Over the years, the Walt Disney World Resort has served up a massive amount of snacks and treats that have been sweet, savory, and everything in between. With many options to choose from, several snacks have become iconic favorites of Guests that simply have to be enjoyed on every single visit to a Disney Park, like the DOLE Whip and Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar.
While some of these snacks absolutely deserve their iconic status, there are others that are definitely overrated for a number of reasons. From too heavy to too much hassle to get and more, let’s check out a number of overrated snacks at the Walt Disney World Resort that can maybe be skipped.
School Bread – Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
EPCOT’s World Showcase is home to countless dining options for Guests including a popular bakery in the heart of the Norway Pavilion. Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe serves up traditional Norwegian pastries and beverages and has become synonymous over the years with School Bread, which features a sweet cardamom roll stuffed with vanilla custard and topped with crispy coconut shavings.
School Bread is definitely tasty with a good balance of sweet and savory in the Disney Park, but does it really deserve all the hype that it gets? Guests who are truly looking to enjoy something unique at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe can indulge in a Norwegian Kringla, Lefse, or Troll Horn instead, all of which are delicious to enjoy on the adjacent outdoor patio!
Warm Cinnamon Roll – Gaston’s Tavern
A very popular snack option that has become extremely popular with Guests since first being offered in 2012 can be found at Gaston’s Tavern. The quick-service location opened with the Fantasyland expansion in the Magic Kingdom and welcomed Guests to dine on over-the-top portions of treats that Gaston himself would enjoy.
The Warm Cinnamon Roll offered at Gaston’s Tavern features a giant hunk of bread with cinnamon sugar folded in and a drizzle of icing on top, but it can definitely be argued that the snack is a little overrated. Cinnamon rolls are something that can be enjoyed at many locations, so Guests might be better off opting for a unique snack from a number of nearby locations in the Magic Kingdom instead.
Any Cookie – Gideon’s Bakehouse
Gideon’s Bakehouse in The Landing in Disney Springs has quickly become a popular snack option for Guests who enjoy not only the baked goods, but the gothic theming that can be found inside. Gideon’s Bakehouse is most well-known for its cookies, which weigh in at nearly a half-pound each and feature decadent flavors like Peanut Butter Crunch, Cookies & Cream, and Pistachio Toffee Chocolate Chip.
There’s no argument that the cookies at Gideon’s Bakehouse are delicious — they feature strong flavors and the perfect texture that is soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Despite how good the cookies are, Gideon’s Bakehouse typically has a lengthy wait just to get inside, sometimes even having a virtual queue that is several hours long, and no cookie is worth that amount of time that could have been spent enjoying other locations and snacks.
Turkey Leg – Liberty Square Market
One of the most iconic snacks at the Walt Disney World Resort that has gained a huge following over the years is the Turkey Leg. Every Guest knows this hearty snack found at the Liberty Square Market that is literally a massive hunk of juicy turkey on the bone that they can snack on while exploring the Magic Kingdom.
There’s no disputing that the Turkey Leg is delicious — it’s the perfect combination of crispy skin and juicy meat, plus a solid portion for its price. However, the argument can be made that the snack is overrated because who wants to gnaw on a heavy and indulgent snack like that on a hot and humid day in the Disney Parks?
Mickey Beignets – Scat Cat’s Club – Café
Any food tastes better when it’s shaped like Mickey, and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter serves up a popular snack that is sweet, savory, and perfectly captures the spirit of New Orleans. Mickey Beignets are perfectly fried pockets of airy dough smothered in powdered sugar that are made fresh throughout each day at Scat Cat’s Club – Café.
Mickey Beignets are a tasty treat, and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is the only location at the Walt Disney World Resort that offers them on the menu. They are definitely worth trying, but only if Guests find themselves near the Disney Resort, otherwise the time spent traveling to and from the location just for the Disney snack can make them overrated.
Popcorn – Multiple Locations
One delicious snack that can be found at multiple locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort is popcorn. Popped freshly at standalone snack carts and other various locations, popcorn at the Walt Disney World Resort is always piping hot, heavily buttered, and salted, and a good option for sharing amongst several Guests, especially when using a refillable bucket with a discount.
There’s nothing particularly wrong with popcorn, especially when enjoying it while soaking in the ambiance of the Disney Parks, however, there are always so many more unique snack options available that Guests are better off indulging in. Unless a Guest truly has their heart set on popcorn, save the overrated snack for home and check out some unique options that can only be found at the Walt Disney World Resort instead.