In addition to the amazing attractions, entertainment, and shopping in Walt Disney World, one of the biggest aspects of a vacation that guests look forward to are the dining experiences. There are countless dining locations all across Walt Disney World that include everything from full service dining and signature experiences to snack carts and grab and go treats. With so much to sample while on a Disney vacation, it might be hard for guests to nail down exactly what they would like to eat on each day of their vacation and while everyone’s tastes and preferences are different, there are some bites that are so amazing they have to be enjoyed. Whether it is a cult classic snack or a decadent meal with lots of indulgence, there are some amazing tastes and bites to enjoy scattered throughout all of Walt Disney World. Here are the ten best bites on property that every guest has to indulge in on their next Walt Disney World vacation!
1. Dole Whip – Aloha Isle
One of the most iconic treats in all of Walt Disney World can be found in the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland over near the exit of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. Aloha Isle is busy throughout each day in the park as it serves up the delicious Dole Whip snack which features refreshing and tangy pineapple soft serve ice cream in a cup. Guests can also opt to indulge in a Dole Whip Float which features the same delicious ice cream topped with fresh pineapple juice. Either option is the perfect treat to enjoy while in Adventureland!
2. Butter-Poached Lobster Tail and Jumbo Sea Scallop – California Grill
The top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort is home to one of the most popular dining options in all of Walt Disney World which serves up contemporary American cuisine infused with the flavors of California for dinner each night. The California Grill offers amazing views of Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom in addition to an indulgent entrée option. The Butter-Poached Lobster Tail and Jumbo Sea Scallop are served with romanesco, sugar snap peas, creamy fish broth, and black mint for the perfect dinner choice.
3. 8-oz Black Angus Filet Mignon – Yachtsman Steakhouse
Another very popular dinner option in Walt Disney World can be found at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Yachtsman Steakhouse is open for dinner only and invites guests to dine on steak and seafood classics in a nautical setting. A popular dinner choice is the 8-oz Black Angus Filet Mignon which is prepared to perfection and paired with mashed potatoes and a cabernet wine sauce that makes it a truly unforgettable meal in Walt Disney World.
4. Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar – Multiple Locations
One popular snack that many guests consider to be a must have on any vacation can be found virtually throughout every corner of Walt Disney World. The Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar is sold at snack carts, select quick service dining locations, and even some Disney Resort shopping locations and is the perfect way to cool down. The treat combines soft vanilla ice cream coated in creamy chocolate and shaped like Mickey on a stick making it both delicious and portable!
5. Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork – Flame Tree Barbecue
Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to several quick service restaurants including one location that offers up mouthwatering barbecue options with beautiful views of Expedition Everest in the distance. Flame Tree Barbecue is an absolutely indulgent dining option and guests are sure to love enjoying their meals on the open air patio in the back. A popular option to enjoy is the Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork which is paired with onion rings and coleslaw making it both decadent and hearty.
6. Ahi Tuna Nachos – Yak & Yeti Restaurant
Also found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the Yak & Yeti Restaurant which serves up pan-Asian cuisine in a cozy setting. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and invites guests to dine throughout two floors of authentic artifacts and items from South Asia. While the menu at Yak & Yeti Restaurant is extensive, guests love to dig into the Ahi Tuna Nachos which feature sushi grade Ahi, Asian slaw, crispy fried wontons, wasabi aioli, and sweet soy glaze.
7. Fresh Popcorn – Multiple Locations
Another favorite snack of many guests can be found in multiple locations throughout the Disney Parks, Disney Springs, and more and is immediately identifiable thanks to its delicious smell. Fresh buttered popcorn can be found all over the property and combines freshly popped kernels with indulgent butter that can be purchased in a paper sleeve or commemorative bucket. The perfect place to enjoy this warm snack is walking down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom!
8. California Cheese and Charcuterie Plate – BaseLine Tap House
Guests who are looking for a relaxing location to grab a snack and a drink in Disney’s Hollywood Studios will love a relatively new spot in the Grand Avenue area of the park. BaseLine Tap House features a small inside and large open air patio where guests can enjoy small bites and beverages directly from California. The California Cheese and Charcuterie Plate is a wonderful option to enjoy as it features Toma Farmstead Cheese, Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese, Laura Chenel’s Sonoma Goat Cheese, chorizo, calabrese salami, cornichons, grapes, and toasted baguettes.
9. Fried Chicken & Doughnuts – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
Disney Springs is home to many different dining locations including one that brings the fresh flavors of Florida to life through southern charm and cooking techniques. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ is open daily for lunch and dinner and invites guests to indulge in comfort food at its finest. One of the most popular menu options to order up is the Fried Chicken & Doughnuts which features two pieces of fried chicken with house-made sugar doughnuts and creamy mashed potatoes.
10. Turkey Leg – Liberty Square Market
Another iconic snack that countless guests love to indulge in every single day can be found at a quick service dining location in the heart of the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square. While the Liberty Square Market serves up fresh fruit and other light snack options, it is also home to the mouthwatering Turkey Leg which is crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and the perfect grab and go snack to enjoy while exploring all that the Magic Kingdom has to offer!