Best known for their wonderful attractions and beautiful lands, there are also some delicious must-have treats and snacks at Walt Disney World. Some can only be found in one place within the entire park, so it can almost be a scavenger hunt to find the best. Here are some of the best must-have treats and snacks at Walt Disney World.
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Disney World Treats and Snacks
Arguably the most famous of the treats at Walt Disney World, the iconic Mickey bar is a perennial favorite. Mickey shaped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate coating, these yummy treats are a great way to beat the heat. You can get them at the ubiquitous ice cream carts around the park. I definitely recommend getting one.
The first time I stayed at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, I had heard that I absolutely HAD to try zebra domes. They are available exclusively at Animal Kingdom Lodge, at the Mara (quick-service restaurant) as well as Boma. It’s a cream mousse treat that tastes a little like tiramisu. My kids loved them even at a young age – here’s a picture of my daughter feeding one to my son. If you are staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, you’ll definitely want to try them.
Although Dole Whips aren’t exclusive to Walt Disney World, they are definitely associated with the park. This pineapple soft serve treat is so refreshing, so it’s great for a hot day. They can be found at Aloha Isle at Disney’s Magic Kingdom as well as at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. I can’t visit Walt Disney World without getting one.
This popular Creole dessert can be found at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter resort, in the quick-service restaurant. They are made to order, and are absolutely delicious. Beignets are not sold in the Riverside section, but it’s a quick and worthwhile walk to get some. This is the only place to get beignets on property, so if you are in the area, you’ll definitely want to try them.
The Kitchen Sink
The kitchen sink, which can be purchased at Beaches and Cream at Disney’s Beach Club, is definitely a treat to be shared. It’s a huge ice cream sundae that is meant to be shared among four people. You can see all of the ingredients here. Even for four people, it’s definitely a challenge to finish the whole thing. You can get to the Beach Club easily through the back entrance of Epcot, so you can easily eat there even if you aren’t staying there. Just be sure to make Advance Dining Reservations, as Beaches and Cream is a popular spot.
Create Your Own Crisped Rice Treat at Goofy’s Candy Company
If you find yourself at Disney Springs, head over to Goofy’s Candy Company to create your own crisped rice treat at Goofy’s Candy Company. Guests can choose one dip (types of chocolate), one topping (lots of delicious options), and one drizzle (white, milk, or dark chocolate).
Anything at Karamell-Küche in Germany at Epcot
Karamell-Küche, which is presented by Werther’s Original at Germany in Epcot’s World Showcase, features dozens of delicious caramel treats. The caramel popcorn is especially delicious. I usually stop for something small, since I’m usually eating my way around Epcot.
Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse
One of the newest treats on property is the Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse, served at Sat’uli Canteen in Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It’s sweet, but very delicious. I’d definitely recommend sharing it.
Grapefruit Cake at the Hollywood Brown Derby
My favorite all-time dessert is the Grapefruit Cake at the Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studio. They’ll give you the recipe, and I’ve tried to make it, but it never tastes as good at the Brown Derby version. I recommend starting with the delicious Cobb Salad, followed by the cake. It’s a pretty light (and inexpensive) meal, but so delicious and memorable.
Do you have a favorite of the must-have treats and snacks at Walt Disney World?
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