Yes, Disney World is absolutely magical, the rides are amazing, the resorts are beautiful, the cast members are incredible, but lets all be honest? Food is a major part of the vacation! You’ve seen the ‘I’m just here for the snacks’ t-shirts? I need one! We always travel on the Disney Dining Plan (DDP) too, so are constantly in search of ways to maximise the use of our snack credits. I love talking to people who haven’t ‘done’ Disney before and don’t realise how amazing the food is, it really is a foodies heaven.
There are so many snacks we are yet to try, but here are my Top 10 sweet snacks that we have tried so far…
This one has become a bit of a tradition for us for when the girls nap (I know, a bit mean, but the less people we have to share this with, the better!). It is lighter than it looks, kind of like a waffle but not. And if you’re going to do it? Do it properly and get the full works of strawberry topping and vanilla soft serve. Delicious!
Find it at: Oasis Canteen, Hollywood Studios
Disney is famous for it’s amazing cupcakes, though get ready for a huge sugar rush because these things are SO sweet! Our favourites so far have been the offerings at the Boardwalk Bakery (plus you get to relax in one of the most amazing Disney locations whilst enjoying), or the amazing aesthetics of the cupcakes from Sunshine Seasons in Epcot.
Find the best ones at: Sunshine Seasons, The Land – Epcot or Boardwalk Bakery
I mean, come on, this was never going to not make the list! Probably the most famous Disney World food item (aside from Mickey Waffles), dole whip is just the most perfect antidote to the Floridian sun! Pineapple soft serve, served as a float, pineapple upside down cake with dole whip, or as purely dole whip. Whichever way you choose, you are sure to be in for a treat!
Find it at: Aloha Isle, Adventureland – Magic Kingdom or Pineapple Lanai, Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Colossal Cinnamon Roll
Our first time trying the colossal cinnamon roll was on our last trip, when we thought we’d pick up a ‘snack’ for breakfast. Well, lets just say, they weren’t lying when they called it colossal! A warm, huge, MICKEY SHAPED (!!) cinnamon roll drizzled in icing? YES PLEASE. It even recommends sharing between two, we shared it between four of us…
Find it at: Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery, Animal Kingdom
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An instagramers dream, that actually tastes amazing too!! The limeade, apple and pear drink is delicious on its own, but the passion fruit boba balls steal the show with this one. A must try for anyone visiting Animal Kingdom.
Find it at: Pongu Pongu, Pandora – Animal Kingdom
Olivias Bread Pudding
This amazing snack is on the breakfast menu at the quick service location in Old Key West resort, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have this every morning (when we didn’t have a reservation elsewhere). Not your typical breakfast choice but honestly, this bread pudding with rum sauce, plus a choice of sausage or bacon (if you ask nicely they’ll do both), is such a good start to the day if you have a sweet tooth like me!
Find it at: Good’s Food To Go – Old Key West Reosrt
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OK, so we may have made a trip to Port Orleans purely for the beignets, but you would too! Based on Tiana’s beignets in Princess and the Frog, these deep fried choux pastry treat are definitely one for Disney snack lovers. Since our visit earlier in the year, the beignets have been made available Mickey shaped, or there’s a boozy version too!!! So of course we will be going back again…
Find them at: Sassagoula Floatworks, Port Orleans French Quarter
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These are one of those snacks that you love or hate (apparently), we loved them! They are an Amarula Cream Liquor mousse on a thin cake base, covered in white chocolate and drizzled with chocolate and chocolate shavings. What’s not to love? Sold in packs of 4 at the quick service, or all you can eat at the table service!
Find them at: Mara or Boma, Animal Kingdom Lodge
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One of the many sweet treats available at the Main Street Confectionery, we went for a sugar cookie having never tried one before, plus it was big and Mickey shaped! This was surprisingly light, and not as sweet as you would expect, a fun one for the kids too!
Find it at: Main Street Confectionery, Magic Kingdom
I felt like the list needed another drink on it, so what better way to spend some down time in the parks than a Starbucks! A lot of people don’t realise that you can spend your dining plan credits on Starbuck’s drinks, but it is a really cost effective way to put the credits to use. I have included this in the sweet list as my order is a Chai latte with coconut milk (yum), either hot or iced, but I’ve also heard amazing things about the ‘pink drink’ which I can’t wait to try next time…
There we have it, stay tuned for the savoury version, but meanwhile enjoy! And don’t think about the calories…
All photos my own except where credited.