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Walt Disney World’s Guiltiest Pleasures Our Appetite Can’t Resist

One of the best parts of a Walt Disney World vacation is getting to indulge in the amazing dining options that can be found throughout the entire property. From signature dining experiences to unbelievable snacks served up at carts, there are endless options for guests to enjoy that can satisfy every craving. Many guests love indulging while on vacation, especially since they are walking so many miles a day as they explore the Disney Parks and more. While there are certainly plenty of healthy options to enjoy in Walt Disney World, there are also a fair share of dining options that are so decadent and delicious that they are considered to be total guilty pleasures. From savory to sweet, classic to inventive, there are some bites that are simply too amazing to resist! Here are the guiltiest pleasures that guests can’t say no to in Walt Disney World.

  

1. Kitchen Sink – Beaches & Cream Soda Shop

The ultimate ice cream indulgence can be found at a table service eatery in the heart of Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Beaches & Cream Soda Shop brings the classic boardwalk ice cream parlor to life with American favorites and truly over the top ice cream concoctions. While there is typically a to go window, the restaurant is only available to full service dining at the moment, and those who secure a reservation for lunch or dinner can enjoy the amazing Kitchen Sink. Big enough to serve four, the sundae features vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cookies and cream, and mint chocolate chip scoops covered with every single topping available. Served in a larger than life bowl, the Kitchen Sink is the ultimate indulgence.

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2. Egg Rolls – Spring Rolls Cart

A relatively new guilty food pleasure that guests can’t get enough of can be found in the Magic Kingdom just before the bridge that spans from the Castle Hub to Adventureland. The Spring Rolls Cart looks like an unassuming snack stop, but it serves up two of the tastiest and unique snack in the entire Disney Park. The cart serves up House-Made Cheeseburger Spring Rolls and Pepperoni Pizza Spring Rolls, both of which are always crispy and hot. With a crunchy bite, hefty fillings, and strong flavors, these spring rolls have quickly become a guilty pleasure that guests love to enjoy in the Magic Kingdom.

3. ‘Ohana Bread Pudding – Tambu Lounge & Kona Café

One of the most beloved dining options in all of Walt Disney World is unfortunately still unavailable to guests along with its cult favorite dessert that luckily has appeared in two other locations. ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort typically serves up a traditional Polynesian feast from the islands for dinner complete with the totally indulgent ‘Ohana Bread Pudding for dessert. The guest favorite combines a sticky and sweet bread pudding with a fresh scoop of vanilla ice cream and a small carafe of caramel sauce filled with slices of bananas. While ‘Ohana is currently closed to guests, they can still indulge in the delicious dessert at nearby Tambu Lounge or Kona Café.

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4. Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich – Sleepy Hollow

One guilty pleasure found in the Magic Kingdom features both indulgent and healthy options, making it a snack that many guests love to enjoy. Sleepy Hollow is a quick service location found near the bridge leading into Liberty Square that serves up a limited menu that guests can enjoy in an outdoor seating area with beautiful views of Cinderella Castle. The Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich is one of the location’s most popular orders as it combines fresh bananas, strawberries, and blueberries with a chocolate-hazelnut spread all served on top of a warm and crispy waffle. While the waffle and spread are totally indulgent, the fruit helps to lighten up this snack making it a favorite guilty pleasure of many!

5. Shines On Tap – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Disney Springs is home to plenty of popular eateries including Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ where guests can enjoy brunch, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant features a menu that combines classic Southern favorites with the fresh ingredients and flavors of Florida for some unforgettable meals including the famous fried chicken. While no guest is going to be disappointed by their meals, the ultimate way to indulge and enjoy them is by pairing them with another guilty pleasure. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ serves up Shines On Tap, specialty beverages available in either 16 ounce, 22 ounce refills, 22 ounce jumbo squeezes, or 32 ounce to-go servings. Guests can choose from Rumshine Punch, Strawberry Lemonade, Blue Hooch, Moonshine Margarita, and Sweet Tea Shine flavors and enjoy a total guilty pleasure with their meals!

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6. The Big Board – Wine Bar George

Also found in Disney Springs is Wine Bar George, a popular table service eatery where guests can indulge in delicious small plates that pair perfectly with an extensive wine list crafted by Master Sommelier George Miliotes. Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner depending on the day, Wine Bar George features beautiful flavors and pairings that the servers can expertly recommend, however there is one menu item that is the ultimate guilty pleasure for guests to pair with their wines. The Big Board is the ultimate indulgence with six artisanal cheeses and five artisanal meats paired with various condiments and accompaniments such as nuts. While The Big Board is massive in size, guests are definitely going to fight over sharing all of the delicious offerings on it!

7. Ahi Tuna Nachos – Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to several table service restaurants that serve up various types of cuisine inspired by different cultures and locations around the world. Yak & Yeti Restaurant in the Asia section of the park features an extensive menu of pan-Asian favorites that guests love to indulge in for lunch and dinner each day. While there is no wrong menu item to choose while dining at the restaurant, the ultimate guilty pleasure that can be enjoyed is an appetizer that is larger enough to be a meal by itself. The Ahi Tuna Nachos are a mound of crispy fried wontons and Asian slaw topped with sushi grade Ahi tuna, wasabi aioli, and a sweet soy glaze making them tangy, sweet, spicy, and completely indulgent on every single level.

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8. Warm Cinnamon Roll – Gaston’s Tavern

A favorite guilty pleasure of many guests can be found in the heart of Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom and is served hot and fresh each day. Gaston’s Tavern is beautifully themed to make guests feel as though they have stepped straight into the hangout of the beloved villain from Beauty and the Beast, complete with antlers in all of the decorating and a small, but wonderful menu. The ultimate guilty pleasure from the menu is surely the Warm Cinnamon Rolls which is larger than life, filled with layers of sweet and buttery brown sugar and pastry and topped with sticky and delicious frosting. This is the total breakfast of champions in the Magic Kingdom or it can be enjoyed as a snack at any point during the day, but guests are definitely not going to want to share!

9. Totchos – Woody’s Lunch Box

Toy Story Land is where guests are scaled down to the size of favorite characters and welcomed into the backyard of Andy. The area is home to the popular quick service eatery Woody’s Lunch Box which serves up American childhood favorites including grilled cheese and Lunch Box Tarts. While all of the menu options at Woody’s Lunch Box are great, the biggest guilty pleasure that guests love to order from the location is a savory treat that totally satisfies. Totchos feature crispy potato barrels that are topped with a beef a bean chili, shredded cheese, queso with tomatoes, corn chips, sour cream, and a sprinkle of green onions, making them absolutely delicious!

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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.