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10 Best Quick Eats at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

1. Turkey leg

At over 1,100 calories per leg, it can be difficult to justify eating a turkey leg as a snack, but it is a quick eat nonetheless. They’re easy to carry and eat on the go, making them a perfect meal or shareable snack for wandering through the Magic Kingdom or waiting for the parade to start. The smell of smoked meat will likely give it away, but if you’re still looking for where to pick up a turkey leg you’ll want to head to Frontierland where you’ll find a cart just across the street from the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade.

 

2. Dole Whip

Need something more refreshing after that turkey leg? You can find Dole Whips (pineapple soft serve) and Dole Whip Floats (served on top of pineapple juice) at Aloha Isle in Adventureland. You can even order it swirled with vanilla soft serve if you’re looking for a taste of this classic treat without all of the sweetness of the pineapple. Dole Whips (without the vanilla) are also vegan and dairy-free, making them one of the best snacks for special diets in the Magic Kingdom. And if you can’t make it to the Magic Kingdom, you can also find Dole Whips right on the monorail loop at Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

3. Mickey Premium Bar

Mickey Premium Bars offer the easiest way to eat ice cream on the go in the Magic Kingdom because they can be found in ice cream carts all over the parks. These bars are made of chocolate dipped vanilla ice cream (and are shaped like Mickey of course). They may seem like a smaller snack, but they can really be quite filling and can easily replace a meal if you’re looking to save time and eat on the go.

4. Cream cheese-stuffed pretzel

Another unassuming yet filling on the go treat in the Magic Kingdom is the cream cheese-stuffed pretzel. This one disappeared from the parks for a while but it’s back in the Magic Kingdom at the Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland. For an even more substantial meal, check out the rest of the menu at the Lunching Pad. It changes quite often, but you can often find some unique sandwiches or hot dogs that you do not tend to see in other spots around the park.

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5. Churro

Grabbing some churros can be one of the best ways to eat on the go in the Magic Kingdom because they are so easily portable. One churro is plenty filling for a parade snack or on the go ‘meal.’ You’ll find them at a cart in Frontierland (right near the turkey leg cart!) but you can easily carry them wherever your day in the park takes you. Churros are also a great alternative to an on-the-go dessert if you just aren’t feeling ice cream on the day of your visit (or if you happen to be visiting the park in January when it actually does get cold).

6. Corn dog nuggets

This fan-favorite meal on the go can be found at Casey’s Corner on Main Street U.S.A. Corn dog nuggets are just what they sound like– smaller mini corn dogs fried and served with a choice of condiments from the toppings bar. While mustard may sound like the best go-to dipping sauce, you may want to reconsider and purchase some hot ‘plastic cheese’ instead. Unfortunately it’s no longer included a part of the restaurant’s toppings bar, but you can order a cup of it from the counter for $1.

7. Popcorn

Chances are you’ve already tried popcorn in the Magic Kingdom (the buttery smell draws you right over to it when you walk by the carts that sell it!) But you probably haven’t tried all of the popcorn in the park. For fresh-popped buttery popcorn, visit any of the popcorn carts you see around the park. But for something more unique like kettle corn, or different flavors like cheddar, chocolate-caramel, confetti, sriracha, and more you’ll want to visit the Main Street Confectionery or Big Top Souvenirs.

8. Mickey cake pops

Another ‘snack’ that packs a punch is the Mickey cake pop. You can find these treats at the Main Street Confectionery and Big Top Souvenirs. They come in three flavors, vanilla, chocolate, and red-velvet, all dipped in chocolate and complete with marshmallows for ‘ears.’ The cake is fudgy and while they appear small these cake pops are a filling snack to eat on the go.

9. Ice cream

Looking for a more substantial ice cream than soft serve or dole whips? The Plaza on Main Street serves a variety of sundaes, and even includes special seasonal offerings and ‘rare menu items’ that come and go (like the highly sought after donut sundae!) If you like to sleep in you can arrive around 11:00 am and have ‘breakfast’ here or you can have an ice cream sundae for lunch!

10. Rice Krispie treats

Pick up some freshly made Rice Krispie treats at the Confectionery or grab a box of pre-packaged ones for later at gift shops around the park–either way these are perfect for snacking on the go around the park. If you’ve only ever had store-bought Rice Krispie treats at home, you haven’t tasted anything like these before! They even come in a variety of flavors ranging from fruity to chocolate-covered, and they are all delicious.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a graduate of St. Anselm College, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree in History. She completed two Disney College Programs, one at Dinoland U.S.A., in Animal Kingdom, and one at Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show at Hollywood Studios. She is the author of “Brittany Earns Her Ears,” a memoir about her experiences on the college program, and she currently resides in Massachusetts.