Walt Disney World has delicious snacks, from classic favorites to seasonal treats. There are a few things, however, that I think you have to eat when you’re on a trip to Disney World. If you don’t, did you even go?? Some are better than others, and some can only be found in certain parks, but these are some classic Walt Disney World delights that you should try at least once!
The classic Disney World treat, Dole Whip is a pineapple soft serve that will refresh you on a hot Florida day. You can order it in a cup or as a float in pineapple juice (my favorite). The classic pineapple treat has branched out to include other flavors like strawberry, coconut, and sometimes different flavors. Dole Whip is synonymous with Magic Kingdom at Aloha Isle. Still, you can also find it at Animal Kingdom, sometimes Epcot, and in various flavors at Swirls on the Water in Disney Springs. Try a dish of classic pineapple, or swirl it with vanilla or coconut for some extra flavor! If you’re feeling really adventurous, try a Dole Whip trio from Swirls on the Water with some seasonal flavors!
Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar
When you think of ice cream at Disney World, your mind very likely goes to the Mickey-shaped delight, the Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar. This frozen treat is a must-try for standard vanilla ice cream coated in a chocolate shell. I prefer Dole Whip or the Mickey-shaped ice cream sandwich, but you can’t visit Disney World without having a Mickey ice cream bar at least once! It’s sure to cool you off on a hot Disney day. Find an ice cream kiosk at a park; I guarantee you’ll find a Mickey-shaped ice cream bar.
Mickey Shaped Soft Pretzel
Another Mickey-shaped treat, this soft pretzel is doused in salt and served with a cup of nacho cheese sauce. Is it the best soft pretzel you will ever eat, or can you even find it at Walt Disney World? No. But trust me, everything tastes better when it’s Mickey-shaped. You can find these pretzels at multiple snack stands around all four Disney parks. Sometimes we even skip lunch to indulge in a couple soft pretzels if we plan to have a big dinner.
You can hit Starbucks at any of the parks or at Disney Springs, but you can get that at home! Stop by one of Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea carts to try a delicious cup of coffee (or a slushie!) Every park and Disney Springs offers Joffrey’s, the official specialty coffee of Walt Disney World. Pro-tip, try one of their giant sprinkled donuts or the “cronut” when they show it! There is a brick-and-mortar Joffrey’s shop in Disney Springs where you can also buy bags of delicious coffee beans, many of which are themed to different Disney resorts!
Yes, I said popcorn. And no, Disney popcorn isn’t any more special than what you could find at your local movie theater. But popcorn is one of our favorite classic Disney World treats for one reason: refillable popcorn buckets. If you purchase a refillable popcorn bucket, you can get $2.25 refills for the remainder of your trip. Buckets typically cost anywhere from $13 to $25 or so (specialty collectible buckets are higher priced), including your first bucketful of popcorn. They can be refilled all around the parks for the $2.25 charge. Considering a standard carton of popcorn costs $5.50, and you get a take-home souvenir, I think this is a pretty good deal!
This one is divisive among Disney fans. You can purchase a gigantic turkey leg at multiple locations around the parks, weighing almost 1.5 pounds by itself! The smoked turkey legs are easily sharable and a great way to feed a couple in the family. If you like turkey legs, of course. I don’t eat them often, but sometimes, you must go with a classic!
Cheshire Cat Tail
This treat is simple and tasty. A flaky pastry “tail” filled with chocolate chips and topped with pink and purple frosting to mimic the Cheshire Cat’s classic colors, this is a tasty treat you need to try! This is also a great breakfast option available at Cheshire Café in Magic Kingdom. Grab yourself a Cheshire Cat Tail and a cup of Joffrey’s coffee, also available at the café, and find yourself a spot to people-watch!
There are dozens of snacks around Walt Disney World that are well worth trying, and these classics are just a few. But every visitor to the Most Magical Place on Earth should try these snacks at least once. Who knows, you may find a new favorite!
Author: Ashley Hunt
Ashley co-founded The Midwest Mouse, a Disney Instagram account and blog she started with her husband, Braden. Ashley lives in Indiana with her husband and their two daughters. They are Walt Disney World annual pass holders and visit Disney parks as often as possible. They look forward to crossing more things off their Disney bucket list while continuing to share their adventures on their Instagram (@the_midwest_mouse) and website.
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