Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe : Quick Service at Magic Kingdom
Ask anyone what their favorite Quick Service is at Magic Kingdom, and you are bound to hear “Be Our Guest” a million times over. While I am a HUGE Be Our Guest fan, we very rarely score reservations due to the huge popularity of the experience.
So, I think the more practical question is what is the your SECOND favorite quick service at Magic Kingdom? For us, it is hands-down Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe. There are quite a few things that go into landing Pecos Bill in our #2 spot. I hope I can convince you to give it a try as well!
Pecos Bill is a perfect location for us for a nice quick service meal. It sits right between Frontierland and Adventureland, and we usually time it with a trip to Splash Mountain and Thunder Mountain. It’s also a nice place to stop on your way to Pirates of the Caribbean. Another great feature is its location for the parades. The Festival of Fantasy Parade starts right next to Pecos Bill so you can be the first to see the parade. You can also be the first to escape while everyone else is trapped!
We are huge fans of the classic cartoons. While some of your other quick service have a theme, we really like that Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café celebrates the old Disney cartoon from Melody time in 1948. It draws inspiration from its location in Frontierland next to Country Bear Jamboree, resembling an Old West Inn with several different seating areas.
You’ll find a portrait of Pecos Bill over the fireplace inside as well as a giant axe, from Johnny Appleseed. Johnny was another member of the Melody Time cartoons.
The counter service style at Pecos Bill is very similar to other quick service, including Cosmic Ray’s in Tomorrowland or Pinnochio’s Village Haus in Fantasyland. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café is very large, but the dining space is separated into several different sections. This helps make it feel less like the high-volume service that it is.
The food is the real reason that I put Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café in our #2 slot for Magic Kingdom quick service. There are six menu choices, including burgers, fajitas, and burritos. They also have some very good and large salad options. The real differentiator here though is the toppings bar. After you get you meal, you can head over to the toppings bar for salsa, guacamole, cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and so many more toppings options. They are all unlimited too!
My favorite by far is the burrito. After you add all of your toppings, you can barely close the thing! My husband loves the fajitas and the kids think the nachos are great. We have also had to resort to the Smuckers Uncrustables on days when the kids are feeling pickier. The kids meal comes with apple sauce, carrots, and a drink so they get some good nutrition in.
Dining Plan and Discounts
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café falls into the quick service category for the Disney Dining Plan. As with all other quick service, remember that kids do not have ot order off the kids menu. They can feel free to order off the main menu since every quick service meal is equal to another, unlike table service where they have to order off the kids menu. Some of the portions are so large here, you can easily get away with one quick service for two kids to split. This is especially true if you take advantage of the unlimited salsa and guacamole on the toppings bar!
Pecos Bill does not participate in annual passholder discounts or Tables in Wonderland, so you will end up paying full price.
I put Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café second on my list in Magic Kingdom quick service for:The Food – I love the toppings bar and the Mexican-inspired menu. Unlimited guacamole (that actually tastes pretty good!) wins me over. This is the main reason to visit.
- Location – It’s near some of my favorite attractions, Splash Mountain and Thunder Mountain. It is also in a perfect location to take in the Festival of Fantasy parade or escape through Adventureland if you aren’t a parade go-er.
- Theme – I really enjoy the western theme. The dining area even reminds you of the old west, making it fit in perfectly with Frontierland.