8 Best Desserts In Walt Disney World

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Guests love spending time in Walt Disney World exploring the four theme parks, Disney Springs, Disney Resorts, and everything in between. One thing that all guests love doing on vacation is eating foods that they normally might not be indulging in in their everyday lives. Walt Disney World is home to endless amazing dining options including full service gourmet meals, counter service relaxed locations, and snack carts. While dining on a Disney vacation, it is definitely important to leave room for dessert as there are some amazing options to sample. Whether a stand-alone item or part of a specific meal, Disney desserts are decadent, delicious, and always worth trying! Here are the eight best desserts to indulge in while enjoying Walt Disney World.


8. Fried Wontons –

The Yak & Yeti Restaurant is a full service restaurant located in the Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and is open daily for lunch and dinner. Guests who dine there can enjoy Asian inspired dishes in an intricately detailed dining area filled with artifacts and décor from Southeast Asia. Guests who save enough room for dessert are sure to love the Fried Wontons which are the perfect combination of savory and sweet. The Fried Wontons are stuffed with cream cheese and come served on a skewer with squares of pineapple. The decadent dessert is then topped with a honey vanilla sauce and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream making it irresistible!

7. Gray Stuff –

Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland is unique in that it is open as a counter service dining location for breakfast and lunch and as a full service meal for dinner. Guests who dine there for any meal are welcomed into the Beast’s castle to enjoy classic French cuisine in an opulent fairytale setting. During lunch and dinner, guests who save room for dessert should be sure to order the Master’s Cupcake which comes served with the Gray Stuff as its frosting. The Gray Stuff is popular with guests not only because it is delicious, but because it is recommended in the classic Disney song “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast.

6. Maple Crème Brulee –

Guests who are fans of crème brulee can find an interesting option in the Canada Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. Guests who dine at Le Cellier Restaurant are treated to full service meals for lunch and dinner and feel as though they are dining in a cozy wine cellar somewhere in Canada. With steaks being the most popular meals, guests who make it to dessert are sure to love one option in particular. The Maple Crème Brulee combines a classic creamy crème brulee with the sweet hint of maple and topped with a crunchy glazed layer. Guests who are fans of both crème brulee and Canada will love this dessert.

5. ‘Ohana Bread Pudding –

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is home to several dining locations including the popular ‘Ohana. Open as a character buffet for breakfast and a full service family style meal for dinner, ‘Ohana is a favorite restaurant of many guests. Those who dine there for dinner can enjoy a laid back island atmosphere while dining on family style Polynesian inspired cuisine. For dessert, guests are treated to the beloved ‘Ohana Bread Pudding which is served a la mode with vanilla ice cream and a warm, sticky banana caramel sauce. This dessert is so amazing that guests will definitely be asking for seconds!


4. No Way Jose –

Ice cream lovers visiting Walt Disney World should definitely take the time to travel to Disney’s Beach Club Resort and enjoy the Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. The unique location serves up traditional American classics in a setting that evokes a seaside soda fountain. While the food at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is delicious, it’s the desserts which keep guests coming back for more. A popular dessert for ice cream lovers is the No Way Jose which features vanilla and chocolate ice cream topped with peanut butter, hot fudge, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, whipped cream, and (of course) a cherry on top. With such wonderful flavors, this ice cream dessert is a favorite of many guests and worth a trip to Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.

3. Kitchen Sink –

Also served up in Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is the infamous Kitchen Sink dessert. Advertised as big enough to serve four, the Kitchen Sink is the ultimate ice cream dessert for guests on a Walt Disney World vacation. The concoction features vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, coffee, and mint chocolate chip ice cream topped with literally every topping offered in the restaurant.

2. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich –

Guests who are enjoying a day in the Magic Kingdom should definitely stop in at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor for hand scooped ice cream treats to enjoy on a hot day. A popular dessert served up at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor is the Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich, which is big enough to share though most guests won’t want to! The dessert wedges any flavor of hand scooped ice cream between two fresh chocolate chip cookies, making it an amazing dessert to indulge in.

1. Seasonal Cobbler –

One of the most popular counter service dining locations in the Magic Kingdom is Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square. Serving up fresh seafood options in a nautical setting, the restaurant is a favorite of many guests and also offers up a delicious dessert. The Seasonal Cobbler is always on the menu at Columbia Harbour House and depending on the time of year could feature peach, blueberry, or apple flavors. No matter which fruit is seasonally being used, the cobbler is rich in flavor and topped with a flaky crust that will be sure to leave guests wanting more!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.