Churros are the quintessential Disney snack that can be found all over the Walt Disney World Resort. These cinnamon sugary treats may look rather unassuming, but they pack in some great flavor and are quite filling. Since they are more filling than they look, you could probably share a churro with a friend… but would you want to?
Disney’s popcorn just draws you right over to the carts that sell it whenever you find yourself in the general vicinity. Perhaps you’ve just eaten a large meal, or you didn’t think you felt like popcorn– it doesn’t matter. The smell will pull you in and you’ll be hooked! Popcorn is also a fun Disney snack as there are options to purchase limited edition or refillable popcorn buckets!
3. Mickey Premium Bars
Is any Disney trip really complete without a Mickey Premium Bar? We don’t think so! The perfect snack for a hot day in the parks, the Mickey Premium Bar is a classic Mickey-shaped, chocolate coated vanilla ice cream on a popsicle stick. Pick one up at the nearest ice cream cart in whichever park you happen to be in.
4. Dole Whips
Dole Whips have been a favorite snack among Disney fans for years, and thankfully there are now a couple of different places to enjoy this pineapple softserve. Of course, Dole Whips are always available in Adventureland, but they are also available at Disney’s Polynesian Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort, as well as in Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (where you can even order one swirled with rum!)
5. Corn Dog Nuggets
Corn dog nuggets (usually from Casey’s Corner in the Magic Kingdom, though they’ve been known to pop up at resort quick service locations too) have waned in popularity since the removal of the delicious “plastic” cheese sauce. Thankfully, the cheese sauce has made a comeback (though for an additional $1) and we can now dip corn dog nuggets to our hearts’ content!
A fun option for tasting your way around Walt Disney World is to do a cupcake crawl– especially if you’re visiting with a primarily under 21 group and a bar crawl is out of the question. Walt Disney World is home to so many different kinds of cupcakes, making it easy to pick up uniquely flavored and decorated cupcakes wherever you may be. If you plan on trying cupcakes via a crawl, consider splitting one cupcake at each stop– they can be pretty filling!
7. Cake Pops
Think of cake pops as a smaller, yet richer, cupcake sort of experience. Disney’s cake pops can be found at locations like the Main Street Confectionary in the Magic Kingdom, Sweet Spells in Hollywood Studios, various resort bakery/merchandise locations, and more. These treats include various flavors of cake topped with marshmallow “ears” and dipped in chocolate or sugar.
8. Cinnamon Rolls
In case you needed any other reason to visit Gaston’s Tavern, this location can be the perfect breakfast spot with some of the largest cinnamon rolls you’ve probably ever seen. If there is anything you’ll be able to share during your vacation this is it! In addition to some delicious, warm cinnamon rolls, Gaston’s Tavern is filled with tons of little details from Beauty and the Beast and can be a nice spot to get inside and enjoy some air conditioning on a hot day in the park.
9. Funnel Cake
Funnel cake at Walt Disney World is no ordinary treat. Whether topped with classic options like a simple powdered sugar, or finished with everything from ice cream, fruit, or warm apple cobbler, Disney’s funnel cake is not to be missed. For the most options when ordering a funnel cake, be sure to visit the American Adventure pavilion in Epcot, where additional toppings and seasonal flavors are available.
Another wonderful breakfast treat (or all around snack), donuts can be found at various locations around Walt Disney World. Some of our favorites include the (giant) donuts made by Joffrey’s that you’ll find in the brand’s coffee kiosks all around the resort. Other delicious donuts include the cronut at the Refreshment Port in Epcot, and the donut sundae (that is only available during breakfast hours) at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in the Magic Kingdom.
11. Ice Cream Sundaes
Speaking of ice cream, don’t leave Walt Disney World without trying an ice cream sundae! The Kitchen Sink from Epcot’s Beaches and Cream may not count as a small treat, but if you have a group to share it with this is one ice cream experience you don’t want to miss. The same location serves smaller individual sundaes, as does the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, Ghiradelli in Disney Springs, and a variety of quick service venues throughout the parks.