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Review of the Magic Kingdom’s New Energy Bytes TRON Food

Review of the Magic Kingdom’s New Energy Bytes TRON Food

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Are you looking for food and drink in Tomorrowland? Here is a review of the new Energy Bytes dining option in the Magic Kingdom in Disney World.

Energy Bytes

Credit: Kaite P.

Walt Disney World has a new kiosk near TRON serving food and drink options. Energy Bytes offers breakfast bites, savory snacks, sweet treats, and beverages. It adds an option for Tomorrowland guests to enjoy.

As soon as I (Katie) read Donna’s announcement that Energy Bytes was coming to Tomorrowland, I knew I would have to try it. While the Magic Kingdom does have a few fantastic snack options, it is a bit lacking overall when it comes to culinary greatness.

I hoped that Energy Bytes would bring something amazing, unique, and delicious to Tomorrowland.

The Menu

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Energy Bytes has a menu of sweet and savory items with futuristic TRON theming. In terms of portions, it is a bit like an EPCOT festival Outdoor Kitchen or Food Studio.

The menu does feel a bit random and lacks a cohesive thread other than creative TRON-themed terms for the category names. Even so, any new food options are a welcome addition to Magic Kingdom It includes “Power Cycle” (savory) and “End of the Line” (dessert), and “Sip Protocol” (drink) choices. These include:

  • Digital Dumplings – Buffalo Chicken
  • Digital Dumplings – Beef & Broccoli
  • Chocolate Cake Doughnut Holes topped with mocha sauce
  • Strawberry IceOform
  • Watermelon Refresher
  • Bottled Soft Drinks and Water
  • Joffrey’s Cold Brew Coffee topped with mocha sauce

Savory/Power Cycle Options

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I tried the Digital Dumplings – Beef & Broccoli. This dish includes beef dumplings, broccoli pesto, and ginger-soy broth.

I tried them in the early afternoon, and they were piping hot. I do not know that I would have enjoyed the dish in the heat of the day, but it would be a good option for the occasional chilly Disney day.

As you can see, they look a little different than the stock photo. Of course, that is to be expected.

Credit: Kaite P.

The flavor of the dumpling itself was good and hearty. However, the ginger-soy broth was extremely salty. I like salty foods. In fact, I probably like salt more than the average person, and it was too salty, even for me. Naturally, it could have been a one-off situation, and you may find that you have better luck on a different day.

I received 3 dumplings and was pleased with how filling the portion is. However, for $8-12 price range, I would rather have a different quick bite for lunch like the Adventureland Spring Rolls or a sandwich over at Gaston’s. You can read Maggie’s review here. Plus, the Grey Stuff is back.

Dessert/ End of the Line

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Later, I had a chance to try the Strawberry IceOform. This dish is made from strawberry ice cream mochi, graham crackers, strawberry sauce, and cheesecake foam.

If you like mochi, you will enjoy this. For those who are unfamiliar with it, mochi is a wrap made of rice flour. It can have a chewy, marshmallowy texture to it. In this dish, there is strawberry ice cream in the center of the mochi wrap.

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It is sweet, but not overly sweet, and the flavors worked well together. I did enjoy it; however, there are sweet options I would rather have in the Magic Kingdom such as Nutella and Fruit Waffles or DOLE Whip. You can read about some of the best Magic Kingdom snacks here.

Drinks/ Sip Protocol

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I also had a chance to try the Watermelon Refresher. It is a watermelon-flavored drink with yuzu and ginger and popping candies.

I don’t usually like dye-heavy foods and drinks. However, this one was nice for a warm evening, especially if you like watermelon. Kids will also think this is fun if they like pop rocks.

Caffeinated Drinks

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Finally, I tired the new Joffrey’s Cold Brew. This drink is Joffrey’s Cold Brew with Mocha Milk.

I honestly did not get much more than a tiny note of mocha. It tasted mostly like a regular Joffrey’s Cold Brew to me. However, if you enjoy Joffrey’s Cold Brew, this isn’t really a problem.

Final Thoughts

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Overall, it is nice to see Disney adding new food options for Guests to enjoy in The Magic Kingdom. While I am not going to crave any of the items I tried at Energy Bytes, I do think the kiosk adds some much-needed variety to Tomorrowland’s offerings, which are primarily basic theme park foods.

However, I do hope we see the Energy Bytes menu evolve over time. It would be nice for it to eventually include some seasonal offerings if nothing else.

Do you know someone who has a trip to the Magic Kingdom coming up? Share this with them so they know whether to include Energy Bytes in their plans. Have you had a chance to try Energy Bytes? Let us know what you thought in the comments, especially if you felt differently about any of the items than I did, or if you tried the doughnuts or the chicken.

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