The Ultimate Walt Disney World Dessert Checklist

Walt Disney World has no shortage of delicious dining options for guests to enjoy on their vacations. With options including burgers and fries, delectable treats, and fine dining, there is an option to please even the pickiest of eaters. Obviously, the best part of dining is enjoying dessert, and Disney has no shortage of delicious treats for guests to indulge in. From chilly icy cream to savory treats, no vacation is complete without a decadent dessert. Here is the ultimate Walt Disney World checklist of desserts to try!


9. ‘Ohana Bread Pudding

‘Ohana is a unique restaurant located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort that offers up a Lilo and Stitch buffet character breakfast and a family style Polynesian meal for dinner. The highlight of dinner at the restaurant comes with its signature bread pudding. Featuring sweet bananas, sticky caramel, and delicious ice cream, guests will find themselves asking for seconds of this ultimate Disney dessert.

8. Dole Whip

This iconic snack is an absolute guest favorite and can be found at either Pineapple Lanai, a counter service location at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, or Aloha Isle in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom. The refreshing and popular treat combines fresh pineapple juice with either pineapple or vanilla soft serve or a swirl of the two flavors. Since it is so popular, guests should expect a long line at either location!

7. Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar

This iconic snack is recognizable to many guests since it is shaped like Mickey himself. Found at nearly every ice cream cart and food court around Walt Disney World, the Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar features vanilla ice cream coated in a chocolate shell. At just the right size for one guest to enjoy, this snack is a crowd favorite and makes for some cute pictures due to its shape!

6. Kitchen Sink

For ice cream lovers, this is the ultimate Disney dessert to try. Served at the Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, the Kitchen Sink is advertised as serving four people and combines chocolate, vanilla, mint chocolate chip, coffee, and strawberry ice cream with every topping available in the place! With so much decadent goodness in one dessert, guests won’t want to share but will have to if they hope to come close to finishing it!

5. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

An ultimate Disney dessert to try in the Magic Kingdom can be found at the Plaza Ice Cream Shop on the end of Main Street. The Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich combines two freshly baked chocolate chip cookies sandwiching any flavor of hand scooped ice cream that a guest would like. The best way to enjoy this snack is sitting on the curb waiting for Wishes to start.


4. Fried Wontons

Yak & Yeti Restaurant in the Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers up some delicious Pan-Asian cuisine in an intricately themed restaurant. While all of the food is delicious, there is one dessert item that is outrageously good. The Fried Wontons are stuffed with cream cheese, skewered with fresh pineapple chunks, and served with vanilla ice cream. As if that was delicious enough, the whole thing is topped off with a honey vanilla glaze that makes this dessert an ultimate one at Disney.

3. Strawberry Shortcake

One of the best quick service locations in Epcot is Sunshine Seasons found on the lower level of The Land near Soarin’. Sunshine Seasons features several different counters which serve everything from turkey sandwiches to pork chops. The most popular counter by far is the dessert counter, and there is one option in particular that stands out. The strawberry shortcake served up there is stuffed sky high with heavy whipped cream, moist cake, and fresh sliced strawberries.

2. The Chocolate Wave

The Coral Reef Restaurant in The Living Seas in Epcot offers guests the opportunity to dine while seated next to a massive aquarium full of fish, sharks, sting rays, and turtles. The dessert menu there features the Chocolate Wave which resembles a lava cake- moist and full of melted chocolate! Served with a raspberry gelato, this is an ultimate dessert that can’t be missed!

1. Beignets

Port Orleans French Quarter Resort brings the charm of New Orleans to Walt Disney World and its food court Scat Cat’s Club offers up a taste of the Big Easy. This is the only location at Disney that serves up delicious and addictive beignets. Featuring flaky dough pockets which are fried and smothered in powdered sugar, guests can order either three or six beignets and they are totally worth a visit to Port Orleans French Quarter!

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.