When I tell people that I love the food at Walt Disney World, I usually get some strange looks from people who haven’t been to the park in years. The fact is, Disney offers some amazing food that is anything but your typical “park food.”
All Disney Dining plans include at least one snack option, and snack options are plentiful throughout the parks. Today I am starting a new series of posts to highlight the best snacks (in my opinion) in each park.
Top 5 Snacks at Magic Kingdom
The Plaza Ice Cream Sundae – Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (Main Street USA)
Hot Fudge, Whipped Cream, and a Cherry served in a freshly made Waffle Bowl with your choice of two hand-scoops of Ice Cream. This all American treat is perfect for a hot Florida day. Cool off on a secluded side street, or enjoy during a parade. $5.39
Cotton Candy – The Confectionery (Main Street USA)
When I worked at Disney as a college program participant, one of my stores was the Main Street Confectionery. Since then, I simply cannot get my treats at Magic Kingdom anywhere else. This snack option comes with some great bonuses too! First, you can watch the cotton candy being made! At select times throughout the day, a Cast Member will head to the cotton candy machine and spin the sugar right in front of guests. If you hang out and watch long enough, you may even get handed a little sample. The second bonus, you don’t have to finish it all at once. Cotton candy is a great treat to eat a little as you go, and then store in your park bag for later. $4.19
French Onion Soup OR Potato Leek Soup – Be Our Guest (Fantasyland)
With the changes to the dining plan options in 2016, any soup can now be used as a snack credit! This is great news for fans of Be Our Guest. Enjoy the French Onion Soup ($6.49) or Potato Leek Soup ($5.99) without breaking the bank. I cannot personally testify to these options because I have yet to score a coveted reservation here.
Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread – Sleepy Hollow (Liberty Square)
Do I really need to say more about this? This is the perfect mid-day sugar fix! Waffle, chocolate hazelnut spread (aka Nutella), and fresh fruit – what more could you ask for? And I mean, fruit…so it’s healthy…. Enjoy for $6.69 or 1 snack credit.
Mickey Pretzel – Throughout the Park
You can find these classic snacks throughout Magic Kingdom. My favorite place to pick one up in Frontierland. They make a great snack to sit and eat while waiting for a parade to start. Everything tastes better when it’s shaped like Mickey Mouse, and soft pretzels are no exception. I like to enjoy mine with warm cheese dipping sauce. $4.75
Bonus Snack: Dole Whip – Aloha Isle (Adventureland)
Okay, obviously this list would not be complete without the famous Dole Whip! If you haven’t had one before, run – don’t walk.
What snacks do you like to enjoy at Magic Kingdom? Are there any great finds missing from my list? Let me know in the comments!