The BEST Snack at Disney World (And It’s Not the DOLE Whip)

Best snack at Disney World Kernel Kitchen
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One of the best parts about visiting Walt Disney World Resort is all the amazing food options that you have at your fingertips. From amazing sit-down restaurants that serve everything from mouthwatering French dishes to must-have pizza, to the quick service spots where you can grab pulled pork mac and cheese or cheeseburger bao buns.

Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork

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There are over 400 dining options at Disney World. The resort is your foodie oyster!

But let’s talk about the best part of your Disney World food adventure — the snacks! Or should I say the BEST snack that you can get at “The Most Magical Place on Earth?!”

Disney World is full of incredible and iconic snacks, like the DOLE Whip, cheeseburger spring rolls, and corn dog nuggets. But forget about those!


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For the best snack at Disney World, you’ll want to head to the Main Street Confectionery, located at the beginning of Main Street, U.S.A., in Magic Kingdom Park, right across from the Emporium. Once in the Confectionery, head to the back corner.

It is there where you will find the hidden gem, Kernel Kitchen.

Kernel Kitchen allows guests to customize their popcorn, Yes, CUSTOMIZE your popcorn! And the possibilities are endless!

Main street confectionery exterior

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First, you will be able to choose between four kinds of popcorn.

  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Butter
  • Caramel popcorn
  • Rainbow popcorn
Kernel Kitchen Main Street Confectionery

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Related: Your Ultimate Foodie Guide to the Magic Kingdom

Once you pick your popcorn, you can select your syrup (AKA what chocolate sauce you want on it). You have three choices.

  • Dark Chocolate
  • White Chocolate
  • Milk Chocolate
Kernel Kitchen Main Street Confectionery

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Finally, the best part. Now, you pick your toppings! There are so many options!

  • Milk Chocolate M&Ms
  • Peanut M&Ms
  • Peanut Butter M&Ms
  • Fudge Brownie M&Ms
  • Almond M&Ms
  • Pretzel pieces
  • TWIX pieces
  • Snickers pieces
  • Skittles
  • Sour Skittles
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Mini marshmallows
Kernel Kitchen Main Street Confectionery

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What is so fun about this experience is that the lovely cast members who work at the Kernel Kitchen make it in front of you! So, as you pick your popcorn, syrup, and toppings, they add everything to order.

If you would like popcorn, syrup, and two toppings, it will set you back $12.99. For guests who want popcorn, syrup, and three toppings, the cost is $13.99. If you want more than three toppings, each additional topping is $1.00. And we definitely won’t blame you if you add some more toppings. Sometimes, if you ask really nicely, the cast member may even let you have more than one kind of syrup.

Kernel Kitchen Main Street Confectionery

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If you can’t decide on which toppings you want, there are some Main Street Favorites you can choose from. Those are combos that Disney came up with, so you can taste what they think are the best combos.

What makes this delicious treat so great is that the portions are definitely big enough to share. One portion is also big enough to last you a few days. Of course, we wouldn’t blame you if you ate it all in one sitting. It’s just that good!

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So, the next time you are in the Magic Kingdom during your Disney trip, do not pass the Kernel Kitchen without stopping in and getting yourself some customized popcorn. You won’t regret it!

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s and may not reflect the sentiments of Disney Dining as a whole.

Have you ever been to the Kernel Kitchen? What is your favorite combo? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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