Let’s face it, a vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort is not cheap. Between tickets, Disney Resort reservations, and dining, Guests can expect to spend a significant amount of money throughout their days. While it’s definitely possible to budget and stick to a set amount, it’s also a ton of fun to splurge while on vacation and there are certainly many ways to do so at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Dining is one of the best ways to splurge and enjoy some unique and unforgettable meals and experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort, and this absolutely includes snacks. Sure there are basic favorites like the beloved Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar, but there are also some snacks that feature unique ingredients as well as high prices. Are they worth the splurge? Let’s take a closer look at some of these items to decide!
BaseLine Tap House – Coffee-rubbed Rib-Eye Beef Puff – $11.00
There are plenty of dining options in Disney’s Hollywood Studios with great menu options, but none is as relaxing and inviting as BaseLine Tap House in the Grand Avenue area of the Disney Park. This quick service eatery features a laid back California vibe complete with large outdoor deck with beer and wine from the state directly on tap. Guests can also enjoy a limited menu of snacks including the Coffee-rubbed Rib-Eye Beef Puff which fills a flaky pastry shell with perfectly prepared steak, a light drizzle of creamy sauce, and olive salad on the side. While eleven dollars is definitely pricey for a single snack, this option at BaseLine Tap House is worth it for the filling portion and side salad.
Enchanted Rose – House-made Flatbread – $18.00
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to many popular dining options including Enchanted Rose, an upscale lounge that blends the Disney Resort’s Victorian theming with subtle nods to Beauty and the Beast. Guests who enjoy Enchanted Rose can sip on specialty cocktails and signature martinis in several elegantly themed rooms as well as choose from a selection of small food items that are served between five and ten each evening. The House-made Flatbread is pricey at eighteen dollars, but is absolutely worth the price as it is topped with charred broccolini, seasonal mushrooms, fennel, sausage, and tomato confit. It is a flavorful and totally filling option that leans more towards a full meal than snack.
Aloha Isle – Fifi, Gigi, Mimi – $11.99
Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom is home to a duo of iconic experiences that come together in a pricey, but delicious snack. Aloha Isle is the quick service home to the beloved DOLE Whip and can be found just steps from Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room where a chorus of birds, flowers, and tikis serenade Guests from above. Three birds from the attraction are celebrated at Aloha Isle with the Fifi, Gigi, Mimi, an indulgent snack that features a stack of pineapple, orange, and vanilla bundt cakes filled with classics DOLE Whip Pineapple. At $11.99, the Fifi, Gigi, Mimi is absolutely a splurge, but it’s worth it as the three cakes and DOLE Whip are easily enough for several Guests to share together.
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Oga’s Cantina – Happabore Sampler – $21.00
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is one of the most popular locations in Disney’s Hollywood Studios where Guests can completely immerse themselves in the fictional universe and wander through the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu. Oga’s Cantina is a can’t miss location in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Egde where interesting characters from across the galaxies can be found sipping on all sorts of unique and inventive cocktails while listening to music from DJ Rex. Oga’s Cantina also serves up a very limited menu of snacks including the Happabore Sampler which costs twenty one dollars and features several cured and roasted meats, cheese, and pork cracklings. The Happabore Sampler is definitely a good option to share at Oga’s Cantina, but Guests have to decide if the hefty price is worth a small, shareable platter of charcuterie.
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto – Kahuna Tuna Sushi Roll – $15.00
Another completely immersive lounge experience can be found over at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto can be found on the lower level of the Great Ceremonial House and welcomes Guests into a very small and intimate lounge area where quirky tiki theming, special effects, and wonderful interactions are the norm. The menu boasts a variety of humorously named cocktails that trigger special effects when ordered as well as several appetizer options that are great snacks. The Kahuna Tuna Sushi Roll is a bit of a splurge at fifteen dollars, however it is a massive portion of indulgent tuna that can absolutely be considered a full meal for a Guest.
Dahlia Lounge – Spanish Charcuterie – $35.00
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is home to a lounge location that boasts delicious menu items as well as stunning views. Dahlia Lounge is located on the rooftop of the Disney Resort, and Guests can enjoy sweeping views, a modern and inventive décor inspired by Spanish surrealism, and a menu of specialty cocktails and tapas bursting with traditional Spanish flavors. The ultimate tapas option to order at Dahlia Lounge is the Spanish Charcuterie which costs a whopping thirty five dollars and features an assortment of meats and cheeses accompanied by olives, fig jam, and charred bread. This is absolutely a splurge, but the assortment of cheese, meat, and accompanying items is one of the best charcuterie options at the Walt Disney World Resort and absolutely worth it!
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Gaston’s Tavern – Turkey Leg – $14.49
Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom brings the small town from Beauty and the Beast to life with a charming village square and Gaston’s Tavern, the favorite hangout of the popular villain. Decorated in the manliest way with countless antlers, massive fireplace, and leather details, Gaston’s Tavern serves up a menu of snacks and delicious drinks throughout each day in the Magic Kingdom. The Turkey Leg is the most indulgent option on the menu and features a massive hunk of hot, juicy meat that Guests can enjoy while wandering through Fantasyland. Priced at just over fourteen dollars, the Turkey Leg is expensive, but can definitely be a full meal for a Guest especially since it is also served with a side of chips.
The Friar’s Nook – Creamy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Tots – $11.49
On the other side of Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom is The Friar’s Nook, a small counter service location found across from the entrance to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and around the corner from The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The Friar’s Nook features a limited menu of savory snacks that Guests can enjoy including an indulgent and inventive combination of macaroni and cheese and fries. The Creamy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Tots feature a bed of hot and crispy tots smothered in gooey macaroni and cheese and a sprinkle of crispy bacon bites which is a satisfying snack that is truly filling and worth the eleven plus dollar price.
Everglazed Doughnuts & Cold Brew – Loaded Fries – $12.00
Guests who are fans of specialty fries also have another savory and indulgent option found in the West Side of Disney Springs. Everglazed Doughnuts & Cold Brew is extremely popular for their over the top doughnuts with decadent options like Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Maple Double Bacon, but they also serve up a limited menu of savory sandwiches and fries. The Loaded Fries are a great snack option from Everglazed Doughnuts & Cold Brew and feature a bed of waffle fries topped with chili, queso, bacon, scallions, tomato, cilantro, and sour cream for a hearty and filling snack that is worth the twelve dollar price in Disney Springs.