Are Topping Bars Still a Thing in Disney World? We Stopped by a Few Places to Find Out!

Walt Disney World is reopening this week and we’ve been scoping out all the new health and safety procedures during a few park previews.

Mobile Order Pick Up Area

Disney has increased sanitation frequency to all high-touch areas like handrails and attraction vehicles. These changes beg the question: “Are topping bars still available for guests?” We stopped by Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe and Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe in Magic Kingdom to find out!

First, we popped into Cosmic Ray’s to try out the updated Mobile Ordering process. We ordered outside the building then headed to the designated pick-up station once our food was prepared.

We found that packaged condiments like ketchup and mayo were out and guests could grab them at their free will.


The topping bar that is usually loaded up with cheeseburger goodies like lettuce, tomato, pickles, and other condiments — was closed. You can still customize your order with anything you want through Mobile Order though!

Cosmic Ray Burger with Our Chosen Toppings

Then, today we headed to Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe to load up on their famous nachos. The ordering process was similar to Cosmic Ray’s. There was even a sign outside that allowed us to scan a QR code and order online.

Mobile Order Sign

The nacho topping bar usually has a ton of taco toppings like salsa, guac, sour cream, and veggies. The topping bar here was also closed.

Closed Topping Bar at Pecos Bill

Again, guests have the option to add extras to your meal through the app! Our tomatoes came out a little wonky for some nachos, but our guess is that Disney is still working out all the kinks.

Nachos at Pecos Bill

We’ve now learned that topping bars at two of Magic Kingdom’s restaurants are unavailable to guests. We will keep our eyes peeled for more updates about buffets and topping bars as we seek them out. Be sure to follow along with us and we’ll continue to keep you informed.

Want to see the other changes guests are experiencing at Disney World? Check the new way to experience characters in the parks!

Are you heading to Disney World soon? Let us know where you’ll be eating first!