Out of This World: Dining at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe

Prepare to get an out of this world meal when you dine at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. This quick service restaurant, located in the Magic Kingdom, offers a burgers, fries, sandwiches, and more that you’ll want to take a galactic bite out of while you explore Future World. It’s food might seem basic at first glance, but the variety of options, their famous toppings bar, and the galaxy favorite, Sonny Eclipse, make this restaurant the perfect spot to grab a meal.

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is a quick service restaurant, so you don’t have to worry about making Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) when you dine here. But, if you don’t want to fuss with long lines when the restaurant is busy, take advantage of Mobile Ordering. You can actually order and pay for your meal directly through the My Disney Experience app. How cool is that? So, you’ll never have to worry about long lines as you travel through the galaxy.

A Galaxy Full of Options for Lunch and Dinner

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe serves both lunch and dinner. It’s perfect for just about anyone too. That’s because the food is delicious and good for any food preference. So, if you have picky eaters or foodies with you, you’ll find something for everyone. Some of the most popular choices include the burgers and sandwiches. Our favorites? The Barbecued Pork Bacon Cheeseburger is a pretty out of this world option for a really hearty burger. Or, we also really enjoy the classic cheeseburger or chicken sandwich that you can easily add all the toppings you want from the toppings bar.

We recommend recommend taking advantage of the restaurant’s popular toppings bar. This includes all your favorite burger and sandwich fixings like lettuce, tomato, and onion, but also include sauteed onions and mushrooms. It’s the perfect way to customize your meal.

Burger at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe

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For vegetarians, the restaurant also offers a Falafel Burger. And, those with special dietary needs won’t need to worry either. Disney has an extensive allergy-friendly menu that includes gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free options.

For those who would prefer something other than burgers and fries, ½ Rotisserie Chicken. It’s served with mashed potatoes and green beans. It’s a huge portion that can be perfect for big eaters or even split between two people. Overall, there’s something for everyone when you dine at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.

If you’re on the Disney Dining Plan, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is a 1-credit quick service option. If you just want a snack, you can use snack credits on items like French Fries or even desserts like Triple Chocolate Cake. So, there are options to use your Dining Plan credits the way you want to.

Alien Entertainment with Sonny Eclipse

One of our favorite parts of Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe? It has to be the entertainment. Sonny Eclipse is well-known throughout the galaxy and a Disney World favorite. This unique animatronic is an intergalactic lounge singer. Along with his back-up singers, the Space Angels, he sings some of the most popular and well-known galaxy hits like, “Planetary Boogie.”

Sonny plays daily with 20 minute sets featuring 8 galactic favorites that you’ll want to hear again and again. And, it’s a good thing you can because Sonny Eclipse keeps the entertainment going all day long at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. If you have kiddos, let them get into the fun too. There’s plenty of space on the dance floor them to get their Planetary Boogie on.

Sonny Eclipse - Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe

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Blast Off to a Perfect Meal in the Magic Kingdom

When it comes to substantial portions, variety, and even unique dining entertainment, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe has it all. Whether you’re grabbing a burger for a quick lunch or spending time hanging out with Sonny Eclipse over a leisurely dinner, you’ll enjoy all that this galactic quick service dining location has to offer. So what are you waiting for? Prepare to blast off and visit Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe on your next visit to the Magic Kingdom for lunch or dinner.

Looking for other quick service dining options in the Magic Kingdom? Check out our review of Casey’s Corner, a quick service restaurant on Main Street U.S.A.