My family is always looking for the latest and greatest Disney World snacks. We’re especially fond of ones that we can use our snack credits on. I’ve compiled a list of our favorites here. Assume all of them cost a snack credit unless otherwise specified. Please share with us your favorite snacks in the comments!
Cinnamon Roll – Gaston’s Tavern, Magic Kingdom
This is our go-to breakfast at the Magic Kingdom and it only costs 1 snack credit. One cinnamon roll is enough to feed two adults easily as they’re very large. In the morning we find they’re fresher than later in the day so I would definitely get this as breakfast or a morning snack. Pair it with a LeFou’s Brew (frozen apple juice with marshmallow flavoring) and you have yourself the perfect start to a magical day.
Mickey Pretzels – Find these everywhere!
There’s plenty of variation of pretzels in Disney World with options of fillings and while those are pretty good in their own right there’s nothing like a plain Mickey pretzel with cheese sauce. Something about these pretzels makes them superior to others and they make the perfect snack any time of day.
Dole Whip – Aloha Isle, Magic Kingdom
They’re also located at the Polynesian and Animal Kingdom resorts but if you’re not resort hopping the Magic Kingdom is where to find this treat. If you haven’t heard of them before a dole whip is a pineapple ice cream float over pineapple soda. It’s pretty much heaven and some would argue it’s the most popular snack in all of Disney World.
Cheeseburger Egg Rolls – Adventureland, Magic Kingdom
For the time being the cheeseburger egg rolls are back at the Magic Kingdom and they’re the best thing you can buy from a cart. You’ll find them at a food cart that’s usually parked between Pirates of the Caribbean and Jungle Cruise, in that general area. They’re seriously amazing. One snack credit for 2 egg rolls make the perfect snack or even light meal. Hopefully Disney decides to keep them on a permanent basis as in the past they have come and gone randomly.
School Bread – Kringla Bakeri, Norway Pavilion, Epcot
Not going to lie, this is one of those things that you either love or hate. School Bread, in recent years, has become a pretty popular snack at Disney World however so it’s worth a try. It’s basically a sweet roll stuffed with vanilla pudding and topped with icing and toasted coconut. My family thoroughly enjoys them. They also make a great breakfast option at Epcot.
Waffle Sandwiches – Sleepy Hollow, Magic Kingdom
Bad news first: you can’t use snack credits to purchase one of these. Good news: still worth it and for those not on the dining plan, a very viable option for a cheap meal. There are three versions of this waffle sandwich offered. One is a waffle topped with ham prosciutto and Swiss cheese, another is a waffle topped with Nutella and fresh fruit and lastly there’s the waffle topped with sweet and spicy chicken and coleslaw. And when I say waffle I’m not talking a tiny toaster pastry, I’m talking a waffle the size of your head.
Carrot Cake Cookie – Trolley Car Café, Hollywood Studios
I wouldn’t be a serious WDW blogger if I didn’t preface this recommendation by first saying that the current carrot cake cookie is not the same one we had 2 years ago. Long story short, the carrot cake cookie has been moved around Hollywood Studios a lot of the past couple of years and has finally settled into the Trolley Car Café which is essentially a Starbucks. The original cookie had less cake and more cream cheese frosting where-as the new cookie is the complete opposite and I can’t say that I’m ecstatic about that but I can say that the cookie is still pretty darn good and it remains a Disney World favorite.
Mickey Premium Bar – Find these everywhere!
You don’t go to Disney World and leave without having at least one of these ice cream treats. Vanilla ice cream covered in a chocolate shell in the shape of everyone’s favorite mouse. Delicious and completes the Disney experience.
Turkey Leg – Frontierland, Magic Kingdom and American Adventure Pavilion, Epcot
My husband particularly enjoys this snack. He’s the first to admit that it’s not the greatest turkey leg he’s ever had but it’s pretty darn good and there’s something about walking around a theme park holding a turkey leg that feels “right” as he puts it. I’m thinking it’s a man thing, lol.
Kitchen Sink Sundae – Beaches and Cream, Beach Club Resort and Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, Magic Kingdom
No, I’m not talking about the gigantic one that’s literally served in what looks like a kitchen sink and could probably feed 8-10 people easily. (Though if you have a lot of people I do suggest getting that one and doing the Kitchen Sink challenge at Beaches and Cream.) I’m talking the mini version that’s served in collectible kitchen sink that looks like Mickey’s pants. You cannot use a snack credit to purchase this but that’s ok as it’s big enough to satisfy 2 adults.
Macarons – France Pavilion, Epcot
There are two versions of macarons that I must make mention of. The first is the macaron ice cream sandwich located at L’Artisan des Glaces in the France Pavilion. This is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Macarons with ice cream in the middle. Not only is the macaron part good but the ice cream really is amazing and is made fresh in the park. The second version is the more traditional macarons you can find at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie. You must try the macaron with raspberry and lime cream. I’m personally allergic to raspberries but my husband, family and friends have said it’s the best macaron they’ve ever had so I’ll take that as worthy of this list.
Croissant Doughnut – Refreshment Port, Epcot
If you enter World Showcase and turn to the right, before you get to the Canada Pavilion you’ll pass by an inconspicuous counter service location that doesn’t appear to be anything special upon first glance. But looks can be deceiving. This little place tucked away in Epcot is the home of the croissant doughnut. A croissant and doughnut combo covered cinnamon and sugar and it’s delightful. You can even get it with ice cream!
Cheshire Cat Tail – Cheshire Café, Magic Kingdom
My family loves this treat and if we’re not having a cinnamon roll from Gaston’s for breakfast at MK, we’re having one of these. It’s a flaky pastry dough twist filled with melted chocolate chips and topped with purple and pink icing to mimic Cheshire’s tail. It’s delicious and good for breakfast or a snack.
Funnel Cake with Ice Cream – American Adventure Pavilion, Epcot
Because why have a plain funnel cake when you can have one topped with ice cream? There’s nothing particularly unique about the funnel cake itself, it’s like any other but any treat you have in Disney is special. Pair with ice cream and not only is it delicious but it will help cool you down.
Jungle Juice Slushy – Mahindi, Animal Kingdom
At a small popcorn stand next to Tusker House in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom you’ll find this amazing drink. It’s easy just to walk past this place, but don’t. This drink is amazing. It’s a blend of passion fruit, orange and guava juice made into a slushy. It’s refreshing times 10 and worth every penny. You can even get it in a souvenir mug for an extra charge.
HONORABLE MENTION AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE…
Sometimes a snack or a meal is amazing not just because it tastes good but because it evokes a certain feeling or a good memory. For me this is the peanut butter chocolate chunk cookie found at the Main St. Confectionery in the Magic Kingdom. The first time we had one of these cookies my husband and I had split one and my daughter had gotten some Olaf shaped cookie for herself. We had not had breakfast yet because we wanted to get to MK for rope drop so the first order of business when we got in was putting food in our stomachs. Yes I know, cookies aren’t the greatest decision for breakfast but it was our first stop and they would hold us over until we got something more substantial. Turns out my daughter didn’t care for her Olaf cookie so our one peanut butter cookie which was pretty big, had to be split between the three of us. So there we were on the sidewalk of Main Street splitting a cookie between us. Our fingers covered in chocolate and crumbs. It’s a great memory and makes me smile thinking of it. We ended up getting another of those cookies to split on our way out that day and it’s become our thing ever since.