The four theme parks at Walt Disney World are filled with so many great snacks that it can be hard to choose. But don’t worry – we’ve narrowed it down to the Top 3 Snacks at each park. Check these out and you will not be disappointed!
1. Mickey Ice Cream
There is no other place for this list to start. Mickey Ice Cream bars are the most classic of Disney snacks. And there’s a reason guests seek them out visit after visit. In addition to being shaped like the mouse who started it all, the combination of creamy vanilla ice cream and crisp chocolate coating is absolute perfection on a warm Florida day. If it’s a hot day and you’ve got little kids, they will inevitably end up covered in melted ice cream and chocolate, so we recommend grabbing one from the kiosk next to the Casey Jr Splash Pad in Storybook Circus so they can rinse off afterwards!
2. Dole Whip
Another frozen delight, which has developed a cult following among Disney fans, Dole Whip is found at Aloha Isle, just outside of the Enchanted Tiki Room in Adventureland. The long line you’ll usually find here is worth it for the delicious tropical treat. “Dole Whip” has become synonymous with the pineapple flavor, but you can also get it in vanilla or as a swirl. A Dole Whip float with pineapple juice is especially refreshing on a hot day. Dole Whip is vegan, gluten free, and free of the top allergens, making it a treat that almost every Disney visitor can enjoy.
3. Warm Cinnamon Roll
Gaston’s Tavern is a tiny gem tucked away in a corner of Fantasyland between Be Our Guest restaurant and Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid. It’s a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of Fantasyland, and is always dark and cool inside even on hot days. But beyond the ambiance, it is home to the best cinnamon roll in Walt Disney World. Rumor has it that this giant cinnamon bun is the same one that used to have a devoted following at the Main Street Bakery, and it is definitely just as good!
Disney’s popcorn is a classic snack favorite that is offered at all four parks. With themed souvenir refill containers, and the buttery taste of nostalgia, this snack has a dedicated fan base that is constantly growing. And at EPCOT, not only can you find the classic popcorn, you can also find specialty flavors at the kiosk near the Imagination pavilion AND a delicious caramel version made with Werther’s in the Germany pavilion’s Karamell-Kuche.
Ok, so putting an entire pavilion on the list may officially be cheating, but in the spirit of trying to get you the best snacks at Walt Disney World we are doing it! You could really create a list of the top ten snacks in the France pavilion and still miss some. There is something for everyone here, whether it’s breakfast time or late at night, or you are in the mood for sweet or savory. If you are looking for a simple light breakfast, you cant go wrong with a warm croissant. For something a little heavier, try the Roule Lard and Fromage (Bacon and Cheese Roll). Choosing one sweet treat is really hard, so you might want to get a few and share. The Macaron Ice Cream sandwich is one of our favorites.
With the weather in Florida, it’s important to have a go-to frozen treat at every park. At EPCOT, Kaki Gori at Japan’s Kabuki Café, hits the spot. A giant helping of freshly shaved ice is topped with your choice of fruit flavors. You can make the treat even more delectable by adding sweet cream for a dollar more. Either way it’s a delicious treat and makes a great photo. And if you’re in the mood for a savory snack, you can also get sushi rolls at the same Café!
Served at Woody’s Lunchbox in Toy Story Land, these aren’t your school cafeteria tater tots. These “potato barrels” as Disney calls them, are crisped to perfection and covered with chili, cheese, corn chips, and sour cream. It’s a perfect hearty snack and fits right in with the oversize theming of Toy Story Land.
2. Mustafarian Lava Roll
In general Hollywood Studios is pretty limited on its breakfast options, but the addition of Galaxy’s Edge and the Mustafarian Lava Roll has made it a much more inviting morning park. This sweet pastry is layered with cinnamon and topped with a raspberry drizzle and cookie crumbles and is available at Oga’s Cantina and Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo.
3. Bavarian Pretzel
Soft pretzels are a mainstay of theme parks and entertainment venues around the country, so you might wonder why you should bother having one at Disney World. Well, like most things, Disney just plain does it better! For entertainment value, we recommend the Mickey Pretzel at Magic Kingdom, which is shaped like a Mickey head about the size of a human head. But for taste, you can’t beat the Bavarian Pretzel at Baseline Tapworks at Hollywood Studios. They also have a great selection of beer and a nice atmosphere to sit down, relax, and take a break from the busyness of the park.
1. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
The Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich at Dino-Bite Snacks would also top a list of Sweet Snacks You Want to Eat Instead of Dinner. With two soft, buttery chocolate chip cookies and a hearty helping of vanilla ice cream, this snack is delicious AND huge!! If you’re up for a challenge you may want to try it alone, but we definitely recommend sharing!
2. Mr. Kamal’s Seasoned Fries
Labeled by many as the best fries at Walt Disney World, these are found at the Mr. Kamal’s kiosk on the path between Africa and Asia. They are tossed in a tasty seasoning mix and served with your choice of several dipping sauces. And if you’re traveling with someone looking for a healthier snack, the menu also offers a hummus and veggies snack.
3. Night Blossom
Animal Kingdom’s Pandora – The World of Avatar is home to a number of really creative foods that fit right in with its other-worldly theming. We definitely could have chosen some of the menu items at Satu’li Canteen for this list, but since we have yet to feature a drinkable snack, we are going with the Night Blossom from Pongu Pongu. Pongu Pongu translates to “Party Party” in the Na’Vi language, and this drink is definitely a party in a cup! The neon layers of limeade with apple and dessert pear make it an Instagram favorite, and make it much more flavorful than your average slushy. They even have an alcoholic version, the Rum Blossom, if you’re looking to spice things up a little.