Snacks at Walt Disney World Everyone Should Try At Least Once

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Before I get to Disney, I am already praising the food in my head and thinking about all the delicious tastes I will get to experience. Mya and I wanted to share our favorite “Must try at least once” snacks and see which ones we might have in common!

Allison: I love Disney snacks, and it is one of the things I do best when at Disney. I love food and trying new delights, but I also have a list of favorites that are a must-try at least once! Most of my favorite snacks can be found in Magic Kingdom; however, anywhere you go in Disney, they always have something to indulge in!

Mya: I am a planner, and one of the first things I do before heading on a trip to Disney is make a list of the snacks I have to get while at Walt Disney World and where to find them. Snacks at Disney are a huge part of my trip, and I still think about them years later. It was hard to choose only a couple of snacks as there are so many great options to choose from.

Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar Package. Red and Blue package that has Mickey Mouse's face on the front.

Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar

Allison: Starting with the classic Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar, this chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bar is the best thing to start my trip! With the heat of Florida, I love cooling off with this delightful treat. In the shape of Mickey’s head on a stick, once you have your first bite, this will be the treat of your visit, and with various locations to quickly pick one up, I highly recommend it if you have not tried it!  

Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar being held up. The Chocolate Ice Cream Bar is shaped like Mickey Mouse's head.

Mya: Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar is one of the classic snacks found at Walt Disney World. Each bar is a chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bar designed with the shape of Mickey Mouse’s head. They can be purchased at many ice cream/snack kiosks and quick-service locations throughout the four theme parks, two water parks, and Deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World Resort. The wrappers might have changed throughout the years, but the flavor has remained the same since I had one on my first trip in the early 2000s. You can’t just have one while on a trip to Disney!


Allison: Disney is known for its Mickey Waffles, which are classicly delicious; however, if I am going to choose a waffle snack as a must-try, there are two options.

If you love something sweet, look no further than the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich from Sleepy Hollow in the Magic Kingdom. The larger-than-your-palm-size waffle is warm and smothered in Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread, creating a melt of chocolate on top. Not only is there Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread, but fruit is added to top it off, allowing you to fold it together and escape to serenity.

Perfectly toasted waffle smeared in Nutella and then topped with strawberries, blueberries, and slices of bananas.

I love making waffles at home, and I cannot get enough of the Fruit and Nutella anywhere I am; however, Disney always does its best!

Dole Whip

One cup of dole whip and one dole whip float being held up in front of the Tiki statue at Disney's Polynesian Villas.

Mya: Dole Whip is a soft-serve, dairy-free frozen dessert found at Walt Disney World and was first served in Magic Kingdom in 1986. Guests can find a variety of flavors of this tasty treat at a couple of quick-service restaurants throughout Walt Disney World. The original Dole Whip is made with pineapple juice and soft-serve ice cream. Different locations have other flavors such as Raspberry-Pineapple Swirl, Coconut Swirl, and a variety of Floats guests can enjoy. Guests can also find seasonal Dole Whip flavors and themes during the various seasons. Dole Whip is my favorite treat to enjoy on a hot day!

My favorite location to purchase Dole Whip is Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich

Allison: The Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich is next for a must-try once! Anyone who knows me knows I love all types of slaw, chicken, and waffles, as mentioned, but when you combine these things, the creation has a magical taste. The sweet and spicy is a Honey-Sriracha Glaze on the chicken with well-dressed Broccoli Slaw, all topped onto a Waffle. Even writing about it now, I am daydreaming about this sandwich! You can also find this delicious snack at Sleepy Hollow in Magic Kingdom, close to Liberty Square.

If you have not been able to guess that I have a sweet tooth, you will know I do after I mention this next snack.


Mya: Popcorn is one of my all-time favorite snacks to have on a trip to Disney. There is something special about popcorn from Walt Disney World that is different than popcorn you get anywhere else. There are multiple popcorn cart locations throughout all four Walt Disney World theme parks.

Red popcorn cart with bright yellow tires selling popcorn in Magic Kingdom.

I love to purchase a Refillable Popcorn Bucket at the beginning of my Walt Disney World trip so I can get it refilled numerous times throughout my trip because the refills are only $2.25. I love having popcorn to watch the shows, parades, and nightly fireworks and to have it later in my room while I am watching a movie or show before bed. 

I always aim to try at least one different popcorn flavor during my trips and can say I enjoy Caramel Popcorn, Outpost Popcorn Mix, Maple Bacon Popcorn, and the standard popcorn. During the different holidays and celebrations, there are limited-time flavors for the season.

Purple carton of popcorn being held up in front of the Storybook Circus sign in Magic Kingdom.

Did you know that different popcorn buckets are available in each park and created for holidays and celebrations as well? Eventually, I would like to start collecting more popcorn buckets and add them to my ever-growing Disney merchandise collection.

Gideon’s Bakehouse

Chocolate Chip Cookie from Gideon's being held up in front of Gideon's building.

Allison: Gideon’s Bakehouse is one for the books, and if you have not been there, you need to go. Depending on when you go, the wait line for this Bakehouse can take some time, but it is worth the wait! These cookies are half a pound and will fit in the palm of your hand! I was able to try one on my last visit to Disney, and it was phenomenal. Gideon’s Bakehouse is in Disney Springs, and you can wait in line or join the online queue to get your cookies and other sweets!

Chocolate Chip Cookie from Gideon's sitting in front of two different iced coffees.

Disney Cupcakes 

Mya: There are days when I am at home, and all I can think about are the cupcakes from Walt Disney World. When I did the Disney College Program, I worked half of the program rotating between the quick-service locations on Sunset Boulevard and Echo Lake in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. A couple of the quick-service locations sold different cupcakes. I can still remember the sweet smell of the icing from when I would get one for a guest years later. The cupcakes were unique, and nowhere else outside of Disney can replicate them.

Unbirthday Cupcake from the Cheshire Café being held up in front of Cinderella Castle.

Guests can purchase Disney cupcakes at quick-service locations in the four theme parks and resorts at Walt Disney World Resort.

My favorite cupcakes were the seasonal ones in the parks, and I especially enjoyed the Disney Hollywood Studios Gingerbread Cupcake. A couple of other cupcakes that I enjoy year-round include Merry Unbirthday Cupcake at the Cheshire Café in Magic Kingdom, Salted Caramel Cupcake at Karamell-Küche in Epcot, Red Velvet Cupcake at Contempo Cafe, and S’mores Cupcake at Gasparilla Island Grill in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Seasonal Easter Cupcake from Roaring Forks at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. A white chocolate bunny sits on top of a chocolate cupcake covered in green icing.

Corn Dog Nuggets

Allison: Last but not least, my absolute favorite snack to have and something I genuinely believe everyone should have at least once on every trip to Disney is the Corn Dog Nuggets from Casey’s Corner in Magic Kingdom. I talk about these snacks before and after my trip because they are so good, and I usually will get two orders when we go, just to make sure I have enough. I love eating these while watching the fireworks or walking down Main Street, U.S.A., on my way back to my room. I will even start my morning with them as soon as Casey’s Corner opens, because who doesn’t love a good corn dog at any time in the day?  

An order of Corn Dog Nuggets sitting next to a Frozen Mint Julep and an order of fries.

Turkey Leg

Mya: It may be an unpopular opinion, but I enjoy the turkey legs at Walt Disney World! When I did the Disney College Program in 2015, Toluca Legs Turkey Company was one of the quick-service locations I worked at most days before the restaurant closed. I got a good workout carrying trays of the large Turkey legs, as they weighed over 1.5 pounds. Even though they are called Turkey Legs, they taste like ham. I enjoyed having them as either a snack or even a meal on their own because of how filling they are.

Turkey legs can be found at Liberty Square Market, Prince Eric’s Village Market, Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, Fife & Drum Tavern, and Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue.

With so many tastes and so little time, these are a few of our go-tos! Do you have a favorite snack from Walt Disney World that you think everyone should try at least once?

~Allison and Mya


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