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8 Best Salty Treats At Walt Disney World

Part of the fun of visiting a Walt Disney World park is enjoying a tasty treat that you can’t find at home. If you want a sweet snack, you can indulge in a Mickey Premium ice cream bar, cotton candy, a Dole Whip float, a churro, or one of many more mouthwatering choices waiting for you around every corner. Sometimes you might want a salty snack though, and Walt Disney World has plenty of delicious choices for you too. Take a break from the attractions, grab a shady seat, and enjoy one of these perfectly tasty treats.

1. Popcorn

This is always number one on my list of snacks I have to get every time I visit Walt Disney World. In fact, I want to have this wonderful treat multiple times during my stay. Walt Disney World popcorn has the perfect blend of salt and butter, and it’s available at carts in every park. Enjoy it while watching the afternoon parade on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom or strolling around Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Order a larger-sized popcorn in a souvenir bucket and take it with you to snack on later. Several of the shops, including the Main Street Confectionary in the Magic Kingdom, sell prepackaged popcorn in different flavors to take home. For a sweet and salty twist, check out Karamell-Kuche in the Germany pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase and try the popcorn drizzled with caramel.

2. Soft Pretzel

The soft pretzels shaped like Mickey are by far the best, but there are a lot of choices if you’re craving one of these salty treats. Many of the carts throughout all of the parks sell soft pretzels with a cup of cheese sauce for dipping. Specialty varieties are available too, like the sausage and cheddar-stuffed pretzel at Sleepy Hollow in the Magic Kingdom.  Sommerfest in the Germany pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase offers a more traditional soft pretzel that is equally as delicious.

3. French Fries 

Many restaurants in Walt Disney World offer French fries with your meal, but in my opinion, the best place to get fries in Casey’s Corner on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. The hot and salty shoestring-style fries always hit the spot.

4. Hot Dogs

Order a delicious hot dog to go along with your fries while you’re at Casey’s Corner. The scent of these juicy hot dogs wafts out of the restaurant as you’re walking by. Follow your nose inside and try a chili-cheese or barbecue slaw style dog.

5. Nachos

While you’re enjoying a cold Mexican beer or sweet margarita in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase, or if you’re just enjoying the mariachi band outside, grab some great nachos from La Cantina de San Angel. The combination of cheese, tomatoes, jalapenos, beans, ground beef, and sour cream make this a perfect salty snack.

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6. Fish and Chips

A perfect snack to enjoy as you’re listening to the British Revolution belt out favorite songs, pick up an order of fish and chips to share at the Yorkshire Country Fish Shop at the United Kingdom pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. I recommend ordering a glass of Harp or Bass to complement this salty dish.

7. Pizza

While there are many places within Walt Disney World that serve pizza, my favorite spots to order a slice as a snack or a whole pie to share are Via Napoli at the Italy pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase and Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you find yourself in Disney Springs, check out Wolfgang Puck Express or Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza to satisfy your pizza craving.

8. Turkey Legs

A legendary favorite among Walt Disney World guests, the jumbo-sized turkey legs are full of flavor and easy to share. Pick one up at the Fife & Drum Tavern in Epcot’s World Showcase, Yak & Yeti™ Quality Beverages in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and the Tortuga Tavern in the Magic Kingdom. Several carts throughout the parks also sell this hickory-smoked treat. Don’t forget to pick up a souvenir turkey-leg t-shirt or hat!

About Melissa Fegely

I have been a professional writer for over 18 years with degrees in Biology and English. I am a lifelong Disney fan and a Disney Vacation Club member of over nine years. Having visited Walt Disney World several times growing up, I really caught the Disney bug after many trips with my husband. Now I am happily addicted to taking our son to Walt Disney World as often as possible and watching him experience the magic and Mickey Bars as he grows up. Traveling to Walt Disney World twice a year, I enjoy attending the Flower and Garden festival held in the spring and strolling around the World Showcase, as well as exploring all of the hidden gems that all four parks have to offer. I love helping my family and friends plan their next Disney trips based on my experiences. I also enjoy reading, swimming, traveling, and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I grew up in Southwestern Pennsylvania, attended Shippensburg University, and current live in suburban Philadelphia with my husband, son, and two cats.