’t worry! You won’t get to miss out on any of the foreign cuisines because we’ve rounded up all the Halal food you can find at the theme park:

 

1. Chefs de France

Located at World Showcase: France, Chefs de France is the perfect mini representation of the country. Start by ordering the Plateau de Formages de France, or for easier understanding, their cheeseboard. It costs 15.99 USD.

For your main course, we recommend choosing between two of the very best seafood options, both of which are undeniably Halal! Filets de Truite Granobloise are seared trout fillets served with capers and lemon butter sauce on a bed of potatoes, costing 33 USD. Whereas Assiette du Pecheur is seared monkfish, shrimp, codfish, and rice, costing about the same.

If seafood is not your favorite entrée, you can always opt for Gratin de Macaroni, or simply Macaroni baked, which is made from Gruyere cheese and Cream. This retails for 20 USD.

 

2. Choza de Margarita

Walk straight from France to Mexico to get a spicy kick out of the delicious snacks served at Choza de Margarita. Consider Esquites, a spicy corn snack with chipotle mayo and lime powder for just 4.50 USD.

 

3. Kabuki Café

Up for more exotic flavors? Epcot is all about delectable food. Make your way to Japan’s Kabuki Café, which offers endless Halal sushi rolls. You can choose between California Rolls and Nigiri Combo’s, both of which cost about 5.50 USD.

If you want to sweeten up your tastebuds, we recommend trying Kakigori with Sweet Milk, which is basically Japanese shaved ice topped with your choice of flavoring. This costs approximately 5.50 USD.

 

Hollywood Studios
Disneyland Hollywood Studios

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If you’re all about star-studded glam, the streets of the Hollywood Studios await your arrival. Although it is harder to find delectable Halal food options at this specific Disney theme park, we’ve still managed to round up a few vegetarian options you can dig into:

 

1. ABC Commissary

The most prominent restaurant at the commissary lane, ABC commissary, offers the best Shrimp Tacos you’re going to find at the park! These are served with Mexican rice and black beans, costing just 12.99 USD. If you’re looking for a healthier option, we recommend the Mediterranean Salad with mixed greens, hummus, and grilled flatbread for just 10 USD.

 

2. PizzeRizzo

You can never go wrong with pizza! Choose between two Halal options of Cheese Pizza with Caesar Salad or Vegetable Pizza with Caesar Salad, both of which bill your wallet down to 10 USD.

 

3. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

The Hollywood Studio’s most enticing restaurant is Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, notable for its eye-catching interior. Luckily, you can find a scrumptious plant-based Halal burger at the bistro called the Flying Saucer Impossible Burger. It costs as little as 19 USD and contains nut-free pesto, mushrooms, and cashew mozzarella.

However, if you’re a pasta lover, the Pan Seared Shrimp Pasta is a good pick. It comes with smoked tomatoes, cream, and kale, costing 25 USD.

 

A Little Hesitant? Don’t Worry!

If you’re still doubtful of dining at the restaurants, you can always request Halal meals at different Disney restaurants prior to your visit. For this, you must make a reservation at any one of the restaurants you wish to visit. Email specialdiets@disneyworld.com a few weeks in advance with your special dietary needs to be efficiently catered to.

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