Everyone deserves a treat during a day exploring the busy theme parks! Now with the popularity of the Disney Dining Plan (which I’ll refer to here as DDP), the choice of Disney World snacks – both sweet and savoury – is bigger than ever.
There are loads of delicious bites to choose from, but here are my ultimate top 10:
1. Warm cinnamon roll
This has to be my most favourite Disney snack – It is DELICIOUS! Cinnamon Rolls are available warm (you can even ask for extra frosting!) on the Disney Dining Plan at Gaston’s Tavern in the Magic Kingdom, and with molasses cream cheese from Sassagoula Floatworks at Port Orleans French Quarter. You can also get them at the Boardwalk Bakery and a ‘Colossal’ version at the Kusafiri Cafe in Animal Kingdom.
Tip: There’s a colossal Mickey-shaped Cinnamon Roll on the menu at Creature Comforts in Animal Kingdom!
2. Funnel cake
This oh-so-good delicacy is available (with cinnamon sugar) on the DDP at Sleepy Hollow Treats in the Magic Kingdom and the Oasis Canteen in Hollywood Studios. You can also buy them in kiosks in the American Adventure in EPCOT and on the Boardwalk. Just don’t watch them making it – then you won’t know how many calories are in it!
3. Mickey Pretzels
The savoury fans out there will love these warm Mickey-shaped pretzels served with Cheese Sauce. There’s also a Pepper Jack Warm Stuffed Pretzel filled with Pepper Jack Cheese
You’ll find these at The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom.
4. Carrot cake cookie
Best. Cookie. EVER! Head straight to The Trolley Car Cafe (Starbucks) in Hollywood Studios and it will be the best money (or snack credit) you ever spend.
5. Dole whip
Cool creamy pineapple ice-cream – soooo refreshing on a sweltering day. Grab one from Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom, Tamu Tamu in Animal Kingdom (which also has alcoholic versions) and Pineapple Lanai at the Polynesian Resort. The regular types are snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan.
6. Egg rolls
A surprisingly filling savoury treat, with both pork or veggie options at the wagon in Adventureland in Magic Kingdom or just meat from the Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafe in Animal Kingdom. A great snack credit.
7. Mickey Ice-creams
Whether it be the Premium Ice-cream Bar or the Ice-cream Sandwich, both of these Mouse shaped treats are scrumptious and readily available in the parks at the carts and kiosks. Both are on the DDP. Just try to eat them before they melt …
8. School bread
A cardamon bun, with vanilla custard and toasted coconut??? Hold me back! If you haven’t ventured to the Kringla Bakeri in Norway in EPCOT, shame on you!! (and while you’re there, grab me some cinnamon loaf please).
Any kind of cupcake looks and tastes good in my opinion, but at Disney World they’re extra-special! My favourites are the limited edition seasonal ones – like the pumpkin Halloween delicacy. There are many variations to try but here are a few of the best places to try:
- Trolley Car Café – Butterfinger (Hollywood Studios)
- Kusafiri Bakery and Creature Comforts – Zebra and Tree of Life (Animal Kingdom)
- Be Our Guest – The Master’s Cup Cake, (“try the grey stuff, it’s delicious!”) and Big Top Souvenirs (Magic Kingdom)
- Sunshine Seasons Food Court (EPCOT)
Great for snack credits and for filling a gap before rushing off to that next ride …
Cinnamon flavoured donutty goodness…. YUM. You’ll be drawn in by their amazing smell at the cart in Frontierland and as a dessert at Pecos Bill in the Magic Kingdom, and Dino Bites in Animal Kingdom.
You can also get “Churritos” from La Catina de San Angle in Mexico, EPCOT. Even more exciting (to me anyway) is the introduction of the awesomely sounding Vanilla Ice Cream Churro Sandwich which is available from Sleepy Hollow in the Magic Kingdom. YUMMY!!!
All of these are available on the Disney Dining Plan.
What’s the best snack you’ve had Walt Disney World? Let us know what they’re like and where to find them!