You can’t fully prepare a Disney vacation without know the best snacks at Disney World you need to try. This is just a fact.
But, don’t worry. To save you the blood, sweat and tears that come with Disney trip planning research, I did all the best Disney snack research (and taste-testing) for you.
Between the hundreds of blog posts and Youtube videos I studied, as well as the plethora of Disney snacks I personally tried, these are, hands-down, the best snacks at Disney World.
What snacks does Disney World have?
Disney World has snacks ranging from classic fair food like pretzels, popcorn and corndogs all the way to delicious foods that are unique to Disney, such as Dole Whip, Cheshire Cat tails and Totchos (yes, tater-tot nachos).
Whether you’re in the mood for something light, filling, sweet or savory, Disney has numerous snack options that will quench your cravings.
What food is Disney famous for?
Even though Disney offers a wide variety of famous foods, Disney is most famous for its Dole Whip, a dairy-free frozen soft-serve treat that is made from pineapples but comes in many flavors.
We’ll talk about a few of the best Dole whip snacks next.
Now, without further ado, here are the best snacks at Disney World.
Best Snacks At Disney World
1. Dole Whip
As mentioned, Dole Whip is a must-try frozen treat derived from pineapples.
Dole Whip flavors can be found in various locations throughout Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — namely Magic Kingdom’s Aloha Isle Refreshments, Magic Kingdom’s Storybook Treats and Animal Kingdom’s Tamu Tamu Refreshments.
Although you can technically find Dole Whip outside of Disney (you can even make it at home), Disney World arguably gave Dole Whip its famous household name.
2. Fritz Freeze From Aloha Isle Refreshments
If you’re looking for a specific Dole Whip option to try, you have to try the Fritz Freeze from Aloha Isle Refreshments in Magic Kingdom.
The Fritz Freeze is a Dole Whip float with vanilla and raspberry swirled soft serve, and a chocolate feather, all floating in pineapple juice. This delectable frozen treat was my absolute favorite snack in all of Disney World.
Plus, its cold quality serves as a perfect cooling refreshment on those dangerously hot Orlando afternoons.
3. Cheeseburger Spring Roll From Adventureland
Just down the pathway from Aloha Isle Refreshments, you’ll find a little food cart at the entrance of Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland.
Here, you can try another one of the best snacks at Disney World: the legendary cheeseburger spring rolls.
If you like the sound of a cheeseburger wrapped and fried into a spring roll (and, trust me, you do like the sound of it), you’ll definitely want to stop here for a quick bite.
4. Cinnamon Roll From Gaston’s Tavern
Next, while we’re discussing Magic Kingdom snacks, this wouldn’t be a complete best Disney snacks list without mentioning the notorious cinnamon roll from Gaston’s Tavern.
This delicious shareable cinnamon roll will somehow simultaneously remind you of sweet childhood mornings at Grandma’s house and Gaston’s questionably sweet love for Belle. I know this sounds contradictory, but it’s true.
Pro tip: ask for extra frosting on the side. You can thank me later.
5. LeFou’s Brew From Gaston’s Tavern
While you’re at Gaston’s Tavern, buy a LeFou’s Brew to enjoy. This iconic beverage is, in its most basic form, a blended frozen apple juice with a marshmallow flavored foam on top.
The sweet apple and marshmallow flavors offer a Lucky Charms-esque taste, and the drink’s cold nature offers the perfect solution to an overheated tourist.
If you decide to try both LeFou’s brew and the cinnamon roll, though (which I highly recommend), I suggest purchasing one cinnamon roll and one drink to share. Otherwise, you may feel like this snack combination is too sweet.
6. Turkey Leg
Next, after you satisfy your sweet tooth, walk down the pathway from Gaston’s Tavern across from the Under The Sea ride entrance. There, you’ll find authentic theme park turkey legs at Prince Eric’s Village Market.
(You can also find turkey legs at Gaston’s Tavern, but you might need to walk a little before you have enough stomach space for an entire turkey leg.)
Or, if Prince Eric’s is closed, you can also find turkey legs at the Liberty Square Market. Sometimes, Prince Eric’s closes before Liberty Square market, so if you’re on the hunt for a turkey leg later in the day like my husband was, make a run for Liberty Square.
7. Cheshire Cat Tail From Cheshire Cafe
Finally for Magic Kingdom, you can’t leave the park without tasting the rightfully famous Cheshire Cat tail from Cheshire Cafe.
This colorful pain au chocolat is yet another sweet treat, but this one is a little harder to share.
Between the flaky pull-apart-able croissant base, the warm gooey chocolate inside and the frosting on top, you’ll want this Disney snack all to yourself.
8. Baked Macaroni And Cheese With Pulled Pork From Flame Tree Barbecue
Next, at Animal Kingdom, the best Disney snack is without-a-doubt the baked macaroni and cheese with pulled pork from Flame Tree Barbecue.
And, if baked macaroni and cheese with pulled pork doesn’t sound appetizing enough, don’t worry. They also top the pulled pork off with coleslaw, onion rings and barbecue sauce.
9. Cheeseburger Steamed Pods From Satu’li Canteen
Similarly, the cheeseburger steam pods from the Satu-li Canteen kids menu with also satisfy savory cravings in children and adults alike in a similar way to Magic Kingdom’s cheeseburger spring rolls.
What would typically be a subpar Big Mac outside of Disney World is an incredible Asia-inspired, cheeseburger and topping-filled bao bun on the inside of Disney World.
Disney World really knows how to elevate a cheeseburger, don’t they?
10. Ice Cream Sandwich From Dino-Bite Snacks
After the pulled-pork macaroni and cheeseburger pods, you’ll likely want something cold and sweet. Head to Dino-Bite Snacks for an ice cream sandwich.
Instead of the run-of-the-mill Mickey ice cream sandwiches you find throughout every park, the ice cream sandwiches here are made with chunky whole cookies and a thick slab of vanilla ice cream inside.
If you’re lucky, they’ll have a special, sprinkled, limited edition sandwich option like the one above.
11. Carrot Cake Cookie From Trolley Car Cafe (Starbucks).
Furthermore, over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there are a plethora of snacks that deem themselves worthy of this best snacks at Disney World list.
First, start your Hollywood Studios day with a carrot cake cookie from Trolley Car Cafe (AKA Starbucks). This cookie is no ordinary cookie. It’s two thin slices of carrot cake that sandwich cold cream cheese frosting.
Although this snack is sweet, the chilled frosting somehow makes it taste refreshing at the same time. And, if that doesn’t sell you, this snack is also totally sharable, which makes it ridiculously affordable.
12. Totchos From Woody’s Lunch Box
Second, the Totchos — a bowl of tater tots, which they thematically call “potato barrels,” that are piled with delicious nachos cheese and sour cream. Yes, they are literally tater-tot nachos.
Honestly, the Totchos were so good that we almost went back for a second bowl in the same day.
13. Lunch Box Tart From Woody’s Lunch Box
In addition, you can try the iconic lunch box tart (think homemade Pop Tart) at Woody’s Lunch Box along with your Totchos as well.
This nostalgic pastry boasts a youthful flavor and promotes a playful spirit, which makes it a perfect Disney snack in Toy Story Land.
14. Wookie Cookie From Backlot Express (Best Snacks At Disney World)
Lastly for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Wookie cookie from Backlot Express definitely deserves some recognition.
Instead of trying the chemically colored Blue Milk, opt for the shareable and much more delicious Wookie cookie.
As two cookies stuffed with a fluffy white frosting center and topped with a chocolate piece, there’s no doubt your sweet tooth will thank you. (Make sure you ask for a cup of water too. You’ll need it with this sugary Disney snack.)
15. Schoolhouse Bread From Norway’s Kringla
Moving on to our last park, we, of course, have the best Epcot snacks. While there are tons of incredible snacks to try all over Epcot (like Mexico’s guacamole, China’s egg rolls or France’s pastries), I’ve narrowed down the best snacks at Disney World’s Epcot to the following four snacks.
First, you have to try either the schoolhouse bread or the lefse from Kringla in the Norway pavilion.
The schoolhouse bread is a longtime favorite among many Disney vacationers; however, you have to like coconut. My husband likes coconut and loved the schoolhouse bread. I, on the other hand, don’t love coconut.
16. Lefse From Norway’s Kringla (Best Snacks At Disney World)
On the contrary, if you’re like me and don’t love coconut, opt for the lefse. Lefse is a classic Norwegian pastry rolled with butter, sugar and, at Epcot, cinnamon.
While I may be biased as a Norwegian myself, I absolutely love lefse.
And, it’s one of the cheapest Disney snacks!
17. Chocolate Kringla From Norway’s Kringla (Best Snacks At Disney World)
Likewise, you can purchase the yummy chocolate kringla from the same bakery in Norway as the lefse and schoolhouse bread.
This sweet pretzel-shaped pastry resembles the taste of a donut, topped with both chocolate and white frosting.
Both kids and adults will love this Epcot snack.
18. Basically Anything From Germany’s Karamell-Kuche
Germany’s Karamell-Kuche is an Epcot snack icon. Filled top-to-bottom with creamy caramel goodies, you’ll immediately recognize the bakery by its distinguishably sweet scent.
Practically everything from this bakery is guaranteed to taste incredible. From the fresh caramel corn to the famous gingerbread salted caramel buttercream cookie sandwich, you’re sure to find sweet Disney snacks for the whole family here.
Unfortunately, the gingerbread salted caramel buttercream cookie sandwich was sold out when I visited. However, I got the chocolate caramel cupcake instead, and it was divine.
19. Chocolate Chip Cookie From Gideon’s Bakehouse (Best Snacks At Disney World)
Last, but certainly not least, this best Disney snacks guide would not be complete without the half-pound chocolate chip cookie from Gideon’s Bakehouse in Disney Springs.
People quite literally wait in line for hours to taste cookies from Gideon’s, so you already know that the cookies are going to be to-die-for.
My personal favorite cookie from Gideon’s was the classic chocolate chip cookie. The melty chocolate chips and dense dough are actually unforgettable.
I must warn you, though, that the inside of Gideon’s Bakehouse is themed as a haunted library. So, if your kids are easily spooked, it may be best to have one parent go inside to buy the cookies.
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