Does thinking about all of the delicious Disney food options make your mouth water? Just me? Cool, cool. Let’s face it: going on a Walt Disney World vacation means eating a TON! When I started thinking about making a list of Disney foods I missed, I realized that the list is actually pretty endless. So I just decided to write down a bunch, but make the caveat that I miss absolutely everything – except the Beverly… The one saving grace is that I’ve discovered ways to recreate some of these incredible meals from home!
It’s important to note that several of these foods and meals are no longer available due to the pandemic. Hopefully, we’ll see a return of all of them soon!
Casey’s Corner Mini Corn Dogs
I fully understand that corn dogs are corn dogs. I have some in my freezer as we speak. But there’s just something about getting those little ones from Casey’s. I guess what I miss most about these little treats is standing outside of Casey’s, looking at the amazing Castle while listening to Jim on the piano.
Disney popcorn just tastes different. Do you know what I mean? It’s in a league of its own. And don’t even get me started on the popcorn buckets… Popcorn is the perfect Disney snack because it doesn’t fill you up, but it makes you happy, which is what Disney is all about.
I know that some grocery stores are currently selling Mickey Bars, which is a nice gesture. But they are not the same. You can only get these magical treats at a Walt Disney World Park or on Disney Cruise Line. This makes them incredibly special to me. I miss the dark chocolate coating that inevitably falls off in a massive chunk. I miss the little devil-looking horns on the ears. I miss them!
Flame Tree Barbecue
I have found a way to make the Flame Tree BBQ sauce at home (thanks Mom!), but it’s not quite the same as actually being there. The last time I ate at Flame Tree, my family and I hid out from a massive thunderstorm and ate our BBQ sopping wet. But we still had fun! I miss the adventure of eating in cool places in Disney.
Let’s take it to Disney Springs for a second, shall we? One of my must-dos, when we’re in Disney Springs, is to stop at the Ghirardelli shop. I recently discovered their Frozen Mocha and my life changed. If you haven’t tried it, make this a priority on your next trip. The Frozen Mocha is made with Ghirardelli Chocolate Frappe Mix, Chocolate Sauce, Espresso shot, and Milk blended with Ice, topped with Whipped Cream and Mini Dark Chocolate Chips.
O’hana Sticky Wings
I miss O’hana in general! The family-style meal is one that I always long for, but I particularly love and miss the sticky wings! These little wings — made with honey and corriander — are addicting, I swear. I think part of my nostalgia for these sticky delectables is the part where a wonderful Cast Member keeps bringing me more…
Peach Oolong Tea
Drinks count, too! I miss my peach oolong tea from the China Pavilion in EPCOT. One of my favorite things to do is to grab a tea and sit and take a breather in the China gardens. I get this drink from the quick-service restaurant right inside the Pavilion. I miss the sweet refreshment and I miss the quiet time.
Back to the Polynesian (which I also miss like crazy)! One of my favorite restaurants is the Kona Café for mostly sentimental reasons, but also because their potstickers are ridiculously yummy. They have this soy-vinaigrette sauce over them that I could practically drink…too much info? Sorry…
The Bread from Jiko
You know you’re obsessed with Disney when you even miss the bread service. At Jiko: The Cooking Place in Animal Kingdom Lodge, the bread that comes out before your meal is unique and delicious. And the multiple sauces to go with it have authentic flavors that you just can’t get anywhere else.
I miss turkey legs! I don’t even get turkey legs on every trip, but I still miss the possibility of them. Turkey legs are such classic Disney. It’s kind of ridiculous if you think about it too much. But in my opinion, that’s what makes it so fun. Where else can you get a massive chunk of turkey and walk about a magical Park pretending like you can eat the whole thing by yourself?
Similar to turkey legs and popcorn and other classic Disney snacks, churros are just different in the Parks. My first ever churro was in the Magic Kingdom, so I miss them for obvious reasons. I love and miss any excuse to eat something fried and covered in sugar.
I haven’t done this experience in years, but I miss it so much! Tea Time at the Garden View Tea Room at the Grand Floridian is a truly magical experience. It is so elegant and lovely – you’ll feel like royalty. I miss that luxurious experience and the ability to try a bunch of different teas and little finger foods!
Basically, I miss any excuse to eat anything in Walt Disney World. If you need me, I’ll be endlessly researching how to perfect O’hana’s sticky wings at home.
What are some of your favorite Disney foods that you miss?