Ask any Disney World fan and they will tell you that food is a huge part of any magical Disney vacation. Yes, the rides are important, and the shows are incredible, but the food really ties it all together, something that surprises many people who are visiting for the first time.
Every Disney World restaurant has a constantly rotating menu of options, helping keep the regulars happy and ensuring they always come back for more. That said, there are also a number of staple items, especially when it comes to Disney snack foods. These classic Disney snacks are treats that many of us Disney fanatics feel the need to get every single trip, and most would agree that everyone should try them at least once.
If you’re planning your first ever trip to Disney World, these are the classic snacks we think you should try.
– Mickey-Shaped Foods –
First of all, you absolutely must try at least one Mickey shaped food. Fortunately, there are several options. Whether you prefer something sweet or something savory, you’re sure to find a mouse-shaped food that’ll please your taste buds.
Mickey pretzels can be found in a number of spots in all four Disney park locations. These include the Lunching Pad in Magic Kingdom and Dino Bites in Animal Kingdom. You can get yours with or without cheese sauce.
Mickey Ice Cream Bar or Ice Cream Sandwich
Want something sweet? A Mickey ice cream bar or ice cream sandwich is always a great way to curb your sweet cravings and cool off in the summer.
These can be found at ice cream carts in all parks and are very reasonably priced. However, you will want to grab yours before it gets dark because the ice cream carts close down later in the evening.
Mickey waffles are a breakfast staple when at Walt Disney World Resort. They can be found on the breakfast menu at almost any food court or restaurant. That said, our favorite place to snag a Mickey waffle is at Sleepy Hollow in Magic Kingdom, where we can get it with powdered sugar or strawberries and whipped cream.
It should be noted that other great snacks can be found here as well. These include the fried chicken and waffle sandwich that so many people love.
– More Savory Snacks –
Disney guests who want a savory snack but aren’t fond of pretzels are in luck, because there are several other classic Disney World snacks that are salty rather than sweet. These awesome picks are sure to help fill you up until the next meal time.
There’s no popcorn like Disney World popcorn. We don’t know why, but this popcorn is somehow more magical than the same snack served off of Disney property. We also really love that you can buy a souvenir bucket at the beginning of your trip and then refill it throughout the trip for a mere $2 a pop(corn). Plus you end up with an awesome souvenir!
If you’ve never eaten a turkey leg, your trip to Disney is the time to try it. This delicious, salty Disney food is chock-full of protein, meaning it’s sure to keep you full for quite a while and might even serve as a small meal. On top of that, these legs are so big you can easily split one with a friend.
Corn Dog Nuggets
Last on our savory snack list are the beloved corn dog nuggets found throughout the parks. These yummy little nuggets of goodness were served first at Casey’s Corner in Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and that’s still our favorite place to get the favorite snack, thanks to the fabulous pianist who plays in the seating area.
That said, they taste just as good from any other location on property.
– More Sweet Treats –
When it comes to sweet treat snacks, Disney World is on the ball. You can find all kinds of sugary deliciousness around every corner in the parks. In fact, there are so many options it can be overwhelming. If you feel overwhelmed, try choosing from the list below.
Caramel or Candy Apples
The caramel and candy apples made and sold in the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Confectionery (and other locations on property) are some of the most amazing we’ve ever seen. These beauties are often wonderfully decorated and sometimes even look like characters. Not only that, they are absolutely delicious!
Just be sure you ask for it to be cut into pieces so you can enjoy it without making a big mess.
A cinnamony-sugary treat, the churro is a delicious dessert that not many people can turn down. The Disney World version is even better than most and is usually served with chocolate or caramel dipping sauce.
You can find these in a few different snack carts and restaurants scattered across the four parks. These include the churro cart in Frontierland in Magic Kingdom and La Cantina de San Angel in Epcot.
Can you say you’ve even been to the Magic Kingdom if you haven’t tried a Dole Whip? We think not.
This delicious pineapple soft-serve can be found at Aloha Isle in Adventureland near the Tiki Room and Jungle Cruise. You can order it as a Dole Whip float on pineapple juice or on its own, and the eatery often has other options available as well.
If you find yourself wanting a Dole Whip when you aren’t in Magic Kingdom, there are a few other on-property spots that serve it now including one in Animal Kingdom and one in Disney’s Village Polynesian Resort.
Kitchen Sink Sundae
Last but not least, there is the Kitchen Sink Sundae, a treat every true Disney fan has at least heard of. This monster of an ice cream sundae is the biggest dessert we’ve ever seen and can easily be shared by a group of 4-6 people. It includes brownie, cake, banana, a variety of ice creams and sauces, a number of candies, and more.
This dessert can be ordered at Beaches and Cream Soda Fountain and is well worth visiting the Beach Club Resort for.