Wondering what are the best snacks in Disney World? Then, this is the post for you!
One of our favorite parts of visiting Walt Disney World Resort is that tasting the best snacks at Disney World is part of the fun. Snacks at Walt Disney World are attractions – even celebrities – unto themselves.
And one of the things I love about the Walt Disney Company is their thematic touches through every nook and cranny in the theme park. And Disney World snacks are no exception!
There are whole Instagram accounts completely DEDICATED to Disney food. I'm taking pictures of just hands holding a waffle sandwich, a vanilla ice cream, a spring roll from the famous Spring Roll cart, or some other delicious treat.
Often these show the iconic backgrounds of Main Street USA in Magic Kingdom or the Tree of Life in Animal Kingdom in the background.
Why? Because Disney snacks are ICONIC and delicious, and all part of the Disney experience! They are a magical adventure for your eyes and taste buds! And they make great treats on a road trip home or flight home from your magical vacation.
Why You Must Try The Best Snacks At Disney World
Well, for one thing, a beautifully decorated treat, meticulously detailed and themed with Disney Magic, is the perfect combination to your pixie-dusted day at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, or Disney Hollywood Studios.
My kids think anything shaped like Mickey Mouse or themed with colors of their favorite princess or character tastes better. And, of course, it does!
I mean, a Mickey Premium Icecream Bar is so much more delicious than a regular-shaped one, and it's the extra icing on the cake for any trip to Disney. And, it doesn't just have to be pineapple soft serve, a fancy spring roll, or a Nutella waffle (Nutella is a chocolate hazelnut spread) to be among the best Disney snacks.
Even simple things like a Mickey pretzel, Mickey-shaped cheddar crackers, or freshly made Caramel popcorn make the list as some of the best Disney snacks!
It will, of course, be impossible for you to try all of the best Disney snacks when you are visiting Walt Disney World. But you don't need to have Mickeyitis (also known as that sad feeling when you leave the parks) when your vacation is over!
You can actually pick up a Disney World cookbook or even something Disney-themed from one of the kitchen stores to make Mickey-shaped treats at home. Not only will you be able to cook some yummy Disney magic when your vacation is over, but I find these items to be some of the best Disney souvenirs to take home!
But on to the best snacks in Disney World not to miss – many you can take in your Walt Disney World Backpack for when you want to take a break with a tasty treat.
What To Know About Must Eats at Disney
When it comes to delicious Disney snacks, there is a range from simple to the kitchen sink. There are so many options to choose from that it can be difficult to decide on just one.
And the Walt Disney Company knows how to bring their movie touches into the theme park via food. I mean, you can actually try the “grey stuff” yourself to see if YOU think it's delicious!
But, some of these special Disney World snack delights are UNIQUE to certain theme parks. So it's wise to know about them before you go so you can plan ahead for your Disney vacation and leave room to satisfy that rumbly in your tumbly. Because if you don't know about them, you can easily miss them!
If you're planning a trip to the happiest place on earth soon and want to know what some of your options are for Disney food, then this is the post for you.
I compiled this list of the best Disney snacks to help you know what are some of the best Disney treats and where to find them, so you can plan for your next vacation.
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What are the Best Snacks at Disney World?
Whether you are visiting Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, or Disney Springs, snacks at Walt Disney World are plentiful!
And, don't overlook the Disney resort hotels, like the Polynesian resort, as often you'll find unique Disney snacks there as well. My favorite snack this past year was at the quick-service restaurant at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.
But, rest assured, no matter where you spend your time at Disney, you can't go wrong with Disney food. There are amazing Disney snacks sprinkled all over the Walt Disney World Resort, just like the pixie dust!
Here are the best snacks at Walt Disney World snacks, arranged by location.
Best Disney Snacks Found in All Parks
These delightful Disney World snacks are found in all the Disney parks at Walt Disney World and are simple favorites for many people. You can also purchase many of these treats with Disney Dining Plans too using your snack credit.
Mickey Mouse Ice-cream Bar or Ice-cream Sandwich
You can find these delicious ice cream bars or sandwiches at many of the restaurants and shops that sell food in all four parks of Disney World. They are shaped just like Mickey Mouse, filled with vanilla ice cream and covered with a chocolate shell, which is why they are a favorite with kids.
Mickey Soft Pretzel
I have to say the simple Mickey pretzel is my favorite savory snack. These soft Mickey pretzels, shaped like Mickey Mouse, come with a side of dipping sauces like cheese sauce, or you can eat it on its own. My kids love the cheese sauce, but I prefer it with mustard. There is nothing better after walking around Disney World all day than snacking on this salty treat. It's a great Disney snack while waiting in line for rides too!
Mickey Shaped Rice Krispie Treat
These Rice Krispie treats in the shape of Mickey Mouse are super cute. Often they are decorated with Mickey-shaped sprinkles or partially dipped in chocolate (my favorite!) They can be found at most snack stands, and they make a great treat for children or adults alike.
Disney Popcorn is another one of the best snacks at Disney World that kids and adults love. Plus, you can get it with any of the Disney Dining Plans using your snack credit. They also sell caramel popcorn as well. This is another great snack for standing in line as it is protable.
This one is a fan favorite Disney snack for a reason! There is nothing like a warm, delicious churro, and it's quick and easy to eat. These can be found at many of the quick service restaurants in all four parks, as well as the Disneyland Resort and Disney's Hollywood Studios. It reminds me of one of the old Disney World treats, the Churro Ice Cream Sandwich.
The giant donut is so large you'll need to share with someone else. They come in chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla and are shaped like Mickey Mouse. They're perfect during the breakfast hours.
There are also giant traditional-shaped donuts at Joffrey's Expresso & Pastries Kiosks. They're both a favorite snack for kids and adults.
These giant turkey legs are a perfect Walt Disney World snack, but you may need to share it too. You can get them in a few locations, but the Magic Kingdom Park is the best place to get them at:
- Tortuga Tavern in Adventure Land
- Prince Eric's Village Market in Fantasy Land
- Liberty Square Market
- The dedicated Turkey Leg Cart in Frontierland
These funnel cakes are classic Disney World sweet treats. They come in the classic funnel cake or the cookies ‘n cream version.
Often the bakery on Main Street USA has a variety of treats, including my favorite Disney chocolate chip cookie and other treats. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, you can try the famous carrot cake cookie.
This unique treat has carrot cake crusts with a cream cheese frosting filling for that cheesy goodness and is a fan favorite at Disney World! And, it has some vegetables in it, so we can call it “healthy-ish”. You can get the beloved carrot cake cookie (did I mention it has cream cheese frosting inside?) at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Carrot Cake Cookie-Trolley Car Cafe.
But no matter what cookie you fancy, there are bakeries throughout all of the Disney parks and resorts with a variety of delicious cookies.
Best Snacks in the Magic Kingdom
These treats are most commonly found in Magic Kingdom, in a variety of locations.
The Dole Whip is probably the most iconic Disney snack. It's a popular frozen blend of pineapple, vanilla, or swirled flavors and is another one of the best snacks in Disney World. You can find them at Aloha Isle, The Polynesian Resort Pineapple Lanai, and Tamu Tamu Refreshments in the Animal Kingdom.
Cheshire Cat Tail
This flakey chocolate-filled pastry is topped with various colored drizzles of icing and one of the sweet treats you can only get at a few locations. You can get the Cheshire Cat Tail at the Cheshire Cafe and at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe in Magic Kingdom.
Only one of these locations may carry this delicious snack. But Cosmic Ray's was carrying it while the Cheshire Cat was closed.
Gaston’s Cinnamon Roll
This warm cinnamon roll is a favorite for many, and a yummy Disney snack. You can get it at Gaston's Tavern. You'll also find Gaston's signature non-alcoholic drink, LeFou's Brew, here. My kids love it, but it is large, so be sure to share!
Disney 50th Anniversary Cinnamon Roll
If you are visiting Disney World this year, you will find a variety of special Happiest Celebration On Earth Disney treats in the Disney Parks. One of these is the Mickey shaped 50th Anniversary Cinnamon Roll! While this treat is served in a few places throughout Disney World, you can get it in Magic Kingdom at the Starbucks on Main Street USA.
The Grey Stuff Cupcake
This interesting cupcake is made with a chocolate base, and the “grey stuff” topping is cookies and cream flavored. It's decorated with edible pearls making it almost too pretty to eat. You can find it at Be Our Guest Restaurant and Gaston's Tavern too.
The Aloha Isle has other delicious treats like the Kakamora Float. It's a coconut soft-serve ice cream with Blue Curacao Syrup and Pineapple juice and garnished with a yummy Chocolate Kakamora cake pop.
Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots
These are found at the Friar's Nook and are a personal favorite for many Walt Disney World fans. They're crispy tater tots that come topped with shredded cheese (blue cheese crumbles in particular), chopped celery, a smidge of garlic ranch dressing, and Buffalo Spicy Chicken, of course.
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Hole
These Cinnamon Sugar Donut holes will satisfy any sweet tooth, and you can find them at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn Cafe. This year they come in a Haunted Mansion container and make the perfect snack.
This sweet snack is one of the best snacks in Disney World, and you can find it at the small food stand, Prince Eric's Market. It’s a delicious frozen green apple and blue raspberry slushy topped with a mermaid tail and whipped cream.
Orange Dole Whip Served in An Orange Bird Souvenir Sipper
The Orange Dole Whip is now available at the Sunshine Tree Terrace in a cute orange bird souvenir cup. It's just like the original Dole Whip except orange flavored and the perfect refreshing treat for a hot day and is one of those Disney World snacks with a fan club. And, it is a classic Disney treat and another iconic Disney snack!
Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs
Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs are a savory snack you don't want to pass up. You can get them at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments and Casey's Corner. These are hand-dipped and different from the Corn Dog Nuggets you can find at Westward Ho.
Bonus: Corn Dog Nuggets
Now, speaking of Corn Dog Nuggets, this is a very popular savory snack and another one you might want to try. Personally, I think the Corn Dog Nuggets are easier to eat because they are smaller and easy to snack on while walking to your favorite attractions. So, if you prefer a more bite-sized corn dog that is easy to dunk in dipping sauces, give the Corn Dog Nuggets a go from the Westward Ho (hey, that rhymed!) It's a great Disney snack.
Located the Spring Roll cart in Adventureland in Walt Disney World, these Spring Rolls come in several delicious flavors like Pepperoni Pizza Spring Rolls and Cheeseburger Spring Rolls. Guests are noticing that the cart may be closed during slower seasons, so keep an eye out when you're in Adventureland.
Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich
At Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, you can get this delightful treat – a fresh fruit waffle sandwich. It's a folded over Belgian waffle with Nutella and fresh fruit, that is sure to put some yummy in your tummy after all of that theme park walking! It is definitely a delicious Disney snack!
Mickey Shaped Nutella Waffle
Also at the Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, located right near Cinderella's Castle, you can enjoy two magical creations – a Mickey-shaped Nutella waffle sandwich. I mean, a Mickey-shaped waffle and Nutella together? That's what I call practically perfect Disney World snacks in every way!
Best Snacks in Epcot
These are our family's votes for the best Disney snacks in Epcot.
Soft Pretzel at Germany Pavilion
This soft, salty snack might just be my favorite because they are served warm and are so chewy. Soft pretzels are perfect with mustard or dipping sauce and pair well with beer for adults. You can find them at the Germany Pavilion in Epcot.
Empanadas de Barbacoa at Mexico Pavilion
Located at Choza de Margarita in Epcot's Mexico Pavilion, the Empanadas are to die for if you love a savory snack. The hand-crafted margaritas and Mexican beers go perfect with the savory Empanadas de Barbacoa – Empanadas filled with barbacoa beef. If you care for dipping sauce for your empanadas or side of nachos, you can get salsa, sour cream and guacamole at this pavilion.
School Bread at Norway Pavilion
School Bread has been one of the best snacks in Disney World for a while, and it's my husband's favorite. It's a sweet bread roll filled with delicious custard or vanilla pudding and covered in toasted coconut and sweet icing. You can get school bread at the Kringla Bakeri Og Cafe at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot.
Kakigōri with Sweet Milk Topping at Japan Pavilion
The Kabuki Cafe in the Japanese Pavilion is a quick-service kiosk and home to the Kakigōri with Sweet Milk. This Japanese shaved-ice treat looks a little like a snow cone and is topped with fruit syrup and additional toppings like sweet milk.
Werther's Caramel and Butter Bar at German Pavilion
If you have been in the German Pavilion in Epcot, surely you have stepped into the bakeshop full of Werther's candies and varieties of Werther's caramel treats. While any of these delights are worth a try, my favorite is the Werther's Caramel and Butter Bar. Not only is this oohey chewy delight absolutely delicious, but it is also light and buttery. There are several salted caramel treats as well, so caramel lovers who don't like overly sweet snacks will find something they'll love. You can also take home some Werther's candies home as well.
Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich at France Pavilion
If you love French Macarons and ice cream sandwiches, this is a dream come true. It is a Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich! You can find this sweet treasure at the L'Artisan des Glaces in the French Pavilion. While the Brioche ice cream sandwich used to be served here, it is currently not being offered. But, the Macaron ice cream sandwich will get you saying “oooh la la!”
Best Snacks in the Animal Kingdom
These are our favorite Disney World snacks in Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Fresh Fruit or Trail Mix
The Harambe Market is the best place to find healthy snacks or fresh fruit in the Animal Kingdom. You'll also find other great treats like chips and Mickey Pretzels here. These treats can also be found at the sundry shop in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. I think this is a great Disney snack for keeping up your energy during your park day.
The Simba Sunset honors the movie the Lion King and can be found at Tamu Tamu Eats & Refreshments. This sweet treat features the popular Dole Whipped and is topped with a coconut, watermelon, and strawberry-flavored red syrup.
Dole Whip Pineapple Float
You can also find the Dole Whip Pineapple Float at Tamu Tamu Eats & Refreshments. It's the same delicious soft-serve ice cream found in Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom; only you can get it as a float with Pineapple Juice. The alcoholic version gives you the option of Plantation Dark Rum or Parrot Bay Coconut Rum.
Buffalo Chicken Chips
This Disney snack is a delicious plate of house-made chips and topped with pulled Buffalo Chicken, diced celery, diced tomatoes, arugula, crumbled blue cheese, and creamy blue cheese dressing. You can find it in Trilo-Bites in Dinoland.
This deliciously adorable cupcake is the Mane Event and will make you roar with its yummy vanilla flavors inside. It has had different variations, with at one time being passionfruit flavored in the center. But when we visited last, it was vanilla cake with white chocolate mousse filling, topped with sweet buttercream. We found it at Creature Comforts on Discovery Island in Animal Kingdom Park.
Night Blossom Drink
At the Pongu Pongu at Disney's Animal Kingdom in the World of Avatar, you can get the delicious and colorful Night Blossom Drink. This non-alcoholic fresh and delightful beverage includes layers of apple and desert pear flavors topped with Passion Fruit Boba Balls. It's well worth a taste after riding one of your favorite Pandora rides.
Best Snacks at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Lunch Box Tarts at Woody's Lunch Box
If you want a nostalgic old-school snack, head over to Toy Story Land to Woody's Lunch Box where you find some great snacks to remind you of those kiddie lunches. The Lunch Box Tarts are a fan favorite, with a bit of a pop tart vibe going on. Located at Woody's Lunch Box, you can get them in Raspberry, Chocolate Hazelnut, and Lemon-Blueberry flavors. Just choose your favorite flavor from the many. Such a cute, thematic Disney snack.
Wookie Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich
Stars Wars is still popular after 40 years. And, with all the newer movies coming out of the past decade, many people are excited about the Wookie Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich.
You can find this delicious sandwich made of whoopie pie cream smashed between two oatmeal cookies at the Backlot Express. It even comes topped with a chocolate bar crafted to look like our favorite Wookie Chewbacca's bandolier!
Blue Milk and Green Milk
If you visit Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, be sure and try the Blue Milk or Green Milk as one of the best Disney World snacks to try. Kind of like a smoothie, both drinks are made with coconut and rice milks. Blue Milk is flavored with dragon fruit, pineapple, lime, and watermelon. Green Milk is more citrus-flavored with orange, passion fruit, grapefruit, and orange blossom. Lot's of people love this Disney snack because it is refreshing on a hot day.
Candy Corn Shake
You can find the Halloween Candy Corn Shake at Hollywood Scoops Ice Cream. It's a candy corn and ice cream shake topped with whipped cream, a vanilla cake donut, candy corn, and sprinkles.
Buttered Blue Grains Popcorn
This popcorn tastes just like Disney's other butter popcorn but has blue coloring. You can get it in a souvenir droid vessel or in a bag at Kat Saka's Kettle. Another great portable Disney snack.
Rising Moons Overnight Oats
Not only is this treat beautiful, but it is delicious and on the healthier side. Plus pair it with a black coffee, and you have a great mid-morning pick me up. You can find this delight at Ronto Roasters in Star Wars Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Num Num Cookie
This gooey, warm chocolate chip cookie is a favorite for Disney fans. It comes in a cupcake wrapper, so it’s huge. You can get it at the Neighborhood Bakery.
Another Star Wars Galaxy's Edge favorite is the grilled pork sausage. Located at Ronto's Roasters, meat lovers can sink their teeth into this a savory grilled pork sausage and roasted pork wrap that is sure to delight.
Just For Fun
While it is not technically a snack, in Hollywood Studios Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, you can get an Orb Soda. It is a traditional soda (Coca Cola, Diet Coke, or Sprite) but in a fun, unique Orb Soda bottle.
Best Snacks at Disney Springs
Our family loves these best Disney World snacks at Disney Springs.
Cupcake from the Cupcake ATM
Yes, there IS such a thing as a cupcake ATM – now that's MY kind of Disney magic! You can't leave Disney World without experiencing the cookie and sprinkles cupcake dispensing machine at Sprinkles in Disney Springs. You'll find a variety of flavors, from carrot cake cupcakes and dark chocolate cupcakes to red velvet cupcakes and many others.
Dole Whip Nachos
You may be wondering how you can use such a sweet treat in nachos; well, it's a delicious snack for sure. It’s a bowl of waffle cone chips topped with Mango Boba Pearls, Dole Whip, fresh pineapple, whipped cream, sprinkles, and strawberry sauce. Look for this soft-serve treat at Marketplace Snacks.
Other Best Snacks in Disney World
Here are even more snacks to look for when you’re at Walt Disney World Resorts:
Sand Pail Ice Cream Bucket – a sand bucket full of ice cream, toppings, and whipped cream is the cherry on top of a waterpark day – Disney's Blizzard Beach or Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Waterparks
Disney Beignets – Mickey Mouse shaped fresh beignets – Scat Cat's Club in Port Orleans French Quarter
Hoop Dee Doo Cornbread – a loaf of cornbread with a ball of butter – Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue in Fort Wilderness
Mickey Mouse Brownie – chocolate brownie topped with chocolate frosting and Mickey Mouse ears – The BoardWalk Bakery at Disney's BoardWalk Inn Resort
Cinnamon Roll With Cream Cheese Frosting – at The BoardWalk Bakery at Disney's BoardWalk Inn Resort
Ohana Bread Pudding – pineapple bread topped with ice cream and a banana caramel sauce – Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Kitchen Sink Sundae at Beaches and Cream at Beaches Resort – an everything you can think of sundae with a range of toppings.
Hei Hei Cone and Montunui Island Twist – beautiful icecreams with lime Dole whip and traditional Dole whip flavors, decorated to look like Hei Hai and Montunui. It's a real treat for the eyes and the tummy!
Zebra Domes – Amarula Cream liquor mousse covered with white chocolate and topped with chocolate drizzles and shavings – Kidani Village's Johari Treasures or BOMA at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Tie-Dye Cheesecake – A multi-colored cheesecake on top of a red velvet cake crust – Disney's Pop Century Resort
Campfire Cupcake – chocolate cupcake topped with marshmallow icing and cookie crumbles – Roaring Fork at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Candied Apple – a variety of types of candy apples covered in white chocolate, caramel, and more – Candy Cauldron in Disney Springs
Hot Dog with Beef and Bean Chili – Walt Disney apparently loved beef and bean chili, and you can get a yummy hot dog with beef and bean chili on top right at Casey's Corner on Main Street USA. You can even add cheese sauce!
Best Disney Snacks for Toddlers
Chip and Dale Snack Pretzels – thinner Mickey Mouse-Shaped Pretzels in a bag – Select grocery stores and locations in Disney World
Minnie's Sweets Graham Cookies – graham cookies shaped like Minnie Mouse – Select stores and Walt Disney World Parks
Mickey Mouse Goldfish – famous cheese crackers shaped like Mickey Mouse by Pepperidge Farm – sold in select stores everywhere
Chip and Dale Snack Mix – crunchy spicy snack mix with Mickey Mouse pretzels, sesame sticks, almonds, cashews, and more – sold in select stores
How much are snacks at Disney World?
Walt Disney World offers a wide variety of snacks, and they range from around $3.50 to $6.00.
- A box of popcorn is about $5.25
- A crispy churro is $4.50
- A bottle of water is $3.50
- Bottled soda costs around $4.50
- A Mickey Mouse Premium Ice Cream Bar costs around $5.69
What are the must-eats at Disney World?
With such a wide variety of great foods available at Walt Disney World, here are some of the foods you don't want to miss:
- Dole Whip from Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom
- Churros at Sunshine Churros
- Hand-scooped ice cream from Plaza Ice Cream Parlour
- Mickey Pretzel
- Mickey Rice Krispie Treat
- Chocolate croissant
- Tonga Toast from Kona Cafe
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake from 50's Prime Time Cafe
- Smores from 50's Prime Time Cafe
- Gaston's tavern cinnamon roll
- Sticky Toffee Pudding at Rose and Crown Dining Room
- Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup from Le Cellier
- Grand Marnier Slush from Les Vins de Chefs de France
- Night Blossom Slush from Pongu Pongu
- Mickey-eared caramel apple
- Citrus Swirl from Sunshine Tree Terrace
- Blue Glow-tini from Disney Resort Lounges
- The Kitchen Sink from Beaches & Cream
- Hollywood Studios Ronto Wrap
- Kamal's Seasoned Fries
- Mickey Beignets from Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Company
- Peanut Butter Pie from Contemp Cafe
What snacks are on the Disney Dining Plan?
Disney Dining Plan snack credits cover:
- Bottled water
- Bottled juice
- Caramel apples
- Box of popcorn
- Ice cream novelty items
- Frozen fruit bar
- Joffrey's or Starbucks coffee or tea
- Cookies, brownies, and other similar baked items
- Snack-sized bags of chips
- Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie Treats
- Bottled soft drinks
- Flavored or plain milk
Final Thoughts on the Best Snacks in Disney World
Now you know the best snacks in Disney World and where you can find them. And, as I like to say, Walt Disney World Resort is an experience, not just a destination. And that experience includes trying their delicious Disney snacks.
The Walt Disney Company brings their movies and magic alive, even in their food. There are truly some unique sweet or savory snacks that you can only get at Disney Parks that are a treat for the eyes and the taste buds!
My family and I have lots of favorite Disney treats (especially the Mickey Pretzel) that we look for every time we go to Walt Disney World. I hope you find your family's go-to snacks too.
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