There is no smell quite like the freshly baked cookies seemingly flowing through the air as you walk down Main Street, U.S.A. The delicious smells of Disney are one of the many hugs you receive walking through the parks. Disney is known for some one-of-a-kind best snacks that you can’t find anywhere else. Luckily, some can be found at Walt Disney World Resorts, Walt Disney World Parks, or Disney Springs. There are five classic Disney snacks you have to try, regardless if it’s your first trip or your 100th.
If you visit all four Walt Disney World parks, you have the opportunity to try all the Disney snack classics. While some are only available in certain parks, making Disney snacks that much more exclusive to try. Surprisingly, many can even be included in the Disney Dining plan options.
Dole Whip – Magic Kingdom
The most refreshing dessert there is that Disney fans go crazy for! Dole Whip is a frozen pineapple bliss, with the option of different variations by adding juice, ice cream, and a variety of other flavors. A fan favorite is the dole whip float, too. This sweet and tangy snack can be found in Disneyland’s Tropical Hideaway and Magic Kingdom’s Aloha Isle. The dessert has become so popular it even has its own day called Dole Whip Day offered in July. Besides the parks, the treat can also be found in Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort or Disney Springs, making it a snack you don’t need a park ticket to try, as described in USA Today’s “You don’t need a park ticket to try these 10 iconic Disney World snacks”.
The Grey Stuff – Magic Kingdom
“Try the grey stuff. It’s delicious”. Magic Kingdom’s ‘Be Our Guest’ restaurant is fashioned after the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast (1991). The unique sit-down dining experience opened in February 2018, offering “delectable French-inspired dishes and new offerings,” as described in the opening announcement.
The experience of walking through the restaurant catapults you to the inside of the castle, making you feel like a part of the story. The grey stuff is a chocolate tart with crisp pearls and a white chocolate wafer, resembling the dessert in the film. You will not be disappointed with the light and decadent dessert! However, if you do not have a reservation for sit-down dining, no need to fret! You can also find this tasty treat at Gastons Tavern located in Magic Kingdom.
Turkey Leg – EPCOT and Magic Kingdom
A controversial classic at Disney World is the famous turkey leg. The jumbo meat on a stick is a staple at Disney World. The snack filled with protein and flavor is a must before ending your trip. Turkey legs can be found in only two of the parks, both EPCOT and Magic Kingdom. It’s a snack big enough to share or to enjoy all on your own. It’s easy to walk and snack while jumping onto your next ride, too! EPCOT offers turkey legs in Fife and Drum Tavern. If you are walking through the world showcase, it’s a must-stop! Additionally, Magic Kingdom has them available at Sleepy Hallow Refreshments, Prince Eric’s Village Market, and Liberty Square Market.
Churros – All Parks
A sugary favorite! If you are looking for something sweet that isn’t a cookie or chocolate, a churro is calling your name! Disney churros can be found in all parks and Disney Springs, making it a staple of your trip. Served in various flavors, sizes, dipping sauces, and colors, the snack can be a new treat or a classic one. There is even a plant-based option for certain dietary restrictions found in Animal Kingdom. It is such a favorite that Disney even shared the recipe to make at home using “simple items you probably already have in your pantry.”
Furthermore, if you are a sucker for sweets, Main Street, U.S.A. Confectionery, or Storybook Treats, sells cookies, chocolate, and other sweet treats, which may be your favorite stop of all!
Mickey-Shaped Anything (ice cream, waffles, pretzels, beignets) – All Parks
Pretzels, ice cream, waffles, oh my! Mickey-shaped anything is a sure sign you are enjoying your trip at a Disney Park. From sweet to savory, there are options for all types of cravings. Some of the classics are the oversized Mickey pretzel and the chocolate-covered Mickey ice cream bar. While a cold brew is refreshing on a hot Disney park day, a Mickey bar is just as delicious.
Additionally, for breakfast, you can find Mickey Waffles are nearly any restaurant or Resort that offers early dining. You can add toppings like whipped cream, chocolate, and ice cream making your Mickey Waffle breakfast into a sweet treat. One location in Magic Kingdom that offers Mickey Waffles is Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, which also offers drinks like cold brew and other breakfast drinks.
In the same vein, a Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll can be found in Starbucks locations throughout the theme park.
Lastly, stop by Disney’s Port Orleans Resort for the Mickey-shaped beignets for a “powdered sugar-covered treat.” Conveniently, Mickey-shaped Disney snacks can be found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios.