There really are three priorities when it comes to a Walt Disney World vacation: what resort you are going to stay at, what rides are you going to ride, and FOOD! So what are the best snacks at Walt Disney World?
We all know the Disney World is known for the snacks, especially Dole Whip, Mickey Ice Cream Bars, Churros, Mickey Pretzels, and popcorn, but let’s be real, there are so many yummy treats at the parks, don’t miss out on some of the best ones!
- Best Snacks at the Magic Kingdom
- Best Snacks at Epcot
- Best Snacks at Hollywood Studios
- Best Snacks at the Animal Kingdom
- Snacks at Resorts
- More Walt Disney World Information
Best Snacks at the Magic Kingdom
Snacks on Main Street
So many people walk up and down Main Street window shopping or going through the shops or stopping for Starbucks and do not even know that towards the front of the park there is a Candy Shop!
This Candy Shop has lots of sugary treats and any kid will think it’s a slice of Heaven. In the back of this candy shop is a window case full of homemade chocolate treats like fudge, smores, cupcakes, and chocolate caramel apples.
Our favorite picks are the apples and smores!
Towards the hub of Magic Kingdom at the end of Main Street is Casey’s Corner. They are known for the foot-long hotdogs; however, during a hot day at the Magic Kingdom, they serve a Mint Julep Frozen Lemonade. I had a sample because I just wasn’t sure it sounded good. I ended up buying one and drinking the entire thing – IT IS SOOO GOOD!
Snacks in Fantasyland
Gaston’s Tavern is a huge hit and a must-do! Get LeFou’s Brew which is an apple slush with a hint of marshmallow and a mango topping. To go with that, you have to have the cinnamon roll! This is easily shareable as it’s huge and could be the biggest cinnamon roll you will ever find!
Over by the Alice in Wonderland Teacups ride, you will find Cheshire Cafe. Cheshire Cafe has limited hours so stop early in the day to make sure you get yourself a Cat Tail, It’s like a flaky croissant filled with chocolate chips drizzled in a frosting.
Snacks in Tomorrowland
Although these are yummy, they are the priority as some of these others. If you are grabbing a bite to eat at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, grab some smores and hot cocoa for a treat. (well, maybe not hot cocoa in the summer!) These smores taste just like what you would make over the campfire.
If you are over between Space Mountain and the People Mover and looking for a little snack, the vendor cart has a variety of mini bite-sized doughnuts in different flavors. They come 4 to a pack, so sharable, depending on how hungry you are.
Snacks in Adventureland
Looking for a little less sweet and sugary? Skip the Mickey Pretzel and go find a Pepperjack Cheese Pretzel. I promise you, you won’t regret it! We seriously have to have one of these every trip to the Magic Kingdom.
NOTE: They keep moving these all over the Magic Kingdom. They started in Tomorrowland at the Lunching Pad, then got moved over to Adventureland to Tortuga Tavern and then moved across Adventureland to a vendor cart close to Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe and last seen at Cheshire Cafe. Good luck finding them, but so worth it!
Another not so sugary snack that is really yummy, but not always guaranteed to be available is the cheeseburger eggroll. You can find this in a vendor cart between the Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean rides.
Snacks in Liberty Square
If you want a really filling treat that is somewhere between sweet and not-too-sweet, then make a stop at Sleepy Hollow. This makes a great breakfast or snack at any time of the day. Everything on the menu here is REALLY GOOD!
Try the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich, the fresh fruit waffle sandwich, the giant Mickey Waffle, or the Churro Ice Cream Sandwich. I don’t recommend getting the funnel cake here unless you really want one.
Best Snacks at Epcot
This could get very long very quickly as Epcot is the place to be when it comes to food, so this will be dedicated to the sweet treats in Epcot. If you go around Epcot clockwise, you will start in Mexico if you are coming from the park’s main entrance.
Inside Mexico’s shops is a stand where they let you sample authentic Mexican chocolate. I think this is definitely a taste preference. Mexican chocolate has a spicy kick to it. My son loves the white chocolate with cinnamon. It’s a special treat for him.
I always enjoy stopping at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafé and sitting in the covered outdoor seating area while taking a break to enjoy some School Bread.
While Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe serves salad and sandwiches, I would personally try other options in Epcot’s World Showcase for a meal, but make sure to try the School Bread which is a sweet roll filled with custard and topped with coconut.
The Norwegian Kringla is technically a pastry rolled-up like a pretzel and comes with different toppings like chocolate drizzle, cinnamon, or almonds. If you aren’t a big coconut or custard fan, then definitely get this!
Karamell-Küche is always a family go-to for snacks every single time we are in Epcot. We love all the German chocolate and caramel goodness! It tastes just as amazing as it smells when you walk in.
I have no personal recommendations on what is the best snack here as it is all so yummy. If you have to decide on one thing, you have to make sure you get the caramel popcorn at least!
If you are looking for macarons, this is your special stop! I also recommend here for breakfast – check out more information here on Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie.
There are so many treats to choose from here, that you can really use up any dining snack credits you have right here alone! If you don’t have the Disney Dining Plan, get a few and share among your family and/or friends who you are traveling with.
Best Snacks at Hollywood Studios
There definitely aren’t as many must-try snacks in Hollywood Studios as in the Magic Kingdom or Epcot. There are still a few that are worth noting though.
Toy Story Land Snacks
Woody’s Lunchbox is a family favorite to stop for a bite to eat at all times during the day. In fact, it’s our go-to for breakfast. The Seasonal Lunch Box Tart is a great treat! Depending on the season it will have different fillings and frosting.
If you love a warm chocolate chip cookie, make sure you stop by the Neighborhood Bakery for a Num Num Cookie. This is a little hidden gem since you can easily walk past it on your way to Toy Story Land. It’s tucked away in the dead-end zone off the beaten path.
Echo Lake Snacks
Echo Lake is your central hub of Hollywood Studios. Here you will find vendor carts with cream cheese pretzels, funnel cakes, and ice cream. If you are looking for ice cream, check out 50’s Prime Time Diner and Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Snacks
I will admit, I am not a huge fan of the food in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. It’s a little too different for me personally. The blue milk tastes like a mild blueberry smoothie. It wasn’t good enough for me to take more than 3 sips and throw it away. I am sure some people will like it though for a cold summer drink to cool them off. It is mild and not over the top.
The one snack that is ok and still a little weird is the kettle corn at Kat Saka’s Kettle. Everything in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a mix of sweet and spicy, so of course staying on-trend, this kettle corn is red and purple. The red tasting like red hot candies and the purple like Fruit Loop cereal.
Best Snacks at the Animal Kingdom
The Animal Kingdom has some decent dining choices; however, of all the Disney parks, it has the least snack options. There are two snack options I recommend at the Animal Kingdom.
Snacks in Pandora
Head to Pongu Pongu and try the Pongu Lupia which is a warm pineapple cream cheese spring roll.
Mickey Cinnamon Roll
If you are not looking to be adventurous, you can find a big Mickey Cinnamon Roll at Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery (Africa) past Tusker House before you get to Kilimanjaro Safaris or Creature Comforts (Discovery Island) just past Pizzafari Restaurant.
Snacks at Resorts
Most of the snacks worth noting are in the Walt Disney World theme parks; however, there are a couple at the Disney resorts that are definitely special treats!
Beignets at Port Orleans Resort – French Quarters
Who doesn’t love a beignet? If you haven’t had one, then you may want to consider visiting Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarters just for these delicious fried treats covered in powdered sugar!
Beaches & Cream Kitchen Sink, Sundaes, and Specialty Shakes
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is a family favorite restaurant at Walt Disney World. It is located pool-side in Disney’s Beach Club Resort. We personally have not tried the kitchen sink, but it sure is fun to watch others try to finish it off! We do love the sundaes and shakes, though.
You will need to make a reservation for Beaches & Cream Soda Shop if you plan on ordering the kitchen sink. They do have a limited walk-up window for ordering ice cream.
Have a MAGICAL vacation!