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9 Places to Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day at Disney Parks

By Nicole Nalty

Many of us visit Disney Parks to celebrate—whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or graduation, some of our most exciting milestones are celebrated at the happiest places on earth. Here at D23, we encourage you to celebrate the small things too, especially when it involves a little indulgence…

Today is National Fried Chicken Day, and there are no better places than Disneyland and Walt Disney World to chow down on some crispy chicken. Here are a few of our favorites:


50's Prime Time Cafe

50’s Prime Time Café, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Craving Aunt Liz’s golden fried chicken? Make sure you’re on your best behavior before heading to 50’s Prime Time Café at Disney’s Hollywood Studios—manners matter at this retro American eatery! Served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, chicken gravy and seasonal vegetables, this cozy comfort meal will take you right back to Mom’s kitchen.

Pop Century Resort

Everything POP Shopping & Dining, Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Looking for a quick bite? Pop by Disney’s Pop Century Resort for a fried chicken sandwich that’s everything you want it to be, and more.

Fried chicken at Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Talk about an entertaining entrée! Head on down to Pioneer Hall at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort for dinner and a show, featuring all-you-care-to-enjoy fried chicken, along with smoked BBQ ribs, green salad, baked beans, fresh-baked cornbread and strawberry shortcake. If you’re still not satisfied, head next door to Trail’s End Restaurant or P & J’s Southern Takeout for even more fried chicken and frontier fixin’s!


Narcoossee’s, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Sunday brunch is arguably the most decadent of meal times, and fried chicken & waffles might be one of the most decadent meals! Indulge in this savory treat and enjoy stunning views.

Disney's Port Orleans—French Quarter

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—French Quarter
Jazz up supper at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—French Quarter. Snack on a fried chicken sandwich, served with your choice of bean salad or French fries, or enjoy the delicious fried chicken entrée offered at dinnertime. Save room for beignets!


Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Downtown Disney
Guests can enjoy New Orleans-style eats on the west coast, too! Head to Downtown Disney to chow down on a fried chicken po-boy, served with Applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and Creole mustard aioli. (Hint: D23 Members can enjoy 10% off their meal with their D23 membership cards!)

Paradise Pier Hotel

PCH Grill, Paradise Pier Hotel
Staying at Paradise Pier Hotel? Cruise on down to PCH Grill for an all-you-care-to-enjoy dinner buffet featuring fried chicken, roasted potato salad, and a seasonal berry crisp—a perfect summer barbecue!

River Belle Terrace

River Belle Terrace, Disneyland Park
The fried chicken sandwich at River Belle Terrace really packs a punch! The sandwich, dressed with tangy coleslaw, BBQ sauce, and cilantro, is topped with a fried jalapeño.

Plaza Inn

Plaza Inn, Disneyland Park
Plaza Inn is a Disneyland classic, opening during the park’s Tencennial celebration in 1965. Stop by for their famous chicken plate, served with mashed potatoes, vegetables, and a buttermilk biscuit.