Walt Disney World is obviously a very popular vacation destination for guests who are traveling with young children thanks to its countless array of experiences and activities that are fun for the whole family. Children, and children at heart, can enjoy attractions, characters, entertainment, and more that transports them into a magical world where fairytales come true and surprises are around every corner. In addition to the incredible experiences that children get to enjoy throughout Walt Disney World, there are also plenty of delicious snacks that are particularly favored by smaller guests thanks to their amazing flavors and more. Some of these treats are so well love because they are not only tasty but also shaped like Mickey and others are popular with young guests because they are simply considered to be a special treat that cannot be enjoyed anywhere other than Disney. Here are the eight best snacks for children to enjoy on any Walt Disney World vacation.
1. Dole Whip
It is no surprise that guests of all ages love ice cream treats, especially young children and there is a popular treat option that can be found in the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland that if the perfect refreshing option on a hot day. Dole Whips are served at Aloha Isle next to Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room and the Flying Carpets of Aladdin and are very popular with guests. Served in small dishes, the treat features soft serve ice cream flavored with fresh pineapples making it tangy, sweet, and good to the last drop!
2. Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar
Another popular ice cream treat is one of the most iconic snacks in all of Walt Disney World and can be found in hundreds of locations throughout the property. The Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar features soft vanilla ice cream coated with milk chocolate and shaped like Mickey himself. Children love to nibble on this classic treat thanks to its portability on a popsicle stick, its special shape, and its delicious flavors! The Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar can be found at virtually any ice cream cart throughout all of Walt Disney World.
3. Lemonade Strawberry Frozen Bar
Also served up at many ice cream carts throughout Walt Disney World is another frozen treat that is popular with children thanks to its fruity flavors and the appearance of a beloved character. The Lemonade Strawberry Frozen Bar is a popsicle that features Olaf the loveable snowman from Frozen on the wrapper. Inside, the popsicle is brightly colored and features red sections of fruity strawberry and yellow sections of sour lemon making it the perfect delicious combination for kids to enjoy in the parks.
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4. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom is home to some of the most delicious and indulgent treats in all of Walt Disney World that guests of all ages love to snack on while spending time in the park. The location is famous for its hand scooped ice cream flavors in addition to decadent sundaes and special treats that are all freshly prepared for guests. Children absolutely love to order the massive Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich which features any flavor of hand scooped ice cream pressed between two fresh baked cookies! While this treat is definitely big enough to share, children won’t want to miss out on a bite!
5. Mickey Pretzel with Cheese
Just as the Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar is popular with children thanks to its delicious flavors and iconic shape, there is another treat that is available in multiple locations throughout Walt Disney World that kids love. The Mickey Pretzel is a giant soft pretzel that is lightly salted and served warm that can also be accompanied by a gooey cheese dipping sauce. Young guests love nibbling on this treat as it not only features a delicious topping to dip into but is shaped like Mickey’s face, complete with his ears, eyes, and mouth!
6. Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
While children in Walt Disney World absolutely love to indulge in special treats throughout their vacation that they might not normally get to enjoy at home, there are also plenty of healthy snack options available throughout all of the property. One option that is offered at many different locations is fresh fruit and children can enjoy options including apple slices, baby carrots, grapes, oranges, and more. Some of the most popular locations to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables are Liberty Square Market in the Magic Kingdom and Sunshine Seasons in Epcot.
7. Caramel Corn
The Germany Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is a favorite of many guests thanks to its charming combination of shops, quick service eateries, a bustling town square, and more. Children and adults all love venturing into the popular Karamell Kuche, where the smell of fresh caramel draws them in and dozens of fresh made treats are on display in the showcase. While plenty of the treats are delicious, children love to snack on the freshly popped caramel corn which is warm, sticky, and crunchy and the perfect snack to enjoy on the go in World Showcase.
Also found in World Showcase is the beautiful Italy Pavilion where guests can feel as though they have been transported to the charming streets of Venice. While the architecture and full service dining locations might appeal more to adult guests than children, there is one location in the pavilion that serves up treats that children absolutely love. Gelati is a small stand located near the front of the Italy Pavilion that serves up fresh made gelato that children absolutely love enjoying. With options including a Gelato Cup or Cone or a delicious Gelato Sandwich with two chocolate chip cookies, kids are sure to love snacking on this refreshing treat any day in Epcot!