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12 Best Desserts on Walt Disney World Property

If you’re a dessert connoisseur, it can be hard to know where to start in Walt Disney World – the choices are seemingly endless!  Luckily, we’ve traveled the parks, resorts and Disney Springs (tough job, we know!) to uncover the very best desserts on Disney property.  Your favorite just might be on this list!  But don’t be afraid to experiment – discovering a new favorite dessert can be a highlight of a Disney vacation!

12. Lollipop Tree

This is the newest on our list of Walt Disney World dessert favorites, and it can be found at The Edison, in Disney Springs.  This imaginative dessert is a complete dining experience!  It arrives in the form of a tree, with cheesecake pops as the branches.  There are plenty of lollipops on each tree for sharing – but we completely understand if you want to eat them all yourself!  Just don’t forget to try the accompanying Bubble Gum Whipped Cream, which looks and tastes exactly as you’d imagine!

11. Bread Pudding

Since we discovered this delectable dessert at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort, it’s become a permanent fixture on our resort-hopping excursions.  ‘Ohana’s Bread Pudding with Bananas Foster Sauce is also a huge hit with other guests, and we know why!  It’s sweet, warm, doused with caramel, and just screams “comfort food”.  It’s by far our favorite bread pudding of life.

10. Star Wars Cupcakes

If you’re one of the many guests mourning the closure of Starring Rolls in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios, take heart – you can still get your gourmet cupcake fix in the park, at the Trolley Car Cafe or at Backlot Express.  And bonus: both food locations serve adorable Star Wars-themed cupcakes for all of the Star Wars fans in your party!  Once you’re finished taking selfies with them, you’re sure to enjoy every bite of gourmet goodness.

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9. Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake

We’re always fans of toffee, the gooey-ier, the better.  And if this also describes you, then you need to head to Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom to try this Walt Disney World dessert favorite!  The Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake’s name really does say it all.  It’s full of rich, warm toffee, smothered in caramel, chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream – and even a surprise ingredient: chocolate chips!

8. Artisanal Ice Cream

Walt Disney World’s Epcot is just full of unique, delicious, international desserts, and one of our favorites is artisanal ice cream at L’Artisan des Glaces, in the France pavilion.  Don’t let the small shop fool you – the ice cream here is among the best on property, and you won’t find any of these special flavors anywhere else!  Try the Coco-White Chocolate, Cinnamon with Caramelized Apple and Crumble Crunch, or the Milk Chocolate Orange – they pack a whole lot of YUM.

7. Grapefruit Cake

This dessert at Hollywood Brown Derby at Hollywood Studios gets points for uniqueness, and because it’s part of a trio of mini-desserts, which we love!  You don’t often experience the pairing of tangy citrus with sweet cake, and it’s heavenly.  Plus, you can choose 2 other mini-desserts to go with it, which is perfect for sharing, or for guests who want to sample as many desserts as possible without purchasing a full order!

6. Dole Whip

We like the Dole Whip just fine, but personally we have other Walt Disney World desserts we prefer.  But this famous treat at Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland still makes the list of top WDW desserts because of its near cult status!  According to most Disney guests, it is THE dessert to try on property.  And – it’s vegan!  You can order this soft-serve treat in its signature pineapple flavor, and also in vanilla (or try it with pineapple juice as a float).

5. Zebra Domes

And now, for a dessert that’s strictly for the adults in your party!  Zebra Domes, found at Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Boma, are one of the desserts guests rave about most in any WDW resort.  They’re coated in white chocolate, with dark chocolate drizzle, giving them their zebra appearance.  The base is sponge cake, and the centre is 100% yum: Amarula liqueur mousse.

4. Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse

This shiny, bright blue dessert at Satu’li Canteen in Animal Kingdom’s Pandora – the World of Avatar gets our vote for the most creative looking dessert on Walt Disney World Property!  This Avatar-themed restaurant is bursting with fun Imagineer touches, and this dessert inspired by Na’vi colors is no exception.  We were delighted to discover that it tastes just a great as it looks!

3. Crissy Field Cookie Bits Sundae

We really should have added “or ANYTHING at Ghirardelli” to this heading, because it’s true – we never met a dessert we didn’t like at Ghirardelli!  And if you’re overwhelmed by the wide selection of yumminess, trust us and order the Crissy Field Cookie Bits Sundae.  It has a base of vanilla and cookies ‘n cream ice cream, and on top of that you’ll indulge in hot fudge, a ton of whipped cream, chocolate chip cookie bits, and the requisite Ghirardelli milk chocolate caramel squares.  Mmmmmmmm.

2. Caramel Pecan Bar

There’s something decidedly magical about the Caramel Pecan Bar at Germany’s Karamell-Kuche, in Epcot.  Not that we’d ever turn down ANY of their tantalizing treats, but this chewy, sweet favorite is the best of the best!  The flaky shortbread cookie crust hides under a thick layer of rich, gooey caramel, and the salty, nutty flavor of the pecans on top balances out the richness perfectly.  Absolutely worth waiting in line.

1. Fried Wontons

Definitely our favorite dessert in all of Animal Kingdom, the Fried Wontons at Yak & Yeti have to be tasted to be believed.  (Seriously – we love the theming at this restaurant, but would honestly go there just for this yummy treat.)  You’ll get skewers of fresh pineapple alternating with delicious wontons that are loaded to the brim with cream cheese.  But that’s not all – it comes complete with vanilla ice cream and a drool-worthy drizzle of sweet honey and vanilla.  We’re hooked.

About Jason Dick

Jason is a Disney addict. Walt Disney World trips are an annual occurrence that his partner has had to come to terms with. In between Disney trips, he spends his time running the theatre company he started in 2007. As Artistic Director, he picks musicals to bring to his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario Canada that have never been produced in the area. Traveling is definitely a passion and in addition to his trips to the happiest place on earth, he and his partner also travel the world, most recently to India and Nepal. A carnivore by nature, Jason loves the incredible amount of steakhouses Walt Disney World has to offer - they are always at the top of his list for each and every visit.